Last Saturday was the actual day but I was too busy to write something on the blog. This blog started out on blogger in 2006. Phew! Six years already!
I know I’ve been rather quiet here lately but that doesn’t mean I want to stop anytime soon. Even when I feel like nobody wants to read, I still can’t imagine not to write.
A lot of the discussion we used to have on our blogs has moved to twitter and Facebook but I still like to read and write in a format that’s just slightly longer. That can go a bit deeper, or show more pictures.
I often chuckle when I remember the time when I tried to make money from blogging. When I had ads on her and blogging started to feel like a chore. When I read blogs about how to do this successfully, from people to told me to keep a blog for each of my interests. A writing blog, a mommy blog, a knitting blog, a blog for the podcast, a blog for pictures, a blog for changing habits.
But I never wanted to do that. I’m one person, singular, with all the different things that I like and think about I still don’t have compartments in my head.
Last Saturday, my actual anniversary day, I spent the day showing my photos, reading stories, and singing songs at a pop-up gallery. An event that possibly never could have happened if it weren’t for the internet. Real people, meeting each other through the computer. (If you want to get an impression of the event you can read about it on Lia’s blog.)
I started out a little more than six years ago because I was feeling very lonely, sitting around at home with my son, and I hadn’t found friends in my hometown, even though I tried. And then, all of a sudden, there were all these people in my computer. And then it turned out that some of those computer people lived right next door.
I think that’s pretty amazing.
Thanks, my dear readers, for coming back here, even if I don’t have a regular posting schedule or anything. Thanks a lot, and here’s to the next six years or so.