Friday, January 16

January 16, 2005 ~ The Beginning


HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY TO ME!! I cannot believe it has been four years since I started my first blog - just ask judy - and almost two years since this one was born. I can't imagine having enough to say to keep it going this long, but I seem to find things to post even when my brain has gone mushy (which is happening more often, as you've probably noticed.) That is, in part, thanks to my email buddies, who keep me supplied with funny or interesting stuff that I can pass on to you.

I am still marveling over the friendships I have made here and how much your support and comments mean to me. Reading your blogs and seeing your photos is a large part of my life now, and I can't imagine doing without them. Thanks for being you. Long may we bloggers live!!


And speaking of bloggers, mr. kenju and I went to Pinehurst today, to meet two blogger friends: Ginnie of Goldendaze and Bud of Paradise is Pinehurst. Both of them worked for TV networks in NY and DC, and have fascinating tales to tell. Bud doesn't post often enough to suit me, nor does Ginnie, but they follow their own pace and that is fine. Mr. kenju thought they were "an item", but according to Ginnie, they are just friends We had a very nice luncheon at The Holly Inn, a lovely place just off the main drag in downtown Pinehurst. I recommend it whether you are there for golf - or just passing through. It seemed as though we all felt an immediate connection (as bloggers often do - kindred spirits, you know) and we enjoyed several hours of good conversation and stories, getting to know each other. I left hoping we could do it again, and I can't think of a better way to have ushered in the start of the 5th year of kenju on the web!

Photos will be posted tomorrow.

32 comments:

Seamus said...

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY JUDY!!!! :)

Kay Dennison said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, JUDY!!!! May you have many more and may we become better friends!!!!!

Hugsssssssssss

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

HAPPY HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY, Judy...! And I hope you will ALWAYS have lots to say. The Blog World just wouldn't be the same without you, my dear....!
Oh I love Bud....And How fun that you got to meet both Bud and Ginnie...I Love her, too...I wish he would post more, too....!

I'm going to post my first "B" right after I leave here, my dear...!

PI said...

How super that Mr Kenju could share that with you. I still can't persuade MTL.
Congrats and thank you for reminding me - I started three years ago in Jan - must look up the date - bet I've missed it. So glad to have you around as are many many bloggers:)

Bud said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JUDY, What a treat meeting you!! And yes we have to do this more often. And yes I will get going on my blog. And yes Ginny is much too young for me.

Star said...

Happy Blogiversary Judy. I enjoy your blog immensely.

ET said...

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY Judy!
Keep up the good work!

One Woman's Journey said...

Happy Anniversary to you Judy.
It will be one year for me in March and I cannot believe I have found enough to share. Making online friends like you puts a smile on my face.

Beverly said...

Congratulations! You have continued to be so prolific and always have something interesting to post. I'm glad I'm one of your friends.

Tabor said...

Congrats on lasting this long. Several of my 'blog friends' have gone on to other activities. I sometimes see folks having a good time at a restaurant and wonder if they are bloggers meeting up for the first time.

Ark Patti said...

Happy Blogaversary Judy.
Been following a long time and admire your fertile mind.
You go girl!!!

Carmi said...

It's been one of my greatest blessings to have crossed your path early in my blogging life. May we all have many more years to share, and may I, too, have the opportunity someday soon to meet you and Mr. Kenju for an afternoon of real-life chatting.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Happy Blogoversary! Four years - WOW! I consider myself very lucky to have met you over the last year and I know we'll see each other again. :-)

bobbie said...

Congratulations, Judy! I'm so glad that you have found enough to say. I love to read it. Keep it going!

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Congrats Judy!!!!

DEBRA said...

Judy
this is a great feat!

Happy Blogaversary!

Grannymar said...

You are years ahead of me and still so fresh.

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY TO YOU and many more!

Loren said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Thumper said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!

tiff said...

Happy happy to you! Ain't blogging grand?

Bob-kat said...

Wow, Happy Blogiversary Judy! I have very much enjoyed visiting you since I first discovered your blog (about 3 years ago now!) and long may you continue blogging :)

Kate said...

Happy Blogiversary! from me, too. And thanks for your "Amen" over at TGB.

And I love hearing about blogging friends meeting in the 'real' world. Thanks for sharing that.
see you later.

Carolyn said...

Happy & Congrats!

rosemary said...

Happy...happy and many more to come. i am blessed to have you as a blog buddy....you have given me computer advice, sent me personal emails and been a friend

Boo said...

I too am amazed at the friendships I have found here in blogland. I'm glad I found yours.

Happy BLogoversary!!

Ginnie said...

You should have mentioned your Blogaversary yesterday, Judy. We would have raised a toast to you.
It was a lot of fun meeting you and "Mr. Kenju" so let's keep in touch.
BTW: Bud's right...he's way too old for me !

amarkonmywall said...

wow-ee-wow! Time flies when you're having fun! We met early in the spring of 2005 and it feels like a wonderful long time friendship. I look forward to when we meet in NC. In the meantime, happy blog anniversary, Judy! You're a mainstay in the neighborhood- a kind, funny, wise and spunky voice. Thank you!

colleen said...

How do we ever do it? Almost everyday?

I met Ginnie in person too! What a pleasure to. Don't know Bud.

MorahMommy said...

Happy Blogaversary Judy!!!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Happy Blogoversary Judy! Long may you blog sweetie. I love your place....and you are a beautiful person. Cheers to you my friend....

Hale McKay said...

Congratulations, Judy.

I know what you mean by wondering how you managed to find something to post over 4 years ...

My 4th Blogaversary is coming up also.

By coincidence mine falls on the 20th of January - the same day as our new President's inauguration.

Something tells me that he will get more attention than me!!! LOL!

Here's to many more posts for us both.

(I think Hoss and John, Duke of Earl, have their Blogaversaries around this same time. There are some others too I can't think of - all of us starting around the same time.)

Jamie Dawn said...

Happy 4th Blogiversary!!!!
I've known you for much of that time, and I am so glad to be one of your blog buddies.
I get to spend some time with Naomi next Saturday afternoon.
:-)
Blogging is addicting, and it's good for you, so keep it up.