Monday, July 07, 2008

Hit a milestone Monday. . . 500 posts


(Flowers compliments of a freecycle friend who I met this weekend when I gave her a movie projector and she brought me these from her garden and a bunch of fresh herbs that smell so wonderful in my kitchen.)

This should be #501. I knew I was pretty close but didn't realize what day this week that I would get to the actual 500. Was thinking maybe Thursday. I fooled even myself! I want to thank my blogging friend over at jenMcB who introduced me to Google Blogger three years ago in March. I hope to send her something in appreciation soon.

My first year, I was pretty slow at posting and only posted 49 posts the 10 months of that year. As I reached out and broadened my blog reading, I learned to like blogging. IN 2006, I BLOGGED ON 232 DAYS! UP TO YESTERDAY'S POST 500, I HAD POSTED 226 DAYS more days by THIS DAY THIS MONTH AND I HAVE OVER 5 MONTHS TO GO for 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then, I got more interested in visiting what others had to say and doing an occasional meme. I joined groups like Photo Hunt, Sky Watch Friday, Odd Shot Monday, Building Bridges and ABC Wednesday. I tried a couple others temporarily. I found blogs that I liked to visit regularly and right now I'm only participating in ABC Wednesday and ODD Shots on Monday. As some challenges grew, I found it frustrating to not visit everyone and bowed out of the project days. I will do that with ABC Wednesday when I finish two more letters. I gave up Sky Watch officially but I usually end up publishing a sky photo without visiting many involved and I may continue doing that. I also post on a couple photo blogs with themes occasionally. . .

I think of all the groups I have participated in, my favorite has been the once a month "Bridges Between" sponsored by Rune over at Rune E It makes me think of not just physical bridges which are beautiful but the kind you can create with your heart and between people. I plan to create an original award for him soon because I have found it to be the most worthwhile blogging activity and it presents a challenge to me each month.

Oh my gosh!!!!!!! How could I have forgotten Blog Your Blessing Sundays??????? It has been a wonderful experience for me to give God credit for my many blessings through this group. Neo is a wonderful host at Blue Panther and should you want to join us, just leave him a note on his blog.

So thanks to all my blogging friends throughout the world who visit my blog and whose blogs I enjoy reading BUT most of all to JenMcB who got me started.

8 comments:

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful Paulie! Many congratulations!!!

Katney said...

Congratulations on your 500. I find it frustrating not to visit all the participants in a meme, too, but am philosphical about it. I get to all those I can when I can and don't worry about getting to all of them. Looks like Imay have more time to do that now, though, as I have hung up my commute.

Katney said...

BTW, Paulie, I do want to say that, although I was inspired to start a blog by my son the blogger, it was you who got me started actually posting to it.

Jenny McB said...

I am so glad that you have enjoyed it!! It can be satisfying to be creative and share.

Denise said...

It has been great having you in ABC Wednesday. Sorry you are not joining in for Round 3, but you know where we are. If you ever have a burst of inspiration for ANY letter just post it up.
Lots of Love
Dxxx

dot said...

Congratulations!!

diXymiss said...

Congratulations on your 500th post, Paulie! Many blessings as you continue blogging.

Love Bears All Things said...

Congratulations, Paulie on 500 posts! Like you, I never in my wildest dreams thought this blogging thing would be so rewarding.
Mama Bear