Happy Bloggiversary To Me.

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It’s been two years yesterday. Where did the time go? And what am I doing here anyway?

When I discovered the internet in the Nineties, I was delighted by the possibilities for communication across borders and barriers. I started out discussing on mailing lists. I loved them, but they became obsolete. Then came forums. I loved them even more, but by now they are pretty much unknown. I then moved to livejournal which I didn’t love all that much. It was a strictly fandom place, and at times I felt like being back at highschool with all the goings-on there. Eventually I gave it up. I never got warm with facebook, liked g+, but most people I knew weren’t there. I only now tentatively tip my toes into the stormy twitter ocean. Instagram and whatnot I don’t even bother with. I have nothing to say. I’m neither an artist nor a great photographer. I’m an introvert and I’m also a coward because I don’t really want to expose myself to all the hatred and idiocy that goes around in comments these days. And I never wanted to write a journal. So why am I here?

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Jackie, who had to go over the Bridge.

I’ve seen people blog. About their art, about their crafts, about their food, about their ideas. I liked it and wanted to try it, especially for the online learning that had caught my fancy around that time.Β  I dutifully followed blogging101, but towards the end, we lost our dog, and that put a damper on any enthusiasm for communication I had at that time.

Then I got a new dog and blogged about her. I wrote a bit. I took some pictures. It all was more or less blah. I don’t consider myself expert enough on anything to confidently write about it. Interested: yes. Expert: no. Add to that the fact that I don’t really have time to write

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Maia, who makes us laugh.

good blog posts, research topics, find good pictures… I started a schedule for myself but couldn’t keep it up. I merely plodded along.

Enter the Friday Fictioneers. A weekly picture prompt for flash fiction. There are many challenges around, but this one appealed to me instantly. I entered and was welcomed by many with friendly words and hearts. I couldn’t be happier with that choice. People have been understanding and encouraging. I see that all writers, published or not, ambitous or not, more or less struggle with the same issues. And this helps. Writing a 100 word flash fiction post every week is something I can manage most weeks. I stuck with it and that’s where I’m now. I can still communicate with people, but it doesn’t burn me out.

Amazingly, there are still a few people from the first blogging days around. Thank you, old friends. And a good number of new friends have come. Thank you, new friends. Onwards to year 3. πŸ™‚

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26 thoughts on “Happy Bloggiversary To Me.

    1. I really enjoyed the camp, which I wouldn’t have done at all if it wasn’t for Joy, and you and the others from Camp Plot Bunnies. Wih people like you around, it’s constantly getting better. And I’ll try to spell your name right in the future. πŸ˜‰ Thanks, Lynn.

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      1. Haha! No worries, didn’t even notice πŸ™‚ I am grateful to have met you, Joy and the others – we’re building a great, supportive little community. Something those of us who prefer to be alone with a laptop for hours, shunning sunshine in favour of too much coffee and a numb backside, really need πŸ™‚

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  1. Happy bloggiversary! Hooray for two years! Personally, I am super happy that you decided to stick around, because otherwise I wouldn’t have had the chance to meet you, and to read your interesting stories. Congratulations on making it to Year 2, my dear blog friend! ❀

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  2. Yesterday was my second bloggiversary as well! Congratulations on making it through two years. πŸ™‚ Like you, my blog really took off when I discovered flash fiction, though for me it was Barbara Beacham’s ‘Monday’s Finish the Story’ that hooked me. I hope your next year continues on just as well as your last.

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  3. Congratulations! I’m so glad I joined FF as well! The community is so amazingly supportive and you are one of my favorites there. Xx Hopefully I’ll be back soon with you all.
    Here’s to Year 3! πŸ˜„πŸ»

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  4. Congratulations! Just to echo all the other Plot Bunnies: It was so nice to have met you at Camp and continue with the writing group. The support has been invaluable. And of course, talking about the football was fun too! πŸ™‚ Here’s to many more years blogging, Gabi!

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  5. Happy BloggiversityπŸ‘
    Congratulations on finding your way around the blogosphere. I think our blogs continue to evolve as we ourselves change. My curiosity of learning takes me to new sites which then creates new ideas. I suppose we can all say we’re learning as we go.
    Your blog is always interesting to visit, GAH. Keep up the great blogs posts. Isadora πŸŽ‚

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    1. Oh Noodle, thank you so much. Maia thanks you too and sends earlicks to you, and Macy, and Molly, and Jamison, and… and Samantha, and Noodle’s dad, and… (lost track, sorry πŸ˜‰ ). Virtual earlicks are ok, she says.

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