Hey, it's my blog's anniversary! (Here's a link to my very first post) It's two years old this evening. My first few posts were tentative, feeling my way in a new territory and sorting out what I wanted the blog to be, what I wanted to say and share.
Some of the things I wondered about:
How much of my life do I share?
Should I tell about work?
Should I tell about my family?
Should it just be related to storytelling?
Or should it be about writing and nothing else?
Should I write about gardening, country life, canning?
What about recipes and poetry?
And pictures? How do I do that? Do I want to do that?
As you can see if you've been reading for a while, I write about all of the above topics, except work--my job is pretty much taboo for the blog. My job is not my life--all those other things are my life. When I'm home or writing, I want to forget the many stresses of the job and enjoy being here and now, and remembering the many good things in my past.
Some people might say this is a feel-good blog. Perhaps it is. But I am a generally happy person and I want to share that good feeling, and the peace of country living and storytelling with others through my writing.
Tipper, City Mouse, MK Stover, Mary, Tiger Lady, Jason, Mike and Theresa, you were all my first readers, I do believe, or at least you're the ones I know about. Thank you for being such loyal friends.
If you've been reading for a while anonymously, thank you.
Matthew, Janet, and the many others who offer comments regularly, thank you for sharing yourselves with us.
If you're a newcomer, welcome! I hope you return again and again, and share your thoughts with the rest of what has become a small community of friends.