Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Blogoversary!

I can't believe I have been blogging for five years. I was so sure it had only been three that I had already gathered "three" images for this post. Then I read my first blog post. December 14, 2005.

Claudine Hellmuth is the reason I started blogging, so it is no surprise that my first entry featured a picture of the Christmas collage Claudine made of my two best friends, Shadow and Shamus. Both these puppies are gone now. I am so glad I can post this image with joy. I have shared a lot of happy moments on this blog and a few very sad ones.


Here I am five years later with some amazing readers and a daily incentive to make a blog post that friends and strangers might enjoy.
I like to be the blog people visit with their morning cup of coffee.
In the last five years I have also encouraged a lot of friends to start their blogs. Blogging keeps me in touch with people who I might not have had daily or even monthly contact with in the past. It is a small window into their world that I happily look through.

A little joke I have with my friends is that "I refuse to talk about anything you could have read about already on my blog...." I do post a lot. Being a daily blogger means 365 posts a year, so while I can't expect everyone to read every post....I do joke with them if they miss something good.

Today on my fifth anniversary I am grateful to my readers and friends who encourage me to keep on blogging. Especially my hubby, who is always my number one fan.
There is no doubt that I will celebrate a tenth blogoversary!!

13 comments :

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Happy Blogoversary, Carmi! I too started 5 years ago (July 2005). Glad you started and blog regularly - I always enjoy your posts! What a sweet picture you have by Claudine of your lovely puppies!

Enjoy "the 5th!"

Blogfully yours,
Cindy ;-)

Ronna said...

Carmi, you started me on blogging and I can't thank you enough! I enjoy your posts and keeping in touch with you that way. And I LOVE blogging. You've changed my life. Happy 5th to you and many, many more!

Karen said...

What can I say.... You convinced me and as always are an inspiration!

donnajean said...

Congratulations! You are definitely a daily morning coffee visit of mine! You always make me smile and inspire me! Keep up the wonderful conversation! Maybe someday I will get to meet you! Time for a new picture of puppy for Christmas and the 5th anniversary so you can show his picture on your 10th!

ludgera said...

Congratulations! You are one of my friends who inspired me to start blogging and try to keep up with daily entries.

Leslie Jane Moran said...

What a leader you are! I love the idea that you won't talk to anyone about a subject if you've already blogged about it. Happens to me all the time, and like you, I say..."well, if you'd read my blog!!!" Now I'll think of you when this happens. Congratulations and looking forward to much, much more fun, inspiration, knowledge and colour from the world of Carmi.

Sharon said...

Congratulations! I am one of those encouraged by you to blog. I think I may be coming up to 3 years. I remember Claudine's rendition of the pups and I have the Christmas card version. I just can't believe it's 5 years. No wonder I'm looking older.

me again said...

Hip Hip Hooray! Here's to many, many more years :-)

Lisa PN said...

you are amazing! what an inspiration! hugs to you!

Eileen Bergen said...

Happy 5th blogoversary, Carmi! That's a pretty big milestone in the blogosphere.

I have 206 more days to reach my 5th ;-)

nancy said...

thanks for all your inspiration!!!

MarissaDW said...

Carmi Happy Blogversary! You got me started on blogging, so Thanks you! I love your blog entries and it's a great way to keep plugged into what you're doing.

Susie Jefferson said...

CONGRATULATIONS! And here's to the next 5 years!