Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's Been One Year



It's seems longer....


My blog is one year old today. I'm mixed at how to post. So much has happened...some of it unexpected, but very welcome. I feel as if I have made many friends that are distant only geographically. You are as close to me as if you were sitting here next to me....reading over my shoulder :-) I would like to believe that we have had many laughs together, felt one another's pain, rejoiced when one of us had a breakthrough!


This is fast becoming emotional for me now as I think about many of the things I had posted about. The struggles of life, of blogging, saying goodbye (love to you my brother) , a dream or two realized. 


This journey has been exhaustingly fulfilling. I found that I can really open up and be who I am comfortably. No inhibitions other than my own. Expressions of life and the lessons brought forth and learned from. 


I probably never would have gotten into blogging had it not been for my daughter Darcel, of The Mahogany Way. She suggested blogging to me for months before I decided to give it a try.


She also suggested that I read other blogs and see what I liked, find some with my interests. It all felt so strange to me as I remember it now. Having no idea how to search for blogs, what I did was click the next blog button at the top of the page. This was easy and brought many to choose from. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but I knew when something would latch on. 


One of my first was WaystationOne. Brian Miller is the author of the blog. There was something about his blog that rested with me. I really had no idea he was so well known. He invited me to One Shot Wednesday over at One Stop Poetry, more on that later.


Another was Miss Daisy who was the dueling dutch woman. I like her blog because reading her gives me a feeling of relaxation. Even when she's angry, for me, she seems so polite...she's comforting to read. 


Now the next one you may wonder.....what?....why in the world would I follow Single Infertile Female: now what? Well, I picked her blog up from my daughter. She was showing me some of the blogs she was following and SIF's caught me. She is young and has already been through so much in Life and yet she is still strong...albeit hopefully getting the rest she needs right now...her blog to me is heartbreak, endurance, immense pain and strength. 


I get something from each of them as I do from other blogs that I read....and that includes my daughter's and son's blogs. 


I didn't want to but I'm gonna have to finish this in another post....running out of time...dang it!



8 comments:

Blaga said...

Happy first birthday to your baby-blog, happy many returns, filled with lovely emotions and new friendships to enchant your day! Keep writing Reggie!

Reggie said...

Thank you so much Blaga!...you help to make it meaningful and fun!

beccagivens said...

Happy First Blog Birthday, Reggie! I could totally relate to your post ... about 9 weeks ago, a friend asked if she could create a blog for my Haiku and Meditative Art, and I promptly asked ... "what is blogging?" :D ... I just celebrated my 2nd month; it has been a learning curve and a joyful experience. Thank you for leaving me a breadcrumb to discover yours! Here's to celebrating many more b'days!! ~becca

Reggie said...

Hi Becca...congrats on your 2nd month. Breadcrumb?...you're sweet :-)

Celestial Dreamz said...

:) all the best. It's interesting to go through your blog.

shaguftaabbas said...

Happpy B'day to your bloggie! Blogging teaches you so much, its kind of a best buddy that transforms you into something better with a gift of lessons each day! (:

Happy Blogging Reggie! (:

bendedspoon said...

Would love to celebrate with you. Happy 1st year blogiversary! :)

Reggie said...

Celestial Dreamz, thank you...my door is always open.

shaguftaabbas, I couldn't agree with you more...
thank you

bended, let's make it a life long celebration :-)

On a side note, my apologies for getting back to your comments so late...I was without internet.

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