#SoCS October 1, 2021 – inspire/aspire/expire – Oh And Half A Million People Have Viewed my Blog!

Linda’s (or, actually, Dan’s) prompt for SoCS this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “inspire/aspire/expire.” Use them in any form you like. Use one, use two or use them all if you want. If you use two, you get bonus points! If you use all three, Cheryl will put your next drink on David’s tab. Enjoy!

I aspire to inspire as many of my pupils and readers as I can, before I expire!

There.

Got em all out in one sentence! Surely there should be another bonus point for that…? Or, maybe a visit to Dan, Cheryl and David!

Anywho, about that sentence. It’s filled with truth.

Ever since I can remember, that has been my hope and dream. To teach, to inspire children to love learning, and books. To know that words hold may meanings. And, the same hope is there with the words I write, on here, my blog, as well as in my poems and stories.

Yesterday, I received a notification that my blog had hit 500K views. That is Half A Million clicks to my little baby blog.

I was gobsmacked, humbled, but a tad excited.

It did make me wonder, though. What makes people come to visit my blog… or what makes readers keep coming back?

I am so grateful to everyone who does come on over to my little space, and I do hope that a little smile is spread whenever you read.

I hope Spidey inspires someone, along the way. I hope my book reviews point you towards a next read. I hope my Chai and Chats are a little glimmer of the real life of a mum, wife, teacher and aspiring author… I hope your interest in my blog never expires.

I hope you have fun. 😃

56 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Oct 10, 2021 @ 03:02:32

    Gobsmacked, indeed!! Big wow, Ritu!! And your sentence using all three words was absolutely perfect.

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  2. Soul n Spirit
    Oct 07, 2021 @ 23:23:11

    congratulations. Nice to find you here !

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  3. Words from a Lentil Institution
    Oct 06, 2021 @ 08:43:57

    Yay! G:)

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  4. Carol anne
    Oct 03, 2021 @ 14:34:42

    congrats ritu! I am delighted for ya! I for one will always keep reading your blog! I love it! I am way behind, but I have all the posts I havent read saved! 🙂

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  5. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Oct 03, 2021 @ 14:00:37

    Congratulations, Sis! Your blog is really a great inspiration, and i always can get a very positive image of a teachers work. Unfortunately, my memories as a student were not so good. xx Michael

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  6. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Oct 03, 2021 @ 13:58:40

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  7. thereluctantpoet
    Oct 03, 2021 @ 12:56:29

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:

    Congratulations Ritu!!! Yeah!!!!

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  8. robbiesinspiration
    Oct 03, 2021 @ 09:26:58

    Your post certainly did give me a smile, Ritu.

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  9. petespringerauthor
    Oct 03, 2021 @ 06:08:59

    Quite the accomplishment! I’d say that’s a pretty good testament that you must be doing something right, Ritu.

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  10. Book Club Mom
    Oct 03, 2021 @ 00:48:23

    Wow 500,000 views – that’s amazing, Ritu!

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  11. davidprosser
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 23:01:40

    Your innate kindness keeps us coming back, well, that and the free chai anyway. Congratulations and Massive Hugs

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  12. willowdot21
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 22:59:31

    Congratulations, on having the dream job and acing it and also congratulations on reaching 500K views.💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

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  13. johnrieber
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 21:35:44

    Bravo! Lift a glass of whatever to toast your success!

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  14. Maggie
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 21:23:50

    Congratulations, Ritu!

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  15. Gloria
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 21:20:02

    Wow! Great news Ritu. Half a million! 👏👏
    It’s all about the smile! 🙂

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  16. oneta hayes
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 20:43:29

    Congratulations. You’re doing a lot right obviously. Thumbs up.

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  17. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 19:13:46

    You are too amazing to ever be ignored or forgotten! Thrilled to see that the world has proved that to you.

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  18. Aimer Boyz
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 18:53:57

    What a milestone! Congratulations 🙂

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  19. pensitivity101
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 18:44:27

    Well done Ritu!!

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  20. NoblemanWarrior
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 18:43:06

    Well, if I may say so myself, your aspiration of inspiration before expiration has certainly hit home with me. Thank you for that.

    By the way, I am enjoying Poetic RITUals!

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  21. Dan Antion
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 18:25:39

    You are authentic, Ritu. You’re the genuine article. I love reading about your adventures and the way you face good, bad and challenging things that happen. Congrats on a major milestone!

    Good job scoring the bonus points and the free drink from David. Sorry, but I can’t add anything for getting it done in one sentence, but that was pretty cool.

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  22. niasunset
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 18:21:31

    congratulations dear Ritu, Have a nice Sunday, Love, nia

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  23. kayelynnebooth
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 18:18:58

    Wow! Quite an accomplishment. Congratulations. 🙂 What’s your secret?

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  24. Chris The Story Reading Ape
    Oct 02, 2021 @ 18:15:15

    CONGRATULATIONS, RITU 🎉🎉🎉

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