Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Blogoversary Edition

I have always missed my blogoversary, and you would think someone who loves to blog as much as I do would be right on top of that.  It slipped past me yet again but I'm close enough!


 I've written 1,543 posts since June 1st, 2005.


I didn't start getting regular comments until about January, 2009.


My pictures have improved since 2005 rather dramatically.
(I used to scan my jewelry photos, for instance).



In reading back over the years,
I've seen posts that made me cringe
and posts that made me laugh
and posts that I was surprised I could write.


 I still have the same hopes and fears now 
that I had years ago.
Hmm.  Interesting.  Must work on that.



And finally, Zack has seriously become 




I'm grateful to blogging for giving me a creative outlet.   I'm also thankful that it's introduced me to some very awesome people.  Opening my heart, my home, my thoughts, my world all happens here.  Good, bad, ugly, or gobsmacking-awesome -- it's probably going to end up here.


So thank you all for reading, taking me up to 1800+ readers as of today -- something that boggles my mind.  


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Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party tm.   


Join me at the Facebook group Bead Soup Cafe for bead chat, swaps, challenges, and lots of eye candy!

38 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your 8th bloganniversary! No question, Zack is the coolest person in the blog, but you, with your pink hair come in a close second!

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  2. Congrats Lori! I just posted my 401st entry - only 1200 or so to go until I catch up - thanks for giving me a goal to shoot for :-)

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  3. Congratulations, honey!

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  4. happy anniversary! Zach is one cool kid.. all because he has one cool momma!!

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  5. Congrats on the blogversary :D I've just hit a mere 50 posts on my current blog... I think if I counted and combined all my blog posts from all the different blogs, I might hit 200... maybe 250... lol your total and your dedication to writing inspires and humbles me... as a woman who wants to write, I need to follow your example and WRITE lol

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  6. Someday I'm planning on reading all your old posts LOL. Congrats to you both, Lori and Zack, and looking forward to the next milestone!

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  7. Happy blogday! Blogday pie is in order, I believe...

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  8. Aww, what a milestone! I concur with your comments on Zack, too! It is always a joy - no matter what the subject matter - to open your blog and see a new posting! Thank you!

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  9. Happy blogoversary! Many happy returns.

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  10. You might be late but who cares. Be sure to celebrate with a slice of your favorite pie!

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  11. Happy Blogoversary! I missed mine every single year since I'm blogging, but I don't care. Blogging is fun! Hope you'll be there with your blog for a very long time. LOVE to read!

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  12. Happy anniversary. I found your blog through your amazing photos, but I keep coming back because of your passionate writing. And the fact that you make us all feel welcome...and appreciated!

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  13. Congratulations, Lori! You never cease to amaze and inspire me. Hugs!

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  14. Congrats Lori! That is quite an accomplishment! You have an amazing gift for writing and I can tell that you have evolved over time. I think that this huge anniversary shows that you have commitment and focus. You have passion. You have heart. Keep on writing. Enjoy the day. Erin

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  15. Happy blogoniversary, Lori! And thank you for opening yourself to the world and allowing us into your personal life (even if only on the virtual plane).
    P.S. You're right, Zach *is* the coolest person :)

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  16. Happy blogiversary, Lori! I'm super impressed that you've been at it since 2005 -- I've heard that most people give up after the first 9 months!

    I had my first blogiversary yesterday, actually. I can't believe it's been a year already! I'm going to buy myself some extra special beads on Thursday evening to celebrate. ;)

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  17. Yay, blogoversary! You've built such a lovely visiting space here for all of us. Thanks! I look forward to your blog every day.

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  18. Keep on blogging Lori, I so enjoy your posts.

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  19. Your blog is one of my all time favorites and while I very much enjoy looking at 6-18 other blogs from time to time, your's is the one that I'll take the time to actually READ- even when I am worn out and tired.

    You are a kindred spirit.

    Keep on keeping on!

    Cheers!

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  20. Your blog is one of my all time favorites and while I very much enjoy looking at 6-18 other blogs from time to time, your's is the one that I'll take the time to actually READ- even when I am worn out and tired.

    You are a kindred spirit.

    Keep on keeping on!

    Cheers!

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  21. Happy Blogoversary! xoxox!!!
    I LOVE YOU!
    xoxox

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  22. Happy Anniversary! You have an awesome blog and I always enjoy visiting. Thank you for sharing your life and your talents.

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  23. Congratulations, Lori!!!Big Hugs! Keep it up!

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  24. Happy Blogoversary!!!! So EXCITING!

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  25. Keep on blogging my friend. We're all reading, and wanting to hear from you. You're a great writer, and a trailblazer in the space. An inspiration to many of us - certainly to me! Happy Blogoversary

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  26. Happy anniversary. I am looking forward to the next years.

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  27. Yeah! to many more :)
    Your blog is inspiring!

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  28. Congratulations Lori!!! Looking forward to reading more!

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  29. Congratulations on 8 years of blogging, Lori! I didn't even know what a blog was 8 years ago...LOL! Your post today inspired me to look back to see how long I've been blogging. I had no idea, but I'm coming up on 2 years. Still not sure if I like doing it or not! At any rate, your blog is always an inspiration.

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  30. Many, many congratulations and THANK YOU for sharing all that you are (yes, the good, the bad and the Yikes!). Be well ~~Tricia

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  31. Wow! Congratulations! I had your book cover with me in the classroom at Bead and Button! That's another to add to your long list of accomplishments! xo

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  32. Congrats on the anniversary.... your blog is inspiring to so many... thank you for all you do and share.
    Jenni

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  33. Happy Blogoversary Lori. Looking forward to many more with you.

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  34. Happy Blogoversary Lori! What an amazing number of posts! Thank you for sharing your life with us.
    Jx

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  35. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I love coming here and reading about you, and about Zack too! The number of followers is a testament to how many of us you have inspired along the way.

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  36. 8 years! Wow, that a lot. I've often wondered if there is a point in time that can be defined as the exact moment when we as bloggers embrace our blogs as part of our identity and it becomes an integral part of our life.

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  37. O my goodnes - 8 years - I started in 2005 but stopped blogging and then started up againonly to stop again and start up again giggle! awesom for you -- non stop blogging that's a huge deal!
    hugs
    Ps. LOVE your designs..

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