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.