Thursday, July 16, 2015

Reflections on Blogging




This week ( July 11th) marked my third anniversary of the day I first pushed that scary publish button and sent my first blog post out over the Internet. Both then and now, I am thankful for this lovely on line world I discovered that day. I am thankful for the scrapbook I have of the last three years and especially the words and pictures of day to day life that I would never have recorded without this blog.

The blogging world is special and I am so happy to be a part of it. It inspires me daily, pushes me to be better and gives me so many wonderful ideas. It teaches me many things, makes me a better writer and most of all has brought me many friends.

So, I want to say thank you. Thank you for coming here, reading and commenting. Thank you for being kind and supportive. You hear a lot about cruelty in the Internet world, but my experience is different. You all are generous with compliments and quick to give wonderful advise. When I started blogging, my goal was to make a happy, calm space and because of you, I think it is.

Happy Thursday!



  1. Lovely post, Vicki! So glad to meet you via blogging! I blog for mostly the same reasons!

  2. I'm glad you're here. Your blog is a ray of sunshine, so positive, creative and honest.

  3. I feel the same way:) I am EVER so thankful that I have my blog to help me journal my "day to day" happenings and pics! Enjoy your day dear Vicki, HUGS!

  4. Vicki, happy blogiversary! I've been at it for 5 1/2 years now -- can't quite believe it! I like what you said about the blog being a scrapbook you would not otherwise have had. So true.

  5. Vicki, I always enjoy my visits to your blog. Glad you are here in blogland. :)

  6. I've been blogging since 2007 and also have been amazed at the kindness, love and great friendships formed here. I've met a dozen or so blogging friends in person and have never been disappointed. I'm glad you have discovered the same climate as I have!

  7. Congratulations Vicki! Huge hugs, and thank you!

  8. Congratulations on three years of blogging, Vicki! I think I've been along for most of that enjoyable, charming ride. I think your blog stands out because it's so personal. It's truly a look into your life - something that is unusual in the blogging world of DIYs, tutorials and sponsored posts. Wishing you continued success - whatever that is in your blogging world. (Everyone's idea of blogging success is different - friends, sponsors, page views, $$$).

  9. congrats on three years of blogging . . . your comments echo my own experience with blogging. And I meant to get back to you about the DSO and fireworks. So fun that you were there. I see you are a fellow Michigander -- nice to meet someone else in my neck of the woods!

  10. Great post! Congrats!! Have a great weekend!

  11. I found your blog from Katie Clooney and love it. The recipes sound fantastic and I'm always looking for a new book. I tend to buy more than I read though! This post made me wonder how long I'd been writing my blog and it will be 5 years in September! I can't believe it. Thanks for the memory of hitting post the first time -- yikes!

    1. Paige what is the name of your blog. 5 years is a long time. Vickie has a great blog and I dont really know how to find others. I am new to blogging on 1 year.

  12. Lovely post! I have no idea "why" I didn't know about your blog until today but so happy to have found it. I love the brightness and and happy look! I'm a new follower and hope to get to know you better.

    Stop by and say hi when you can!

  13. It is exactly because of your attitude and the positive, calm tone of your blog that your site has become such a comfy place for so many of us to meet and connect. Thank you! And keep up the great work!!

  14. Lovely thoughts Vicki . . .
    I look forward to more of your ideas, books, attitude, cheer . . .

  15. I tried and tried to respond to this while I was away but I was doing so by phone and for some reason, those comments get thru.
    Just wanted to thank YOU for all of your sweet often you start my day off with a smile and a kind thought!! Blogging IS fun and I've made so many great friends thru our daily or weekly exchanges........and hoping one of them is you!!

  16. edited to add:....."those comments never get thru"....

  17. Happy 3rd anniversary of blogging Vicki! Wishing you many more years of happiness blogging too!

  18. Vickie, It is a happy calm space. I blogged a year ago July and I agree, its a way to reflect and document, be truthful and realize your gifts. You meet friends along the way and realize there are good people out there. Its a break from bad news. Thanks for you blog and I hope I continue for 3 years too. My blog:

  19. I don't often comment these days, but I do enjoy your blog and am glad our worlds connected.


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