I've just realised it's my 4th blogiversary today!
(To be honest I wouldn't have noticed if Blogger hadn't put a slice of celebratory cake on my dashboard for me.)
Four years of ramblings on an almost daily - or sometimes more frequent - basis. Thank you to all who visit regularly or occasionally. I would write even if you didn't but knowing that someone is reading my words makes it much more pleasurable. And thank you to those who comment, again, regularly or occasionally.
A while ago I was discussing with Chris the way it is possible in our society to live a virtual life. Chris suggested that in this world where communication has never been easier, we are getting more and more out of touch with each other. 'In a meaningful way,' that is. i disagreed. Many of the friends I've made through blogging are very real to me: I've met people from Sicily and Canada - and even England! - through blogging. Even amongst those I haven't met there are many I consider as real friends. No, I may not be able to give them a real hug but I believe we can through our ways of communicating let others know we care for them.
Blogging or facebooking can't and shouldn't take the place of face-to-face communication but they are both still valid and worthwhile methods. I had loads of lovely messages when Harvey died and, more recently, lots of you sent birthday greetings to George. (I must tell you about my conversation with a hermit too.) We bloggers come to feel a part of each other's lives I do believe.
So here's to the next four years!