My 4th Blogging Anniversary !

Photo credit: thesoundofhope.org
Photo credit: thesoundofhope.org

I created my blog site four years ago, and my first post was a written account, illustrated with photos, of why I live in the woods.  As time passed, the blog began more and more to feature photography with short written explanations.  I blog because I love to, and I never thought I would have any blog followers outside of a small circle of friends and family members.

During the past four years, I have been visited by readers from many, many countries around the world.   My top post seems to remain, for reasons I still cannot fathom, Now Blooming in My Corner of North Georgia: Mimosa and Magnolia.

In April 2014,  I added another blog, Believing for Ben, chronicling my little grandson’s journey through pediatric neurosurgery.  Ben was only three years old at the time and now is six and getting ready to begin first grade.  Believing for Ben posts also have appeared on this blog, and members of my blogging community have followed Ben’s progress from diagnosis to the recent announcement that he is cured!

I added a third blog, Captured for a Moment, in October, 2015.  I refer to it as my “photos only” blog with no commentary, just photos.

I am so grateful to everyone who has read my posts and/or followed this blog and my other blogs. Some of you have been with me since I began this journey.  Even though we never have met, you comment on my posts and continually send me words of encouragement.  Blogging has been a much more rewarding experience than I imagined it could be!  Happy anniversary to me!!

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Jay Colby says:

    Congrats on blogging for 4 years that is truly amazing!

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  2. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    It’s been great to follow Ben’s progress to positive outcome – can it really be 3 years for him? Wishing you many more blogging years & posts for us to enjoy

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    1. Thank you so much! I know, we can’t believe it has been three years for Ben.

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  3. HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY—- IF IT WAS NOT FOR OUR BLOGS WE NEVER WOULD HAVE MET——– THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SHARING & PRAYERS & I CHERISH YOUR FRIENDSHIP!!!!!!!!! BLESSINGS TO YOU!!!

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    1. Thank you for that sweet comment! And thank you for all of your prayers and concern. Many blessings to you, too, my friend!

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  4. Susan says:

    Congratulations and happy anniversary!

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  5. When you leave a like or a comment on another blog and an email notification goes out to that author, “Now Blooming….” shows up as the first of three “Great posts worth seeing from Unexpectedincommonhours.” So probably a lot of people click on that to get to your blog, even if they’ve already read that post. For me, I always get a lot of hits on “Mustang Grape Jelly Update” and I can only assume that’s why — there can’t be that many people making mustang grape jelly in this world!

    And congratulations on four years!

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    1. Well thank you! That explains it. I wondered why so many people were interested in mimosa blooms! LOL

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  6. Amy says:

    Congratulations! You have been sharing great photos and stories. Thank you! 🙂

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  7. Wow! Congratulations!

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  8. Congratulation 🎉 my best wishes to Ben too, I loved seeing his excitement with the firemen 💕

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    1. Thank you! That was a wonderful day for him.

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  9. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with all of us. Do know that in some way or the other your posts make a positive impact. I’m grateful that we follow each other’s blog.

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    1. Thank you so much! That’s what makes blogging so rewarding.

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  10. John Coleman says:

    Happy anniversary, Deb. And many more. John

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    1. Thanks, John. I seem to post less frequently lately, but I do enjoy blogging.

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  11. More years added. Warm congratulations!

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