Saturday, May 7, 2011

Two Years of Scribbling

On April 9, 2009 I wrote my first post here at It's a Jungle Out There. As of today I have published 273 posts. That sounds like an incredible amount of words.

When I began I really didn't have a clue what would be or could be involved with writing a blog.

I made a pledge to myself never to write about politics or religion which I've been true to. I have written about happy times and sad times. I've written silly posts. I've used it as a place to vent, and I've often used it as a way to says thanks.

Occasionally it begins to feel like a job, and that's when I take a break. So far I've always come back.

It seems I write well enough to make people laugh a little and cry a little. I have a few regular readers, and I appreciate their loyalty.

Many followers have come and gone, too, so maybe I've bored a few. I love to hear from people through comments but in the long run, this is for me. I have a gadget that shows me how many people visit on any given day and where they came from. I can tell from locations that a few friends and family are checking in.

At the beginning of last year I found a site where you can have your blog made into a book. I did and I love it. I had another made with my 2010 posts and plan to do it every year. I think of it as a yearbook and a great way to look back. And I don't have to worry about losing my blog to some computer glitch. Here's what they look like.

Occasionally I pick one up and browse. I did that recently and found some posts I had forgotten. I thought I'd republish some of my favorites. It was difficult to narrow it down to these few but here they are.

The first one is about my friends Chet and Nellie and our search for their horse farm. Recently Nellie was considering buying another horse. The people she was buying from wanted references. She sent them a link to this post.

This one about Colonel James Kasler is one that most touches my heart. I did try to find Colonel Kasler to share this with him. I found some people who know him who I think forwarded a link on to him. I never heard from him but I hope he read it.

This is about a lecture given by Elie Wiesel. For me hearing this man speak was a chance of a lifetime. Very powerful and very important.

And this one about Ben is a happy post. I write lots about our dogs, Rosey and Lucy, but this one is about a golden retriever that I helped find a home for.

If you are a regular follower, thanks for stopping by; if you're not, I hope you enjoy.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Congratulations on 2 years! I always enjoy reading your posts.

So who made your books?

Laoch of Chicago said...

Well done.

Pam said...

Hard to believe two years have passed since you started. Wow! Time sure does fly. Love the Blog Books! Excellent way to have a tangible record of your writing.

Katherine said...

Congrats on 2 years! I've thought about making a blog book, but haven't done it. I need to look into that.

Anonymous said...

Happy blog birthday to you! Congrats.

Jeanie said...

Congratulations! I am curious about the blog books -- did it do your whole blog, or did you select posts?

We all need breaks from both blogging and visiting. I'm glad you have come back!

Carolyn said...

Congrats! Well done.

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Anita said...

The blog books look very nice. Congrats on 2 years.
I actually remember each of those blog posts you linked up. It's interesting the things we recall.


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