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.


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.


Amy said...

Happy anniversary. Looking forward to another year.

Towanda said...



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.


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! :)


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!

Dorcas (aka SingingOwl) 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?

Rev SS said...

aHappy Blogoversary! I'm glad it's working for you (and so many of my blog friends) 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!