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Thursday, September 16, 2010


It was 6 years ago today that I finished up a week's worth of learning about Blogger and how to go about setting up a blog. And on that day, after finally getting my blog to the point that I liked, I typed out My Very First Post, short as it was, took a deep breath, and hit "Publish". My longest reader, and one of the main reasons I started this, Sista Janna is even in the comments.

Over the past 6 years I've blogged about family, friends, my job, My Hubby, and all things in between. I've talked about aging, Icky Body Parts, and how Menopause has taken away left only a little of my mind and at the same time added unwanted things physically. LOL

In that space of time I've laughed at myself (many times) and I've shared problems and asked for prayers. I've shared pictures and feelings, and some jokes. I've lamented about my visits to see Dr. I.L. Drillya who loves doing things to me with his big drill. In that first year I learned about HTML coding and how to change the look and feel of my blog with some help from online friends along the way.

And I've made many friends.

Six years ago today I had no idea that I'd still be enjoying blogging, though I don't post as often as I once used to. I've become much busier online since then, moderating on a few forums and running a photography contest blog. But blogging is still where it's at dude!!

In the space of these past 6 years I've seen many blogger buddies change to BlehSpace MySpace, then FaceCrap Facebook, and I signed up there just to keep in touch with a few of them. (MySpace got deleted years ago but I'm still on Facebook, although most of the time I forget to go there.) I've seen some of those friends come back to blogging, which is great!

It's been quite the ride ~ fun, interesting, and informative. And I can't see it ending anytime soon!

There are still a couple of my friends on my bloglinks who were there from the start, and several that have been there for about 5 years. Others are newer links, but "new" is maybe a few years. It's almost like a little blog family. Some have come and gone over the years but most of us keep in touch.

There are quite a few regular readers here, although not many who leave comments. To a blogger, comments are the best part. Still, it's nice to know that I'm not typing out posts to cyber space just to put blisters on my fingers. Thank you to my readers, you're much appreciated. One of my most dedicated readers was my older sister Linda who commented on every post I made. But sadly the company she works for has put up blocks and she doesn't have access to comment anymore. Damn company! Quit the job Sis! Muahaha!

Blogging opened a whole new world to me 6 years ago, and for that I am eternally grateful. For the friends mostly, and for the fun.

So how about I be a selfish bitch chick and ask for a Blogversary present? If you are reading this, please leave me a comment. That would be SO GROOVY!!

Thank you to all of you who come here and share in my life a little bit. I'm so glad you do. :-)



Blogger Bobbie said...

Happy Blogversary Jude! Sending you a cyber-bouquet of roses and a bottle of the finest bubbly!!

I've been blogging about as long as you and treasure the friendships I've made. I use Faceb**k to keep up to date with what family is doing.

Take care and enjoy your day.

1:00 PM, September 16, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

Aww thank you for the bubbly and roses Bobbie, but most importantly thank you for the friendship!

Have a great week!

1:16 PM, September 16, 2010  
Anonymous Vickytoria said...

keep bloging Jude...I check your site regularly and love reading everything you have to say!

8:56 PM, September 16, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

Darling friend! Thank you for the comment, it is indeed a blogaversary gift for me. :-)

I hope we're getting together tomorrow night?

Love and hugs xoxox

9:02 PM, September 16, 2010  
Blogger sydwynd said...

Holy cow it's been a long time! And I just realized that it will be 6 years for me as well on 10/12. So I've been with you for most of the ride! And (as one Dead would say) what a long strange trip it's been.

Happy Blogiversary. You know I'll be hanging with you till the end.

1:56 PM, September 17, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

Thanks Vince, and that goes both ways! Who knows, maybe we'll be the last 2 bloggers on the earth, LOL!

Yes it's been awhile, longer than I thought until I looked back at my first posts!

3:06 PM, September 17, 2010  
Blogger Jeremy Ryan said...

Happy Blogversary. 6 years, wow what a long time that is. It's been a fun ride and I hope it doesn't stop anytime soon.

All my best!

7:12 PM, September 17, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

Thanks Jer, yes and you've been with me for awhile now too! Thanks for being along for that ride, and happy weekend! :-)

7:21 PM, September 17, 2010  
Blogger Tracey said...

Seems like only yesterday doesn't it? Happpy (belated) Bloggiversary!!


10:07 AM, September 20, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

It sure doesn't feel like 6 years already! Thanks Tracers, and blogging is how I found YOU. :-)

Love ya! xox

4:50 PM, September 20, 2010  
Blogger Tracey said...

Very true Jude!!

Speaking of which, I posted some train photos on Tags-n-Tales ;)

5:46 PM, September 20, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

Sweet! Heading over there!

9:15 AM, September 21, 2010  
OpenID Xavierism said...

Blessings. I look forward to so many more of your wonderful blog posts. Cheers & Love! xo

12:21 AM, October 02, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

Thank you Xavier, blogging is how I found YOU! *grin*


8:41 AM, October 02, 2010  

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