7th Blogiversary

moon and cloudsSeven years ago today, I nervously published my first post on WP. It was a whole new world to me and I hadn’t a clue what I was doing, but obviously, I conquered the learning curve and have been posting regularly ever since.

I am grateful to all who visit, like and follow, especially since the early days. Just as each of us grow and change, so has this blog. Originally, I wrote a lot of garden articles and posts about nature in my area. A couple years later, I began to shift to more photos than writing, and while I often think I should post more written work, it doesn’t seem to happen. Things evolve and I reckon we tend to ‘go with the flow.’

I thought I would take a look back and choose 7 posts that I liked with links below. Visit one, or all, if you are so inclined. One of the things I find interesting, is how the garden has changed over the years (see 2017). Nature is like a river, it flows continuously…

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”   ~ Heraclitus.

2013      2014     2015     2016     2017     2018     2019

Thanks for sharing the journey with me! ❤

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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134 Responses to 7th Blogiversary

  1. Congratulations! It says something to be able to come up with something to post. Many blogs I have followed stopped posting.

  2. Congratulations on your years of blogging! Your blog is a weekly treat and I also appreciate the virtual friendship that’s grown between us.

  3. LightWriters says:

    Wonderful! Always enjoy your posts. Wishing you ongoing success and blogging joy, Eliza.

  4. Adele Brand says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Seven years is indeed an achievement. I lost my original blogging community when the old Opera site was shut down and have stopped and started a bit since then. A few of us Opera people moved over to WordPress but it took time to settle in, and discover the nature bloggers here. I was glad to find your blog and enjoy your lovely posts.

  5. Catwoods says:

    Congrats and Happy 7th Blogaversary, Eliza! I’ve always enjoyed your post and that was a great look back!

  6. eschudel says:

    Happy Blogiversary!!

  7. Janis says:

    Happy anniversary 💕💕💕

  8. Your blog is great Eliza. Im so glad i stumbled upon it and your friendship.

  9. Congratulations on 7 years blogging years! Enjoy seeing your gardens & floral arrangements!😊

  10. Alice says:

    Happiness to you! Congratulations! You’ve shared so much knowledge & beauty with all your awesome photos. I, too, am incredibly happy to have found your blog through Mary Holland’s blog. Your blog definitely is a very special one.

  11. pastpeter says:

    I began blogging when I retired in 2012, but it was years before I found your blog… and I’m so glad I did! You not only publish beautiful images, but kind and wise words too. Yours is one of about 8 that I follow, and am happy that so many of these “followings” have turned into that special kind of “Bloggers Friendships” that we all prize! Thank you for your daily and weekly contributions to my inner life!

  12. Jim R says:

    I’m glad you started. We readers are better off.

  13. Sheree says:

    Congratulations on your 7th blogging anniversary

  14. Congrats, congrats! Such a pleasure to visit your blog, whether there are words or images. Or both. Hope you have many more years of blogging.

  15. Treah Pichette says:

    I loved the walk through time. It moves so fast….can’t believe it’s been 7 years! I’ve enjoyed the great job you’ve done over the years!

  16. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Happy happy 7th Blogiversary Eliza and thank you for your friendship and sharing your beautiful photographs with us here! 🤗💖🎉

  17. Happy Blogoversary, I went back to 2013 – if slugs are ruining your karma, it’s Lubber grasshoppers for me. I enjoy your blog, keep it up!!

  18. Nathi says:

    Congrats, Eliza! Seven years of blogging is a huge thing! And wishing you many more!

  19. Congratulations on 7 years, Eliza. We all appreciate you sharing your wonderful garden and vases of bouquets. And I am especially grateful to have made a new friend. 🙂

  20. Congratulations! I am so happy that you choose to post that first post, and the others to come 🙂

  21. Anne says:

    Your blog entries are frequently inspirational – words and photographs – and I look forward to reading more of them. Congratulations Eliza!

