Saturday, November 15, 2008

1st Blogoversary!

Wow! My 1st Blogoversary! This past year has flown by! I started this blog just after our move to Missouri from Arizona as a way to keep in touch with everyone and to report about new home and experiences. Within a few months I found myself in this incredible community of fun, creative and supportive people from all over the world.

Here it is a year later. Blogging was not top-of-mind for me before, but now it is a part of my day that I look forward to. Here's why:
  • I have met so many wonderful people that I hope to meet in person some day.
  • It has helped me develop writing skills and to open up more
  • Sharing photography and participating in challenges has stretched my imagination and the way I look at the world around me
  • I now have four blogs!
  • Finding out that there are others like me, and others who aren't, and that's ok!

So, stop by, have a piece of cyber cake and a cup of coffee. Tell me about why you started blogging, what you like about it, and what surprised you most about blogging.

Thank you to everyone: blog buddies, blurfers, lurkers, commenters, and Google searchers, for making this a very fun first year in the blogosphere!


Martha said...

Happy Blogoversary! I think you should celebrate by joining my weekend blogathon! :-)

lisaschaos said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! :) A year already? :)

{i}Post said...

Happy blogoversary! *toot* That was me blowing my noise maker!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Barb, I am here for my piece of cake and a cup of coffee!! Congrats on your 1st year anniversary with blogging.I am coming up on two years in January.This is the best hobby I have taken up since I retired 4 years ago.Enjoy another year!!!
Hugs, Barb

Linda said...

Happy Bloggy Day!

I started blogging as a way to keep my family posted about what we were doing in Germany.

I LOVE lets me put my feelings down. I could never really write a journal, and this is my way of recording my history. It's a reference point for scrapbooking too. If I have a layout I made about something I've blogged about, I have instant journalling!

I love discovering new people!

And what I find the most surprising is the FRIENDS I have made. There are regular followers of my blog. They participate and comment and critique my work. They lend me a shoulder to cry on. Some of my bloggy friends have ripped my heart out with their tearful stories of life. I send them presents, they reciprocate. There is no feeling greater than seeing a link to YOUR blog on someone else's blog....that's just the highlight of the day!

Heidi said...

So glad to have discovered your blogs and your amazing creativity and photography!

Happy Anniversary!