You guys.

You guys!

The past month has been pure awesome-ness.

We hit 153,000+ views in January and February is shaping up to be just as strong. It makes me want to screech for joy and shout from a mountain top (or from the top of a large snow pile as that’s the largest mountain in these parts). 

But really.

I have nothing but thanks. Our writers and their articles are being shared and shared and shared again. Our site is being picked up and the word is spreading.

And it makes me sigh. Sigh for happiness. Sigh for relief. Sigh for the next hurdles we’re bound to climb.

This website thang. Gosh it’s tough. But if you’d rolled with us since April of 2012 you know what we’re all about. And if you’re here for the first time, let me tell ya.

We’re here to tell your story. We’re here to be a support. We’re here to form a community. We’re here to be a platform for all the people who just want their voices heard.

Wow. It’s an honor to be a part of your story.

What’s next? More sharing, of course. Plus a new site design. Eeek! Can I give you a sneak peek? Please. Gosh I want to. But I better wait. Updated logo on the horizon, too.

I want to show you. Dang it! I want to. But I’ll have patience. Just as I have for the last 3 years (some days more patience than others). I know this site is good. I can feel it in my bones. I’m dramatic – but dang it, I believe in it. I believe in YOU!

Thanks for believing in it, too. Thanks for being  real and funny and honest and vulnerable and emotional and uplifting.

You’re kinda cool. OK – very cool.

We’re looking for more writers. The “official” search will begin when I can wrap my brain around the new site launch and all the wonderful that comes with it. But if you want to reach out to me – please do. Just send a quick ole’ e-mail to I promise I’ll read it and get back to you. If you don’t hear from me, send another e-mail. And another.

Really. I don’t mind. I like talking to strangers – in a non-weird sort of way.

And keep on keepin’ on. Keep giving our writers a warm fuzzy by liking their articles and sharing their content and commenting on their posts. Gosh it means so much. To them…. and to me.


ok. I whispered it so the neighbors don’t think I’m cray. (That’s code for crazy – in case you were wondering, Mom.)

Have a great weekend!

Leslie Means

Leslie is the founder and owner of Her View From She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well. She is married to a very patient man. Together they have three fantastic kids.  When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.