2/28/2011

Milestone

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.
-Hemingway


It's hard to believe I've been blogging for six years this month. Six years! (Not seven as I alluded to in an earlier post. Um, oh yeah, math.)

I just looked back to my earliest posts to remember. Which, please people, I'm not recommending. Kind of like reading an old diary. From adolescence. When ellipses covered all my punctuation needs. Blerg.

Seems a bit self-congratulatory to throw oneself a blogiversary. But that's what we bloggers are. Just a wee bit self absorbed, right? And six years is a lot of blogging.

Thanks to Lindsay for inspiring me. Yours was the first blog I read by someone I actually knew.

Having just moved far from home, I was feeling isolated and, for a number of reasons, rather sad. I hoped to chronicle my adventures as a mother and keep in touch with family.

Three children, ten hundred braggy craft projects and a million photographs later, here we are.

It's hard to describe my feelings about blogging. There have been a lot of off times, facebook stole many of my readers (yeah, that's what happened!) as well as much of my own energy and focus. Yet, I find myself coming back here to create, express and even still, connect.

Thank you to those who have come along with me for the ride.

13 comments:

Patrick Randall said...

Well I still read your blog.

Carrie L-F said...

I love your blog, Liane. You write beautifully and always impart an emotional impact that touches me.

the Joneses said...

I think I was reading your blog before I had one myself. I know it was before Google Reader, because it was one of the addresses I had saved so I could check frequently. One day if we ever see each other again, I'll feel like we've spent the last six years getting to know each other. Yay blogoversaries!

-- SJ

Anonymous said...

I love it when you post a new blog! You have me hooked! Miz B

Heidi said...

I was going to say that your blog is inspiring but really, it's you that is so inspiring, I'm just thankful that you put all of your thoughts/ successes/ failures (or lessons we'll call them)/ life experiences here to share. Love you and your blog! Happy blogiversary!

Liane said...

Thank you all!

brialynne said...

I still lurk, too!

KJ said...

Yes... glad you're still writing... :)
(and yup, I purposely added that second ellipses)

gretchen said...

Yay for you and your delightful and interesting blog that I LOVE : )

Linds said...

I still come here... I come to yours more often than I go to my own :)

KMS said...

I love your blog. My blog even links to it, which means that I can endorse it! :-)

Anonymous said...

Dude, you rule..talented is an understatement...

Anonymous said...

ah, that was me-kk