Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Blogo-versary to Me!

156 posts ago, on February 14th, 2006, I entered the blogosphere with great trepidation and trembling! With great apprehension I wrote this. And what an adventure I've been--on every word since.

Like you, I was stunned at the connection that has developed with friends across the nation, unknown faces sharing very real matters of the heart. With every new comment, my heart skipped a beat, knowing that I was entering the God zone; for I believe wholeheartedly, that God is working mightily through the internet. He has brought together women (and the occassional man!) who encourage, support, comfort and pray for one another. Together, we have laughed out loud, we have celebrated, and we will party-hard! We are motivated, challenged, and inspired.

We are always made to feel welcome (y'all), with each and every visit and make fast and lasting friendships! We learn about one another, we support one another, and we pray, yes we pray, how we pray; WoW! Do we pray! And how God answers!

We know what meme's are, travel 'vicariously' around the world, and we even go to Blogging school! And, perhaps, one of the greater rewards of this past year, we grow in our faith together.

Honestly, I don't know why I was so afraid to start this blogging thing! What an amazing year it has been! I can't wait for the coming year!

18 comments:

Morning Glory said...

Happy bloggaversary and Happy Valentine's Day.

C. H. Green said...

Happy Happy Anniversary. Whew, that must have taken some time to put all those links in there! I count it a joy and privilege to be your friend, blogging buddy, and prayer partner. Thanks for a wonderful year of inspiration, insight, and friendship.

Dawn said...

It has been an amazing year! And I've only been here since May. I am looking forward to the next months and years! That was an awesome post, and I loved your very first one - I remember going back to the beginning of yours when we first "met" and reading through the whole thing. I felt like I knew you already.

Yellow Mama said...

Well...we share an anniversary!

Yup...My hubby and I started dating 26 years ago today!...it was to a basketball game...I had the tickets...he bought dinner...I took $ because I wasn't sure if it was a real date or just friends...IT was BOTH!.

Blessing on you and happy Valentine's Day...

Kristen said...

Happy Blogaversary Diane! I believe it's actually mine, too. Hmmm...I might have to look into that.

It's been a fabulous year. I don't think I've had more fun since I first learned how to turn on a computer.

I'm grateful to have met you and look forward to meeting you soon!!

Sharon Lynne said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I'm sure you will have many more adventures to come! Thank you for having such a blog as this..an encouragement and support to weary moms. I'm thankful for you!

momrn2 said...

Happy Blogaversary!! What a wonderfully creative post to celebrate such an occasion!!

I'm so glad you joined this "world" and to have "met" you. Blog On Friend....

Happy Valentine's Day too!

Sista Cala said...

I also will say HBA. Thanks for you encouragement. The only fear I had in starting a blog was that I would become addicted to blogging. It's only been a couple of weeks and I think I'm headed that way.

Guess I'll look at the bright side; it is not going to give me a beer gut or lung cancer. :-)

Barb said...

Oh my sweet goodness, I think you just broke the world record for linking! LOL

I agree with you. I remind myself over and over again that one year ago I had no idea what a "blog" was and here I am today, in the thick of it. I can't imagine never having met all of you. You bless me in so many ways.

Happy Valentine's Day to you, sweet friend.

Spookie the Warrior said...

CONGRATULATIONS Diane!! Seems February was a good time to start blogging last year... LOL!!

Heather Smith said...

Happy blogoversary! I'm so glad you started this blogging journey! I've learned a lot from you!

Linda said...

Congratulations!! I am so glad I met you. You have very beautifully written all that blogging means to all of us.

Catez said...

Happy 1st Blogiversary Diane! Around the world indeed!

You are a very thoughtful blogger with a beautiful spirit. I like your mix of reality, love, and hope. Many more bloggings days to come - and I expect they'll be just as good.

God bless you.

EmilyRoseJewel said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your prayers. We are excited and anxious to meet our new addition. Here is to many more blogs!

Diane J. said...

Well, happy blogiversary, Diane!

My, there've been some changes here since I last visited. You have a new template and you've switched to the New Blogger, I see.

I remember when we first started blogging and we were so green, LOL! We were so scared to try anything new, and linking was so beyond us then. Now this post is FULL of links. :-)

Here's to another year of blogging, Diane.

Blog on, fair Diane...Blog on...

Hugs,

Diane

Looney Mom said...

Happy Blog-o-versary! It is great how we have all made wonderful connections we would have never known otherwise. I plan on being around here for a long time and I hope you will too!

GiBee said...

And here's to many, MANY more posts!!!

Mrs. Darling said...

Happy anniversary. Ive blogged for three and a half years now and I doubt that ever stop. I like the chronicle of our days and the friendships made are indeed amazing.