I knew it was coming up.
I had thought about it...planned for it...
And the day came & went...just like any other.
To be quite fair with myself, I had a lot going on last week.
I was worrying over my friend as she was losing her grandpa...and then, well, you know, life is what it is!
And I totally forgot that last Thursday was my ONE YEAR blogging anniversary!
One year has gone by! I can't believe it.
And then, in other ways, it feels like I've been here forever.
Just for laughs, this is my first post from a year ago.
#3 really made me laugh..."my blogs always sound funnier in my head before I commit them to print"...this does not seem to have changed throughout my first year of blogging! Some things come out funny...or thought provoking depending on my intent...and then some things miss the mark completely.
Some things have changed though...
I have "met" a lot of great people! When I began a year ago, I had one follower...who didn't really read my posts...now I have 97 followers, although I wish I could narrow that down to "readers" because the number would be significantly smaller...but I'm OK with that. The people who read my blog consistently (and I read their's back), I enjoy "talking" with either by e-mail or Twitter.
Speaking of Twitter, I now have a Twitter account...I never in a million years would've thought that I would join Twitter. It just seemed pointless...especially since I have a Facebook. But I have relative annonymity on Twitter...almost no one that I know in real life knows that I have a Twitter account. And only two of my Facebook friends are linked to me on Twitter. I use it solely for blogging purposes and it's nice to have a place to say something that you don't have to worry about offending someone you have to see face to face every day. Not that I just rant & rave...but you know what I mean.
I believe my writing has changed...evolved, if you will. At least I hope it has.
And YOU, my readers have changed too! Babies have been born...jobs have changed...some of you have moved...it's just interesting to see how much different a life can be in a year.
And then, there are things that haven't really changed...I mean, what did I think? Blogging would "change my life"? I'm still the same person I was a year ago...with the same hopes & dreams...and with the same insecurities. But I have a place to put all those things...so, maybe blogging has "changed my life" in that I can release some of this emotional baggage I would otherwise carry around until I exploded on someone in real life!
In all reality, I can't imagine leaving this little part of my world...the "blog world"...and leaving the great women (and a few men, to be fair!) that I've met while I've been here. For now, I'm here to stay.
It's been a great year...here's to another!