Friday, September 23, 2016

6 Years and still going

My first blog post was 6 years ago. It took me a week to figure out how and what to do but I stuck to it and finally accomplished a blog post. I had been following and reading blogs for some time and knew that I wanted to join in. There were people I reached out to with questions and they were kind and encouraging. People like Faye Riggesbee, Mouse, and Vonna to name just a few who took the time to respond. How excited I was to have people follow me! and comment on my blog! Along the way friendships developed and also some followers left. The numbers are nice, but they are not important because the person who stops by now and again to comment is just as nice as the one who is a constant. Then there are those who have left blogging or do not post often at all. Of course there are so many reasons and it is their choice but I do miss them......following their interesting lives and beautiful crafts. I started my blog to document my work and to keep a diary of sorts. I have learned from many and have been able to share my work with people who care. I joined in many give always, held a few of my own and many swaps.....most all were successful with just a couple not so. To have a designer compliment my work has been like a gold star. It has been a wonderful experience and I will continue for time to come. Now, The Brother Alan reads and even has commented and posted...how fun is that. One day the phone rang and it was Annette calling to introduce herself and chat. So, today I say thank you to all who have been around with me for these years and welcome to all who a new to my blog. You certainly are friends that I am lucky to have.
Thank you.......

19 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your blog is always a pleasure to visit Grace, long may you continue.

Shelly said...

Congrats on 6 years, Gracie! Here's to many more. Thank You for your kind words on the loss of my kitty. Envisioning your Sherlock and Zoe meeting ET at the Rainbow Bridge was a comfort. Your blog is always interesting and I look forward to them. Enjoy the lower temps!

valerie said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm not blogging these days but it's still nice to read blogs here and there when the workday is slow. :)

barbara woods said...

congrats , 5 year is later this year

CalamityJr said...

Happy blogoversary! Thanks for all you share - you inspire us!

Mouse said...

awwww blushing here ... thank you for letting me be part of your life too with your wonderful stitching and posts :) haappppyyy 6 years blogging too .. we have had some fun these past few years haven't we :) love mouse xxxx

Ninetta said...

Congratulations!

Tiffstitch said...

Congrats on 6 years! Glad you're still enjoying it.

Vickie said...

Congratulations Gracie! I still find blogging such a joy and I am quite glad you do also. :D

Bea said...

Congratulations on 6 years! Nice success story.

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on 6 years.........love coming to visit......keep up the great blogging.....

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Congratulations on keeping it going for 6 years, and so well, too!

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on 6 years of blogging! I first got to know your other blog where you were blogging about your first Crazy Challenge. Do you remember? That was also my first Crazy Challenge.

Annie said...

Happy Blogoversary!
I don't comment often, but I always read and enjoy your posts:)

Ele said...

Congratulations! I always enjoy reading your posts

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on your 6th Blogaversary! You're just over half a year ahead of me. I know I've been following you for a long while now.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Congratulations on 6 Wonderful Years of Blogging Gracie, and Best Wishes for many more to come :)

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on 6 years. I so enjoy reading your blog.

Julie said...

There is always something lovely to read and see when I visit with you Gracie.
Happy 6th blogoversary.