Monday, August 29, 2011

My 4,000th post!

Admittedly most have been inane ramblings, often the result of spending the day cleaning, but still ...

And it will be six years ago at the end of September that I began blogging.

I was looking back over some early posts and came to the conclusion that I was more insane then; one reader commented that I could be sectioned on the grounds of my blog. However I think the insanity has moved from my virtual blogging life into my real lived life.

I'm a lot more confident than I was then in all sorts of ways and with that confidence has come a greater acceptance of who I am, and a desire to make the most of this life. And if that means hopping and skipping down the road to the embarrassment of Husband and George, then so be it.

(Actually in church yesterday morning we were standing to sing and in a quiet moment I had the sudden urge to hop so I did. And then looked around to see if anyone had spotted me but I think they were all too busy worshipping God to notice. But anyway I look on my hop as my own worship.)

In six years my blogging world has lost three bloggers that I considered friends: Winston, Mutley and Dumpling. Another couple have disappeared from the scene: Elsie, who still pops up very occasionally, and Hippymama. On the more cheerful side I've met up with Shirl and Suburbia from Bristol, Welshcakes from Sicily, jmb and Leslie from Canada, and Katney from the U.S. of A., and I feel that I have very real friendships with many more, some of whom I may meet in the future.

So I'll carry on blogging and to each one of you who reads my ramblings I offer a sincere thank you. Although I may say that blogging is really an outlet for me, an opportunity to empty my head - which it is - it's so much more fun knowing someone somewhere is reading and, I hope, enjoying what I'm scribbling.

16 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

OH MY WORD!!! 4,000th post ... I have been blogging for nearly 6 years and only done a few hundred. Keep going Liz, because I enjoy all your inane ramblings .. some I don't understand and lots make me laugh.. :-)

mrsnesbitt said...

Fantastic xxx

Shawn said...

Congratulations! I certainly enjoy your ramblings, though like Anne I don't always understand. Probably because of where I from or where you are. Yet there's a lot of common ground found in life's simple moments that are shared here. Thanks:)

CherryPie said...

Congratulations :-)

I am always saddened when a regular blogging contact is lost. It may be a virtual world but the friendships that are made are very real.

Leslie: said...

Wow! I've been blogging the same time (August 2005) and went over to see how many blogs I've posted - only 744! Of course mine are getting longer and longer lately, so I should maybe think about putting a book together. I remember meeting you on Granville Island and having lunch at Bridges! What a gorgeous day it was and such a thrill to meet you! Can hardly wait to meet up again in your neighbourhood now! Aiming for next summer...

jams o donnell said...

Congratulations on 400 posts Liz, may there be many thousands more to come.

As for hopping and skipping, then go for it. Life's too short not to!

Ole Phat Stu said...

MMMM!

As the ancient Romans would say :-)

Congratulations, Liz, keep up the good work! I enjoy you blog, even if I do mock occassionally. But that's what forgiveness is for ;-)

Liz said...

Thank you all!

Looking forward to our re-meet next summer, leslie!

And I forgive you, stu!

MadPriest said...

Congratulations!
You are now an institution (which is a lot better than being carted off to one - and I speak from experience).

Trubes said...

Congratulations Liz, a wonderful achievement. I love reading your blogs, some of them really make me howl with laughter...crazy lady one moment, then sincere and devout Christian, the next...Who says you can't be a devout, hopping
zany lady, Christian?
I so admire you for all the work you do at Zac's....and oh, those cakes...to die for!
Then, there's 'Dont do that' George, (with apologies to Joyce Grenfell), the most wonderful escapeologist doggie, ever. Last but not least, your lovely husband and ever growing family....You truly are a very special and blessed lady....keep on writing Liz, we all just love it...and you!

Di,xx
P.S. Count me in for a reunion when Leslie jets over from Canada.D.x

Furtheron said...

well you have blogged much more than I and with much more sense often ;-)

Keep writing, we'll keep reading

nick said...

Goodness, I don't actually read your blog, I'm far too busy and important to do that. I have a little man who reads all the blogs for me and makes appropriate comments. Who did you say you were again?

Elsie said...

Liz, I think of you often. :) Still missing Winston. :( Congratulations on six years!

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