Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A Milestone Missed!

Yesterday I realized something. I went to my AOL Journal and looked at the counter (not to see that it had reset...Darn AOL), and I noticed something. I had a milestone, and it slipped right by me without even a peep. I have been blogging for over a year now (go me!) . March 14, 2005 is my anniversary date. Wow, I didn't even think I would make it this far. I remember when I started writing in my blog, I didn't even know what to write about. Believe it or not, the original title of my journal was "Things about me (Even the little ones)". I changed it because I thought the title was bland. Even my writing seemed kind of bland at one point. I think it got better, when I decided to start sharing a little bit more about myself in J-land.

I remember when I started getting readers, but somehow I managed to scare one away. I was just so enthusiastic with my comments, it must have creeped her out, and she stopped reading my journal, and removed me from her favorites section. I admit it kind of hurt, but hey you learn and move on. She was the first person who's journal I ever commented in, but she didn't have the honor of being my first read.

I don't know exactly how I found his journal, but
Detached and Indifferent Expressions was the first journal I read (lurked in). Omar had me cracking up, I couldn't have thought of an idea to post a living will on my journal. The second is full of Color. I like In The Shadow Of The Iris, because it is so beautifully written. At first I lurked around her journal too, but eventually I had no choice to leave a comment, because The Color entry was well written, it was amazing to me. I remember leaving the comment, asking Rebecca if there was anything I can do to recommend that she be the winner of Judith Heartsong's Essay Contest (which reminds me is there going to be another one?). I could try and focus all of my energy on writing a entry like Rebecca's and never get close to her writing abilities. The ingredients are there, but I'm not good at following the instructions in the recipe book very well. Rebecca left me a comment wishing me a happy birthday and told me to keep writing. That comment along with Omar's sense humor in his journal entries help me along, and inspired me to keep writing, when I was ready to give up. Blogging has had it's ups and downs. I would have never thought I would have two blogs (AOL's Fault) let alone a third coming up soon.

If I have learned anything about blogging its that there are some good people out there in the world. It's been fun, hopefully it will continue to be in the future. I know I have some people lurking around my journal. Feel free to comment or just say Hi. Even leave your Blog Address so I read yours.



tfg said...

I've only been blogging for about 6 months, but I didn't think I'd make it this far either.

Steven said...

I love reading people's anniversary updates. Always reminds me of little stages I've gone through and am still going through with my own blog. I've scared off plenty of readers and worried about it. Been hurt and made happy all through my blog.

Happy Anniversary. Hope you have many more!

DesLily said...

I've only blogged about 6 months also.. started last October.. just before you know what hit the fan on aol. sigh. Copied it all to blogspot and have kept them both since. (mirror copy)
Never thought i'd keep it going this long!! I wonder if i will still be journaling when my one year anniversary comes up?

Happy Anniversary !!..

Chelle said...

::stretches:: Have we met? LOL! I have been blogging for oh about 3059280582035928039852098 seconds. Then again I may be exagerating 3908029582059820598 of them. GO ME!

Love your wit!

Jod{i} said...

I for one am happy to have met through the channels...
Bland? You? Never, I always enjoy your entries!!! I may not leave many comments, but let it be known I read EVERY entry!

Happy Anniversary! Late but still filled with big hearts!!!


Ari said...

Well I can't say that your writing has gotten better or worse, because I think it's been brilliant all along. Yeah, I've giving you mad props tonight. That bus entry really put a tear in my eye. You rock, man.