My blog is 9 years old! Wow that was fast !

I was surprised by an email from WordPress which did congratulate me for having this blog 9 years.  Wow! The time went quickly and in mentioning it to another blogger, she suggested I do a post on what have I learned in that time.

Nine years ago I launched this blog because of the passing of my Aunt Eleanor, and I decided to write about her, and how special she was.  I had no idea I would still be writing 9 years later.

I think at the beginning I thought blogging was a bit like launching signals into space, and hoping someone heard you, and besides that I didn’t know what to anticipate.

I wonder if a quote from Captain Kirk would be appropriate –

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. – Star Trek

Thankfully somehow I was noticed,  other bloggers encouraged me and quickly I met online many amazing bloggers.

Most of my blogging time is actually visiting other bloggers, and commenting. Blogging posts are so varied, and so are the bloggers but they all have one thing in common, they have opened a window to their lives. They are a varied group of writers, and many of them spend long hours to create posts that are amazing.

In opening a window to my life to other bloggers and readers – I have benefited. I have benefited via laughter, learning, inspiration, and sharing.

I have also tried to return the encouragement and helpful comments to fellow writers.

In the beginning I was writing a blog, but 9 years later I feel like part of a community.

Nine years already? That was fast!


Looking north over Okanagan lake along with a path that leads…..?

There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after. `~J.R.R. Tolkien 

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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21 Responses to My blog is 9 years old! Wow that was fast !

  1. ckennedyhola says:

    Congratulations on 9 years and many more to come! I find the blogging community so generous and up lifting. Cheers!

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  2. LA says:

    Wow!! Congrats!

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  3. Wow, 9 years! Congrats on that! I, too, started a blog because I felt I had something I wanted to say. And I, too, quickly discovered that I’m getting an even greater benefit from listening to what other bloggers have to say. The positive vibes that float and flourish in this community are amazing!

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  4. Congratulations on your nine-year anniversary. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your start.

    Great photo and I love that path on the east side of the lake. Good choice. 🙂

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  5. That’s awesome! Congratulations!

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  6. Congratulations! as a new blogger, i would appreciate if if you could check out my posts when you have time:)

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  7. Kamran says:

    9 years 👏, love that commitment, I only wish that I have my blog for half that time. You’re an inspiration!!

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  8. Elaine says:

    Happy ninth blogging birthday 😄 I think it great to be able to read posts and connect with people all over the world too. ❤️


  9. Devon J Hall says:

    congratulations that is such cool news. here’s to another nine wonderful years!

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  10. Congratulations on 9 years! Wow, that’s impressive.I really enjoy your blogs.


  11. Nine years is an accomplishment! Well done. – Marty

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