Monday, March 28, 2011

It's My One Year Blogiversary Today!

Little did I know 1 year ago today, what a gratifying, inspirational, heartwarming and important role blogging would play in my life. I don't share much of my personal life on my blog, though I have with a few of you I've become especially close to. Therefore it may be difficult to understand why I hold each of you so dear in my heart and thoughts.
The past couple years of my life have been challenging, having suffered great personal loss and having to face many new, often frightening challenges. But you, my dear blog friends were always there with a cheerful or supportive word.
You've shared your creativity and talents. Some of you made me laugh so hard I cried. Some shared their personal trials and problems helping me to remember we all have sorrow in our lives at times. You've all given me a sense of community, a place where I feel I belong.
So thank you for this past year. I've enjoyed the artistic challenges, the many swaps, the fabulous giveaways, and most of all, the friendship. Where else in the world could I have made 372 friends in one year!!!!
Thank you for celebrating my blogiversary with me. Random.org has decided my friend Jeanie, of All My Art
is the winner of my blogiversary giveaway.
Congratulations Jeanie! As soon as I finish stuffing that matchbox full of goodies, I'll be sending it your way.
For everyone else, I'm sending a little more Easter love your way...

25 comments:

1CardCreator said...

Happy Blogiversary, I really enjoy your blog. Today's picture is gorgeous, thank you.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

It goes by so fast doesn't it?! Congrats!

Jill

Sassy Marsha said...

Happy Blogiversary, Joanne! Remember when you first started and you only had a handful of followers and you were asking me how to increase your followers!?!?!?

They found you and your lovely blog!!!

Linda M. said...
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Linda M. said...

Happy Blogiversary Joanne. I can relate to what you say about blogging. Ditto... Have a fun day. Hugs, Linda

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Happy Blogiversary, Joanne!!
Congratulations to your winner.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Marie

Terry said...

Happy Blogiversary and many more! Congratulations to Jeanie! Lovely image, so sweet! Have a great day!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Happy blogiversary, Joanne! I know how much loving work it takes to maintain a blog - and you have done an exemplary job! Hope you have many more blogiversaries. I'm thrilled beyond words to be the winner of your lovely treasure box. Can't wait to see it! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful postings and for your friendship.

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Congratulations Joanne! Thanks so much for sharing your stories, creativity, and heart with us! Congratulations to Jeanie!
Have a super celebration!
Angela

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Happy Blogiversary, Joanne!!
Congratulations to your winner Jeanie.

Jan x

sonya said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! Congratulations to Jeanie too! Have a wonderful day.
Blessings to you, Joanne.
Sonya

Jo said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! Blogging is a beautiful thing!

Mina said...

Happy Blogiversary, my sweet friend! May you have many, many more!

Ann said...

Happy Blogaversary!! It is amazing and wonderful how we become friends through our blogs...many people we might otherwise never know,who enrich our lives!
congratulations to Jeanie!

Cassie said...

Happy Blogaversary Joanne!

Incipient Wings said...

congratulations, happy one year!

Lorraine said...

Hi JoAnne--Happy Blogiversary!! And thanks for the darling image!Lorraine

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Happy Blog Birthday and Congrat's to the winner of your giveaway.
Deb

Lesley said...

Happy Belated JoAnne.
I love blogging and without it I wouldn't have found friends like you.
Jeanie must be so excited.

Hope you have another great year Joanne.

Tammy said...

Happy one year...Joanne! You have a wonderful blog...
smiles...Tammy

Lynn Stevens said...

Happy Blogaversary JoAnne! What a year its been!
Congrats to your winner too.
Hugs Lynn

Jana said...

Happy Anniversary.

Designs by Blanche said...

This ole world wide web keeps turning and bringing us all closer together. Glad to be a part of what you share. Congrats!

carole brungar said...

Congrats on turning 1! Happy blog birthday to you :))

Feathers and Flight said...

Happy 1st Anniversary Miss Joanne!
That is so Great! Blogging has been a Wonderful Adventure Hasn't it! My 1st Anniversary will be Coming up Soon too!
Hope you are Having a Wonderful Weekend!
Hugs
Jill