How time flies!

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.


Connie said...

Happy New Year! May the coming year be full of happiness and many blessings for you and yours!

Desiree said...

So glad I've discovered your blog too, now!!! Looking forward to visiting you regularly in 2011 :) Hope you have a truly WONDERFUL year!

The South African Kiwis said...

Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Happy New Year and I'm so glad you are out there in blogland...I enjoy your journey!

Sridharan said...

I like photography and seeing photos of other countries. Happy that I spotted this blog. Will keep coming back, I am sure.
I am following you.

FranE said...

Happy blogiversary. I love visiting your blogs. Back home is probably drooling. ; )

Rachee said...

Happy Blogoversary!

SherilinR said...

we all came to blogging for different reasons & yet, here we all stay because it's a wonderful world of support & entertainment. keep up the good work!

Carol E Wyer said...

Hello! I’ve dropped by from ‘the best posts of the week’ and landed on your beautiful blog. New Zealand and lovely photographs what more could I want on a grey day in the UK? We're hoping to travel to New Zealand in the next year or two but for now I shall just admire your shots. I am your newest follower/fan.
Please drop by and maybe follow me if you fancy a laugh. I'd be delighted to welcome you.
Warm wishes
Carol from www.facing50withhumour.blogspot.com – the blog that gives you laughter lines. (Has that put you off?)