Happy Blogaversary

June 18, 2009 blogaversary 17

One year of blogging………..I wasn’t sure it would last this long.

The first 6 months were mostly me writing with one or three readers and most of what I wrote wasn’t earth shattering to them. I then found a few more blogs of interest and the real spreading of my wings was when I found SITS, what a wonderful support network it is. If you aren’t a part of The Secret is in the Sauce, I highly recommend it. It’s all about comment support and caring. I can credit Denise, whose blog is There’s always room for one more, with giving me the heads up about SITS. I follow Denise regularly, and I feel I owe so much to her, and I’m not even sure she knows how much I admire her.
So , I found more support and more blogs that shared my interests and passions. My blogroll is diverse and wonderful. I have blogging buddies who are bibliophiles like me, those that decorate and cook, those that remodel. I have Christian blogging friends who share their faith too. I read blogs that are humorous and sarcastic and real. Some are moms, and some aren’t, most are at different parenting places in life, a few close to me in experience and age.

I wasn’t profound or prolific. I didn’t post daily, I let life take me where I needed to be and when I could, I wrote and shared.
Blogging has brought me back to a passion I had as a young girl and woman, journaling and writing. Long ago I was a young woman with a dream to be a journalist and yes, like many young writers, I fancied myself writing the great American Novel. Life took me in a different direction and I let that dream go, but I also forgot how much I enjoyed writing, getting my thoughts out of my head and out on paper(or a computer screen). Some posts are light and fluffy, but I have days like that. Others are deep and personal and I even worry when I hit the publish button. What will people think of me? I try to be honest about who I am, and add a bit of humor into my frustrating moments.

Thank you to each of you. If you are reading this now, you have found my blog and if you are a follower you have hung around and seen some ups and downs and supported me. I hope I am also a supportive blogging friend and follower and that I encourage you to write and express!

So leave me some comment love on this special day, and remember, it’s friends like you that make this all so much more fun!

17 Responses to “Happy Blogaversary”

  1. Sandy

    Anita, Happy Blogaversary! A whole year, amazing. I can’t imagine what that feels like. I’ve only been at this for 2 short months but it feels like a YEAR! And I can already totally identify with all that you said today….as Tammy said, head was nodding in agreement the whole read through. Keep up the good work!

  2. Pam

    Happy Blogaversary! A whole year! Good for you for keeping it up. From what I understand most bloggers quit after a few months. I love you blog. Yours is one of the first blogs I followed. Keep it up! I look forward to all your posts.

  3. Casey

    Happy Blogging Birthday!!!! I am so thankful I found your blog, I truly enjoy reading it and getting to know you!

  4. Alex the Girl

    Happy Blogaversary (don’t even ask me if I spelled that one right)! Like Tammy, I found myself agreeing with you as I read along. I am so glad you picked up blogging and stayed with it because I thouroughly enjoy coming over and hearing what you have to say. Here is to a new year of delicious blog writing, Ms. Anita. You should go buy a cake! Seriously. This calls for cake.

  5. Elizabeth

    Happy Blogoversary!! I am also glad you chose this little hobby to be a part of your life. You’ve touched mine in many ways!

    And I’m going to second Alex. Cake sounds terrific!! πŸ™‚

  6. linda

    Happy One Year Blogaversary! Like you, I’m so glad I took the plunge and started blogging. Isn’t it amazing and wonderful how many friendships have been made through it!

    So glad you’ve been able to revisit something that you enjoy so much. Thank you for sharing your life and your writing with us.

  7. My name is PJ.

    I, for one, am very, very proud of you! I think you’re blog has grown just since I’ve been following you! I’m going to check out SITS and I’m truly interested in anything you think will help me learn and grow in blogging. If you think of things,please email me! Congratulations on your blogiversary! I’m sure there will be many more! You’ve found your niche…or its found you! πŸ™‚

  8. MiMi

    Congratualtions!!! Very cute blog! I love blogging too, just fun to ramble sometimes. : )
    PS I’m amazed at the amount of “sisterhood” or friendships that are out here in blogland just waiting!! πŸ™‚

  9. MiMi

    By the way, haven’t heard this song FOREVER and I love it and I can’t get it outta my head, now. : )

  10. s4m

    happy blogaversary! anyway, just a quick one, if ever you are planning to go back to college or know any other moms out there who wants to pursue college education, please visit Scholarships4moms.net
    to avail financial aid grants for college.
    They offer scholarships for women.

  11. Denise

    Congrats on your one year Blogaversary! I’m so glad to have been able to help you but it’s all you baby!

  12. Lori

    I couldn’t agree more about how blogging has been a great reminder of my childhood dreams of being a journalist/writer. It’s been fun to see those aspirations realized via my silly blog! Happy anniversary! πŸ™‚

  13. Bonnie

    Congratulations!! I hit my one year the end of Feb I think. I never imagined I would enjoy it so much. I’m so glad I found you in bloggy world. I look forward to your posts every day! Keep it up!

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