A Belated Blogaversary, Again.

So just like last year I managed to miss my own blogaversary again.

Happy 2 years to Norm 2.0!

For some reason I seem to have a mental block on this one because I usually never forget birthdays and anniversaries. Perhaps it’s because this blog just sort of feels like it has always been there; so maybe it’s a good thing.

In any case folks back on April 19th, 2014 I hit the publish button for the first time. It’s hard to believe we’ve made two full trips around the sun since I put up this post sharing my thoughts about recently turning fifty.

A lot has happened since then, both on the blog and in my life.

On the blog this has been a record year so far, thanks in no small part to Thursday Doors. Views, likes, followers, and comments are all up dramatically and I am forever grateful for all the followers, friends, and Doors participants who have chosen to invite me to be a part of their online lives. For this I thank you – it has truly been a pleasure getting to know so many nice people from all over the world!

In my life things have been a little bumpier of late. Work and family are stable – thankfully, so no worries there; but without oversharing I will say that I have had a few health scares in the past few months related to my heart failure condition, including two brief hospitalizations.

Everything is stable and I’m not in any immediate danger, but it has forced me to slow down and spend more time taking better care of myself, and less time on here and elsewhere on social media.

So after a record month in March including the most views ever for this post, April is headed towards downright ordinary. Of course this is totally understandable; I have not been out on a personal photo-shoot in almost a month which is unheard of for me. I have not been partaking in any writing or photo challenges either, and generally I haven’t been around as much to keep up with my favourite blogs.

So what’s next?

Well, things have settled down and stabilized so the rest of this spring and summer is starting to look up again. I’ve got some interesting ideas for some upcoming Thursday Doors posts and a few ideas for mischief that should get me back to writing a little more just for the fun of it as well.

When I started this blog two years ago I had no idea what I was doing, where I was going, or how I planned to get there. I guess in that respect not much has changed 😀

What I do know is that it has been a pleasure and a privilege to make the journey with such a friendly and supportive community of individuals.

Thank you all so very much for your continued support and here’s to many more blogaversaries to come!

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Maybe next year I’ll even remember to celebrate it on the 19th 😉

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About Norm 2.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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72 Responses to A Belated Blogaversary, Again.

  1. Congratulations and “hvala ” (=thanks) to you too. Wishing you health.

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  2. Congrats! We have WP to thank for their timely reminder. Love the Thursday doors!

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  4. Happy Blogaversary, Norm! I thoroughly enjoyed the Thursday Doors blog posts by DAntion in 2015, and have loved doors and photographing them for years so after lurking at your posts, and others who “linked-up” I decided to jump in this year myself. It’s been a lot of fun going out on doorscursions. Thank you Joey for that term!
    I wish you continued success with the blog and Thursday Doors, but most of all I wish you continued good health! You’re a treasure to so many of us. 🙂 xx

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  5. Judith says:

    Happy Anniversary and thanks for Thursday Doors! Through the doors I’ve discovered the blogs of many different individuals who share a lively curiosity in the world around them. I look forward to discoveries to come.

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  6. I did the same!! Forgot about mine until a few days after the event.. sorry to hear you’ve had some health issues, take it easy. I started blogging in April 2014 too! Here’s the link to my post about that: https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/weekendcoffeeshare-my-two-year-anniversary/ Glad your Thursday Doors has been such a success, all the best for continued happiness in life and blogging! Happy Bloganniversary!

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  7. lumar1298 says:

    I do it every year too… Congrats… Nice to be able to participate in your lovely challenge…

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  8. Dan Hen says:

    Two ? A mere novice ! Happy Anniversary , Norm .

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  9. Corina says:

    I’ve been following you for over a year now. It has definitely gone by like a flash! I have not only enjoyed your blog, but you’ve got me constantly looking at doors whenever I go out. I don’t usually have a camera other than my phone but I am constantly looking. Congrats on year two! On to year three!

