I just realized that I had a bloggiversary in December. My very first, tentative post was in December 2007.
I truly started my blog so I didn't have to bug people 'back home' with email updates. I wanted a place where they could catch up with me in my new life when it was convenient for them. So my first 30 posts, or so, were just to update and compare my US life to my NZ life.
I really didn't get into serious blogging until January 2009, mostly because I had no idea how the blog world worked or that there was so much to see in blogland! I have to credit my very first follower, Netoma, with my first peek into the world of blogging. I clicked her blog and found that she was following me and one other blog that was a meme. Then I clicked that meme and participated in it. And, with a few more clicks I fell into a magical, new world!
Now, here I am, 3 years and almost 300 posts later, with a bunch of faithful followers that I am so grateful for!!
I also have a photoblog called My World through my Camera Lens,
I inherited Best Posts of the Week (that you are all invited to link with),
I post my photos on Soaring through the World in Pictures,
my photos are used occasionally on Write with Pictures
and, although I might never meet you face to face, I consider you, my readers, my friends. Thank you for following my blog and commenting on my posts. It's nice to know that you're there and that you are interested in what I have to say.
I probably would never have delved into this part of the internet if I hadn't taken that risk and moved to New Zealand.
It's funny how things happen.