Thursday, January 30, 2014

Blogiversary ~ seven years!

Oh, my!  This date almost slipped my mind.  It's been — one, two, three, four, five, six — SEVEN years since I started blogging.

2007 ... My very first post was about Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake.
2008 ... I missed my "end of January" blogiversary by a day.
2009 ... I completely missed the day because I was sick enough to require open-heart surgery.
2010 ... I nailed the day with a blogiversary post.
2011 ... I went to church and remembered to post about my blogiversary.
2012 ... I had learned how to schedule the post for "1:30 AM" to match the 1-30 date.
2013 ... I completely missed the day (again) because of pain med confusion as my broken shoulder healed.
At least that's my best guess, a year later.  I don't think "blogiversary" has crossed my mind since 2012.
2014 ... Another year behind me.  What now?  A couple of years ago, I asked you readers what "memes" you liked — and not one single person responded.  A better gauge is the number who comment on the actual memes, like the Booking Through Thursday that I posted earlier today or the Book Beginnings on Fridays.  I think I'll just keep doing what I've been doing, which is basically posting what I'm interested in, whenever I feel like it.
I've got on my blogging shoes, so I'm ready to keep running this blog.


Helen's Book Blog said...

Congratulations! Seven years is very impressive. I thin this fall will be five for me. Or is it six? I'll have to take a look back to the first post to figure that out. I'm pretty sure it's five.

I am enjoying blogging more now than I was a while ago when I got all caught up in how many visitors, how many comments, what is everyone else doing, etc. Now I post when I want, about what I want and that feels really good.

Helen's Book Blog said...

I just checked my first posts: July 2009 for my school blog and November 2009 for the personal one :-)

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Helen, I didn't remember the year, but I do recall changing over from your school blog to your personal blog. I also remember when you changed the color to the one Sophia liked best. And now you have moved on to the purple blog! I've been reading your blog for a long time, apparently from the beginning. Wow!

Jan said...

Congratulations, dear one!

Anonymous said...

Keep up the great work!!!!

Helen's Book Blog said...

You really have been following since the beginning! Sophia insisted on the current purple, but I think I need to change it as it's a bit much on the eyes :-)

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Thanks, Jan and Maphead.

Yes, Helen, the purple is a bit ... umm ... PURPLE.