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Another Blogging Milestone

Nineteen years ago yesterday, on a cold Saturday morning, I sat down at our clunky Gateway computer and I started this blog. While I tried to keep it about knitting . . . it pretty quickly became about my life. Stories about Dale and the kids, our successes and failures, our travels and adventures, our highs and lows, peppered the pages I wrote.

A lot has changed in the world since 2005. There were no smart phones yet, I carried a cell phone and a Palm Pilot. Social media didn’t really exist. Facebook was brand new and there was no Instagram or Twitter. Netflix was still shipping DVDs of movies and no one was bingeing shows. Is it any wonder we turned to blogging to connect with the world?

And connect we have! This is ny 4,452nd post and you all have left almost 87,000 comments. You’ve been there for me during some profoundly difficult times and you’ve celebrated with me in times of joy. You’ve praised my knitting, considered my book recommendations, and cheered on my volunteer work. You watched Hannah grow from a girl of 12 to a young woman with a life of her own. You’ve never let me down.

Thanks for being along for the ride, friends.

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  1. Happy Blogiversary! In this world of so much that is fake, your blog is one that I enjoy for the descriptions of real life… good and bad. You tell it like it is…travel, family, reading, crafting, cooking, work, community. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Happy Blogiversary, Carole! I am so happy for this connection in my life! We have never met, but I feel like we have become friends over the years! Your book recommendations have made my reading better… and well, your sock pattern is my all time favorite sock to knit! And… does anyone do happy hour better than you? XOXO

  3. Just like IRL, where does the time go?! This is an impressive milestone. You’ve created a lovely little community here, no surprise when I consider that seems to be a hallmark of your in person life, too. Congratulations!

  4. WOW! 19 years . . . I’m so glad you hit “publish” on that first post, Carole. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself here with us. Congratulations, my friend. XO

  5. Wow, just wow. What a commitment! I hope you have enjoyed it just as much as all your followers over the years have enjoyed it. Thanks, Carole!

  6. What a long, long time. I’m so glad you blog and so glad to have found your blog! Congratulations on this blogging milestone. So funny – Colin and I were just remember the Gateway computer we had (the first one I bought!). It was big and clunky, but we loved it!

  7. I love spending my early mornings with you when it’s still dark outside and the day is still peaceful. Thanks for all your interesting posts.

  8. Congratulations on your 19 years! I feel like I know you despite never having met in person, and I think that’s because you’ve shared so much of yourself through the years. Thank you!

  9. Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy reading your posts so much, and hope that you are blogging for a long time to come!

  10. Happy Blogaversary, Carole! I look forward to reading about your thoughts and adventures every day. Thanks for sharing your life, family, knitting, and kitties with us. Congratulations!

  11. Wow! That’s a long time. I really enjoy reading your posts and all that you share with us. Thank you!!

  12. I am glad you started your nice blog and are still doing it. So many blog friends seem to have quit. You beat me by a year, and you post way more often that I do.

  13. Happy blogiversary! I’m a relative newcomer, but I’m so glad I found you and have been enjoying what you’ve shared of your life, so I’m very glad you’re here!

  14. Happy Blogiversary, Carole!! I can’t imagine my life without the connections & friendships I’ve found through blogging.

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