Monday, September 24, 2007

Who knew?


According to my archives, it was a year ago today that I logged on to Blogger and started this.

There are more than 365 posts, which just goes to show that in the beginning, there was more posting than might have been necessary.

It's been an odd year. This isn't a medium I believed would appeal to me at all. I'm not a very "chatty" person and it never occurred to me that I would be able to fill this space for this length of time. Perhaps it's better that we don't always know the outcomes of things.

But.. a year it has been. In my ignorance, I believed there was some standard I was supposed to meet, that this somehow had to have a larger objective than it has ~ which is simply to communicate with other people on a variety of topics.

Through this, I've gotten to know some interesting people, some challenging people and some just plain wonderful people.

I thank those of you who have hung in, even through some of my more difficult spots. You've allowed me to make some big mistakes and some small ones.. and still come around anyway. You've allowed me to explore a lot of different topics, challenged my thinking when it needed it and have encouraged me so very much to continue sticking my foot into social waters that I couldn't have imagined two years ago... or even a year and a few weeks ago.

Who knows how much longer this will feel "right"? Who knows how much longer it will seem appropriate to keep going with it? I'm remaining open and trusting my gut to tell me when it's time to move on to something else.

Meanwhile, I hope you will all continue to come around. You've grown on me. :)

Thanks.

~*

34 comments:

flutter said...

Thank you for being here.

Anvilcloud said...

Happy Birthday to you.

slouching mom said...

Awww. Such a sweet post. Of course we'll keep coming round!

Here's to another 365. Happy Blogiversary.

liv said...

Indeed. Happy Blogiversary!

Snoskred said...

Congratulations!

Thank you for sticking with it. It's worthwhile for all of us, not just yourself. :)

Snoskred
www.snoskred.org

Open Grove Claudia said...

Congratulations on your year anniversary! I think that's huge. It's a lot more work than it looks - and you do it with such grace.

Sober Briquette said...

Congratulations! Happy Blogiversary.

Chani, you're great! I wish I could take you out to dinner.

Lex said...

Congratulations! I hope it continues to feel right.

Marymurtz said...

365 posts? WOW!
I wish I got over here more--I love this blog. I remember some very thoughtful things you wrote in response to my posts about my brother and his problems.

It's so nice to have someone like you out there in the world. Keep writing. I hope it feels "right" for a long time.

KC said...

Congratulations Chani! To another great year at Thailand Gal.

Tabba said...

Happy, Happy Blogiversary!
It's much better out here with you :)

eastcoastdweller said...

That's a big milestone -- congratulations! You have a unique and special blog!

mitzh said...

Happy 1st birthday to your blog!!!
w0w! 365 post..

Congratulations!!!!

Hoping you'll never get tired of writing and sharing your thoughts with all of us...

BTW, thanks for that wonderful comment you left on one of my post I am happy that we somewhat share the same view. Have a great week and take care. (((hugs)))

jen said...

happy blogiversary, chani. i am better for knowing you.

Laurie said...

I hope it feels right for a very long time. I can't imagine a world without your blog in it.

Hugs,
Laurie

painted maypole said...

Happy Blogiversary. I'm so glad you are here - you have enriched my life through your blog. truly.

meno said...

Congratulations Chani, what a year it's been. Lessons, love, arguments, new beginnings, redesigns.

It's all good.

crazymumma said...

funny how we grow on each other.

Can't imagine this place without you frankly....

xo darling.

niobe said...

What a wonderful anniversary. Thank you for writing this blog.

Blog Antagonist said...

Happy Blogiversary! I know exactly what you mean....I started my blog on a lark, and never thought it would become the tool, the vehicle, the haven that it is today. I've enjoyed reading you.

SUEB0B said...

Happy blogiversary. I am glad you post.

Bob said...

I'm glad you're around. you give me occasion to think, something I need to have happen.

thanks!

Catherine said...

Happy Blog Birthday - and many more, I hope. :)

Siamerican Wanderer said...

Oh certainly...you shouldn't need to 'move on to something else' as far as blogging...perhaps your blog shall evolve somehow or another as time moves on...but web logging ought to be with you until you are unable to use a computer, I reckon.

Cheers,

Steven

PeterAtLarge said...

Congratulations on a full year of bloggery! Wonderful, isn't it, how the time speeds by and the entries mount up, way beyond the initial expectation. A nice addiction, and one that brings as much joy to others as to yourself. Here's to the second year! Cheers, PaL

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Congratulations on the consistently high quality of your posts, Chani.

You have grown on me, too, and I feel that I have found a friend, mentor and in many respects, kindred spirit through your writings here.

I hope it will continue to feel right for a very long time to come.

Aliki2006 said...

Happy blogiversary to you! I'm happy to have discovered you...

Emily said...

So, we're both having a birthday of sorts...

Happy anniversary!

QT said...

wow - a whole year? congrats, woman - I, too, wish I could take you out to dinner~~

Julie Pippert said...

Happy blogiversary!

You know we've enjoyed and appreciated too, but it's so nice to say these words, anyway.

Julie
Using My Words

MsLittlePea said...

Hey! I'm a day late! But Happy Blog Birthday-versary anyway!!!!

blooming desertpea said...

I would have never thought myself that I would meet wonderful people on the internet but I did and that's what keeps me coming back. It's like in the offline world - one will find out who is a real friend when the going gets tough, when you make unusual revelations, when you make mistakes ... those who stay are worth your breath and the others - well, glad they moved on.

You've grown on your readers, too, Chani. Hope you will stay a while longer ...

ewe are here said...

Happy (belated) Blog'oversary. Hope the next 365 days are just as thoughtful and interesting as the first 365 days.

:-)

Susanne said...

You only have been blogging for a year! Who would have thought. And it seems as if there were quite a few words pent up inside of your, doesn't it?

I hope you go on posting for some more time. Happy Blog anniversary.