Monday, 30 November 2015

a lot can happen in a year - it's my first blogiversary!

a LOT can happen in ONE year! My blog's first anniversary

I can't believe that it's been a year since I started this blog! The time has just flown past and what started as a place to put down a few thoughts, has turned into one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done. Who'd have thought that something so straightforward could have such a positive impact?

I have made so many blogging buddies and I've read so many posts from other bloggers - especially midlifers who are grabbing this stage of life and running with it. We are celebrating successful parenting and empty nests (or almost empty in some cases), life changes, work changes and so many other upheavals that make this such an exciting time 
of life.

I look back at the first half of my life and now I think it was a preparation for this second stage. All the learning, and growing, and maturing, can all be mooshed together and turned into the second half where it's time to sit back and take a breath and start doing all the things that I put off for so long. One of those things is this blog. I hadn't written anything much - besides letters, emails and facebook updates - since my high school English classes. Taking a leap back into writing for fun has been the best decision ever. And now I get to being a whole year old in the blogosphere!


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Plenty of long term bloggers are celebrating five, six or more years of doing this - I'm celebrating the fact that I can't believe I made it past five or six posts! A lot of the reason behind lasting for 12 months is the friends I've made and the support and encouragement I've received. So thanks to all you ladies who have cheered me on and shared the journey. I'm not sure if I will have enough words for another full year - but I bet I'll find them as time goes along!

I'm not yearning to be any bigger or better and I love my little blog. There won't be any big changes to the layout and I won't be moving on from Blogger any time in the near future. (I did a complete revamp when I hit the 6 month mark - that was when I started to have an idea of where I was going with all this blogging stuff!) Lately I've changed how often I post - my aim is to post a few times a week and have the weekends free to check in on everyone else. Please keep stopping by to catch up and comment because that's what I love the most and I'll be popping over to keep up with everyone else's news.

And if you haven't already, I'd love you to pop over and like my facebook page (you can click on the link on my sidebar or here if you prefer. xx)    



47 comments:

  1. Happy blogoversary! I may not always comment but I stop by every day to see what you have to say. Good job...keep it coming!

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    1. thanks so much Pam - that means a lot to me coming from you (I love your blog!)

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  2. Congratulations! I thought when I started my blog that I would run out of things to write about but it certainly hasn't happened to me and I doubt it will to you either. Here's to another year to you(raising coffee cup)!

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    1. thanks Haralee - I'm clinking coffee cups with you :) x

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  3. My favorite facet of this whole thing is that you look back on your first half of life and see how it prepared you for the second. I pray that transpires here as well.

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    1. thanks so much Carla - I'm only just getting into the swing of life (it took me a while to find my mojo!)

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  4. Congratulations and glad that we are connected through WT. Wishing you many more creative writings and anniversaries.

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    1. thanks Ajay - I'm loving WT for the different bloggers I'm meeting :)

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  5. Happy Blogiversary! So neat that you started a FB page for your blog. It is on my list of things to do for my blog. I am so glad I have met you this year.

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    1. Me too Terri - I think the fb page was the next step because I didn't want to bombard my family and friends (who don't get the whole blogging thing) with my posts. Let me know when you have one and I'll be a liker :)

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  6. Congratulations! This is a great milestone :)

    Sorry to leave a link, Blogger won't allow my wordpress comment:
    Daily (w)rite

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    1. thanks so much for stopping by with your warm wishes :)

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  7. I feel almost a virtual blogging bond with you now, since we're just days apart in celebrating our one year of blogging. I agree with you that I'm not looking for bigger and better either. Just want a place to share my thoughts. Good for you Leanne and look forward to your future writings.

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    1. Thanks Laurie - I was amazed when I saw your anniversary post the other day - I didn't realize we'd had our blogging epiphany so close together! I'm loving sharing the journey with you!

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    1. thanks Carlee - lovely to have you stop by :)

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  9. Happy blogiversary, Leanne! At the risk of repeating myself, let me say I love the simplicity and authenticity of your writing! Wishing you many more blogging years ahead!

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    1. thanks so much Corinne - and for introducing me to your Write Tribe tribe :) I have loved being part of your community and reading your blog.

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  10. Hi, happy blogiversary too. I love blogging because everyone is so supportive and caring. :)

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    1. thanks Mary - I totally agree, the support and encouragement have been the key to finding my voice again :)

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  11. Congratulations Leanne, I joined you on this wonderful ride a few months ago and am enjoying every single post of it. I wholeheartedly agree with you that Blogging has been a gift and full of pleasant surprises. I am honored to call you my friend. Looking forward to another great year with you.

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    1. thanks so much Mary - you are indeed my friend and I'm even learning to appreciate craft a bit more from reading your blog too (not to mention those lovely sunrises!)

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  12. Congrats! I'm so happy to have gotten to know you through your blog. You're a fun person to read about!

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    1. thanks so much for the encouragement Sharon - I think Midlife Boulevard has been my biggest group of cheer leaders! I love the community and the positivity that you girls have generated x

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  13. Congratulations on a year of blogging you have clearly achieved so much already, I'm sure next year will be amazing too #abitofeverything

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    1. thank you so much it's been a fun journey so far and I'll be interested to see how the year ahead goes :)

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  14. Congratulations Leanne! I'm so happy to have shared this amazing journey with you. It's crazy how fast time passes though. Keep up the good stuff. You're such an inspiration!
    xx Abby

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    1. thanks Abby - you were one of my very first blogging buddies and it's been a fun time indeed!

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  15. Happy Anniversary! So enjoying the journey with you!

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    1. Me too Diane - it's amazing how quickly the time has gone and how much I've learned and how many lovely people I've met!

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  16. Congratulations on a year of blogging. I'm so glad you started so we could get to know one another!

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    1. thanks so much Lana - I've loved getting to know you too (and the other lovely bloggers I've been meeting along the way!)

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  17. Happy Bloggiversary! I'm at my six month mark and am still learning a lot, mostly, where I want to take my blog. So glad to have met you! #waywow

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    1. Hi Michelle - I'm still finding my way too - it's certainly an interesting journey, but one that is way more enjoyable than I anticipated (plus I get to meet lovely people like yourself!)

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  18. Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for sharing your blogging journey. I have enjoyed reading your posts! Thank you for linking up with #abitofeverything

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    1. thanks so much for the best wishes - I'm loving your linky too :)

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  19. Happy blogiversary! It's such an enjoyable thing to do isn't it? :-) x

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    1. it is indeed Rebecca - I wish I'd started sooner :)

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  20. Leanne, I love that you know what you don't want and that you are content with your blog. It never has to be more, it's perfect. Most bloggers don't make it a year so you are way ahead of the game, I love what you write, I connect to your words. I'm so happy that you found me or I found you, I'm really enjoying your spot on the web! Congratulations!!!

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    1. I'm really happy we met too Nikki - I may eat my words in years to come and try to be bigger and better, I like reading other people's big plans because it gives me a vision of what is possible if I really want to move onwards and upwards!

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  21. Happy Anniversary! It sure does go by quick doesn't it. I'll be celebrating my second next month and while it just seems like yesterday on one hand if also feels like I've been doing this forever. I can't imagine my life without it now.

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    1. thanks Rena - it's been such a fun 12 months and I can't imagine stopping now either!

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  22. What a great end to your first year Leanne, co-hosting a brand new link up. I'm sure your second year will even be better than the first. #OvertheMoon link up.

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    1. It's like the icing on the cake Sue - and thanks again for inviting me to share in the fun :)

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  23. Congratulations on your first year! I've enjoyed reading your posts over the last few months. Here's to next year!

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