Thursday, May 31, 2018

13 Years Blogging


It's my blogoversary!

It's hard to believe that 13 years ago I began blogging. It was quite sporadic at first and I had no idea what to write about. I still pretty much write about whatever I want most days and I'm glad that so many of you seem to enjoy my blog posts.  

When I first started we had been given a computer because Ken's sister was getting a new one. This was our very first computer and we had no idea what we were doing. She had left a few things on it and told Ken he could just delete whatever he didn't want. Well, he had no idea what he was doing and ended up deleting the Windows OS and we had to call Ken's brother and he sent us a disc to install that gave us a new Windows OS. 

We also didn't know you're supposed to have anti virus protection or that you should clear your history and cache every once in a while. We went well over a year without either of those things and wondered how in the world we had so many viruses and things that were slowing the computer down to a crawl until one of our teenage daughter's friends came over and explained it to us. It was pretty comical but live and learn and now we know. Because of all the computer problems back then I would use the library computers but you could only use them for 1 hour per day. So I wasn't posting all that often for a while. And I only had 3 followers when I started out so when I started getting more followers and people commenting, I really enjoyed that. 

I've changed a lot in the past 13 years. My daughter is grown and she has a son. Ken and I are celebrating 27 years together this September and now instead of hamsters and rats we have a dog. 

So for all of you followers that have been here a long time and for those of you that are fairly new I just want to say thank you for visiting, commenting and enjoying what I've been posting over the years. I hope we'll all be around and blogging for many years to come.

54 comments:

  1. Ahhh, I feel like quoting the old commercial, 'You've come a long way, baby.' :)

    Loved learning how you got your beginning, Mary! And, wishing you many more fun blogging years to come.

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  2. Congrats on 13 blogging years - that's fantastic!

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  3. lol that computer sounds so ancient now. Congrats on 13 years. I think the cat's been here for a good chunk of them.

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    1. That computer was so different from the laptop I have now. There was a huge tower that took up so much space and a huge monitor. lol

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  4. Congratulations! Thirteen years is remarkable. Very few blogs have lasted that long.

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    1. Thank you. I've seen so many blogs die out in that time.

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  5. Oh wow, that's even longer than me. I'm only at 8

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    1. Congrats on 8. That's really amazing.

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  6. Happy blogoversary Mary!!! 13 years is quite the accomplishment.

    I'll be blogging 9 years in December.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Thank you. 9 years is awesome.

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  7. Happy Blogoversary! I absolutely love your blog. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thank so much. I really appreciate that.

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  8. OMG Mary, 27 years of being in a great relationship AND 13 years of blogging just sounds so phenomenal. I'm thrilled that I've met you and love visiting your blog and other social media platforms. Sending some HUGE Hugs of congratulations your way! RO

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    1. Thank you. I'm so glad I met you and so many others. The internet has really opened up the amount of people we interact with.

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  9. Woo Hoo Congratulations Mary that is quite a feat.
    Happy Blogoversary!!!

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  10. Congrats on 13 years as a blogger. Also congrats on 27 wonderful years.

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  11. 13 years is a long time! I always enjoy reading how and why people started blogging. Congrats and thanks for brightening my day, Mary!

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    1. Thanks so much. It's hard to believe I've been on this blog for that long.

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  12. That's awesome! Congrats on both parts!

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    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate that.

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  13. Wohoo 13 years!!!! I can not remember when I started :/ If my Livejournal is not still out there...hmmm

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    1. Thanks. I never had a LiveJournal account. I know a lot of people who did.

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  14. wow congrats! 13 years, it's really impressive!

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  15. WOW! That is super cool. Happy Blogoversary from all of us!

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  16. Amazing! Congrats, Mary on a milestone. I am sure you have learned so much along the way. That is impressive to stick with it for so long. I am almost to eight years. Here is to many more!

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    1. Thank you. 8 years is amazing too!

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  17. Wow! 13 years is a huge accomplishment, Mary. Congratulations! A lot has changed during that time. I only found your blog recently but have really enjoyed it :)

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    1. I really appreciate that. I enjoy yours as well.

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  18. Congrats on hitting 13 years!!!!!

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  19. Congratulations! I've had sagecoveredhills since late 2004, but am now mostly writing here: www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. Thanks. I'll come by your other blog then.

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  20. Congradulation on your blog. I seem to enjoy blogging more then any thing.
    Coffee is on

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  21. Happy blogoversary! That is awesome!! I always enjoy stopping by. :)

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    1. Thank you, I really glad to hear it.

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  22. Flippin' hell Mary! 13 years... That's amazing!

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  23. Congrats on 13 years! That's wonderful!

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  24. Happy blogoversary! That's awesome you've been blogging for 13 years now. I enjoy reading your posts and I think writing what you want works well! That's a fun story about your first computer.

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    1. Thank you Lola. I really appreciate that and am glad I found your blog too.

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  25. 13 years is amazing! And whew the tech change in that time period, too! Hope you have a fabulous 14th year, Mary!

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    1. Thank you. So many tech changes.

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