Happy Blogaversary to me!!!!

  

 Wow, can it really be two years since I first started this blog?

On February 24, 2006, I wrote : My First Post (very ,very short)  and sent it out into cyberspace, not knowing what to expect.

Little did I know then just how much blogging would add to my life and how many wonderful, kind, caring people I would have the good fortune to meet, along the way.

Your encouragement, kindness and support in the past 2 years has meant more than I can ever express in words. You have touched my heart, again and again.

There have been too many dark days along the way (and I’m sorry if I got to be a pain, whining at times) when  an encouraging comment or email from a blog bud made such a positive difference. That to me, is the power of blogging and friendship.

I truly hope along the way that I have for the most part brought a smile to your days, some great meals to your kitchen and of course some feline fun to enjoy too. 

Since I’m talking about all that this two years of blogging has meant to me, thought an encore of : My Coming of Age post might be worthy of a re-visit, especially for those of you who missed it the first time. To me, that’s what blogging is really all about. Being open, expressing myself in every post, finding the courage to face the world, sans the ‘war paint’ and pretentions.

I am so grateful to have been given this forum to be ‘just me’ and to have found a warm and friendly place, filled with lovely, talented blog friends to share it with.

Awwwww shucks!!!   It’s been great!   🙂

During my hiatus in 2007, not blogging for several months left a lack in my life, I missed you all so much. Hopefully, I’ll be blogging for many moons to come and I do hope you will stick around for more of what Veggies…..is all about. I hope it’s been a two-way street and that I have also been supportive and gee….maybe even interesting ( I did try!!!) during my time to date in Blogland!

I’ve included the photo of me and the Mitz as it’s still one of my favs. No makeup (and that goes for both of us LOL) just the real deal. Aren’t the best things in life always, the real deal?

Thank you for helping me to find this special place, just to be me. And again, thank you for being the wonderful group of people that you are. You have inspired, empowered and enriched my life in this past two years, more than you will ever know.

 HUGGGGGGGGGGGS, G    🙂

PS: Speaking of  opening up and ‘being me’ LOL….I have an entry (The Beckoning Spring)  in a writing contest that I thought you might enjoy reading. Some of you might want to submit an entry too.

Check out the contest at: Clarity of Night . It’s a  great blog!

20 responses

  1. Hi G., happy blog day. What a heartfelt post. Indeed the blogosphere has been a great way to connect with interesting and different people from all walks of life, all over the world. Hope to keep reading you at Veggies for some time to come. Cheers,
    Caroline

  2. Happy Blogiversary!!!

    Oh yum, that minestrone soup looks good but so does that bread! I haven’t baked bread in eons.

    That picture of the pigeons studying the “know your ducks” just cracked me up. I love your snow! I’m grateful I get to just look though.

  3. Happy Blogaversary from your Veggie Guy, Ms. Mitz and Mr. Cheddar ! We love ya!!!

  4. Happy Blogiversary!!! I’m so glad I found your site and have enjoyed getting to know you over the internets. Keep on bringin’ us the good stuff!

  5. Happy Blogaversary indeed. It feels good doesn’t it? I noticed I am getting close to my 100th post … I’m thinking I may do some sort of giveaway to my readers … still thinking over what I will make …

    Diane
    Alberta Postcards

  6. Happy blogiversary,
    happy blogiversary,
    happy blogiversary,
    happppy blogiversary!
    happy, happy, happy,happy….

    Congratulations, Geraldine!

  7. Happy anniversary.. I am new to blogging and find it does indeed play an important role in ones life. I have enjoyed reading your blog and will continue to do so.. I will check out the contest.

    http://www.invitationfrom-gnewvegan.blogspot.com/

  8. Hi,

    I wanted to let you know your poem in the contest is wonderful. I also enjoy writing and was inspired to write a short story.. I sent it in tonight. The title , “A Moment”.

  9. Congratulations! Happy blogiversary!

  10. Hi Caroline, Thanks so much for your kind words. EFG was one of the first blogs I started to read and I also hope I’ll be stopping in to ‘see’ you for a long time to come. Your winter pics from yesterday were AMAZING!!!

    Hi Carrie, THis is my fav. food photo from NJFV and the nice part, the bread and soup taste just as good as they look (don’t leave out the fresh rosemary!!!) The birds are kinda cute, aren’t they?

    Hi Veggie Guy, Love ya too! 😉

    Hi Sheep, Thanks a lot. I also LOVED your photos of Maine, wow what a great tour this week, via cyberspace, now I want to really visit.

    Hi Diane, What a great idea (I shoulda thought of that!!!) look forward to your contest if you do and if not, your great posts!!!

    Hi MaryAnne, You are soooo nice!!!

    Hi GN (Don’t know your first name??) Glad you liked my poem and congrats on entering too. Im going over to read your story now.

    Hi Dawn, Great to ‘see’ you again and thanks.

    Hope you all have a wonderful week, G 🙂

  11. Happy day, Geraldine! You’re a very kind and supportive blogging friend. I read your contest entry – it’s a beautiful poem. You’re talented in many ways! Have a great day!

  12. Happy Blogiversary!!!
    And yes, you make a difference in MY day!!
    🙂
    The photo of you and Mitz is a great one.
    ((((hugs))))

  13. Happy Blogaversary, Geraldine. Thanks for stopping by my place. You have a fine establishment here. I wish you wonderful things this next year and I look forward to reading all about them. 🙂

  14. Hi Geraldine,

    I am in the process of getting a digital camera so I can post pics of recipes.. And the stories on the website are very good.

    Gemma

  15. Hi Beth, You are so kind! thank you for all your friendship and support. I am so glad I found my way to FLK!

    Hi Sallee, Good to hear. You and the Meezer always make my day!

    Hi Kate, Welcome. You have an amazing blog. The presentation (with choices!) are incredible. I’ll be back to read more soon.

    Hi Gemma, Sounds like a plan. Photos add so much to posts, at least I think so.

    Huggs and thanks so much for stopping by, G 🙂

  16. Two years????? Really?????

    It’s been great getting to know you!

    Congratulations and Happy Blogaversary!!

    (Wow…if nothing else, blogging has created a whole new vocabluary! LOL)

  17. My friends call me G as well and my nan Grandma G 🙂 When I see some people call you G It made me think of that..
    Sometimes they add stuff to the G… Many nicknames.. 🙂

  18. Happy Blogaversary and hope you have many more! 🙂

  19. Happy Second Blogiversary!! Hope to see more of the Mitz 🙂

  20. Hi Michelle, Yes really 2 years! And I agree, blogging does appear to add to the vocabulary of those who partake LOL!

    Hi Gemma, I’m glad to know your name, not just that of your blog. Pretty name BTW.

    Hi Ruinwen, Thanks so much, I hope I do too.

    Hi William, The Mitz and Mr. C are both working on new posts right now! Stay tuned.

    Huggs and thanks for stopping in, G 🙂

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