Sunday, January 11, 2009

My Blogiversary

I was scrolling through the archives the other day, recalling that I first started this blog in January 2006. It turned out it was the 11th of January, which makes today my third blogiversary!

I had no idea then that I'd still be going strong three years later, nor that I would have written 500 posts, nor how much I would enjoy capturing not only my thoughts and reflections about books (my original, stated purpose for beginning a blog) but also many slices of life and ordinary days.

From time to time I've considered changing the blog name to more accurately reflect what I write about...I guess you might say that something to do with the wider category of "stories" rather than just "books" would fit the bill. But it's hard to give up on a title I've kept for three years, and that Lewis quote I've kept in my profile since the very beginning still rings true to my heart.

For any of you who have read this blog for all three of its years (thank you, Erin, and perhaps others I don't know) and to any of you who have found it somewhere along the way and discovered something here that's been in any way encouraging to your heart, mind, or reading life, thank you. Please stay around for more ordinary stories from the very ordinary life of a thankful writer and reader.


Erin said...

Happy blogiversary! You're welcome, and thank you for giving me such wonderful reflections that have brightened so many of my days. Looking forward to many more! :)

Beth said...

Thank you, Erin! Your comments have brightened my days more times than I can count. What a blessing you friendship is!

Janet said...

Happy blogiversary, Beth! What a nice thing to celebrate!

Beth said...

Thank you, Janet! I think you've been reading for most if not all of these three years too, and I appreciate that! It's always great to see you pop up in the comments, and of course, I so enjoy my visits to your blog.

Edna said...

Happy Blogiversary (what a funny word) from me too! I like reading what you post, even when I don't comment :-). I think I found your blog from Janet's actually.

Beth said...

Edna, I'm glad you found me, and I'm glad you enjoy your visits here.

I don't know if I coined the word "blogiversary" or not (probably not) but it seemed appropriate. :-)