My blog must be a sedentary stone because it has gathered ALL KINDS of moss, from all over the WORLD!!! An unbelievable 10,000 followers! I have friends in countries I have never heard of, pardon my ignorance. Greetings to new friends in Myanmar, Burkino Faso, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Lesotho, Macao, Guernsey, and Jersey, (not the New kind.)
I understand what the attraction may be to other parents, especially parents of children with disabilities. The mystery is how people who have searched the web for a particular topic completely unrelated to my blog have found it, and, more amazingly, have JOINED me on this roller coaster ride. (To read the post which “hooked” these followers, just click on the underlined description.)
The most amazing to me is the 262 people who have become friends based on the search for “I lost all of my money at the casino.”
Steve Irwin aficionados has found and joined my blog.
As have 32 people searching for a bride and groom picture.
I wonder how my blog has stacked against other good news bad news humor and the all important question “Are Tiki statues good luck or bad?”
Forty people joined by googling “turtles.”
Another 22 people joined who were looking for information on “Mick Jagger,” and 6 joined while searching for information on “Lamb Chop!” Three people looking for insight into the life and times of “skunks” joined our little group?
After answering the question “Is ice skating good for a child with attention deficit disorder?” four additional people joined up.
I never realized there were other people out there who also questioned going without underwear, (oh, I am so naΓ―ve!)
Then there are the people who found me by googling "Linda Petersen", "5 kids", “2”, (yes, just the number “2”), “giving my son a manicure” (????), “peanut butter sandwich”, “apple trees”, “happy heart” and “a picture of a woman jumping for joy”. My preference would be that everyone is interested in the latter two subjects: I definitely am jumping for joy with a happy heart over having so many people join me through my almost insane life! Thank you SOOOOOOO MUCH for making my life so rewarding!



To read all about our roller coaster ride, please read my book. Here is a link:


Comments on: "A Rolling Stone Gathers no Moss; So I was Just a Stone that Sat Here" (22)

  1. What a blessing you are to so many people in so many different ways – thank you for all the wonderful posts xx

  2. OMG! Congrats! What an amazing accomplishment to add to the whimsy and unusual feats of special needs parenting! I have often suspected it takes a particular brand of crazy to cope with the chaos of every day life with disabilities, the list of search results given above is a testament to the creativity and the challenge of raising such special kids! πŸ™‚

  3. Happy Easter. Congratulations on your success. You do have something to write about. I liked your recent post about some church friends helping your son. You are doing such a good job and it is encouraging to hear of some people coming alongside to help. Pure religion is to look after the poor and needy. Well done. Angela.

  4. Congratulations! That is a serious accomplishment for your writing, your point of view and your experiences you’ve weathered! I wouldn’t even have any idea how you were able to track all of that amazing data…but fascinating! Keep it up!

  5. Congrats on the blogging success! It’s a gratifying feeling to know that people not only read your work, but are moved by it. Well done!

    On a related note, thanks for the Like on my post, “Out of the Mouths of Babes.” I’ve been following your blog for about a year now, but I have to admit, I never expected any attention in the other direction, so it was both very surprising and very gratifying to see that you had read and like the post. Thanks again!

  6. A very informative post and congrats! 10,000 followers! Nothing to sneeze at and you are doing a great job writing words that appeal to so many different people. Keep up the good work, and may the 10,000 become 100,000 πŸ™‚

  7. Just as all your 5 children are varied and unique, so are your followers. It is a joy to read your blog, Linda. I laugh and cry along with you! Congratulations on reaching 10,000 followers! Quite the achievement. Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

  8. Congratulations!

  9. yay congrats and that is so funny the search terms people have used to find you..just goes to show you ARE diverse! x

  10. you write with such joy, honesty, and hope! I am glad more and more people are finding your writing. the world is desperate for hope, and you are a window into what the world needs.

  11. Just keep doing what you do because it works! πŸ™‚

  12. Congrats… I’m glad I stumbled on your blog…

  13. You’re awesome. And I’m glad 10,000 know it! Here’s to more!

  14. I’m enjoying your blog, thank you for sharing! And congratulations on the milestone πŸ™‚

  15. Yocheved said:

    I’m not at all surprised. You are an unbelievably talented writer!

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