Thursday, December 31, 2009

One Year of Blogging!

I almost forgot this milestone!! It has been one whole year. I never would have imagined how much I would come to enjoy this activity. This has been my refuge, my sounding board, and a place to meet some awesome people!

I am not computer savvy...just in case you haven't noticed. My daughter had to push me into this. She had to stay on the phone with me and walk me through the process step by step. Then she had to answer a thousand stupid questions. She was very patient and loving until she finally told me to read the instructions at each step.

I started writing my blog just to my thoughts down and see if I could actually write something that others might want to read. I was only going to write about things pertaining to owning this campground. That thought was pretty much abandoned with the very first post. I wrote about my love of Novocaine; yes, I did. So, I thought this would be a way to communicate with my family. They could read my thoughts (and between the lines, knowing me as well as they do) and keep up with our day to day life.

One day I discovered Blogs of Note!!! I started reading the thoughts of other bloggers and cautiously commenting. You cannot imagine how surprised I was when someone other than a family member commented on my blog. I called my daughter right away so excited! She laughed at my excitement and told me to get over myself! In this past year I have had others tell me that I am a good writer, that I can express myself well and that I tell a good story. That all pales in comparison to having my children tell me that I am a good writer.

It has been an amazing year of discovery for me. I have learned to do a lot on the computer, even post pictures. I have met some pretty wonderful people, even a couple in person! In this vast world of blogging I have found a whole community of of wonderful people who have rejoiced in my accomplishments and held me up in times of petty annoyances and a time of horrific grief.

In a few minutes we will welcome a brand new year. I look forward to another year of sharing my thoughts and reading those of my blogging family. Happy New Year!


Sunny said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary and Happy New Year!
Sunny :)

SkippyMom said...

You are one of my favorite new tadpoles Kathy - and you have helped me IMMENSELY in the last few weeks - I don't think I could thank you enough and I am so glad I met you.

Now if I can just figure out a way to get down there to camp out at yoru kampground - that would be neat! [But I want a holiday - because you do it up right girlie!]

I hope this year brings you everything you desire and all the happiness you and your deserve.

Thank you. Skippy

SkippyMom said...

Um, spelling errors much? and the girls are doing our nails [squee] and I am trying to type and not ruin them :)

*yoru = your
*your = yours


Yaya' s Changing World said...

I never would have guessed that you had only been blogging for a year. You seem so comfortable with it. I love coming to your site. One of my favorites, in fact.

This is a copy of the same message I am posting in other places. I wanted to visit and thank everyone who has visited or followed any of my blogs. I have so enjoyed this new experience and look forward to getting to know each of you better. May this be a year of joy and prosperity for everyone.

Happy New Year!!!

Keep a hug on,

~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World

~ Just Joany
Red Wagon Flights

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Rae said...

Congratulations on your milestone. Happy New Year.

Naqvee said...

Hey Kathy, you have been wonderful in your very own simplistic way of writing and its a flow that keeps the readers glued to your thoughts. happy new year to you and to your family and friends. lots of love from Naqvee

Brian Miller said...

happy blogoversary and happy new year! so happy to have met you this year!

ellen abbott said...

Happy New Year Kathy. I'm so glad our paths have crossed.

otin said...

Funny how we all started blogging for different reasons and all arrived at the same spot. If you are one of those people who believes that things happen for a reason, maybe there was someone who you were supposed to meet through all of this process. Interesting thought!

Happy 2010!!!

luksky said...

You are a very good blogger. You're the kind of blogger that makes someone look forward to your posts. :-)

Jenna said...

Happy Blogaversary! You have done a great job, I enjoy reading your posts! Have a great 2010!

lifein3dee said...

Congrats! And I'm glad you started blogging, because I enjoy reading your posts.

Happy New Year!

Alix said...

One year. 64 Followers. Lots and lots of comments on every post. You've accomplished a lot!

Enjoy and celebrate - it's a huge accomplishment. Really it is! Congratulations. So glad we've become friends this year.

Hope your 2010 is full of lovely surprises, happy delights, and many many blessings. You deserve it Kathy.

scarlethue said...

Congratulations to you too!

Oh My Goddess said...

Happy one year! And happy 2010!
I still feel the excitement of finding new blogs to read. I love reading the comments people leave on my posts.
What did we do before we had this outlet??
Keep on blogging!

Cathy said...

Hello Kathy
Happy New Year to you and Love of your Life
Like others I'm so glad I found your blog - I love the way you write, everything rings true. Have read some of your achives and wondered what happened to the rapist that was on the run?
Take care

Jo said...

Congratulations on your one-year blogging anniversary, Kathy! Your blog is tons of fun, and one of my must-reads...!

Happy New Year to you and your family.


Meggie said...

I have loved reading your blog since you began, and yes, you are a very entertaining writer!
I wish you and yours Joy & Good Fortune for 2010.

Yolanda said...

Happy one year anniversary.

Word Designer said...

I so enjoy your comments. I can clearly see the impishness as I read your posts. All you need is a Pixie Cap on your picture and your playful words would be complete.


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Just Joany said...

A year of blogging! Congratulations! I'm so glad we got to meet. You really know how to write and I love coming here.

~ Just Joany
Red Wagon Flights

Karen said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! You are an awesome writer, Kathy, and I'm really glad to have discovered your blog. I'm looking forward to keeping up with all the happenings in 2010.


Pat said...

Congratulations! I'm glad I follow you and MET you! How fun!

I enjoy your blog very much!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

Congratulations! I've been blogging for nearly two years and don't have near the following, so I'd say you're doing something "write" along the way!

Your posts are always interesting to read and you've got some great photos in there, too. I'm glad that I "met" you online - and several others that I met through your blog. So, you have touched the lives of many, many people. How cool is that???