August 11, 2008

Happy Birthday.. me!

Yep, today is my first birthday in the world of blog!

I will admit that I have not been the the most faithful blogger, so it is no surprise that no one remembered. Heck, I just now remembered it, myself!

Anyway, the year has had a lot of ups and downs..a lot of good things on here, and a lot of disappointments, too.

I admire anyone who can post, faithfully, day after day, no matter how they may be feeling. I thought that would be the way I would be, but that didn't happen.

Many days, though, I did post, but deleted them before anyone had a chance to read them, and I have many in draft, that I never posted. Why, you may be asking? Well, mainly, because I am my own worst critic. Another reason is because I thought that it could possibly offend someone that I didn't want to offend, for whatever reason.

I guess I could go on and on, making excuses, but I won't. I won't even promise that I will try to do better, because I don't know whether, or not, I will.

There's one thing that I know for sure, though, and that is the fact that I have made some wonderful friends on here this past year. I think I even made at least one enemy, but I certainly didn't mean to do that, and it hurts me to think that I did.

Now..keep coming back, if you will. You may not always find anything new, but then you just might find something interesting every once-in-awhile!

You know you're always welcome!


Lydia said...

Hello Jan,
Have a great day,

Americaneocon said...

Congratulations, Jan!

Here's to many more blog-birthdays!

sue said...

Happy Blogiversary (late)!!!!
Many more~~~

Desert Cat said...

Happy Blog-birthday!

Someone somewhere is always potentially offended at just about anything. If you use that as the final criteria, you won't end up saying anything. Say what you want.

It's probably just me, but when someone starts taking great exception to what I have to say, I tend to dig in my heels, set my jaw, and go right on saying what it is I want to say. Especially when it feels like an effort to suppress my worldview.

rockync said...

I've been out of town with a sick relative, so I'm a day late here, but Happy Blogday! You just keep posting what's on your mind and we'll keep reading...

Jan said...

Thanks, Lydia, Donald, Sue, DC, and rockync, for your kind words!

All of you are much appreciated, and I thank you for your comments, always! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy blog birthday, Jan. Keep on blogging and don't worry about offending anyone. There's always *someone* willing to be offended easily, especially if you happen to have strong opinions on anything.

Jan said...


I'm glad you came by..hope you are well! :)

Papa Frank said...

Bring those posts out! I've never read one of your posts that I didn't enjoy!!! You're a wonderful lady, Jan.

Jan said...

Papa Frank..I must admit that you're one of the wonderful friends I've made on here!

Thank you for the kind words, and the vote of confidence! :)

DNR said...

Happy belated blog-aversery Jan!!

And here is too many more!

Nancy said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!

I'm always glad to see one of your posts.

Jan said...

DNR..thanks! :)

Jan said...

Nancy..thanks, and I'm always glad to see when you've come by! :)

Dazd said...


Belated I know...I apologize.

Northwoods Woman said...

Happy whatever day! I'm sorry, I've been so damn spacey lately I can't seem to comprehend simple things.
Is it your actual birthday, or a year of blogging?
It seems like forever ago when I helped you get this blog started and I am very proud of how well you have done!
Keep up the good work and don't worry about offending anyone. If they get offended by someone as sweet as you, they aren't worth worrying about.
Love ya!

Jan said... problem, so please don't worry about it. :)

It was one year of blogging--such as it was.

Thanks for the kind words, but I'm really not all that sweet! ;

k said...

And here I am, latest to the party once again. Such a distinction! ;-)

A Very Happy Blogiversary to you. Your blog is one of the most entertaining and welcoming out there, and that's one of the joys of coming to visit here.

Your blog is for you. No excuses necessary. That goes double coming from me, because if excuses were required, I'd have to leave my Longest Comment Ever. I have not been the dependable kind of blogmother I'd like to be. It comes down to circumstances. We create in our virtual world, but we're real people, and our IRL will intrude and demand our notice and care.

It's kind of like being a grandma, I guess. I get all the fun of seeing you thrive and grow, and the wonder of what a truly fine blogger you are. You came into the world and hit it running, the way some new bloggers do sometimes, and we all kind of sit back and watch you take off in happy astonishment.

And then, just like a grandma, if the time comes when you need a blogmama to help you with something, why, I'm generally asleep. hee hee!

I'm so happy to see you here today, Jan. Seriously. Many, many more.

Jan said...

k..thank you for the kind words.

Don't wory about not being around all the time..I understand. You have a lot to deal with all the time, I know.

Besides, I know you're still there!