Ranger Kathryn's Arches

June 12, 2010

Ten thousand views

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 11:55 pm
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Sometimes I blog at the public library.

My WordPress “Blog Stats” inform me that this past week, someone performed the ten thousandth click on Ranger Kathryn’s Arches.

Ten thousand. Not including all my clicks.

Nowhere in my wildest dreams did I envision such a thing. My blog began one season ago with two objectives: (1) Keep family and friends informed of my adventures, and (2) serve as a journal for my own purposes. It goes to show you that crazy things happen on the internet. The article in my hometown newspaper about my departure generated the most hits in one day: 210. An article on the website Utah.com praised my blogging and directed other traffic my direction. People search for phrases that are found in my blog posts, and Google magically directs them to me.

I am simultaneously humbled and gratified. This pushes me — to improve my writing and photography skills, to think more carefully about what story my life is telling, to encourage others to follow their dreams. May I say to every last reader a heartfelt THANK YOU for following, reading, nodding, disagreeing/agreeing, commenting, and even staying mute. You are a big reason for my being diligent in this endeavor.


  1. Yes, I love reading your blog…can’t miss one single entry! I don’t want to miss ANYTHING! You lead a very unusual, enchanting, dangerous, and delicious life, Kat, my dear!

    Comment by Kathy Lewis — June 15, 2010 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

    • I’m sure I have no idea how many folks are living their dreams vicariously through me. Now, Kathy, you can probably strike the adjective DANGEROUS, as most of my life isn’t! (Only a few moments here and there.) I thoroughly agree with the other descriptors, though!

      Comment by kath56ryn — June 16, 2010 @ 8:55 am | Reply

  2. The activity confirms the opinion JL and I have had that you have the adventures and skills to write a book!

    Comment by chrisyoungman — June 28, 2010 @ 10:56 am | Reply

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