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