There’s a celebration going on here @Roses in the Rubble!
June 30th marks seven years since Virginia launched out into the blogosphere. At first with tentative steps – a few movie reviews, an inspirational quote or two – then garnering momentum sharing advocacy issues, photographs, books, travel, the ups and downs of life in general, and several post-a-day Advent and Lent gigs.
This blog actually began as “Virginia’s Views.” Bet that title grabbed ‘ya, right?
Here are bits from that first post:
to provide the embers of creativity – to educate – to reflect – to ACT
What inspires us?
Art, beauty, faith, the lives of those who have gone before us
inspire us to believe, to hope, to act.
I’m starting this blog to share views & reviews of what has inspired ME, in the hopes that maybe these books, movies, music & more might inspire YOU.” (Virginia, 30 June 2011)
That’s how it started, then a week later came up with the name Roses in the Rubble. (Kinda freaky, woke up in the middle of the night with the name on my mind and subsequently found stored-for-years Kosovo photographs in the first place checked.)
You can read what’s up with the name Roses in the Rubble by clicking here.
Looking over blog stats today, somewhere during this year’s post-a-day Lent gig Virginia passed 500 posts(!!) woot! woot! That may not seem like much (spread over 7 years) but is a big deal since sporadic Virginia took a few blogcations and at best tries for one post per week (if she’s feeling really prolific, two?)
A big (BIG) thank you to loyal readers (old and new), friends, family, fellow (& fellowette) bloggers, for taking the time to read, comment, encourage, to like, and follow this blog.
grace, peace & celebratory blogging grooves
Virginia : )
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than YOU!” Dr. Suess