One year ago today I became a member of the Blogosphere!
And I'm following the lead of one of my dearest friends and biggest supporters here in the Land of Blog, Joy of Six, in celebrating my year with you, my gentle blogging friends!
It's been an amazing year and the adventure I call life has taken its usual twists and turns and ups and downs and there are new challenges (read: fresh hell -- lol) already as I begin another year with y'all .
I began my celebration yesterday by visiting many of my newfound friends' blogs and as usual, I never cease to be amazed at the great thoughts and creativity you bring! You've made me laugh and cry and think as you shared your opinions, lives, photo, dreams and talents and, most importantly, you've inspired me while giving me love and support. It doesn't get better than that! And I will be visiting those I missed later today!!!!
I also will be adding a few new links of blogs I enjoy: Saffron, Mace and Nutmeg, The Old Hippie's Groovy Blog, Mining Nuggets, Off on a Tangent, and Pause. The first four are other Elderbloggers and they cover a broad range of knowledge, expertise, and experience. The last two are by two wonderful young people who I discovered via their Moms. Steve Garfield does great video blogs as well as the updates on pop culture he offers at the link I've listed here. Jory des Jardins is the daughter of Joy of Six. Her writing on her blog as well as her work with BlogHer are definitely top notch!
Many, many thanks to my great friend Ronni Bennett who made me an Elderblogger -- it gave me faith and confidence that what I was doing here had value. (She also taught me that being crabby or cranky is okay now and again.) Equal thanks -- maybe more -- to Joy of Six, Golden Lucy, Millie, and Rhea for their unflagging encouragement and support as I stumbled and faltered my way through the Blogosphere and life -- you gals are the best! To Always Question, a long-time 'Net friend who encouraged me to begin this new adventure and, as always, maintains his support: you opened a new world for me, my friend and I can't thank you enough!!! AND last but never, ever least: to the Man in Motown, thank you so much for being you and your constant support of my writing efforts here and on other projects as well as the many terrific photos you've provided that have appeared here.
And to all the others known to me via their comments -- too many to name -- and the silent ones who just stop by and read: you are all so special to me and have my heartfelt gratitude for letting me share your worlds & allowing me to share mine with you!!!!!!
Happy Blogging to Y'all and Happy Blogiversary to Me!!!!!!
P.S. Blogger wouldn't let me upload the photo I wanted to share!!! Grrrrrrrrrr