Thursday, October 8, 2009

Blog Anniversary

I just realized it's been a year and a month since I started blogging. I had resisted the idea of a blog for at least a year before that—I couldn't imagine why one would ever want to do such a thing. But then I started...and I've found it impossible to stop.

This is like no kind of writing I've ever done before. Writing whatever comes into one's mind, and sending it out into the ether, and having real people actually read it—who'd ever thought such a thing was possible? Not having to worry about word counts, or whether the subject will be too dark or too quirky for the masses—this is real freedom,. And it's addictive.

But if it hadn't been for you, my first, faithful readers, I'd never have stayed with it—I'd have felt like the sound of one hand clapping, a tree falling in the woods unheard, etc. But here I am, clicking away about my obsessions, and here you are, kindly reading about them. Every time one of you leaves a comment, my heart leaps, my fingers itch to write again.

It takes a village—as Hillary would say—to make a blog. Thank you all for being my village.

5 comments :

  1. Thank you for writing. You have an amazing life. (and thanks to Indigo Bunting for steering me here).

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  2. It's been an honor to be a member of your village! Through you my girlfriend in Wisconsin learned she is not alone in her goat obsession, and I live an online fantasy of having backyard chickens. I have made wonderful necklaces from rose petals this summer, and been in encouraged to continue my own blog, my own garden, which is in that frost bitten wilted netherworld of it's own right now.

    Happy Anniversary, and thanks to Hillary of Crazy as a Loom for bringing me here.
    JB in IL

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  3. i am so very glad you started blogging. yours is one i look for every morning, first thing. and i think you may have the makings of a book.

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  4. You know I'm a huge fan. So, so happy to have you here, both virtually and physically! See you in a couple of hours...

    Now, if only I could get my own blogging back on track. You are an inspiration.

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  5. Thank you all so much. It's heartwarming to get these comments and, as I wrote earlier, it makes my fingers itch to start typing...

    JB, you made rose petal necklaces? Wow!

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