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  10. Congratulations! Be sure to continue to take care of yourself in the 3 dimensional world because you are doing just fine and terrific here in the 2 dimensional world of blogging. You have 1 of the best blogs because it is filled with heart and wonder! Thank you! 👍👍

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  11. Happy Blogaversary, Norm. I’m delighted you started Thursday Doors as it gives me an excuse to drag my poor husband up and down deserted muddy side roads and into towns and villages we haven’t been to in ages.(or ever). It keeps me fit, gets my creative juices flowing and has introduced me to a great bunch of bloggers, yourself included. So a big thank you from me and here’s to many more Thursday Doors and other posts. Look after your health, it needs to come first Norm. 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for the kind words Jean. I always look forward to the treats you have in store for us each week.
      And no worries, my priorities are in the right place when it comes to health 😉

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  12. Dan Antion says:

    Happy anniversary Norm. I think I’ve missed mine, almost every year. The date I might research is when I started following you. I don’t remember when I started, but I remember that I was hooked pretty quickly. Your photography is always interesting, and doors…what can I say 🙂

    I hope your health conditions improve. I’ll be holding a good thought.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Dan. I think it may have been that coffee post about my dad? That’s the first interaction that I remember, but I could be wrong.
      It has been lots of fun though, so here’s to more of that!

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  13. travtrails says:

    Congratulations and Happy blogging

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  14. Happy Anniversary and Happy Belated Birthday Norm

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  15. wccunningham says:

    Happy anniversary! As for health, stay on top of it. I use to be of the school that the less I knew, the better. Wrong. I’m an active participant in doing everything in my power to be a round for awhile. Knowledge is power. 🙂

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  16. Happy Anniversary!

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  17. jan says:

    Happy anniversary! Sorry to hear about the health scares. Take good care of yourself!

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  18. Jill's Scene says:

    Happy anniversary and best wishes for your continued well-being. And although I contribute only occasionally, I do enjoy your Thursday Doors.

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  19. Congratulations and happy anniversary

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  20. Congratulations, Norm. It was a great idea to start blogging and to create Thursday Doors. I hope you find a way to do the things you like within the possibilities you have healthwise. Take good care of yourself!

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  21. Happy blogging anniversary 🙂

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  22. Congrats Norm! I’m sorry you haven’t been so well lately but glad to know things are starting to look better.
    Take care of yourself

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  23. Lynn says:

    Happy Anniversary Norm! Wishing you good health in the years to come my friend~

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  24. Norm, finding you through Thursday Doors has been such a pleasure and I’ve enjoyed not only getting to know you (and your city) a little better, but meeting all the lovely bloggers/photographers through the challenge. Congratulations on two years, but even more on taking better care of yourself, even if that means we don’t see you as often. Better to see you less often than not at all! I’ve been blogging daily for almost 4 12 years now, so I understand how it feels as though you never didn’t blog.

    Take time to enjoy life and we’ll enjoy seeing you whenever we can.

    janet

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  25. joanfrankham says:

    Happy anniversary and I hope you publish many more posts!

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  26. joannesisco says:

    Happy Anniversary, Norm. Celebrate away! I hope the health scares are well behind you and looking forward to much more in year #3 🙂

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  27. joey says:

    Happy Two Years! I enjoy your blog, it is MY pleasure 🙂

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  28. Happy Blogversary Norm. Interestingly, i came across your blog while on business in Montreal and was noticing the interesting architecture (and doors) for the train as I came into town. I’m really enjoying your posts. Keep it up.

    Ed

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  29. D. Parker says:

    Happy Blogiversary, Norm! Cheers and to many more years! 🙂

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  30. Jade Sutton says:

    Happy Anniversary! I look forward to many more wonderful posts.

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  31. sourgirlohio says:

    Happy Anniversary, Norm! I found your blog right after you started, thanks to another Montreal photographer who is no longer with us. I’ve enjoyed your posts and look forward to many more 🙂

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  32. reocochran says:

    Happy Anniversary to Norm and his blog! 🙂

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  33. Helen Bushe says:

    Hi Norm. I’ll never forget how delighted I was to find your Doors challenge. I was beginning to think my love of photographing doors was some kind of OCD! Well, maybe it or maybe it isn’t, but whatever, I’m happy to share it with so many like-minded people. Look after yourself. Regards, Helen

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  34. Vicky says:

    Only 2 years, wow! You have achieved so much… I’m just wondering what door I can come up with for this Thursday, wouldn’t miss it for the world!!

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  35. Only 2 years and you have done so much for you and for all of us. Congratulations.

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