I just realized that I had hit publish two times on November 11, 2011. How long ago that seems. I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t know how to put a link in a post, or how to upload a picture. Heck, I hadn’t even realized I could send a picture from my phone camera to my email. I had to go back a couple of weeks later and add pictures I found online at a free public domain site. It still took me longer to figure out how to add a link to my post.
I was trying so hard to put down in words the huge changes I had made in the months proceeding that first publish button. Looking back I wouldn’t say the posts were horrible, in fact they were pretty good considering.
The first few months I had zero interest in my blog from the rest of the world, then little by little a few people started to take a peek. I now have 100 followers as of yesterday, (thank you all) and close to 20,000 hits to this little blog.
If I had to do it all over again, I’m not sure what I would change. I’ve grown through the process, thanks to the comments I’ve gotten better, at least I hope, in how I express myself. I have found so many people I would love to meet and call my online friends. Finally, thanks to Slow Living Essentials, introduced to me by Heidi @ Lightly Crunchy,(who was also my very first commenter, I have been recording my experiences in an end of the month post. It has really been eye opening to me just how much fuller my life has become as a result of the move to my tiny apartment.
Those two posts I published in November of last year, didn’t get viewed, and were some how lost once I gained some readers. So I thought today would be a good time to reintroduce them. You can judge for yourself if my posts have gotten better, or not.
In Lessons I learned from my grandparents, I was able to convey how my life had come full circle to end up where I am today.
In Decluttering: Possessions are worthless unless they bring enjoyment, I wrote about the process I went through and found what really had meaning. You will see how I went about finding the starting point to clearing out my clutter and how I progressed from there.
Hope you have time to check them out and get something from them as I think both are timely now with the holidays arriving and with it the need to choose gifts.
God gave you a gift of 861,400 seconds today have you used one to say thank you ~~ William Arthur Ward