Friday, October 19, 2012

A Big Thank You.

The past few weeks, I've been looking into who is looking at my site, how often, and where people are coming from, as Blogspot keeps these stats for me, and I've been amazed at what I've found. Traffic is coming from all sorts of places I would never have expected!

I'm getting a lot of visits from people who are finding a link to me thanks to big sites like, Healthline, and the LBDA site, and I'm grateful for that. A few individuals have recommended my site on some other big health and dementia sites, and that's always nice to see. What really surprised me was finding myself mentioned in a blog belonging to a hospice organization in Santa Fe! They're doing some great work and I'm honored they saw fit to put me on their site.

Even more gratifying, however, is what I'm finding from individuals who are appreciating what I have to say. I just found out that some people have pinned my site and book on Pinterest, which I have to admit I'm largely clueless about, but what an honor! And, of course, people are very kindly linking to me on their blogs or websites, which makes me feel even more that we're all in this together.

Thank you so much for your continued attention and support, and for helping me get my message of hope and caregiver support out into the world a little bit more. You rock!


  1. Such a nice person of you. Have a good one.

  2. Joy, I found your blog linked from another Alzheimer's blogger...and discovered your book, which looks wonderful, and I will certainly "Pin it" for you. You also include some really helpful sites in your sidebar if you think ours might be a helpful addition...Anyways, thanks for sharing your experiences through your blog and book. David (editor for Assisted Living Directory)

  3. Hi David, I'm so glad you stopped by and thank you for your kind words! Dad was in Assisted Living for a while, we had a great experience with it and I definitely could have used your site when I was looking for one for him. I will absolutely put you in my sidebar. I would be honored for you to pass on info about the book and blog in any way you can. I'd love to hear from you again. Thanks, Joy Walker

  4. Absolutely Joy - I actually think I'll also buy your book too - I think it would be a very important and informative read for me. You are terrific, thank you so much. I am so glad I found your site, and that we could connect. Thank you again, Joy.

    1. Hi David, I hope your end of year has been good; I've been sending a few of the people I counsel your way for facility info. I have a big favor to ask; I've been nominated for's Best Blog of 2012 but I need votes! Can you spread the word to your colleagues to vote for me daily? Thank you so much, and Happy New Year!