Happy birthday Blog!

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I just saw the message “Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!” so it’s been a whole year since my first tentative attempts to learn about the strange (and scary) new world of blogging.

I seem to have learnt so much and “met” so many wonderful folks. It has surely been an inspiration to find so many “out there” that care about others and the wonderful world we live in, lots and lots of “kindred spirits”. So thank you to all of you that have written and read, liked and commented, over the past year. It’s been so inspiring swapping posts and ideas. I’ve broadened my horizons in so many areas, IT, new cultures, health, politics, even gardening, and chilled reading some of the terrific poetry and literature out there. I’m excited to venture into my second year with a little more know how under my belt (but still learning).

Since streamlining my blog and wading through a lot of old posts etc. I’ve decided to reblog some of those “oldie goldie” ones I started out with as they each reach their “birthday” dates so there’ll be lots of flash fiction and stories reappearing from their dusty archives.

A toast to the new year ahead! (Where did I put that bottle of wine!)

31 day challenge day 31!

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(Yeh made it (with the exception of the old photo day (couldn’t figure how to transfer it (too old! lol)

Why do you blog?

I first started my “love to read love to write” blog at the suggestion of a writing college.

Knowing I my wish to eventually publish my books etc. she said,” I’ll save you two years. Start a blog, and face book and twitter sites now.” So It began as a purely practical venture, knowing sooner or later (whether traditional or self publishing) I’d need to market my own stuff. However on first exploring the sites I began to see the potential of blogging for it’s own sake. (Hence my introduction – see about).

Since then I’ve become more and more interested in others blogs (how selfish to initially be just thinking of promoting myself). Now I enjoy the interaction and gleaning gems of beauty, inspiration and insight from others just as much as indulging my bent for writing. The world is a wonderful, multifaceted place, alive with different colours and hues, the blog sites reflect this. Happy blogging!