Monday, May 25, 2015

2 Million Views Milestone! Why I Blog....


THANK YOU!

That means LADL has picked up new readers along the way. Welcome new readers!!

When meeting new people, I get asked that age old question..."what do you do?" Well....I blog...a lot! And I love it! When I began this blog in September 2012, I did so because I wanted to connect with the doll community. Period. I have to say - it worked! I love to communicate with readers and fellow bloggers all over the globe.

Other reasons why I blog: 
I love writing. I am a creative person by nature, a theater person, an artistic crafty person who loves dolls and what better way to do all of this than through writing? Blogging daily requires I meet deadlines, and there is a self imposed pressure to create, invent and find new ideas each day. For me that's very motivating! Plus I like to keep BUSY!

I also enjoy learning from other doll bloggers/vloggers. I am constantly fascinated at how creative people can be. I have seen unique, complicated projects that look intimidating, yet devoted bloggers/vloggers do their best to break it down in easy step - by - step instructions so people, like me, can feel confident in attempting an otherwise overwhelming project. (MyFroggyStuff is a GREAT example of this!)

I love photos! Sharing them and viewing other people's doll collections and projects. They say a picture is worth a thousand words....

Over time this blog has changed (and grown) to actually become a full time occupation. With an international readership in 24 countries and the USA, LADL aims to provide the latest news and fun seasonal project ideas for all ages and reviews from various doll brands. Each of these areas have grown organically and are a permanent part on the blog. It is not by chance that doll companies partner with doll blogs, they provide yet another avenue to reach people that perhaps no other site can.
 
Bloggers may spend a lot of time alone in front of a computer, but when given the chance we will chat face to face about our love of dolls with great ease. I have people at the post office, antique shops and at craft and hobby stores asking for advice on buying a doll, or for information on vintage dolls they found in family storage. 
 
LADL has not only brought me real friendships with other doll lovers, but has become sort of a meeting place for the doll community to discuss various doll related topics. That is what I especially love! LADL welcomes ALL doll collectors to connect and enjoy friendships from around the world.

I have found that I am truly Living a Doll's Life. It has totally changed my life and afforded me a very wonderful opportunity to share what I love, to offer something to others and for me that is very important.  

To all of my friends in the doll community all over the world, thank you for stopping by each day. Here's to 2 Million views!
-Rhonda

30 comments:

  1. Congratulations Rhonda! That is amazing, and I know it is a lot of work! You bring all us doll lovers of the world up to date information on all dolls. Your blog is the first one I go to each morning to find out what is going on in the doll world. Thanks Rhonda! Jean in Canada.

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  2. Congratulations Rhonda!!!!!!!!! I love your blog!!!!! It has helped me in so many ways!!!!! Looking forward to many, many more years of doll adventures!!!!

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  3. thank you for all you do in keeping the love of dolls alive, for all . regards S.R.

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  4. What a wonderful milestone! I love how your blog always has the lastest updates and news...congratulations!

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  5. Congratulations! Your blog is so informative. I found your blog while looking for information about American Girl dolls but I have enjoyed finding out about all the other dolls out there!

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    1. Thank you Amy. I hope to keep introducing different doll brands and featuring more dolls too.

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  6. I am soooo thankful for this blog because If I hadn't found out about it, I probably wouldn't have loved my doll as much as I do. Your blog has inspired me very much! Thanks for all you do, Mrs. Rhonda!

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  7. Congrats on 2 million, wow! I agree with so much of what you said, it's always interesting when you find out how many people are doll lovers.

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  8. Wow Congratulations Rhonda this is truly amazing and awsome ! Love Your blog .!

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  9. Congratulations, Rhonda! I enjoy looking at your website and taking photos at the American Girl stores for it! Madelon

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  10. Congrats, Rhonda!! My sister and I have been reading your blog for over a year and LOVE IT!! :-D
    *Sunny

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    1. Thank you Sunny and to your sister too :-)

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  11. Congrats, Rhonda! Love your blog!

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    1. Hi Charlie and thank you! I love your blog too - http://candidlycharlie.blogspot.com and your instagram!

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  12. Congratulations!
    You're doing a great job...and I realize you devote lots and lots of time to the blog and that is truly appreciated.

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  13. Thanks for all of the work you do to bring news and fun doll activities to us doll fans. Well done! Congratulations!

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    1. Work Work Work = Fun Fun Fun here! LOL - thanks

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  14. Congratulations Rhonda! I am another who checks in daily (mostly more than once...) to see what the Doll World is up to. I love how you keep it positive and respectful, creative and beautiful. Being so far away (Australia) it helps me feel like there is a welcoming community of like minded doll people out there. Thanks for all your effort, April.

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    1. That's wonderful April, this is what I really love - connecting doll lovers all over the world. How amazing the internet is to enable us all to meet together like this!! Thank you :-)

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  15. What an amazing milestone! We are so excited to be able to share in it--this is a great site, full of fun crafts and reviews and doll resources. We have really enjoyed taking a peek inside your world Rhonda! Congratulations on the success!

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    1. Thanks Ginger, I appreciate the feedback.

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  16. Congratulations! Thank you so much! Reading your blog everyday makes me happy and I love it!

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    1. Aww that makes me happy that you say that...thank you.

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  17. Congrats Rhonda , you do such a wonderful
    job , and I know it must be time consuming
    for you to bring us readers daily news, pictures,
    stories and all sort of information about dolls.
    So I thank you for all your hard work.
    And cheers to you and to 2.000.000 views ☺️

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  18. Congratulations, Rhonda! I enjoy your blog every morning!
    Fawn

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  19. Congratulations on reaching a wonderful milestone. Love your blog - thank you for all the work you put into it. Keep up the good work.
    ~Xyra (Melody's human)

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