Friday, April 03, 2009

Today is 500

It is a landmark day for this blog site today: this post is number 500! And, ironically, I have nothing to talk about. Normally I would just refrain from posting but the lure to post on this landmark moment was just too tempting. I figured that I should tell you all about why and how I started blogging.

As many of you can likely attest to, finding the time to send emails to family and friends with updates was time consuming and you just never knew if they were actually reading them or not. And, I found that many times, I would be sending multiple emails in an effort to individualize them all to each party. Meanwhile, my good friend Goofball, had her site and it was a way for us to keep up over the miles that separated us. It was upon her urging that I enthusiastically jumped into the blogging world as an alternate way to keep in touch with family and friends. That was 3+ years ago and while the blogging may be sporadic some days, this little obsessive hobby of mine is still going strong. No longer are emails sent out, bogging down my server and I no longer wonder if people are really reading them or not. Instead, they can come to my personal online diary to see how my children are growing and to follow our lives.

Over the past couple of years, I feel like I have met some pretty incredible people despite never actually meeting them. One day, I would love to have the opportunity to meet people like Steph, Sheryl, Amber and Beth as they were my first online bloggy friends and have continued to provide me with support. I have been blessed to have met Jenn, not once but twice, and know that one day, we will meet up again hopefully this time with our children. I look forward to meeting other precious online friends such as Ellen and Beth because I feel over the past year, I have a special, unique connection with them. I am determined to meet the incredible and inspiring Ashley's Mom because her strength, drive and passion for her children and other's with disabilities is truly breathtaking and admirable. And truthfully, there are so many others out there in the blogging world that have encouraged me, supported me and enlightened me that I do the injustice of not mentioning.

My life has been incredibly enriched by the blogging world and I constantly marvel at how important it is to me. It is amazing really the power that the internet holds and how complete strangers can pop into your life and make such a difference.

Thank you to my blogging friends and to my lurkers that never leave me a message. Thank you for caring enough to come and check us out to keep up on our lives. Here is to another 500 posts ..... good gosh, it could get scary.


beth - total mom haircut said...

Well, for someone who had "nothing to talk about" you certainly wrote a wonderful post. I agree with you on all counts when it comes to the value and benefit of the blogging community.

And I too hope to meet you some day:)

Goofball said...

I'm glad I've been such a good influence in your life ;)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I'm behind, but HAPPY 500! I do hope we all can meet someday!!!


Ellen said...

Awe, I feel so special to be mentioned on your 500th post :) It is funny how the internet can bring people together, friends of friends of friends.. one click away from a new friendship, a connection that we would otherwise not know.. thanks for your support and comments on my blog too! congratz :)

Goofball said...

I've tagged you to give you inspiration for post 501

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

Happy 500! You are a wonderful person and I'm so lucky to know you!

Sheryl said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm so happy to have "met" you! I consider you a dear friend (even if I have been our of the blog loop for a while).

Here's to 500 more!!