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Monday, February 14, 2011

Three years, 528 post and counting…A Blogoversary Giveaway

Well it’s been three years today that I started blogging.

I went back and read my very first post and it was short and to the point.

I have just spent that last few minutes revisiting some of my older post. If you haven't done it in a while I encourage you to go back and spend a few minutes giving them a re-read. It really does give you a different perspective on where you were juxtaposed against where you are in the present.

Looking back I remember feeling like every post I did had to be heart felt or poignant or deeply spiritual. I still have my moments of profound spiritual recognition, my heartfelt cries of “woe is me” but over the course of these three years so much has happen and not much has happen. Life goes on and it changes every day.

My one regret is that I did not start this process sooner. How wonderful for all you young mom’s out there to have a chronicle of your lives as mom’s and to be able to look back and remember. I will say I am not sure if there was even such a thing as a blog back in the dark ages when my son was born, but then I am not sure I would have had the brain cells to form a complete sentence back then either.

Some of my favorite things about blogging are the glimpses it gives me into the lives of so many strong Christian brothers and sisters. We may not ever meet face to face but every time I read a post from one of my regulars I feel like we are having a conversation over a good cup of coffee. I love that about blogging. I love the shift in perspective I get when I am out and about in my day. It may be something completely inconsequential and unimportant but I will hear that tiny blogging whisper in the back of my head…there’s an idea for a post here!!!!

I don't think I can come up with a new recipe or cook anything with out sharing it on my blog or go out to eat with out taking picture of my dinner. Who knew blogging would lead to this new eating disorder, some folks binge and purge, I order and photograph.

I love coming to my blog each day to see what’s new, look for new post to show up in my blog roll, to find out what’s happening in South America, Texas, Arkansas, California, North Carolina etc… It is just amazing the window to the world a blog can open up!

Lastly I love the lines of communication it opens up. The possibilities for friendship, for encouragement, for being able to share my faith and God’s word from time to time, you just never when or how God will use a shared struggle or blessing in the lives of someone you don't even know!

If you are one of my regular readers I have to tell you that I appreciate your presence in my life more that words can express. I don't think there is a blogger alive who doesn't get a certain small feeling of connection when you log and and see that someone has left a comment. I love all of you and I thank you all for stopping by and giving me a visit. Y’all are just great!

Over the next few days I will be assembling a small giveaway package, it will contain some of my favorite things that I want to share with all of you.

Leave me a comment, enter as many time as you like!

I will link back to this post for the next couple of days and then next week I will select a winner. I feel certain that there will be a Starbucks card and some Jelly Beans, and to winner can even pick the flavor of jelly bean they want, not every one like licorice.

Starbucks, Jelly Beans what more could you ask for…well I’ll just have to see what I can come up with.

If you like give me a shout out on your blog about this giveaway and spread the word!

Who doesn't like a good blog giveaway!

Again y’all are the best!

Blessings

R

14 comments:

The Bug said...

Congrats on your anniversary! My 2nd will be in March or April (I can never remember - guess I should go look). The one big thing that's different about my blog is the poetry - I didn't necessarily start out wanting to post all these poems!

Sassy Granny ... said...

What a legacy. Blogging is such a systematic way to leave a trail for our children & grandchildren.

I remember how tentative I was when I penned my first posts. There were months that I knew no other bloggers; nor they me. How glad am I that I persisted; and you too!

Congrats,
Kathleen

rita said...

Beautifully expressed, Robin, the many blessings and benefits of blogging. I have enjoyed being your 'friend'.

skoots1mom said...

fun times indeed...

Terri Tiffany said...

I have enjoyed all of my visits here but mostly because you sound like such a real person:) I love your pictures of your food, I love hearing about your ups and downs and I love that you are you:)) Thank you!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! I have had my blog bound into hardcover and I love looking back and seeing where I've been. Perspective is a wonderful thing and blogging certainly aids in gaining some.

I wish my mom had 'blogged' when I was growing up...I love to think about my future grandchildren reading this one day.

Kim said...

I also wish there had been blogging "back in the day" -- so many memories lost in the fog of time. But I'm glad we're blogging now, and keeping the memories we make today.

Whodathunk we'd end up with friends around the world?! Blogging is truly a wondrous thing :)

I am SOOOO looking forward to meeting you and Susan when we come on furlough this year! Not sure if we'll be visiting mission headquarters at the beginning, middle or end of our time in the U.S., but you can bet as soon as I know, I'll be in touch to plan a face-to-face meeting!

Beverlydru said...

I allowed myself the pleasure of blogs and coffee this morning - really enjoyed catching up with you! And then as I backtracked, I found your lovely give-away. YAY! I also love blogging and thought I've been delinquent lately... I'm staying in the game. {{Hugs}}

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skoots1mom said...

such fun commenting for a giveaway...i think i can, i think i can..

Mimi said...

I'd love to be entered. Actually Starbucks sounds really good right now!

Mimi

Thena said...

Congratulations on your blogerversary!!! Now I will have to look to see when mine is, no it's got to be coming up soon.
Love reading your blog every chance I get.

skoots1mom said...

eager to see who wins :)

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

Three years. Wow. I'm not quite to that point, but it'll be here before I know it. I certainly think blogging has enriched my life, don't you? If only for providing me with an outlet for writing. That has helped me process some really deep stuff these last couple of years.
Congrats on making it this long!
And, oh, BTW...ewwwwww...licorice!! ;)

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