Friday, July 18, 2008

21st Century Housewife Breaks the 5,000 Reader Per Month Barrier

The webspace provider I use for my main website allows me to access what they call “Visitor Statistics” for the website. These statistics tell me how many people have looked at the website and also what countries they are from. It even breaks down the information into how many hits per day, week, month etc. It does not, of course, violate anyone’s privacy by listing any information other than that.

Since its inception in 2003, 21st Century Housewife’s reader base has steadily increased. I am now thrilled to announce that this month we have had more readers than ever before. Over 5,000 of you are now reading the site every month and you come from over 19 different countries. From the United Kingdom and Ireland, to North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and everywhere else in between, housewives the world over are reading the site every day.

This makes me incredibly happy, because as you know, I do believe that housewives are a hugely important part of society all over the world. We are no longer stereotypical mild-mannered 1950’s housewives, but rather a vibrant 21st Century version. We are all different, practicing our own kind of housewifery, but we are united by the fact that we choose to make it our career. It may not be our only career, but it is our career nonetheless. Growing and developing within this career, we are creating a new vision for this century, both personally and corporately.

As a group, we have so much potential to create positive change in the world. As housewives, many of the things we do involve helping others to grow and develop to their fullest potential. From our children, to our husbands and partners, to our ageing parents, our work often involves caring for others on so many different levels. In today’s frantically busy world, with stress abounding on all levels, this is something the world desperately needs. Of course, in order to care for others, we also have to care for ourselves. And this is where I hope this site comes in, allowing you to look at things in new ways, and above all to feel incredibly good about your choice of career and the difference you are making in the world on a daily basis.

I look forward to seeing what the future holds for us as more and more people turn back to the hearth and home as a response to the chaos we see in the world every day. But I also hope that housewives will see that their world extends far beyond this. I encourage you to move out into the world – whether that means travelling to see how others live, learning a new skill or studying something you have always been interested in, or becoming more involved into your local community. The career of housewifery is not an end in itself, it is only the beginning. No one is ever “just a housewife”. Both in the home and outside of it, 21st Century Housewives are a force to be reckoned with.

Thank you to each and every one of you who reads the site. Whatever version of 21st Century Housewife you are, wherever you live and work, I hope it continues to nurture you and help you to develop the wonderful person that you are into the happiest and most fulfilled 21st Century Housewife you can possibly be.

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