The blog that you are reading apparently has a following along with providing information to many. This fact has become more and more noticeable to me in the last few months. Yes, the stats say there are over 30,000 of you a month, but I pesonally have never actually focused on that.........until now......when I am meeting so many of you right here in San Miguel!
First, a couple who I met in the USA a few years ago became followers. Eventually they visited San Miguel after reading the blog all that time and then moved here last month. I've learned that this is not uncommon.
They expressed how much of an impact reading the blog had on their decision to visit San Miguel and then to move here. In fact, when they drove down to be here all the time, they copied out the instructions posted back in 2013 on Driving to Mexico!
Such a lovely couple. They are a welcome addition to the San Miguel area and Mexico. Having lived overseas previously and also in Canada, hopefully they will enjoy being here as well.
Then a few weeks ago while I was sitting on the bench, a woman turned to me and asked if I was Babs.
It turns out she too has been reading the blog for quite a while. Another lovely person that had never commented on the blog, but someone I would certainly enjoy knowing. She lives here now.
Then on Thanksgiving at a large gathering, a man called to me with the name Babs and so I knew he read the blog. It turns out he started reading the blog while still living in Belize. He has been here now for several years.
This begs the question, How many of you dear readers out there have been influenced by the blog to make the move to San Miguel? Or, How many of you are thinking of moving to Mexico and possibly San Miguel?
And, if so, Have you visited as yet? I'd also love to know How did you find the blog?
There are several bloggers in town right now and many more that will be here in December. It's a tsunami of readers. It never ceases to amaze me, truly. It makes me SO happy to know that from reading the posts that you choose to come visit and so many of you reach out to meet me.
As I said to someone on Thanksgiving, when I started writing Babsblog, it was out of desperation to find a purpose for my life after my daughter died in 2004. No way in the world could I have ever imagined how
all of you would come into my life and enhance and enrich it.
When I do meet ya'll, however, I know nothing about you but you know quite a bit about me. It is rather surreal. I want to know more about you! All of you. Please comment. If you don't want to do so on the blog, then send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I seriously care about each of you who take time out of your busy schedule to keep up with the wacky woman in Mexico!
Hope to hear from you!