(Taken during the Accumulations Show in Dripping Springs last October)
Monday was my Blog Anniversary and I missed it. I knew the date was getting close and actually gave it a quick thought but then got too busy to check the date. I have loved blogging ever since the first day I started on October 17, 2006. It seems like it was so long ago. You can read my very first post HERE (you might be surprised who you'll see mentioned there). Wow, I can't believe it's been 5 years. I first started my blog to get the word out about Texas Shows, Shops that I visited, and then I thought what a great communication tool to let people know where we would be selling next.
I never even dreamed that it would lead me to the opportunities that it has. I have met so many wonderful people through this blog and while some have come and gone since initially meeting them, isn't that how life is too. You meet someone and sometimes they are only part of your life for a season. It's same in the Blog World.
My blog has lead me to meet so many people literally from all over the world and even those that were actually in my area and didn't realize it until we met. I've met so many at the different Texas shows and while I may not have realized they were reading my blog, they'd come and find me and tell me about a story they'd read or seen a show or a shop that I had featured and how they'd visited the place because I had posted about it. It just goes to show you you never know who is reading your blog.
There are the kindest people that have left me such sweet comments over the years. Even though they didn't really even know me and telling me how much they would miss a post when I hadn't posted in a while, coming to see me at the various Antique Shows and expressing your love for me has just meant so much to me! I can't thank you enough for your kindness, the fact that during your busy day you've left me a comment, or just seeing that you were visiting really meant a lot. I am so grateful for all the one's that I've got to meet face to face and even if we haven't met face to face, I still feel as though I know you through your writings too You are the best group of people ever.
The reason I blog is because of YOU!! YOU inspire me with your comments, emails, your blog posts, the things you write about that are funny, serious, meaningful, at times gutsy. YOU don't mind putting your heart out there. YOU write things that I needed at the right moment. YOU inspire me to be a better person. YOU so often enterain me with your funny posts and humor and I know I can always finds something interesting to read about. Thank you for supporting me all these years through my blog!