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.
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.
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