There’s a party going on here @ Roses in the Rubble. Today Virginia’s blog turns NINE!
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!
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.
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.