Friday, May 31, 2019

14 Years Blogging!


It's hard to believe that I've been blogging now for 14 years. Most days I post whatever I want and you guys seem to like my posts so thank you for sticking with me and visiting. My blog has changed over the years. I started out writing about what it was like having a teenager and what was happening in my day to day life. I've been in the same apartment for 21 years and things are always crazy around here so I started my weekly post about my apartment life. I think that might be the most fun to do because I never know what might happen from week to week. I started reading more books because of the great book recommendations from my fellow bloggers and I started sharing more book reviews because of you. I started taking and sharing more of my own pictures, reviews and thoughts because of all the encouragement I've received over the years from the other bloggers I've visited. 

A lot of you have been with me back when I had hamsters, gerbils, rats and now my dog. You were here to lend me emotional support when my mom died and shared my joy when my grandson was born. Ken and I will be celebrating our 29th year together in September which is hard to believe. 

I've vented here, shared my advice, my thoughts, and met a lot of wonderful people. Some of you have been friends since I started and some of you are new friends which I love meeting. So for all of you that have been around a long time and for my newer friends I want to say thank you for visiting, commenting and enjoying what I've been posting over the years. I hope we're all around blogging for many years to come.

53 comments:

  1. Huge congratulations.
    When I found the blogosphere a part of me came home...

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  2. I did have a LJ before my bookblog...hmm, dunno when I got that one. But yay for blogging that long! :D

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  3. HAPPY 14TH BLOGOVERSARY!

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  4. Congratulations on 14 years! I have learned so much from you!

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  5. Wow that is a long time to blog! I started in 2013!

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    1. Thank you, that's a long time too.

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  6. Congrats on 14 years! I've been around for over half that at least.

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    1. Thank you. That's a good while as well.

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  7. congrats Mary I love visiting and reading your posts!

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad to hear that.

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  8. Wow! Kudos to you Marvelous Mary for 14 years, and I love your posts. Looking forward to another 14 years! Hugs and Happy Friday! RO

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    1. Thank you. I love reading your posts too.

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  9. Wow 14 years? That's awesome!

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  10. Congrats, Mary! That is a VERY long time in the blogging world. Most people seem to slowly stop blogging and then disappear. I'm so glad I found your blog. Sometimes I go back and read some of your old posts and I really enjoy getting to know you better through them.

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    1. Thank you. I know, so many people are gone from when I first started.

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    2. And I'm so glad that you've read some of my older stuff too.

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  11. 14 years is amazing! I hope I'll keep blogging as long as you. Congrats and hope the next year of blogging is amazing!

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  12. Happy Blogoversary from all of us! Fourteen years is amazing!

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  13. Congrats, Mary. I enjoy your posts.

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    1. Thank you, I'm gald to hear that.

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  14. Happy blog anniversary! Newer follower, but I've enjoyed the ride so far.

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    1. Thank you very much. I appreciate that.

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  15. Congratulations!! Bloggers are dropping like flies these days so 14 years is quite the accomplishment!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  16. Happy Blogoversary! That is awesome. CongratulationsūüéČ

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  17. Wow that's awesome Mary! Congrats!!!!!!!

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  18. Congratulations, you have one of the more consistent blogging schedules of anyone I know.

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. Thank you so much. I schedule a lot of posts before hand.

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  19. Congratulations on the blogiversary! 14 years is a long stretch.

    That apartment building should be paying you a commission for blogging. You're making it world-famous, or infamous.

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  20. Congrats on your 14 years! Blogging isn't for sissies, so you've got balls of steel sticking it out that long!

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    1. Thank you. lol I haven't had a lot of problems as of yet.

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  21. What a wonderful amount of years and fab time coming to read your posts. Congrats and wishing you many more years to come.

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  22. Happy 10 year blogiversary! That's quite an achievement, you should be really proud. (And keep going!)

    29 years with your other half is also an achievement! :)

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    1. Thank you, I have no plans on stopping anytime soon. It feels like we'e been together forever. lol Our daughter is going to be 28 this month.

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  23. Congratulations on having a successful blog for so long. I love your blog because it has a little bit of everything. I wish I had found it sooner.

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  24. Fourteen years is pretty impressive, congrats to you.

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  25. I'm just shy of 14 years. I started in 06. However I didn't really get followers until around 2010. The whole blogging community peaked for me around 2014. Did you experience the same?

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    1. Probably around the same time because I started making more comments on other blogs. I started getting a bigger following around then. More and more blogs popped up too.

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