Thursday, 9 February 2012

Blogaversary


(shouts ta da! dons sparkly leotard and waggles about like a magicians assistant)

 February 9th is the first anniversary of this blog.  It started very small, no really very small.  My first post had one viewer and that was probably me before I learned how to remove my viewings from the stats.  To call it a tentative toe in the water is disrespectful to the words tentative, toe and water, it was tantamount to hiding it behind the sofa.  I was greatly lacking confidence in those early days, still do sometimes now but then I am known for being a shy retiring soul (shush, don’t spoil this, they are believing me).

Writing this blog has changed the way I look at things, I make notes all the time now about things I might blog about at some point.  There are half-sentences and reminders stored in my phone so that I will get back to them at some point.  So many random ideas that flick through my brain become translated into the blog.  Some work, some do not.  There are some drafted half ideas that still I can’t quite make into a sensible post, yet I still can’t quite delete them yet as I think there is something there if I can just get the right handle on it.

So – happy birthday blog – its been a fun year and I’ve enjoyed sharing it more than I imagined that I would, here’s to year 2! 

12 comments :

  1. Congratulations on the blogaversary! I also have a draft page where I stick down ideas and half-sentences. Sometimes they work - and other times I start out writing about a specific subject, only to end up writing about something completely different. I think that's the joy of blogging. It helps you live in the moment, and look back on those moments, too. Here's to a great year 2.

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  2. Happy birthday, blog. I must start noting my ideas - I always think I will remember, and of course, I don't.

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  3. There' s a few of us started in February. In the middle of winter, it seemed like a good idea.
    Well done and here's to you second year.

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  4. Congratulations on your first birthday - may there be many happy returns of the day! I end up with notes, also photos on my phone that I want to blog about but then either forget or like Victoria, end up waffling about something completely different!

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  5. Happy Blog Birthday and here's to the next year!
    You';re so right about ideas and notes.Blogging is making see ordinary moments in a completely different way....quite inspirational.
    As are your wordless wednesdays which I adore....the perfection of the muted pink of the rose...no words needed!

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  6. Many thanks for your kind comments all x

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  7. Happy Anniversary from me too! I'm looking forward to the second year of your blog. But I do think that's a very strange photo of you in a sparkly leotard at the top.

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  8. Lyn - you are better off not knowing the horror that would be a photo of me in a leotard- spangly or otherwise :)

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  9. Happy Blogaversary. I dont write notes, I have too many half full notebooks as it is. I tend to blog when something occurs to me, its often prompted by photos I have taken and generally the best posts I write are those that started out about something completely different!

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  10. Congratulations on reaching year one. You are so correct,blogging does make one think differently. I remember always looking for comments and found that it is very much a sharing thing. Something else which I find satisfying is to do a google search on the title of one of your posts and then find it on page one.

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