Happy birthday to my Blog.....1 year old today!
On March 6th of 2007, I posted my first blog entry. You can see it here. No title, a couple pictures and only a few lines of text. I was a complete Blogger idiot! I was inspired by reading Julie's blogs (can't even remember how I discovered her blog in the first place, only know that it was during a boring day at work and I had no other real work to keep me busy). My main reason for starting my blog was to keep my family members entertained and so they could keep tabs on what I was up to (since I'm not very good at calling on the phone or other normal ways most people use to stay in touch).
Looking back to a year ago, I had no idea what challenges, opportunities, knowledge, and new friendships blogging would bring to me. But here I am one year later, still pecking away. I am now (mostly) proficient at posting, adding pictures and even downloading movies. Overcoming the initial frustration of figuring out what I can do with Blogger and getting around its "quirks" has been enough to keep me challenged and wanting to learn more.
An added benefit has been getting my mom involved in my blog too. My friends have become her friends and I'm so thankful she's enjoying this and becoming more familiar and proficient in her computer skills. One of these days, I need to go down to her house and spend a couple of intensive hours giving her some Blogger lessons and getting her a Google ID so she doesn't have to post "anonymous" comments anymore. Maybe I should find out if she would like access privileges so she can be a guest blogger for me.....
Thanks blogging friends for sharing this past year with me and I look forward to spending the next year with you!