One year ago today, with heart pounding (because I had no idea what I was doing), I hit the ‘Publish’ button and posted my first ever blog entry – Serenity Beckons.
Now, I look back on the journey I’ve undertaken and feel proud that I took that first step to reach out to a wider audience. For many years previously, I’d published a garden column in our town’s monthly newsletter. I’d never followed any blogs and had an inaccurate point of view about what they were, thinking they were basically me-me-me showcases. How wrong I was. Yes, I can post my photos and writing, then receive generous feedback. What I didn’t realize is what I would receive by visiting your blogs. On WordPress, I found an incredible community of supportive, like-minded folks whose points of view and wisdom added so much to my daily life, I was amazed and hooked!
I am reluctant to admit how much time I can spend in a day (especially rainy days) reading and responding to your posts and comments (however, my family will tell you)! I am drinking in all your creativity, your hearts and souls seeking expression. You are beautiful! I feel full to the brim, eating from your buffet. Drunk, intoxicated with the sheer headiness of it all.
Am I binging? Sometimes I think so. I have to remind myself to pull back from the buffet, take some time to give back to you all, that my own soul as well needs to add to this buffet. It’s potluck after all, here on WordPress – a smorgasbord beyond belief! I’m so grateful to have found this outlet and inlet, this community of talent, reflections of the world from the eyes and hearts of dozens. Each has so much to offer and I know I cannot see it all. I know that I will miss posts and must pick and choose from thousands, which is tough to do!
So in love and appreciation, I salute you, fellow bloggers on this, my first blogiversary. I look forward to our continued journey together.