Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Happy 1st Blogiversary....


Today is my one year blogiversary. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would meet and get to know such wonderful people!

I began my blogging journey to keep in touch with my family, particularily my nephew who was less prone to answer emails unless directly related to a computer question. :) My niece is the one who directed me to her brother's blog. After reading ALL of his archives I felt like I wasn't in a fog, left out of his life. He has a wonderful, sometimes quirky sense of humor.

My mind began to wander...I began to ponder...why couldn't I do this very same thing? Couldn't I begin a blog? Maybe even my niece, Claire, would begin one!

It's pretty pathetic when you ask your niece if she has heard from her brother and she tells you no, she just keeps up with him through his blog. "Blog?" I said. "What's a blog?" "Oh, Aunt Claire, it's a weB LOG." So began my timid attempt to step into the blogging world with nothing more to go on other than it was a web log.

Well, Claire did join me and between the two of us we learned how to set one up. We learned how to 'link' to another article (that was a big day)! And, I finally stepped out and learned how to post pics.

My very first comment was from the nicest gentleman in England, named Roger. He shared a few sites I might be interested in. Then gradually, I met more and more of you wonderful people. I appreciate all the comments and I love being able to pop over to your place for a cup...and a visit. Some of you I'm just beginning to meet and others of you I have known for awhile now. Whether old or new, family or friend, each of you have impacted me in such a loving and accepting way.

Thank you for making my blogging experience a great one! And, here's to my next year!

23 comments:

Joe said...

Well, happy bloggiversary! (Are there two "Gs" in gloggiversary?)

Pilot Mom said...

I have no idea, Joe! :) I copied the word from another blogger awhile back...

Kim said...

Happy blogiversary, with one "g."

I saw your note about diabetes at my blog this a.m., Claire. Perhaps if I have any questions, I could ask you sometime?

Pilot Mom said...

Feel free to ask away, Kim. I may or may not have the answer but I'll research it out! :) Mine wasn't Type I but Type II. Either one is not pleasant.

Pilot Mom said...

*ahem* that should be "Mine ISN"T...not 'wasn't'. Denial...I guess...what can I say! :)

Patty said...
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Patty said...

I'll try this again.

Happy blogiversary. I to wondered what a blog was, when my husband started his and told me I should start one. I said to him, why on earth would I want to share my problems, thoughts and etc. with strangers. But I tried it, and now I have two up and running.

Happy blogging in the months ahead.
By the way, the silly pic of me was taken this past week-end at our five year old Granddaughters Witches Party, to attend you had to wear a witches hat.

Corry said...

Happy Aniblogary! I am grateful you got to blogging and I got to know you. You are a blessing to me, Claire:-)

God's Grace.

Gayla said...

Happy Blogiversary or Happy Bloggiversay! Either way, I'm glad God brought you into my life!

Pilot Mom said...

Welcome, Patty! Glad you dropped in! Come often and I hope, leave refreshed! :)

Gayla, I'm glad too!!! What would we do without HIM?

~Jennifer said...

One year! Way to go! I'm glad I found your spot on the web. :)

Melissa said...

My Blogiversary is coming up at the end of December and I'm thrilled...it leads me to women like you, people like you, couragous and though provoking and honest...and I gleen so much from what you write and say!

God Bless you and a very Happy Blogiversary to you!

G~ said...

LOL! Happy Blogiversary, Claire! :)

Kim, I'm a type I diabetic since '75.

It stinks, but I have a pump now and I *heart* it majorly. :)

Have a great day, Claire!

HeyJules said...

Yeah! Yeah! Happy happy Blog day! What would I do without you Claire? (Burn in hell, perhaps?) LOL

You are such a godsend!

Pilot Mom said...

Corry, I'm glad we found each other! :) Thank you for dropping in.

Jennifer and Melissa, I'm glad we have found each other, too! What a privilege it is to come along side and support each other with prayer and encouragment!

And, Jules, I'm glad you were saved before I came along! :) Otherwise, I would have missed out on the great discussions! You cause my ol' mind to try and function like it did when I was 30 or something! Lol!

sparrow said...

Happy happy day to one of my dearest blog friends!

You're the best.

Shelley said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I've go 7 more months to go til my 1 year.

Pilot Mom said...

Sparrow, the feeling is mutual! You are a tremendous blessing to me! :)

Shelly, I'll be right beside eagerly awaiting your big day! :) That means I have a lot more time to continue getting to know you!

Jackie said...

Congrats! It's been nice getting to know you these last few weeks, can't wait for your second blogaversary!

Pilot Mom said...

Thanks, Jackie! It's been fun getting to know you and your dog! :)

Pam said...

Time to celebrate! Since family lives so far apart this is the ideal way to keep in touch...kinda like those family chain letters that get sent to Aunt Susie who adds to it and sends it on to Cousin Freddy who adds and...ok, you get the idea. We have a family blog and I have a blog with 2 pals who live in other states as well as my This Side of Heaven blog.

Blessings to you Claire, and let's just KEEP BLOGGIN' ALONG!

Poor-Con said...

Happy Anniversary! You've inspired me to keep on bloggin! I remember the first time I say your site, I thought to myself, wow, she has over a 1000 visitors to her site! Keep up the inspiring work, plant those seeds. Plant, Plant, Plant!

Pilot Mom said...

I'm so GLAD, Con! It's been a fun journey. Thanks for dropping in and thanks for the prayers for our son. Can you believe it's been almost a year? He is just about ready to receive his wings!