1337 likes on WordPress! (i.e. no longer a blogging newbie)

So, this happened recently!


I have to admit, I was a little confused when this popped up. Happy, but confused.

Since starting blogging ‘properly’ (read ‘regularly’ and ‘through choice’ rather than for a class assignment) in July 2017, I have been celebrating all the small milestones which are probably meaningless to someone who has been doing this for longer than me, but have made me so happy.

Seeing my blog followers increase, having interesting conversations through comments, discovering the multitude of people showcasing their talent and passion on their blogs – all of it has made me very glad to have joined this community!

In particular, the book blogging community is so lovely and inclusive (at least my small, shadowy corner) which has helped to lure me somewhat out of my shell to the extent that I am now brave enough to *actually* comment on others’ blogs.

I know that blog statistics are just an incidental rather than the goal, but it is fun watching the numbers tick upwards and I get a little thrill when I hit another milestone.

But, 1337 likes?!

Google suggested that I wasn’t alone in receiving this notification, yet everyone already seemed to know what this stood for.

1337, apparently = leet, short for ‘elite’ in hacker language.

See what wikipedia has to say:


So, I guess that means I’m no longer a blogging newbie?

h3r3 15 70 4n07h3r y34r 0f bl0661n6 4nd m1l3570n35 5m4ll 4nd l4r63!

(Here is to another year of blogging and milestones small and large!)

Try your own leetspeak translations here.

And thank you to WordPress for this geeky, fascinating reference – learned something new today thanks to you!

Do you speak ‘leet’?

Did you already know the significance of 1337?

What are your blogging milestones this year?

11 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s actually really interesting, I was confused when I got that too! Congratulations 😊
    Amy xx

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    1. It just seemed like such as odd milestone that it had to mean something! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I thought it was just a glitch 🙈

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  2. Zac says:

    Ha! Glad to know that, congratulations

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Leo says:

    It’s leet speak for awesome. LEET=1337

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, I found that out, but was a bit confused when I first saw it! 🙂

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  4. Congratulations…onward and upward.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. applebitsblog says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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