Wednesday, November 11, 2009

One Year Blogiversary



Today is my one year "Blogiversary" ! Until I found out we were moving to Germany, I really never had a clue what a blog was. I decided to start a blog to keep family and friends up to date what was going on in our new life. I figured it was easier than repeating the same email over and over again or doing a mass email.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would become such an important part of my new life here. I don't think I would have made it through the first year without the support I have gained here in my virtual world.

A lot of people don't get blogging, and a lot of my friends don't ever read it that's fine too! But when they ask me what's new, I say read my blog! I appreciate all the wonderful people who read and follow me. I know it can be consuming and some people feel guilty for not always commenting or reading. I follow a lot of blogs but I have more time on my hands than most. Plus I'm avoiding doing my German Homework!

Blogging for me not to sound all mushy, but has been a lifesaver in many ways. I feel like I have many conversations with friends and am a part of something. I get to laugh, cry and smile at so many people's posts. I've gained recipes, decorating ideas, jokes, stories, information, history, facts, photography pointers and ideas. I've gained friendship, wisdom, patience, love, acceptance and prayer and so much more.

I want to thank each and everyone of you for making my life so rich! Now lets have some CAKE!

Much Love,
Frau

34 comments:

Expats Again said...

Awww, this is so sweet! I'm a half a year behind you, but I share your sense of enthusiasm for blogging. I look forward to what a year of blogging will bring.

honeypiehorse said...

Congratulations! You've done a great job building up a blog network, which is a terrific antidote for culture shock. More expats should blog.

Unknown Mami said...

Happy Blogiversary and many more!

Pink Martini said...

Happy anniversary, Frau. I have certainly enjoyed being part of your blogging world. Thanks for all the laughs and eye candy. :) xoxo

kks said...

happy blogiversary! hard to believe it has been a year....i think i found you through Ina, although now i can't remember....it's the age thing :)
always love to keep in touch with you and what is going on in your world....
xoxo

Debra said...

Yippee-let's party! Congratulations. Yes, it is amazing what blogging brings to us. Many wonderful new friends...like YOU! Happy Day!

beth said...

your words sum up exactly the way I feel about blogging....perfectly written !!

beth said...

oops, and happy anniversary !

Joyce said...

A beautiful post my friend! Happy Blogiversary!

It warms my heart knowing when I turn on my computer to see that I have a comment by you.

I look forward to hearing more of life across the bay of water.

Would you mind I get the piece of cake with the most flowers and frosting on it?

Have a golden day! xoxo

Deidra said...

Congratulations and happy Blogiversary!

preppyplayer said...

Happy B'day!
Well written and, I know, very sincere.
Love you.
Please call me. I am home for the next few hours...

Andrea said...

Thank you for following our blogs. You have become a friend and each of us enjoy watching your journey unfold. We laugh and cry with you. I particularly remember the deodorant post....whew...I still think about that and chuckle. Despite your reason for blogging, you are making a difference in others lives. I am able to see Germany and other places through your eyes. THANK YOU!
Blessings, andrea

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Congrats Frau!
The statistic shows most bloggers quit only after 6 months...
Enjoy your posts always darling!
ps: to answer your question,I use 'window photo gallery' prog on my pics, it's easy & free fm Microsoft.
xo as always dear friend!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Aww! How sweet is this! I couldn't agree with you more, blogging and interacting with everyone has been a lifesaver for me. Up until the blogging world opened its arms up to me, I was feeling like I was here alone raising my daughter while the rest of the world went to work at a "real" job.

Kwana said...

Happy 1 year anniversary! I'm so happy to have found your blog and made such a wonderful connection. You are such a talented writer. This is one of m favorite places to stop by.

Ina in Alaska said...

Awww you are so fun to follow. Happy 1 Year! I too started blogging to let my Jersey family know what is going on but most of them also don't read it. Ron's kids read but never comment and that is ok too. I agree with you that I have made some great friends in the land of Blogger, one of which, your sister, I was privileged to meet. When we met in person it was as though I knew her already, I felt so comfortable in her presence! I hope to meet some more of the blog buddies some day!!

It does take a bit of doing to stay current but it is so fun to learn new things and "meet" new friends. xoxox

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Congrats on your one year blogiversary!! Thanks for stopping by!

Matty said...

You and I are new to each other, and I enjoy seeing and reading about Germany. Since I took a few German classes in high school and college, I've always had a interest. I enjoy your photo tours with some history background. It's nice having blogging friends in other countries.

Grand Pooba said...

Let's celebrate! Yay for your blogiversary, you've described blogging to a T!

Thanks for the cake.

Shady Lady said...

Lovely! Happy Blogiversary!!

K said...

You definitely deserve some cake!

Happy one year.

Charisse and Holly said...

I love what you do here, and I'm so glad that it connects you and fills you with friendship. I've gained more than I ever imagined from blogging. Come over for a visit. Holly at lifelaughlatte

Sheryl said...

Happy Blogiversarty......

heidi said...

YIPPEEEE!!!! Happy Bloggie Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for showing me beautiful Germany, and for visiting me here in NY, almost every day :-) xoh

Oh My Goddess said...

I love Anniversary cake!!

And I'm always glad to see you around the neighborhood.

Keep on blogging!

Beth Adamson said...

Kathleen, Congrats girl. You make me laugh and I feel like we are talking on the phone sometimes when I read your posts. Miss ya, Happy day.

Bobbi said...

Happy blogiversary!

I really enjoy reading your blog!

megan said...

Thats so great! Happy Anniversary! I am so glad you have found something that helps get through the day. I love following your adventures and stories and you have opened me to the world of blogging , that can be quite addicting to read!! Love and miss you! Mary

Erika Jean said...

"A lot of people don't get blogging, and a lot of my friends don't ever read it that's fine too! "
Why is this!! Some of my best friends don't read my blog! So annoying ;-)

Congrats on your blogiversary!

Courtney said...

Let's do eat some cake and celebrate your one year! What an exciting milestone and congrats to you. We've all enjoyed coming along for the ride...and look forward to so much more!

VictoriaArt said...

Dearest Frau, you are certainly in THE place for cake right now ....
How about that Konditorei on the next corner and indulge in a piece of Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte and a nice cup of coffee???
Congratulations, one year of blogging! That is wonderful, your friends, who do not read it, don't know what they are missing!!!!
I feel, what you feel! I february 2010 will be my one Year, it's all so exciting, right? Few of my friends, let alone family read what I have to say...Blogging has opend the world wider and made my life quite different!
I love to read all those stories, they bring people closer and it's such fun!

I enjoy your musings....

Take good care! Have a lovely weekend!

Victoria :)

Maggie May said...

I know the feeling. I hadn't clue what a blog was a couple of years ago!
Belated Happy Bloggiversary.

Nuts in May

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

Congratulations!! The community is is definitely what keeps me going and I would like to thank you for making this place so awesome. :)

Keep on rockin'!!!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Hartelijk gefeliciteerd!!