9.25.2012

Five Years.


 

 Yesterday while browsing through my reader, I noticed a post in which someone mentioned it was their Blogiversary.  I thought to myself, ya know, I think mine is coming up sometime soon.  So I decided to check....and it was YESTERDAY.  As in, the day I checked WAS my Blogiversary!  Yesterday was five years since the day I published my very first blog post.
How weird is that?!  I wanted to post right away, but I'd already blogged yesterday and too much of a good thing is not necessarily a good thing.  Like Mexican food, for example.

Anyway.
I have been blogging for FIVE years.  I have published 933 posts.  That's a lot of silliness, a lot of journaling, and a lot of pouring out my soul in this, my little space in the world wide web.  So much has changed in those five years that it's mind-boggling.

I have shared a lot here.  Maybe sometimes too much.  On the flip side, there is a lot that I haven't shared here, and maybe never will.  And that's okay too.  This space is mine.  What I do with it is up to me.

I love to write.  I wish I could devote more time to writing.  I've posted a lot of stuff that was just journaling, listing what we did that weekend or what was going on in our lives.  I've done a lot of fun, silly memes and hops.  But I've done some real writing here, and I'm proud of that.

I've made some wonderful friends.  Some that I met early on and am still friends with, some who drifted off throughout the years.  Some who I miss and wonder what is going on in their lives now.  Some who I've met in real life, some who I very much want to.  Some who have been there for me in some dark times, and whom I love even though I've never actually seen them in person.  I talk about them to other people and refer to them as "my friend in California" or "my friend in Texas".  Because they are my friends, true friends.  It's crazy to know that someone in Canada is thinking of you and wishing you well.  But it's true and it's real, and it's all because of blogging.

I must say, the blogger that has impacted me the most is Hallie from Wonderful World of Wieners.  She lost her beloved son CJ, and I honestly don't think a day goes by that I don't think of both her and CJ.  I hurt for her, I worry about her, I think of her, and I remember CJ.

I've drifted away from here a few times, but never really left.  I feel like I'll always need this place to express myself and I hope I always have it.
I've never been to a conference.  I rarely log on to Twitter.  (I do love me some Pinterest though - hit me up!)  I rarely check my stats and don't really get SEO and branding and all of that stuff.  But I'm still proud of my little spot in the interwebz.

Thank you for coming by!  Here's to five MORE years.

Photo by Shelbie



26 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

I feel exactly the same way. And, hey, I've been blogging for 5 years, too. :) I missed my own blogoversary, though. I know it was sometime in August.

It's amazing to look at how much my life has changed in that 5 years, as I know yours has. Some for the worst, but most for the better. I hope you feel that way, too.

Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

Happy 5 years! That is awesome!
I am new, new, new! around 7 months in, and I totally relate to what you say about the friends I have made out here. We share a lot of the same sensibilities - I am not checking stats or running to conferences - although I do tweet like a fool.
Lovely to meet you! Congratulations!

Shell said...

congrats on five years!!!

Along Came Mary said...

Congrats!!!:)

Heather said...

Congratulations 5 years is awesome!

Enjoy your Blogiversary!

Furry Bottoms said...

Happy Blogversary!!!

Amy said...

Happy 5 years! I hope to still be reading your posts 5 years from now. :)

Jennifer A. Hall said...

I tried to make a big deal out of my 2 year blogiversary and it got all messed up. So, whatevs! Happy 5 years to you!

Diane said...

Awesome. Love this. I feel very much the same way about my little blog. I cannot imagine ever going back to my life without it!

Congrats on 5 years! :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Five years already? That is fantastic! Yes definitely another five more plus!

Emmy said...

Sounds like we are in similar places and with similar feelings about blogging and all that other stuff. This November will be four years for me.
It really is a great/crazy thing.

Congrats on 5 years

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have loved following you along your jouney of life.

The Mommy Therapy said...

Congrats on five years! I feel the same way about my space. I love having it for whatever I need. Good luck on the next five too!

Stopping by from Shell's PYHO link up!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Huge hugs. I have always valued our "friendship." Thank you for keeping my beloved CJ in your thoughts. Still can't believe he's gone. I wish life was the way it was BEFORE. I wish for that more than anything.
Hallie

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

There are no words.

Hugs my friend

Hallie

Ducky said...

Many congrats!! It is a fabulous place to be "you". I think you should absolutely treat yourself to something special....shoes, a bag, wine... or all of the above. :D

Adrienne said...

Happy blogversary! How crazy that it was the exact day! I love that you don't get caught up in numbers. This is a great reminder that blogging is our space! :)

Xiomara A. Maldonado said...

I'm so excited that you've reached five years! Congratulations on such an awesome achievement. Blogs truly are your own personal space in which you can do what you want according to your needs and values. It's great that you can acknowledge the value in that. Here's to many more years of writing! ~Xiomara from Equis Place

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Happy Bloggiversary! Five years...WOW! I think I hit three in December.

This is such a wonderfully reflective post. I, too, don't do twitter and have never been to a conference, but I love when you've been pinning before me... I always do lots of repinning then ! :-)

AnnMarie said...

Happy 5 years! Visiting from PYHO and so glad I did!

Tara R. said...

Congrats on your first five years. I think we started about the same time. Here's to many more wonderful years writing and sharing your stories.

Keetha Broyles said...

I always wonder about my blog-gevity when I see those blogaversary posts too.

I started in June of 2006, not that I'm keeping track or anything.
;-)

Doreen McGettigan said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I enjoy your posts and your writing!!
Have a great weekend. I'm going to look for you on pinterest:)

Wayne W Smith said...

Congrats on the bloggy-chievement.

GB DB said...

Excellent, 5 years, that is a long time.

Elaine A. said...

Congrats on 5 years and I certainly hope you'll keep it up!

Love the photo!!