Favorites, Feelings


If you think this post is going to be me bragging about my blog, you’re totally right. But it’s also going to serve as a big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped me get this far in the blogging world. I’m really proud of my blog, it’s like my child. My child that I sometimes get bored with and don’t look at for weeks at a time.

A big thank you to everyone on my blog roll and everyone that follows me. I wouldn’t be here without you, obvs. Thanks for listening to my rants and pretending to laugh at all my bad jokes.

Thanks to mi madre, A Gripping Life for always commenting and encouraging me and telling me that I’m a good writer. Can we all agree that I have the best mom?

Recently, I’ve taken an interest in my blog’s stats. I like to see which countries view my blog the most. I only thought people from Illinois and Canada could relate to my life, but it turns out that people all over the world can! In the past 30 days the top countries that have viewed my blog are:

USA-9,911 viewers (ugh it WOULD end in 9/11. Can we just stop with 9/11?)










The list goes on and on. Like, 2 people from Uganda viewed my blog. It could’ve been an accident (I’m guessing the average view is an accident, actually), but I like to think that Ugandans totally understand me and think I’m hilarious.

So thank you USA, for being my home country and supporting me the most. Oh and happy birthday yesterday! Not to be weird, but you’re getting super old!

Thank you United Kingdom for being Canada’s biggest influence and for being so royal and everything. I don’t think a day goes by when I don’t compare myself to Kate Middleton and cry, so thanks for that too.

She knows that she’s perfect and it’s bothering me.

Canada–what a bada** country you are. Thanks for adopting me and loving me and letting me make fun of you. I still haven’t met a beaver or a moose yet, so lets work on that.

G’day Australia! Thanks for supporting my blog. Even though there were more people in my graduating class than viewers from your country, BUT WHATEVS. Hopefully I can return to Sydney and have some shrimp on the barbie. Or maybe just some shrimp in the shape of Barbie?

Muchas gracias Mexico! I actually expected more than 382 views because I recently visited Cancun and I felt like I totally bonded with your country, but I guess not? I’ll try harder next time. And maybe I should learn more Spanish than “Hola”?

Thanks Brazil. I mean, your meager effort in views is alright. I just had high expectations from a country whose population totals 192 million…! That doesn’t seem right. Maybe it does. I watched the movie Rio on an airplane and it wasn’t that good, so I guess we’re even?

The only thing more annoying than a parrot is a parrot with Jesse Eisenberg’s voice.

Danke Germs. To be totally honest I didn’t expect much from you schnitzel-eating lederhosen wearing folks. But I’m impressed! And clearly stereotyping because I know close to nothing about Germany.

Thanks Netherlands. I honestly never think about your country, but you clearly think about me, which is weird. Is this what it’s like to be famous?

Namaste, India.  I went to an Indian buffet like 2 days ago and it was amazing. Thank you for your food and for those bollywood music videos that were on in the background. They made me want to be a slumdog millionaire. Okay, just a millionaire.

Lastly, grazie mille, Italy! Only 221 of you came to my blog, but I’m still impressed. If I lived in Italy I would be jumping off a pizza diving board into a pool of pasta while sipping on my gelato smoothie. I don’t understand why all Italians aren’t doing that 24/7?

My swimming pool. Pure class.

Okay so that was annoying. Consider this the last time I say thank you ever again. Here’s to the next 100,000 views!


41 thoughts on “100,000 Views!

  1. Ahahahaha!!!!!! This was so funny! What a great idea! I like your greeting to each country and that you bonded with Mexico while in Cancun. haha! Thanks for the shout out, Lils. I’m amazed, but not really, of your incredible success! It’s mind blowing. You deserve all the comps and love you get.

    • Heheh glad you liked it! I thought it was funny too. Not to toot my own horn, but…toot toot. I gotta give ya a shout out every once in a while! Thanks momma!

  2. Lily! 100,000 views! Do you realize that entire population of . . . a city where 100,000 people live has read your blog!! I’m so darned impressed . . . well, I’m just in awe!! Congratulations Lily!! And I am not surprised in the least because I love reading your blog and so do many many people from around the world! 😀 Kate Middleton probably finds time to read it too! (She would!!) HA HA! 😀

    • Hahah you’re so right! If I piled up 100,000 people I would be so impressed and they would all be so confused! Thanks for the kindness Linda! Hah I wish Kate Middleton read my blog! Maybe she wants to be my best friend and I just don’t know it?! 😀

      • Haha! You’re so right Lily. I know I always get confused whenever I’m piled. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Kate Middleton was somewhere right smack dab in the middle of that pile — reading your blog to take her mind off getting squashed! 😀

  3. Momma J says:

    Hey Lils. Momma J here. So proud of you my lovely girl, hope you are well? Your blog makes me feel close to you. Love to Paul. Love always Momma J ps. Kate Middleton is lovely. xxx

  4. Pete Howorth says:

    Well done Lillington! It was bound to happen eventually 😀 I’m like a quarter of the way there but that’s only because my awesomeness is only 25% of what yours is so that’s about right! Love the new logo btw!

    Here’s to 100,000 more!

    • Aww fanks lil Petey. Nahh your awesomeness is up to par with mine, but people just don’t know it yet I guess. Thanks about the logo! My friend is helping me perfect it!

  5. I was seriously convinced that us Belgians would score better…. Apparently I’m not viewing your blog enough at all!

    Congrats anyway and keep up the damn good work, Lily! We all love you! *kiss*

  6. Haha Belgians viewed 37 times! So maybe it was you and another person working together! Thanks NBI! I love you all too! *kiss* 😀

  7. 100,000 really is a lot. I tried to put it in perspective. I started counting on my fingers and ran out. Then I included my toes. I ran out again! Then I used my white blood cells. This was difficult as I had no way of counting other than guessing. So here I am left wondering just how big 100,000 is.

    Congrats on it though! Finally I have managed to leech onto something successful.

    • Thanks brosef. It really is a lot. But I mean, I feel like people mostly came here by accident so I kind of feel like I’m cheating. But 100,000 views is still 100,000 views right? Why didn’t you cut open your body so you could see the white blood cells better?

  8. Congratulations! You couldn’t have done it without me!
    And I can’t tell you how nice it is to be thanked for constantly looking in instead of jailed.
    I feel so vindicated.

    Keep on posting, keep on rockin, Lilly!

    • It’s true! I couldn’t have done it without you! I think your party blog is definitely one of the reasons I received more blog traffic. Everyone knows everyone on your page! It’s pretty awesome! Thanks Gaup!

    • Hey thanks! I really like the idea as well! So simple and cute! But I am going to work on making the words bigger so people can read it easier!

  9. This is awesome! I’ve been blogging for almost a year now, and I look at 100,000 like it is so far away. Of course, six months ago I would have loved to have 1000 views, and now I am up to 28,000. I guess it all just takes time.


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