There’s a party going on here @ Roses in the Rubble. Today Virginia’s blog turns NINE!
As faithful readers know, celebratory grooves for Virginia usually involve chocolate (lots of chocolate!)
Can’t believe it’s been 9 years since Virginia ventured into the blogosphere to share her first post entitled “…Inspiration” on 30 June 2011. Since that time there have been 800 posts (as of Sunday’s blog) – another something to celebrate.
Short posts, long posts, photos, quotes, Advent and Lent post-a-day gigs, travel, books, movies, music, meanderings, trees and (lots of) roses: 800 = lots of posts!
“Finding inspiration in Rubble, books, movies, music & more…”
Some blog posts have been popular, like last year’s “Books! Reading! Books!” and “Hearts Molested,” a poem I wrote about Human Trafficking 9 years ago that still receives views. (I’m not much of a poet, so it’s cool that one still garners attention.)
Others, not so much, but they were fun and/or meaningful to do (like this first week of blogging favorite: Cosmic Hilarity & The Galactic Gourmet.)
The thing about blogging, posts should be about things that interest you. You can always hope that others like what you like, too. But, accept the fact that not everyone is into the same things as you.
Not everyone gets Jack Skellington and Sally’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” struggles like groupie Virginia.
Before he passed, my bedfast quadriplegic papa painstakingly read every post using his voice-activated computer. Papa didn’t always ‘get it’ but he encouraged me to keep at it.
Sometimes Blogger Virginia thought, “Why am I doing this? It’s time to give it up.” Then someone would comment, text, call or send an encouraging email from afar and near.
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou
One of the biggest blessings these nine years has been interacting with bloggers and readers around the globe. While some dear ones from long ago have gone on to other things, it’s been special hanging out with blogging buddies in the blogosphere. You have made blogging these nine years meaningful (and fun keeping up with what you are up to!)
Virginia always enjoys making new blogging friends…
A big THANK YOU to faithful readers (family, friends, blogging buddies inclusive) who inspire and encourage Virginia SO MUCH in SO MANY WAYS.
grace, peace & celebratory grooves
Virginia : )
p.s. For an explanation of why “Roses in the Rubble” click here.
Happy Blog Anniversary, Virginia! Wow, nine years is a long time — congrats and enjoy your chocolate!
Thank you Debbie for all your encouragement these years past, it has meant loads! The chocolate cake disappeared fast (with help from my brother.) Now I’m scrounging for chocolate bits hidden in cupboards.. Blessings! 🍫🎂🍫🤗🍫
Happy Blog anniversary, congratulations.🎂🎉🌈
Thank you so much! It’s been fun finding inspirational grooves from other bloggers like you (& your precious daughter!) 🎊🤗🎊
You’re most welcome dear and thank you for kind words 🤗♥️🦋😇.
Happy Birthday. ROSES IN THE RUBBLE. Keep on going….writing…God is with you..
Thanks for all your encouragement all these years, Carol-Jo! We flower groupies must stick together. Many thanks for the celebratory white flowers – lovely! Hugs! 💐🤗💐
Congratulations!! God bless
Thank you for the celebratory greetings – Blessings back at ‘cha!🌟 🎊🌟
Yay! and Happy happy anniversary! God bless your work . . .and may you always have plenty of chocolate!
Thanks so much, Michele. It has been a huge blessing hanging out with you in the blogosphere these years past. Chocolate cake is long gone, but I’m savoring dark bits stashed away in cupboards (must keep up strength!) Hugs! 🎊🍫🤗🍫🎊
the feelings are very mutual, dear Virginia. xo Michele
Congratulations, Happy Anniversary 😊 I wish you many more great ones to come. 🙏🏼
Thank you! Blogging for 9 years has been an up & down journey, but God’s grace has been paramount throughout. Blessings & blogging hugs! 🌹🙏🤗🙏🎊
Thank you my dear 😊💛
Happy 9th Year Blog Anniversary Virginia! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom, joy, quotes and beautiful photos and memories! May God richly bless you! ❤
Thanks so much, Patty. Blogging friends like you make it worthwhile! BTW, I so enjoy your Instagram posts, they are packed with spiritual wisdom, inspiration & (lots of) beauty. Big hugs! 🎊🌹🤗🌹🎊