Wow, I’ve been so busy with work that I actually missed my blogiversary on the 19th – can’t believe I’ve been doing this a whole year! Thanks to everyone who’s liked my posts over that time, as well as the hardy souls who follow my blog 🙂
What’s changed since I started the blog?
- I’ve learned that I can make a success of running my own business – just coming up to the anniversary of going full time on that, and all is well
- I’ve also learned that knowing when to take breaks and rest your mind is absolutely vital to being able to continue to do that
- I can actually work our digital camera for the first time in ten years
- I’ve got a lot more into gardening and nature as a result of paying more attention to what’s happening in the world around me
- I’ve become more relaxed about posting – I blog when I feel like it rather than trying to impose a schedule. As an awful lot of my life is deadline focussed, it’s quite nice to have something creative that isn’t.
- I’m following about 100 more blogs than last year at this time – it’s a real highlight of my day catching up with what everyone’s writing about
- I’ve posted comments on other people’s blogs for the first time – I’d never done it before this year, but it’s really nice connecting with people half a world away
- My knowledge of geography of the USA has got a lot better – I like to see where other bloggers live and as so many of them are ‘across the pond’ I’m finally starting to get a grip on some of the states
Its also fun to look back on last year and realise that spring has hit a lot earlier than last year at this time – although the sunshine through my patio door today is deceptive, we’ve just come back from a walk and the north wind is absolutely bitter. We could just see snow on the hills in the Lake District in the distance, so even though we’re past the equinox there’s a whole lot of warming still to happen. But the colour and light in the garden today tells me it won’t be long…
I’m looking forward to another year of blogging and seeing what it teaches me – not to mention what I’ll learn from everyone else 🙂