26 April 2009

It's My Blogiversary!

Today is the one year anniversary of the start of my blog. As is usual with everything in my life, that was a fast year. This post will be the 175th one written since my start. All in all I don't find that too bad. That averages to just about a post every other day. (Math is not my forte so if something is amiss in that statement, keep it to yourselves!) I tried to blog everyday in January, and failed miserably, so I am happy to look back over the year and realize I had better effort than I thought.

My whole purpose in starting the blog was to get some thoughts out, write about things that interested me or that I had a passion for, and leave a legacy of myself on "paper". I had initially hoped it would help my family and friends keep informed on what was going on in my life. I have a sister who isn't too far from me and a brother all the way in AZ. Even though I informed my brother and SIL of my blog, I think only my brother has visited, and I think only once. I have no evidence my sister has ever taken the time to read it. So be it. If they had blogs, I would read them. I admit it hurts a bit that my own family has no interest in things I am passionate about, or wants to check in and see what I have to say about my girls. Such is life I suppose.

I am heartened by the fact that many people I have never met IRL visit my blog. I have made many online friends over the years, and some of them really have become life long buddies. We have groups where we chat and we like to check in with each other daily. If we don't hear from someone for a while we try to contact them in other ways to figure out if they are ok. I never would have thought 20 years ago, when I was barely computer literate that so much of my life would now revolve around my computer. I love my computer, my friends live in it (I stole that : )

Of course I know some RL (real life) friends read my blog, but so few of you ever comment I don't know who you are. I do wish those who visit would say hi. You don't have to comment on the post, just comment on being here. I have a feed on my sidebar that shows me where people come from who read this, but it doesn't tell me who you are. Won't you please write me a little a hello, on this, the 1st anniversary of my foray into blogdom?

So tomorrow will be April 27th, but it will also be the start of my 2nd blog year. I hope I can keep it interesting and I hope I can find as much, if not more, time to post than I did this last year. Thanks to those of you who faithfully read no matter how boring or mundane the topic....I think you know who are : )

“I think the pleasure of completed work is what makes blogging so popular. You have to believe most bloggers have few if any actual readers. The writers are in it for other reasons. Blogging is like work, but without coworkers thwarting you at every turn. All you get is the pleasure of a completed task.”
~Scott Adams~


Stephanie said...

Who? Me? I love reading your thoughts :)

I did not tell my family about my blog, yikes, no way :)

Happy Blogiversary.
I think I started 3 years ago.

Anonymous said...

D Marie,

Happy Blogiversary! As someone who is lucky enough to be counted as a long time friend of yours in RL I feel it is my duty to point out the following:

You (ok we) are a year more "seasoned" than we were when you started this blog.

Your hair color has changed (and maybe changed again) since you started your blog.

You still have the most amazing ability to remember EXACT dates "No, that event took place on April 17 of 2004 NOT 2005"

A different (and oh so correct) political party leader is now in the White House than was in when you started your blog.

Cheers to you Fiery Woman!

Lisa Lea

Donna said...

Lisa Lea, you are giving away secrets my online friends don't know about me ;) Yes, my hair has gone through 3 color changes since last April.....I was blonde last April, then in the fall I went darker blonde, then reddish brown, and now I am almost black (really dark brown). And I know you appreciate that I can remember exactly when we did all our naughty things ; )

little castle said...

Happy Blogiversary! I always enjoy reading your blog.

unschoolermom said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am definitely a loyal reader! I love your blog!


JoJoBeans said...

I love reading your blog!

Donna said...

Thanks to my loyal readers. I hope to never bore you : )

Parsley said...

Well, I'm a new reader and blogger but "Hello"! In fact, you are the first person I've visited more than once...Hope that's ok ;-) I have family members who blog but until they invite me to read, I won't; long story.

I don't know who reads my blog either, if anyone. Feel free to stop by everyone...