3.27.2007

Because of Blogging...

...I have become more aware of my surroundings. There have been many incidents where I think "is this blogworthy?"

...I have things recorded that I wouldn't otherwise. I am not the worlds best journal writer and there are so many things that I wouldn't have written down.

...I am not afraid to express myself. Sure, you may not agree with what I have to say, however, I no longer care.

...I have learned what an amazing network of women there are in the world. I have made friends from all sorts of places and I have even worked up enough courage to meet some of them. That is not something I would have done a year ago.

...I have become more aware when I take pictures. I have no photography aspirations, but I do think about what I am taking a picture of when I take it. I want my kids to look back at pictures and remember the magic of childhood.

...I spend way too much time on the computer.

...I have been able to share my life with family that is far away.

...I have been able to share my life with friends and family that are close in a way that I never would have before.


So thank you all for joining me on this journey. This week it is my one year bloggiversary, as well as Itybtyfrog and Netties. On my records it only shows it from April, this is actually my second blog. My first one had too much private information. I have gone through periods of prolific writing and periods of drought. Sometimes I feel clever, sometimes I feel boring. As of late I am hormonal and emotional...not exactly the best time to be writing. So it is a period of famine for now. I will be back more as soon as my sickies subside and I can pull my behind out of bed for more than a 1/2 hour block of the day.

So make my day today. Come out of the lurking closet and say hi! I want to know who all of you are! You can comment even if you aren't a blogger. Just sign in as anonymous and type in your name at the bottom of your post. I would love to hear from you all...also I am a comment junkie.

22 comments:

Undercover Angel said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!

Great list! I can relate to all of the things you've mentioned that blogging has done for you...Especially causing you to spend too much time on the computer...that's becoming a real problem for me - my neck is stiff and my shoulders are killing me...

Code Yellow Mom said...

Happy, happy! I love this list of all the things blogging does for a person...And I TOTALLY relate to the weeks of plenty and the weeks of famine when it comes to blogging - but it's life. Rest up and come back - we'll all still be here.

Kelli said...

Happy Happy Happy!!!

Tori :) said...

Your list is my list! Happy Blogiversary! Mine was this past week also.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

"I have learned what an amazing network of women there are in the world."

This has been my favorite part! I love the friendship and support and the people I have made connections with. It's so neat for the grandparents to see us from afar... makes the distance seem lesser.

I've enjoyed your blog so much! Looking forward to another year of learning more about you. Happy Blogiversary!

ellen said...

I've enjoyed your blog since I found it. Keep on bloggin'.

Ellen in Boston

Char said...

Happy bloggiversary!

Heidi said...

Happy Happy!!! I agree with your list, it's wonderful!! I hope your sickies don't last too long - having just come out of them myself (said with fingers crossed!)

Jamie said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Suzanne said...

Happy Blogiversary! How fun that you, Ity, and SAVOMS, all started blogging the same week.

I hope your morning sickness doesn't last for too long. It's such a horrible thing to get through!

It was fun to see my name under the "I've met You" category! I thought you were a fantastic person then and now too! :)

Rachelle said...

Happy Blogoversary! Blogging is a wonderful thing that teaches us so much!

Dawnyel said...

Who isn't a comment junkie!? LOL
Happy blog-anniversary! Fun year! :)

Michelle said...

I've loved reading your blog over the last year...

Charity said...

Congrats on the blogaversary! Time goes by so fast. When I had my second year I went back and read some of the posts I had written way back when...wow I am a strange one! LOL

Again Congrats and cheers towards another year!

Nettie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Hasn't the year gone by incredibly fast?I read somewhere that the average blog life is 55 days. Looks like we're in it for the long term, famines and all!

utmommy said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

I'm coming up on my 1 year too. I can't believe it's been that long. I too have learned many things from blogging, and many are the same as you.

I hope you aren't sick for too long. I love reading your blog. Feel better!

itybtyfrog said...

Happy Blogiversary!! It has been a great year. I have enjoyed blogging with you so much. I hope you are over the sickies soon. :)

Jennifer B. said...

I'm a little late because I have been limiting my computer time, but Congratulations! Hope you keep on writing, discovering, and enjoying!

Cmommy said...

Hi! My link list has 53 blogs on it now, but I hop over as much as possible! You are one of my earliest favs ;-)

I'd love to link back to this post because you truly captured the bonuses of blogging. {}C

Pattie said...

Happy Anniversary...er...blogiversary, or whatever they call it these days. It has been fun getting to know you this past year :)

kooky kay said...

Happy blogaversarry!

I am nearing my one year as well ... isn't it so cool how blogs bring people together in ways that nothing can?

Manic Mom said...

Hi, just found you from Cmommy. Happy Blogday! I've been blogging for 2-1/2 years. It's addicting, and reassuring, and a wonderful way to connect with others!