Thank You for Being with Me for 5 Years

Oh my gosh! Yes, it has been 5 sweet years writing in MiddleMe.

It started on this faithful day 7 July 2015.

Fun Fact #1

I’m very bad with dates so usually important dates such as my marriage anniversary or birthday will have easy to remember combination. Heck, even my little one’s birthday is on 11 Jan (1101).

Published my 1st post with So you want to be a manager…. still remising the good old corporate days (I resigned from my office job in April 2015 and took a break) and what a break it was. Boredom led me to create MiddleMe to share my workplace wisdom with everyone. This baby project grew from 13 views per day to 300 views per day. That’s more than 2000% increase! Only possible with your everlasting support and encouragement.

Fun Fact #2

The first name wasn’t MiddleMe but Sandwich’ed. I always love to tell others how I am always the Fillet in your Fillet O’ Fish or the ham in your sandwiches, stuck in between the top brass and my frontline staff. I only changed my mind when MiddleMe kept surfacing in my dreams together with the logo. Yes, the same logo you see here. It was truly an Ah-Ha moment for me.

To date, this is the 1380th post. I can’t imagine that I have written so much here. I can’t imagine that you have read so much here too!

The honourable moment is when MiddleMe was picked by WordPress Team to be featured on Discover: Featured! I Feel Honored And Special in May 2018.

Fun Fact #3

At the same time when I started MiddleMe, I started my new journey as a freelancer.

Groping blindly in the dark while making rookie mistakes, I realised that MiddleMe should expand her area to cover freelancers as well.

The goal of MiddleMe always have been to share my errors so others may learn from it and avoid the nasty potholes and perhaps giving them a less bumpy journey in finding happiness in their chosen career.

Fun Fact #4

The day I gave birth, this was the article Money the Root of All Evils. I preplanned all my posts in advance so I can spend more time engaging in comments. So I would have planned a sweet post like one of my Weekly Wisdom if I had known.

Oh well, this serves a good story to tell my little one when she is old enough.

Fun Fact #5

I don’t usually divulge personal details on the web as I am a very private person. I don’t even have social media until the birth of MiddleMe. Even then, the social media accounts are kept in line with what MiddleMe publishes. (Sorry, folks! No drunk photos or 1001 baby photos or food selfie.)

So not many readers knew I was pregnant. And when I announced it here 2017 New Year Resolutions, many were surprised. Those who congratulate us are still loyal followers of MiddleMe today. Yes, I’m referring to you Patty, John Cowgill, Ute, Sid, Kamal, Sarah and many more…

A huge thank you for accompanying me on this 5 years journey. With you around, I was never alone. And here’s to another amazing 5 years together! Cheers with love!

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101 Comments Add yours

  1. Anisha says:

    I’m so happy for you, Kally. Congratulations on your amazing journey, and cheers to many more years! ❤

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Anisha!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Congratulations and here’s to many more! 🥂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your well wishes!

      Liked by 2 people

      1. You are welcome.

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  3. Sheree says:

    Congratulations on your 5th blog anniversary

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Appreciate your well wishes, Sheree!

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Rishika Jain says:

    Wow! Congratulations, Kally!! Here’s to the many more to come!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Rishika for your well wishes!

      Liked by 2 people

  5. equipsblog says:

    Congratulations, Kally. What a huge milestone. I’m impressed that you can continue to write so many high-quality blog posts. There is another prolific blogger that recycles his posts more often than he realizes. His input is good but he is now recycling the same posts on multiple social outlets. Keep up the good work. Do you have a favorite post that you are particularly proud of?

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your well wishes! I always tried my best. Perhaps all those blog posts with my cats photos in them. Lol! I enjoyed all the interviews I did here https://middleme.net/category/interview-2/ because it is much more than just me writing, it’s really sharing people’s lives with my audience.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Jennie says:

    Happy Blogiversary!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you very much, Jennie!

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Jennie says:

        You’re welcome, Kally!

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Congratulations 🎉🎊🎈 And to many many more years! 🎉😱🤩

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Ribana! I hope one day we can meet in Singapore when I’m back.

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  8. Danix Kamau says:

    Congratulations on your fine achievement. As a fellow writer, I can admit that keeping a regular writing schedule and sticking to it is not easy. Your articles have always been inspiring and I have learned so much from you. I look forward to having more interactions with you on this platform.
    Congratulations on a job well done.
    Cheers!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Danix. Your comment and support means a lot.

      Like

  9. Danix Kamau says:

    Congratulations on your fine achievement. As a fellow writer, I can admit that keeping a regular writing schedule and sticking to it is not easy. Your articles have always been inspiring and I have learned so much from you. I look forward to having more interactions with you on this platform.
    Congratulations on a job well done.
    Cheers!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. celebrating your every success

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for your everlasting support, Annette. You’re awesome.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Are you on Facebook? I have shared several of your posts in my writing groups and I would love for them to have more of a connection to you. I would follow you there as well! Cheers.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Kally says:

          Yes! I’m on Facebook and here my link https://m.facebook.com/middleme.net Please find me and I’ll follow you back. 😘

          Liked by 1 person

  11. Bryan Wagner says:

    Keep going! I so much enjoy your postings. Big smile for you.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Big smiles and hugs back! Thank you, Bryan for everything and your support.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Era says:

    Congratulations 😊😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much!

