Sunday, September 23, 2007

Happy Blogoversay to Me!

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I just realized that today is my 1st blogoversary!

In my very first post, which took me about an hour to write because I was so nervous, I wrote, "If you had asked me just last week if I would ever have a blog, I would have laughed until I peed." Geez, I spent an hour agonizing over that post and that's my opening line!

But that was certainly the truth. I had always thought that blogs were for people who took themselves and their opinions way too seriously and it seemed like work. And I hate work. What I found, however, was community.....a community that has become a real, not just a virtual, part of my life and ministry.

So, thank you friends for all the ways in which you have enriched my life this past year. I want to especially thank you all for the support you gave to me last May when I was dealing with the child care worker situation. Your kind words and prayers meant so much.

So, I guess I'll keep with it for another year.

13 comments:

more cows than people said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Yay! I'm glad you got over it and started blogging.
It took me a month longer than you to get over it.

And yes... we have found a wonderful community.

Alleluia!

Amy said...

Happy anniversary. Looking forward to another year.

Towanda said...

Congrats!

(iris)

Magdalene6127 said...

Happy day day (as we used to say growing up)!

Your blog is a must-visit for me, every day. Thank you for writing.

Mags

lutheranmom said...

Happy Anniversary Iris!!

Rev Kim said...

Happy Blogoversary, Iris! I had those same nerves that you did when I started. I'm glad that you got over it.

And amen to the community part.

Deb said...

Well, hurray!

Don't stop! :)

Deb

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

yahoo! grab a latte sister blogger and celebrate the virtual life... which actually is life. we've been called to this (at times) very isolating profession so the blogging really truly is (mostly) a ray of hope. keep writing nothing. i'll do the same & then we'll promise to read each others right?

Cathy said...

I say Happy Blogoversary to you a little late, but still with the same heart!

Singing Owl said...

I'm just catching up on blog reading, so HAPPY BELATED BLOGAVERSARY. And what you said is just how I felt too. People who babbled about their cats....who'd wanna read that?
LOL!

MayB MayB Not said...

aHappy Blogoversary! I'm glad it's working for you (and so many of my blog friends) ...as I continue to read, even if I have given up writing for now. Blessings. Serena

Grace thing said...

congrats! I enjoy your blog. I'm glad you've stuck with it a year!

revhipchick said...

Happy Belated Blogoversary!

I am grateful that your voice is here, that you are here. I look forward to when we might be "here" in the same place at the same time--no longer virtual but physical. I say physical because this community we have formed is real.

It has been wonderful getting to know you through your blog! Even if sometimes it's a little creepy because it reads like I could have written it!

Love ya!