15 December 2011

Happy Blogversary to Me

Can you believe that 6 years ago I didn't know what a blog was? And that 5 years and 3 days ago I didn't have a blog? My how the world has changed.

5 years and 2 days ago I started my first blog, this one. I have another that I update pretty regularly. And I've participated in others from time to time. But this is my baby. The one that allows me to be creative and funny and write, and above all else, chronicle my days for future generations.

I still remember writing my first post. I was so excited - and nervous - to venture into the blogosphere. But with encouragement from my coworkers and former coworkers and friends, I jumped in.

Back then, I wanted people to like me. Now? I want to write and I want to have something to look back on in the future. I don't care if people read, because I'm accomplishing my two main goals. If people read, though, yay! I hope I make them laugh from time to time. And comments! Well they're awesome, but even those aren't what fuel my fire anymore.

I guess the summary of this reflection is that I'm content. I like my blog. I love being able to write outside of work. I love being able to look back on where I've been. (In the past 5 years, I've had a baby, bought a house and saw the ocean, for example.) I didn't know 5 years and 2 days ago the direction this blog would take, but now I do. And I like it.

Now I'm going to go buy myself some wood (traditional 5-year anniversary gift, don'tcha know) and celebrate!


Wendy said...

Wood! haha!

Happy Anniversary! I'm glad you have a blog. I like reading, and commenting!!

Ky • twopretzels.com said...

Happy Blogiversary! (I always enjoy reading it.)

And I think you're right, the archival element alone is pretty amazing. Love these blogs.

Iris Took said...

Happy Blogiversary! Wow! That is a lot to accomplish!!

Love the picture of the tree cross section. Nice symbolic.

I agree with Ky about the archives. I have referenced my own blog so many times. It's great to have!

Congrats! Keep writing.

wrestling kitties said...

YAY! Happy Blogiversary! I am so glad you blog, it is great to keep up with friends you don't get to see that often!

I can't believe it has been 5 years...oh how time fly's!