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      1. Era says:

        Anytime😊😊

        Liked by 1 person

  13. hcyip says:

    Congratulations on your site’s 5th-year anniversary, Kally. You’ve posted a lot of useful, interesting and inspiring content here and I hope you continue to do so.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your support and all your likes and comments. I always look forward in receiving your thoughtful comments.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Congratulations, 👏👏👏.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much. I can only do so much better with your support. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Congratulations!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, dear Luisa! You’re the best!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Simon says:

    Congratulations and Wish you Many more years of success… Good to read more about you and your journey, success was never a fruit comes easy… Have a good day ✨✍️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Simon for all your positive and inspiring comments + vibes. You’re awesome for supporting me.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Msdedeng says:

    Nice:)

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thanks a lot!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Ultra says:

    Congratulations with all my heart. I wish you the next years equally interesting and successful. You are very hardworking, so many posts! I admire.
    best regards

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for all your support and comments. This means so much to me.

      Like

  19. Moreblessing says:

    Happy blogversary 😅

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your support.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Congrats on completing 5 beautiful years !

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much and welcome to MiddleMe.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Margaret says:

    Congratulations Kally 🥂🍾

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you very much Margaret and I appreciate your support.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Margaret says:

        You’re welcome Kally, my pleasure 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  22. utesmile says:

    Dearest Kally, is it already 5 years, wow , I can’t believe it. From day one your posts have been helpful, insightful, very informative and interesting. You have helped me with many of your posts in my working life and I learnt a lot from you. Big THANKS to you, Kally. I am honoured and proud to be one of your loyal followers and so happy I found you early on.
    Keep it going, cheers, to many more years together my friend!
    Much love Ute ♥

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, dearest friend, Ute.

      I have seen you grow so much as a writer, you have enormous amount of talent and every of your post is insightful and inspiring. I have been inspired by you so much.

      It is you and many others that kept me writing on and on. Even when I have writer’s block, all I need to do is to read some of your posts and ideas will keep coming! So a huge thank you again, my dearest friend.

      Hopefully one day we can meet in person so I can hug you in person.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. utesmile says:

        Dear Kally, you make me blush, you are too kind. Thank you. I am so happy I can reach out to you and inspire you. Who knows, yes one day , that hug will be very special!

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  23. Congrats on completing five years! Here’s to many more to come 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Aahana for your well wishes and support.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your well wishes and support.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome.

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  24. Gregoryno6 says:

    Well done, you!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Gregory for your well wishes and support!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Congratulations are in order, my friend! You have a knack for this.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, my friend Noel for your well wishes and support.

      Like

  26. Bea dM says:

    Wow, excellent! I’ve gone off blogs from time to time, but yours I keep coming back to: it’s fantastically well-researched and informative. Congratulations and here’s to the next 5 years 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Big hugs, Bea! Thank you so much for all your encouragement and support. Couldn’t have done it so well without you. You are an inspiration and role model to me.

      Liked by 1 person

  27. RJ Dawson says:

    Congratulations Kally! Great accomplishment. Blessings to you.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Awww.. Thank you so much, RJ for your support and blessings.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Michelle says:

    Congratulations. I love your blog and look forward to more years

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you and I appreciate your support, Michelle.

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Woo Hoo congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Diane for these years of support and encouragement.

      Like

  30. Wow. This is huge – Discover!.
    Keep it up Kally.
    And Happy 5th Blogversary. 💃🤗

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Herry for your blessings and encouragement. I shall not disappoint.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are welcome Kally. 🤗
        Glad to. I believe you won’t. 🙂
        Keep being you, Kally. ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  31. Nabeela says:

    Congrats…. Incredible….

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Appreciate your support!

      Liked by 1 person

  32. 5 YEARS -CONGRATULATIONS KALLY KEEP ON POSTING AT LEAST ANOTHER 5 YEARS!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much and always appreciate your support.

      Liked by 1 person

  33. Congratulations to you for achieving so much in five years! I pray you go higher in the years ahead of you.

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  34. Congratulations to you for achieving so much in 5 years! I pray you do even better in the coming years.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much Amelia for your well wishes and support.

      Like

  35. Judy Kim says:

    Congratulations, Kally! Your blog is both inspiring and informative which is a perfect combination. You deserve the recognition and I wish you continued success🤗

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Judy for your well wishes and truly appreciate your support and encouragement.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Judy Kim says:

        You’re very welcome, Kally🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Kally says:

          Stay smiling and safe!

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  36. purpleslob says:

    Congrats on 5 years, Kally!! That’s a huge landmark!! lol I thought being sandwiched when I first saw it was between generations!! Like I partially take care of my Mama, and my grandbabies!!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Haha! I haven’t thought of being sandwiched is liken to be between generations. Interesting perspective! I like it!

      Liked by 1 person

  37. Congratulations! What’s more, your blog is more and more useful and interesting 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Paola and I appreciate your support and your encouragement.

      Liked by 1 person

  38. Congratulations on your milestone! That’s a lot of posts providing good advice and insight on business and freelance. Here’s to many more years! 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your support and appreciate your encouragement.

      Liked by 1 person

  39. Sophia Ismaa says:

    Congratulations on 5 years, Kally! Your posts are always informative and I always come away with great tips and career advice. Here’s to more years! ☺️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Sophia for your encouragement and support. Always appreciative!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your support, Warren.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. My pleasure, blessings!

        Liked by 1 person

  40. Happy 5th Blogversary 😀
    Congrats, Kally! Very well deserved, you know 😉
    Big hugs ❤
    Sid

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your well wishes, Sid. Couldn’t have gone so far without your support. Big hugs!

      Liked by 1 person

  41. Patty says:

    Oh dear! I’ve been a bad friend lately regarding catching up on your site. Many many congratulations! You’ve created a marvelous website with fantastic tips and tools for freelancers.
    Up to the next 5 years. Hugs! XxX

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Big hugs, Patty! You will never be a bad friend to me. You’ve done too much goodness for me to last me this lifetime.

      Liked by 1 person

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