Do you spell it blogeversary or blogoversary?
I’m perplexed. Whichever it is, my little slice of the blogosphere is turning one this Thursday. Since I have never blogged before this year, or celebrated a one year anniversary for a blog before, I am making it up as I go along. Join me, won’t you? Thanks…
I love blogging.
About a year ago, I thought I would give it a shot. I figured I could always abandon it, and move on with my life if I didn’t like it. I was surprised at how much I liked it. Very surprised.
I love everything about it too.
I love being able to create a new blog button, or blog header if I want a different look.
I love taking photos for my blog, and seeing how much I’ve improved over the past year.
I love sharing my passion for creativity and crafts with people.
I love when readers leave comments that say “I’ve never heard of “blank” before, where do you find that?”
I love that my family is so dang supportive about this important part of my life.
I love the friends I have made through blogging.
This is the most surprising and rewarding part of my experience. I was unaware of the true connections that could be fostered in this community. I have seen it said that “blogging friends are real friends.” That is so true.
How can this be? We don’t “see” each other, except for perhaps a tiny little thumbnail picture, or any photos posted on our blogs. Or unless we attend a blogging conference (which is a huge goal for me in this second year). But as we continue to “read” each other, we do end up “seeing” each other. And liking what we “see.” A lot.
I’ve seen feelings get hurt…which served to remind me that we are only human behind those thumbnails.
Most importantly, I’ve seen giving back, positive reinforcement, and sharing of ideas. I have learned so much, and I know I haven’t even made a dent in the information that is out there.
But it’s only my first year…
Thanks friends as always, for coming to visit. Your comments mean the world to me, and more than anything I love YOUR company!