On Monday evening I received a notice from Word Press that it was my blog’s anniversary, “blogaversary”. It was on November 11, 2013 that I put up my first post. My first post was awful. I thought of a blog like an online magazine with “articles” instead of as social media with “posts”.
I had no idea what I was going to do when I started. Over the years I have had many photo posts, “compassion” posts, smile posts :), posts with my original drawing and painting, music posts, personal experience posts, coffee-shares (starting in early 2014!), etc. Just a wide variety of random things. An eclectic blog.
One thing, though: three of my first ten posts were book reviews. Also in my first ten was an inspirational piece that pushed towards creativity. Between posts #10 and #15 there were three other posts about writing or creativity (total of 4 of 15) and post #15 was my first short story that I posted here. Posts 20 and 21 were also short stories. Little did I know that I would eventually post hundreds of stories, several serialized novellas and three serialized novels! OK, 3 1/2 including “Frank” ;)
I also didn’t realize that I would meet so many wonderful people. That is the hidden surprise of blogging – that social media aspect I mentioned earlier. I’ve only met one blogger face-to-to-face, but I have had email relationships with a few. Being an introvert, it is nice having friends around the world, where i don’t have to be forced into crowds to talk to ;)
Anyway, nothing much to say, except that those six years flew by and it has been fun. Thanks all who I’ve bumped into for making it such a great experience!
(Picture below is from my second year blogaversary party ;) )