Sunday, June 26, 2005

Once around the sun

I don't often like to focus on calendar-based milestones. Arbitrary numbers based on how many times the planet orbits the closest star don't mean a whole lot to me. Still, I can make exceptions on occasion, and this is one of them.

One year ago today, I wrote my first entry on this blog. In the 365 days since, I've posted a bunch of words and images that, I hope, have reached out beyond my own little world and touched the lives of like-minded folks wherever they may live. In the process, I've crossed electrons with some lovely people and learned much about my world and myself along the way.

Like all journeys, this one has changed me. My writing has evolved because of this experience, and I'm more convinced than ever that the written word represents my and my family's future.

Thank you for being there to read my words and leave your own as feedback. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the craziness that is Written Inc., and for spreading the word of a writer who simply wants to make our planet a slightly better place than it already is.

Onward...

24 comments:

Beanhead said...

Congrats on the 1 year mark! Your blog is great and I try to visit as often as I can. Here via Michele this time...:)

Last Girl On Earth said...

YEAH!!!! Crack open the champagne! (I can always use an excuse for a glass of bubbly!) Glad I found you via Michele. I've blogrolled you. I really think you are a terrific writer and will be spending more time over now that I've discovered your wonderful blog!

Angie said...

Congratulations! One year is quite a feat in the world of blogging, I think. It's easy to get caught up with life and not write often. I always like to read your writing. Keep it up! Here via Michele. :)

Joan said...

Yay, Carmi! How blessed I feel to be able to read you daily. I know I've not been the best commenter, but please know that I appreciate everything you've written - not only here, but in the comments of my blog as well.

YOU SO TOTALLY ROCK! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! ;-D

Gina said...

You have a lovely blog. I am lucky to have found it.

I am selfishly glad that you are still thinking that it is a fun thing to do!

Congrats!

Thumper said...

Happy Blogiversary!
You need cake.
Yep.
Lots of cake :)

Leanne said...

Happy Anniversary Carmi.

You are an asset to the blog universe :)

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

congratulations on your first year! and thank for you sharing a small piece of yourself with me, it's always a pleasure to drop by and see what's going on

MoMMY said...

YAY! I'm so glad to have found your blog and have a chance to read it every day. I know I never comment - and I'm sorry. But know that I read and enjoy your writing. I hope you keep it up for many more years.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Many happy returns of the blogiversary!

terrilynn said...

Happy Anniversary,and pass the champagne!

Misc Debris said...

Wow! I cannot believe it has only/already been a year! Your blog has constantly been a source of possitivity and a testament to the wonderment and beauty in the world as seen through your eyes. Thanks for the excellent writing and happy aniversary!

Mellie Helen said...

Congratualtions on your blog's virtual solar trip. May you keep education, informing, enlightening, inspiring, and encouraging us for many years to come. Your blog is one of the best.

CanEragon said...

Congrats as well. I come here every day to read, because you are one of the finest examples of Husband, father and man. You teach us all the importance of family and what that means to you. I've learned alot from you in the last year.

Jeremy

Christine said...

Congratulations!!! I for one am glad you are blogging! I think you are a wonderful writer, and a wonderful person! I'm so thankful that I have "met" you!!

Rebecca said...

Happy blogiversary. I've just enjoyed reading your insights and stories and loved your pictures. keep up the good work. :)

Heather said...

Happy Blogiversary! You are always a pleasure to read:-)

MissMeliss said...

Happy belated blogaversary. May you continue on!

puremood said...

Happy Blogiversary ;)

I'm a day late and a dollar short - so shot me... May I blogroll you? I've slightly got use to comin' to visit you for some reason :)

Jezzy said...

Congrats to your one year anniversary. You have such a lovely blog that shows what a lovely person you are.

opinionatedguy said...

Congrats on the anniversary, Carmi. I don't comment as much as I should but I do enjoy your posts. I'm glad that you're still enjoying it.

Diva said...

Happy birthday, Written, Inc. I look forward to enjoying your work for another year (and hopefully more).

L said...

congratulations! Your blog is really quite good, and I'm NOT just saying that because you were the first one to ever comment on mine :)

keep up the good work!

p.s. you've actually inspired me a bit-- someone's asked me to write some humorous pieces for a new magazine, so I'm giving it a try

Sweetie said...

Congrats Written, Inc. on turning one! Glad to have discovered your blog. I appreciate your reading and commenting on my blog as well. :)
Take care,
Sweetie