Wow, and Super Wow! A Special Thank You!

The Green Fish Chronicles was officially launched January 31st, 2011.  It was a small party, me about 13 of my friends and family.  I opened the Green Fish mid January and devoured all information I could get my hands on about blogging and setting up a great blog.  I followed the experts advise to the letter.  I wanted the Green Fish to be of worth and value for Family Child Care.  What has occurred since then, I can only describe as “Wow!”

In order to describe this “Wow” moment, I need to take you back to a post a post on February 6th, 2011 where I posted some goals, for Little Scholar, The Green Fish and myself. Here is just a quick excerpt.

1.  Finish my Child Development Associate (CDA)

2.  Obtain the National Association for Family Child Care Accreditation

3.  Have 2000 visitors a week to the Green Fish Chronicles.

4.  For the Green Fish Chronicles to become a recognized name for information and resources for Family Child Care Providers.

5. To have a great outdoor classroom and learning environment.

The one that is significant to this “Wow” moment is number 3, highlighted in green. Now, all the experts tell you to set a goal of 5 to 9 % growth weekly for a blog to be growing at a healthy successful rate.  According to my very well planned out spread sheet with the very cool 8 % growth calculated each week, I would not hit 2000 visitors until around the first of November.  So, the Green Fish hit that this week.  I want to express, how wonderful and exciting that this is, and celebrate it with the more than 200 followers on Twitter, the 247 new-found child care friends on Facebook, the 74 fans of Little Scholar and the Green Fish and the 33 subscribers to The Green Fish Chronicles.  I find this completely amazing since just two months ago the Green Fish launched with 13.  I want to share some places that the Green Fish has been found.

Tom Copeland’s Taking Care of Business

Code Name: Mama


Ontario Home Childcare Network

1-2-3 Learn Curriculum

PreK Rocks Network

Nightengale’s Network

K is for Kindergarten

Moms in Vent

A plain jane girl

Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers

Blogging Biz Mom

The Green Fish has been stumbled, tweeted, Googled, shared and translated more times than I can count. (Who would ever have thought you could use those verbs in a sentence and it would make sense?) I want to thank everyone for passing the Green Fish around, this has been a wonderful and amazing experience.   I am not sure how to set goals from here, the experts did not tell me.  So, I am going to continue to write and enjoy all my new-found friends. You are a wonderful group, and I can’t wait to get to know everyone better.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Congratulations, Misti! This is awesome and I’m happy to share this with everyone I know. I’m putting links on all my websites and in my trainings! Happy Sunday 🙂


  2. Deborah says:

    Congratulations! Isn’t blogging just the greatest?


    1. Misti says:

      I love blogging, it has been a great experience! I have found it fun and very educational. I also love all the information that you pass through Teach Preschool I am still amazed at the amount of information you share or tweet. Thank You!


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