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!