One year of blogging...
I have now been Blogging for a year!
Many things have happened over the last twelve months but most significant of all was the getting to “know” so many bloggers.
I discovered Vit’s blog on the BBC website just after the London Bombs in July 05. I was very interested in her digital art and even got myself a version of Painter 9. I have drawn a few things whenever the mood has taken me but not as much as I would have liked.
As I started visiting and commenting on Vit’s blog, other bloggers came to visit my blog and the first one was DCver from Portugal.
09 September, 2005 DCver
12 September, 2005 Gigi (Guyana)
13 September, 2005 Vit (Portugal)
13 September, 2005 Carribean Colours (Caye Caulker, Belize)
18 September, 2005 Viking (US)
10 October, 2005 Ale (US)
12 October, 2005 Caroline (UK)
13 October, 2005 Shyha (Poland)
17 October, 2005 Julie Oakley (UK)
27 October, 2005 Chill Daddy (US)
01 November, 2005 Christine (Canada)
03 November, 2005 Hobbes (Carribbean)
04 November, 2005 Andrea (Canada)
04 November, 2005 Annie (UK)
06 November, 2005 Val (US)
14 November, 2005 L Dahl (US)
15 November, 2005 Iluvnyc (US)
19 November, 2005 Hayden (US)
22 November, 2005 Janet (US)
23 November, 2005 Kingston Girl (Jamaica)
23 November, 2005 Juliana (US)
08 December, 2005 Carla (US)
18 December, 2005 Cave Renovator (Spain)
20 December, 2005 Brian the Mennonite (Canada)
02 January, 2006 Wendy (France)
15 January, 2006 Euro Trac (UK)
14 March, 2006 Cherrypie (UK)
28 March, 2006 Mary (US)
18 April, 2006 Calamity Tat (France)
20 April, 2006 Homo Escapeons (Canada)
21 April, 2006 Le Chat (UK)
25 April, 2006 Rambling Woman (UK)
25 April, 2006 Lettuce (UK)
06 June, 2006 Dons (UK)
04 July, 2006 Daphnée (Belgium)
06 July, 2006 Dizzy (Jersey)
I "talk" to you all as if I know you as real friends. I have emailed many and many have emailed me.
A few of you have elected to remain anonymous (no photo) that is your prerogative.
I have made up a mental picture of you. For example, DCver, I imagine him tall, dark and handsome (I'm not gay, don't worry) as any Portuguese chemist would be. The rest of you have your photo on show and it is nice when reading comments, to associate your face with your thoughts.
As I said to Trac one day "one little comment on your blog can make all the difference!!"
And it is very true that most of us are just seeking an ear to listen to our Life and remind us that we aren't alone.
This year has taught me lots of things and most of all the determination to seek real happiness even at the detriment of a well-settled life. Though it was hard to make the change and still is hard, I have learnt to take one day at a time. Enjoy the good things that one single day offers me and tackle the problems the next day may bring.
At this moment in time I am happy for my blog to take over my life to some extent. The day I give up blogging will be the day when I'll have decided that I no longer need to.
But I have a feeling that by then I will find it very hard to "lose" all the "blogfriends" I have made on the way.
How long have you been blogging and why do you do it?