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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

Filed under: Announcements,Blog Admin — folkcat at 12:11 pm on Monday, April 23, 2007

Okay, I lie. Well, maybe not lie. More like exaggerate by a factor of ten.

Truth is, it was two years ago today. That was the day I started blogging. In a way, that itself is a lie. I actually started blogging the December before that, writing a blog for my bead store. But after the store closed for good that Easter, I deleted the original blog (which only had brief announcements relating to store business, anyhow), and I started my first personal blog on April 23, 2005. I’ve decided not to count the long-vanished, purely utilitarian store blog in the chronology.

And that’s why today, April 23rd, is my two year blogiversary. Mind you, I’m a relative newcomer as bloggers go. There are some out there who have been doing this for four to six years. I tip my hat to them – they saw the potential early, and set the standards we all strive to achieve.

My first blog post was a mere, boring explanation of what happened to the previous blog. Since then, I’ve managed to be, I hope, more interesting. It took a while, but I’ve settled into a comfortable routine of blogging five days a week, with occasional bonus posts about special things.

Why do I do it? The first answer that comes to mind is, “Because I can.” The tools are there, and they’re easy to use.

More seriously, blogging about my crafts gives me an ability to focus that was I severely lacking before. Even if I never go back to read my posts, I force myself to take the time to think about them sufficiently to write about them, and I usually take pictures that make me look at my progress and technique in detail.

I am a much better crafter today, both because I read blogs and become inspired by what I see people doing, and because I write my own blog and examine my own crafting carefully.

As much as I want to give everyone who reads me regularly a gift, there’s just no room in the budget, not to make the presents as grand as I’d wish. I don’t think I’ll be going the route of a blogprize, either – I can’t imagine what I have that would be special enough to count.

All I can do is offer you my heartfelt thanks for being in my life, for your supportive, kind comments, for your laughter and tears, for your virtual hugs and well wishes.




Comment by Arondelle

April 24, 2007 @ 8:43 am

Happy Second Blogiversary!



Comment by Claudia

April 24, 2007 @ 9:10 am

Happy Blogiversary! I completely forgot to celebrate mine – don’t even remember when it was!


Comment by JessaLu

April 24, 2007 @ 4:42 pm

Happy Blogiversary!


Comment by Valerie in San Diego

April 26, 2007 @ 1:17 am

oops.. happy belated blogiversary!

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