  22. Mike Powell says:

    Congratulations, Eliza, on the anniversary of your blog. I think that blogging years are like dog years, so you are now comfortably middle-aged. I went to all of the posts from the past that you linked to this one and it was cool to see different style postings of creatures and flowers and artsy images (I loved the frosty leaves).

  23. sandyjwhite says:

    Congratulations on seven big ones! And here’s to more to come!

  24. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Happy blogiversary. I look forward too all your lovely posts Eliza and I am going to have a look back on some of your earlier posts as you suggested.

  25. Val Boyko says:

    Hey – its been terrific to share with you along the way. Thank you Eliza for bringing nature to us, your garden’s delights and your calm and supportive presence 💛🙏💛

  26. Irene says:

    Congratulations! So glad to have met you through blogging. 😊

  27. cindydyer says:

    Happy Blogoversary, Eliza! I’ve enjoyed following your blog, and I thank you for your lovely comments on mine as well. Here’s to many more years of sharing your talents! 🙂

  28. Congratulations on 7 years, Eliza! I always enjoy your lovely posts. 🤗🌺🌻

  29. Maria says:

    Happy Blogoversary! Thank you for your knowledge of plants and great images!

  30. Kris P says:

    Happy anniversary, Eliza! I always enjoy your blog, whether you post a single photo or a series of them with descriptive commentary. I appreciate your thoughtful/thought-provoking comments when you visit my spot on the internet too 🙂

  31. Congrats I am surprised by how fast the years skip by.

  32. OK so I just went and ‘liked’ a bunch of your old posts! Your photography started out and remains beautiful. Congratulations on so successfully navigating the internet for seven years!

  33. Many many congratulations Eliza. Many more anniversaries are on the way…!!

  34. Congratulations, Eliza! I appreciate your wonderful photos and your knowledge of plants.

  35. Congratulations 🥳 that’s a great achievement.

  36. Karen Lang says:

    Congrats Eliza! 👏💕🌿☘️Glad you joined and continue to share your beautiful posts 🌸

  37. I love your posts Eliza and always such beautiful images you manage to capture. To the next 7!

  38. Well done Eliza. Love your photos and flow!

  39. Joanne says:

    Congratulations, Eliza! Visiting your blog is like a breath of fresh air and your photos are always a delight to see. xx

  40. I remember laboring over that first post and hitting the publish button and not having a clue what would happen. 🙂 Thank goodness we both hit that button, and yes it does evolve because of life. 🙂 Happy Anniversary.

  41. livblumer says:

    Happy Blogiversary!

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  42. myplaidheart says:

    That’s a long time, Eliza! Happy Blogiversary! Your post made me realize that my three year blogiversary is in two days. I heard once that three years is the average time that someone blogs before quitting. You have far surpassed that. Congrats!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Wendy! It is interesting to see the attrition rate. When picking the retro posts, I noted how few of those first followers are still around. I’ve surprised even myself at my perseverance. 😉

  43. Congratulations, Eliza.

  44. Robin says:

    Happy, happy Blogiversary!! So thankful for your blog and for you. 🙂

  45. puneybones says:

    Happy blogiversary!

  46. maryjane678 says:

    Hi Eliza.
    7 years! Where did they go? I love your tighthrope walker. Good quote too, very powerful. Perhaps I will take a leaf out of your book and put the odd quote in my blog! Would be fun. Here’s to the next seven years….

  47. Congratulations Eliza, the time passes so quickly!

  48. Congratulations! I remember that nervous feeling and my first offering of a sentence or two…
    Your photos are always so beautiful and never fail to leave me with a feeling of tranquility, I hope to drop by more often.

  49. shoreacres says:

    I’m so glad I found you through Steve Gingold’s blog. You’re right about the amount of attrition among bloggers. After more than ten years of posting, I’ve found many of my favorite bloggers simply ‘gone,’ so it’s always a treat to find someone new whose posts are beautiful and satisfying!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you so much! Some ‘friends’ I really miss when they go, but I understand that it does take up a lot of time that most folks can’t spare.

  50. Widdershins says:

    Happy 7th Blog-O-Versary!!! 😀

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