Sunday, June 15, 2008

Blogoversary

One year ago today, in an attempt to make one of my very best friends stop nagging happy, I picked up my laptop, did a search for a thing called Blogger, and step-by-step started something called a blog. I had no idea what I would do with it, but this friend insisted it would become an outlet and a passion for me. Since she had never steered me wrong before, I gave it a shot. As always, she was right, and I quickly became a BA (Blogging Addict).
(c) Misty DawnS

One year ago today, I began throwing my emotions, thoughts, ideas, and creative creations out into this thing called "The Blogosphere". What in the heck was I thinking? I was certainly setting myself up for rejection. These people, all around the world, would certainly laugh at me and wonder exactly why I thought they would care to read my words, see my photos, or share in my life.
(c) Misty DawnS

It wasn't long before I started developing friendships. These friendships were with people whom I had never seen in person or even heard the sound of their voice, but people who reached out and touched my heart just as strong as any relationship I had ever encountered. The power of these friendships inspired me and would evoke such emotion that I would be overwhelmed by how much these people had come to mean to me in such a short period of time.
(c) Misty DawnS

I found myself thinking, "I can't wait to get home and tell them about this." Or, eagerly booting up my computer to post a new photo or a new story. I found myself adding a long list of friends to my daily prayers. I found myself crying for my friends' losses, cheering for their accomplishments, and giving thanks for their blessings. I would anxiously wait for news from a doctor, eagerly anticipate the birth of a baby, and laugh at the antics of stubborn pets. I found my desire to share in my friends' lives was just as strong as my desire to have them want to share in mine.
(c) Misty DawnS

Now, I find myself at an overwhelming and hectic part of life, which has actually caused me to consider leaving The Blogosphere. This is not because I do not love it here, but because I have an overwhelming sense of guilt for not managing to find the time to regularly 'visit' these friends and let them know what they mean to me. However, for as many times as I have considered giving it up, I have found twice as many reasons of why I couldn't possibly completely step away. It has become too much a part of me. All of you have become too much of a part of me.

One year ago today, I thought I would develop a blog...
Instead, I found myself developing some of the greatest friendships
with which I have ever been blessed.
(c) Misty DawnS

33 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +)

Happy Blogoversary Misty. I've certainly enjoyed your being here. Have a great day honey. :)

storyteller

Happy Blogoversary!!! Funny how our friends get us started blogging isn’t it … and how much we love it once we begin? Love this series of butterfly photos as you tell the story of the ‘virtual’ friendships you’ve made in the Blogosphere. I’m happy to have discovered you ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Vic Grace

Happy Blogversary you have done such a great job in only a year

Kara

Happy Blogoversary!!!

Tammy

Misty you made me cry!!! That was beautiful! I thank God everyday for your wonderful friendship.

Heart of Rachel

This is a wonderful post Misty. Happy Blogversary. I'm happy to have met you through blogging. Thanks for your warmth and kindness.

B. Roan

Happy blogoversary!

Travis

Happy Bloggiversary!

**tosses confetti & flaming walnuts**

Shannon H.

Happy Blogoversary Misty. I think it is awesome that you became a BA!

Marci B.

happy blogoversary!! I know that it can sometimes be a mixed bag, but you are truly contributing, and your blog is always a joy to read. congrats!!

Dottie

Happy Blogoversary! Looking at your blog, I would've guessed you to be blogging for much longer than a year. You've done a lot in a year!

Skittles

I'm so glad you did start blogging becuase my life would have been emptier had I not met you.

Jeni

Sounds like me, kid! Some days, I get down, can't get anything done and think I should quit blogging and then, other times, I know I just can't drop it!
Loved the butterfly photos you posted today. Just gorgeous.

Jen

I saw that it was your blogoversary over at Skittle's place. Anyways, I've totally missed seeing the regular bloggers I that I did before going private! That's the total downside of it all. Not sure if you remember me, but I do remember you! I need to add your link to my blog, so I don't lose touch again! Feel free to email me at my profile email and I'll email an invite to my blog. That is only if you have the time. I understand how we all get busy! Just stopping by to say you are a sweetheart!!

D...

Happy Blogoversary! I've been blogging for a year now myself. :D

Ivanhoe

Congratulations on your Blogoversary!

the teach

Just beautiful butterflies, Misty! :)

Sandy Kessler

Hope your blogaversary rocks- You have accomplished a lot in a short span- me 2 in August..sk

Akelamalu

Happy Blogversary Misty and don't worry too much about trying to keep up, just do what you can as long as you don't give up blogging altogether hon. xxx

Anna

I'm so glad you started blogging. I love your stories and your photos and your loving heart. I hope the Blogoversary was wonderful, and I wish you many more!

Your friends understand when you're busy and you can't get around to visit as much as you might want to. Just do what you can and don't feel bad about what you can't.

Rhea

Beautiful butterflies! Happy Blogoversary!!

Rambling Round

These photos took some effort! they are beautiful.

Kacey

congrats on your one year anniversary! Blogging is a wonderful way to meet people you never would have met in "real" life.

Linda

Belated best wishes on your first blogaversary! Funny how something you start on a whim can become such a major part of your life, isn't it?

Absolutely gorgeous pictures, too!

Best wishes for another year of great posts and even greater pics!!

masgblog

Happy belated Bloggyversary. Mine is coming up soon too.

grottynosh

Belated Blogoversary wishes Misty and wishing you many more to come.
It's surprising how quickly the time passes and the many friendships that are formed across the globe.
Love the butterflies too, keep up the great work :o)
Colin from Life & Free PC Security

Sheena Edillie

HAPPY HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY MISTY! :)

Bubba's Sis

Happy Blogoversary, Misty! Keep you blog what it was to begin with - something that makes YOU happy! When it becomes to much and bogs you down (blogs you down?), then it's time to step back. Know that I love ya, sweetie, and I'm SO happy you started blogging because you are a friend to me!

david mcmahon

Mist, I'm so glad you began blogging.

And yes, it's a great tractor.

mrsnesbitt

Happy Days Misty! Indeed a great blog, all down to you.
Well Done that Woman!

indicaspecies

My best wishes too on your Blogoversary. Congratulations.:)

Katney

Happy Blogovesary. It's mine today. You stated it much more eloquently than I did. But I have cake.

Dragonstar

I couldn't agree more with you - blogging's great! Belated congratulations on your Blogoversary!

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