Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Holy Cow!

I just realized that Sunday is my 4-year blogiversary! How fun is that?!

I decided that, in honor of four years of blogging, I would go back to see if I could find any of my old friends and introduce you.

My sisters, Geri, Mary, Judy, and Michelle (and friend, Kandee) have been big supporters from the start (Thanks, Girls :) (Even though Michelle told me I "sucked," I let her keep reading.)

Most of my original commenters were bloggers, and most of them haven't blogged in years. "Princess Pointful," "Mama of a Whole Lot of Drama" and I cheered each other on for a long time, but I guess they moved on.

I found Sherrie, who lost her dear mom a few months back and wrote about it on her blog (which she hadn't been to in a while). She's a real sweetheart. Sherrie, you were there when no one else was :) Thanks.  Jax, too (of MomMom's Rant) last posted (in 2009) about losing her mom. I can only imagine how tough that must be.

Green Girl in Wisconsin is still blogging! Her header is a charming Wisconsin scene. A Novel Woman is also blogging regularly and still has a familiar little photo of her child-self on her site. I enjoyed checking in tonight.

That brings me to Angie, of John Deere Mom, my longest-lasting blogging friendship (of almost four years). She's got one of the cutest blog headers on the Internet and still keeps in touch now and then. Her best friend, Debbie (also a teacher), hails from Finding Normal and continues to search for "normal," having recently moved eight hours away from Angie :(  Thanks, Girls, for supporting me :)

I also cannot forget Meno, whose blog I still love (Yes, Meno, even though you "used to be funny."). Meno is showing class and strength as she goes through a tough divorce. She has a unique sense of humor that I've adored ever since I met her via Cre8Buzz. Thanks, Meno.

That brings me through my first blogging year (or the fact that it's 10:45pm and I should be in bed). What about you? If you're a blogger, when's the last time you went back and visited your early-adopters (or at least early blog-foster parents?  (If you're a new blogger, welcome! :)

Let's all raise our glasses and celebrate the gift that is friendship. As I read on a post that I will be linking up on Saturday...

Our friends are the hands of God here on earth.

And for you, I am grateful.

18 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary! What a great journey you've had.

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  2. What a great idea--I love this! Happy anniversary: )

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  3. Happy Bloggaversary!!! :) So glad you started blogging. I will be reading for as long as you continue to post! :)

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  4. My 4 year mark is coming up in the fall! I will have to take a trip back too and see who's still around.

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  5. very exciting to look back. Like Mrs.Ski said Happy Blogerversary. he he, I am still on my original blog supporters 8-)

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  6. Happy Anniversary! I for one, am very glad you are a part of this blogging world!! Cheers!

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  7. Happy anniversary! Here's to many more wonderful years... cheers!

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  8. I don't think I was even reading blogs that long ago, but congratulations from me too. Those who've been at it a while say it's changing. I don't know about that, but it's a fine way to decompress and share your life with some pretty neat people! Keep it up, as much as you have time for.

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  9. Holy Cow in the land of cheese - I'm glad you have kept blogging and hosting FF and SS. You remember that song "I am Woman"?
    If it was written today it would probably reference blogging.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHk4frru17M

    Look at how much you have gained!

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  10. Happy Blogaversary you rock by the way!

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  11. Congratulations! I hope to keep up with my new blogging experiences just the same!

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  12. Four years and going strong. COngratulations. Find time to write that book!

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  13. Many of my early adopters have moved on, but I still think of them fondly.

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  14. Happy Blogoversary. I haven't been blogging but about 2 years now. I love my first few blogging friends and just went through about a week ago and started trying to reconnect with a few of them again.

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  15. You and I started blogging at almost the same time - in fact - it seems 2007 was a banner year for blog starts.

    And I, for one, am so Very, Very glad I found you.

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  16. Wow! And a fun 4444 it was! I (along with many) look forward to many more years of your blog!

    All together now.... 4 MORE YEARS...4 MORE YEARS... 4 MORE YEARS! :)

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