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.
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.