Happy 2nd Blogoversary to Me!
I am excited to be celebrating my 2nd blogging anniversary today. When I first started this blog two years ago, I had no idea what the future was going to hold. When blogs first started appearing on the internet, I didn’t have a clue what they were about. Just a web log about something or other and basically ignored them. I used the internet to gather information, not to read or browse through someone else’s thoughts or feelings. After I was on the well trained mind boards
for while, I was exposed to the homeschool blogs. I actually read a few and thought how interesting. Not really something I could do...had all the excuses in the world popping up. I am not that verbose, our life isn’t interesting enough, why would anyone read it.
Then as the blog world matured or maybe as I matured; learning, thinking, expanding my horizons, the thought crossed my mind. Hey, I could do that! Even if it was to keep our families abreast of our daily doings, it would be fun and help my writing skills. Having recently gone back to college, I needed to refresh my writing and thinking skills. It would be a journal of our life. I’ve never been able to keep a written journal for very long. Always too tired to write, to think. But, I was on the computer everyday…doing lessons, reading the news, research, so why not add in blogging.
So I figured I would probably write one post a week at max. My very first post after introducing myself to the blogging world at large was about Reading.
Wow! James reads so well, how did you teach him? The person who asked expected a simple answer. What she wanted to hear was “Oh, it was easy, all we did was show him how to read and that was it”
What she got was a loaded answer. See the rest of the post here
I have gone from writing maybe one post a week to posting daily, sometimes more than once. As of today, this is my 508th post. I had never imagined I could be so verbose. I'm from a family of 7 and was the quiet one, without much to say....Or so they thought!!! I think blogs are a blessing for introverts - we get to talk without being interrupted.
The blogosphere is an amazing place. In the past two years, I have discovered a vast worldwide internet community of bloggers who are diverse, interesting, entertaining, informative, helpful and wise. Very Wise! I discovered a whole new world of book bloggers, author blogs, writers blogs as well as home school and educational blogs. It has evolved or rather I have evolved since then and my blog has become a creative outlet for not only discussing homeschooling, but writing, book reviews, challenges and memes.
I have something for you all today, and some folks will be surprised because I don't think they even know I exist - because I lurk a lot.
This Beautiful Heart
award goes out to all my readers. This includes you too, Mom and Dad. Thank you for all my wonderful readers, my faithful cheerleaders who uplift me with their positive words and spirit. Thank you to all the lurkers as well...I know you are there.
This award also goes to all of the bloggers who put their hearts, mind and soul into their blogs and give us a glimpse into their worlds. They are positive and may not realize it, but are leading by example. They inspire with their words, educate and inform. They entertain and uplift with their humor. They are welcoming, helpful and friendly and no one is a stranger, whether you've commented once or a million times. They are ever so wise and giving. Most of all, they have Beautiful Hearts
I am giving this award to all of those bloggers listed on my sidebar, plus some bookmarked ones and a few unsuspecting folk who don't know I read their blogs. I have a tendency to lurk because I don't always have something to say. Without you, I don't think this blog would be what it is today. I have learned so much from all of you.
I'll be visiting all this week and handing out the award. There are no rules for this award which means you don't have to bestow it on 3, 5, 7, or 10 people. If you want to pass it on, it is up to you.
Thank you for helping me celebrate my 2nd blogging anniversary!