Six years ago today I decided to start blogging. I am not really sure what my inspiration was but I found that I liked having a place on the internet. When I started out this blog was called Paula's Place. Along the way I changed it to Smidgens, Snippets, & Bits and here we are today. 1208 published posts later. Isn't that crazy??
When I first started blogging it was just Richard and me here at home. I was working at the nursing home in the little town up the road about 10 miles, on the 2-10 p.m. shift. Richard was still in good health and was also still working part-time for our local newspaper. It was in December of this very year, 2006, that Darian and Harley came to live with us. I didn't yet think it would be permanent and I didn't really blog much about that part of our lives.
In fact most of my blogging was pretty superficial. I did The Sunday Stealing Meme (where I met my two oldest blogging friends, Lisa G. and Kwizgiver), The Simple Woman's Daybook, reviewed books that I had finished and wrote my first blog posts about my baby daughter, Elaine, and my best friend Nanne.
It wasn't until late 2011 that my blog changed into what it is today. When Richard had a stroke and I quit my job to become a full-time caregiver. That is when both my life and my blog changed forever. I wrote about life as a caregiver and what we were going through from September, 2011 until his death in July, 2014. Lots of love, anger, fear, tears, and sharing since then.
So today as I celebrate my 6th anniversary of blogging I am not sure where this blog will go. I am sure that I will keep writing. Keep sharing. Keep on 'keeping it real'.And I hope that all of my 'old' and 'new' friends will keep visiting, keep leaving comments, and keep sharing with me.
Happy Blogiversary to you, Paula! I hope you have many more years of sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you Dianna....that is my planDelete
Well, Happy Blogiversary! Sounds like a spanking is in order!ReplyDelete
I love to read your blog, but I can't do it every day. Too much emotion for me. I usually catch up weekly and every time there are tears...
Whether it is pools of sadness in my eyes, trickles of joy running down my cheeks, or great weeping sobs. And all of those are okay, because a great man who helped a great woman raise me showed me that real men really do cry.
Love you so very much....hell I can't think of a better way to show it than to step my anti-social media self out into the blogosphere!
I understand son! It is a lot of emotion for me too. But it is my way to let it out. Actually you are very good at writing. You should explore that side of yourself. Must have gotten it from your mother! He was a great man. We were lucky for the years that we had him. And he left a piece of himself behind....you make me proud everyday that he is in your heart!Delete
I love you!
Hi Justin, My name is Wendy and I just want to thank you for being there for your Mom all the time. She tells us quite frequently how much you help her and how you make her life a little easier.Delete
Thank you WendyDelete
It is young people like you, Justin, that give me hope and confidence in the next generation.Delete
You are so kind Elaine....yes he gives me hope as well.Delete
Let's not tell Elaine how old I am, and feel way older than that...Delete
To Elaine and me you are young.....Delete
Happy Blogoversary! I'm glad we've become friends! :-)ReplyDelete
I am happy too Kwiz!Delete
I just had my 6th blogoversary too. t's a good way to share your life and get your thoughts in order.ReplyDelete
It is a great way....Delete
Happy bloganiversary! It is interesting to read why people start blogging and the progression that their blog takes. Wishing you many blogging days ahead!ReplyDelete
Thank you Betty...hopefully I'll never run out of things to say :)Delete
Happy blogaversary, Paula!!! Heck, I've already forgotten what I wanted to say, because Justin's comment has me in tears. (The good kind, that is!)ReplyDelete
He's a great son Myra. I am very, very lucky!Delete
Happy Blogiversary, Paula. Meeting you and reading your words over the years has been a blessing :)ReplyDelete
And I can't tell you how much I value your friendship Lisa. I hope we really get to meet in person one dayDelete