Monday, February 21, 2011

3, 1, 1, 500

This photo has nothing to do with my post, I'm just feeling a little homesick for Seattle today.

3 Years
1 Week
1 Day
500 Posts

Those numbers tell the story of this little blog of mine.  When I started my real goal was a personal journal to record my time in India.  It took a while before I told anyone about it.  Then for a longer time only family and close friends read any of my posts, as several of us started used blogging to keep up with each others lives.

I'm still not completely sure how it happened, but I started connecting with other bloggers who shared my interests.  And this little blog began to grow.  Posting became a regular practice.  I found a love of writing, the joy of creating a great photo and discovered an outlet for my musical passion.

Blogging has enriched my life.  Thanks to all of you, I have a group of family and friends I can connect with and count on for great advice and encouragement whether I'm at home or half-way across the world.  I learn from each of you, and find that I am more willing to try new things and take on new projects thanks to the incredible community of bloggers I feel a part of.  Thank you for giving me the encouragement to keep this little space on the internet going, here's to the next 500 posts!

Today's song is one of my all-time favorites, Dido's "Life for Rent."  I love the entire message of the song - embrace life, don't hold back.  It goes along with my theme for 2011 - Present.  With nearly 2 months of the year gone I thought I needed a reminder of what I'm working towards this year.
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36 comments:

urban muser said...

wow, congrats on this milestone with your blog. i feel the same way about mine--with one year fast approaching, i can't believe the directions my little ole blog has taken me. cheers!

Miss Becky said...

now I want to go back to 2008 and read old posts to pick up at the beginning. I'm happy you're here and you always push me to be better at whatever I'm doing, thanks to your words of encouragement and support. That you posted a video of this song today is so timely. It takes me back to when I discovered her music. I was living in a turn-of-the-century farmhouse that needed so much work and I was painting the living room walls a yellow rose while listening to this album over and over. i feel energized and really happy. thanks Jamie, and it's my strong and deep hope that you'll be here, writing on your blog and posting fantastic music and recipes and photos and design projects forever and ever.

The Felix Family said...

Congrats on 500 posts!!! That is amazing!! I sure enjoy your posts and love knowing what's going on with you. You make blogging so fun for me because your always so great to comment and encourage me. Here's to 500 more posts...

Anna said...

Jamie, Oh my, 500 posts! That seems amazing to me, since I'm sitting at my 8th - the beginning of a blog journey. Congrats to you and thanks for sharing! Lovely photo from WA. I can understand how you would feel homesick for Seattle, it's a wonderful city.

Diana Joy said...

Congrats on the 500. I would miss you if you stopped posting. You keep me in the present thru your words and music. Thank you.

Krystal said...

Isn't it funny how we find people on the internet that we adore!?? keep blogging:)

Nicole said...

Happy Blog-aversiary! Here's to 500 more posts!

Karen said...

Congrats on the blog anniversary. I would so miss your blog. You've really expanded my musical horizons, and I'm always inspired by your photography.

Brunch at Saks said...

Congrats on keeping up with your blog for so long & a very happy blogiversary! I know how tough it can be to keep it up, so I am most impressed!

Hugs xoxo

Maegan Beishline said...

Congratulations, Jamie!!! 500 is huge!!! You just continue to grow and evolve deeper and deeper into yourself...filling out in the most beautiful ways!

Ashley Sisk said...

Congrats - that's a wonderful milestone and you've made such a great mark in the blogging community. I'm glad to know you.

Dorian Susan said...

Hey Jamie-wow 500 posts!! Amazing. I enjoy reading your thought, recipes, and seeing your beautiful photos...and am always delighted to see that you've stopped by my blog to say hi. Congrats my blogger friend. I'm loooking forward to the next 500.

lisa said...

Congratulations Jamie!!
I am so glad I found you here!

Courtney said...

Beautiful shot, Jamie! So glad you started blogging and that we've connected. I truly enjoy your blog!

Amanda said...

The blogging community is truly wonderful, isn't it? It's the place where I find so many things to love and people to love.

Glad you are here, blogging number 501. Keep it up dear friend!

Angie Willis said...

I'm so glad you're keeping it up. Without your blog my iTunes catalogue would be the poorer!

R Montalban said...

I am glad you and I met through blogging :-)

Anika said...

Congrats! It is a remarkable thing to look back on...a great document of changes, little moments that stood out in an everyday life, and new friendships. Glad to be getting to know you through your blog.
xo

ELK said...

yes it is a special way to connect over the miles .. a tender record of life

you photo has EVERYTHING to do with it..



love Dido!

justine said...

congratulations!! and I am so glad we met, here's to years more blogging!

Gilding Lilies said...

Congratulations Jamie - it is a pleasure!

Stephanie Faris said...

Congrats on the milestone. I just found your blog but I'd love to read about your adventures!

Lesley said...

Jamie, many congrats on your 500 posts- you are a great and inspirational blogger and I always love what you write!

Erin Wallace said...

Congratulations on hitting such an impressive milestone. After a while, it seems like blogging becomes a part of your everyday journey, doesn't it, and before you know it, you written so many words you can't believe it! Looking forward to 500 more posts!

krissilugbill said...

very cool! congrat's on this amazing milestone :) your blog is an inspiration to myself and many others!

christine said...

congratulations!!

Katy Noelle said...

Deep congratulations, Jamie! You said it so eloquently - what Blogging can be about - IS about for me. Thank you, also, for all of your simple words of encouragement! You're appreciated!

Love to you,

Katy

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, geesh! I forgot to mention, thanks for sharing that great song! It fits where I'm at. =]

Suki said...

Wow, that's awesome. :)
Cheers to next 5 hundred posts.
And yes, this week I totally needed a reminder what I am working towards this year too.
We all need it every now and then.

blue elephant photography said...

i've always loved this photo and yay for your 500 post! love the song too =)we're just here, journeying along with you!

cindy said...

congratulations on no. 500 and here's to the next 500! thank you for sharing your beautiful view of the world and for visiting us! xo, c

maureen said...

wow. 500 posts, that's a wonderful milestone. Congrats. Blogging is a wonderful thing, I think many of us have made connections and friendships that are warm and wonderful and enrich our lives. I'm certainly glad to have found your blog, and to call you my friend. Cheers to another 500!
xo
maureen

Laloofah said...

Congratulations on your blogging milestone, Jamie! It is fun to look back on the LIfe of a Blog, isn't it? It really is an organic thing and you never know what it'll morph into or where it will take you! Thanks in particular for all the great music and lovely photos you share through yours.

~Kristina said...

Congrats on such an accomplishment! I'm a huge fan of your blog.

Kat Sloma said...

Congrats on the milestone! It is so wonderful to have found you and made a friend online. I think you for being here, and for sharing your love of music. After I'm back in Oregon you are welcome to come visit anytime you need a taste of the Pacific NW. In fact, you are welcome to come visit Italy right now!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

dear jamie ~
you are the epitome of blogging ...
you share so generously and graciously
making this a far richer place to be ...
and really the thanks is from all of us to you!
you really are a kind and thoughtful and inspiring
friend and your goodness will carry you further and further blooming brighter with each mile you travel ...
blessings to you ...
xoxo
prairiegirl
say! i, too am now intrigued about your india experience and will have to peek back in time! : )

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