Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A chain of blogaversaries

Today is my friend Susan's blogaversary. LOL, I love that word. I also love reading her blog. Happy Blogaversary, Susan!

And Thank you! Because of Susan's blog, I started blogging too. If you were to go way back to the first post you might read how I stumbled into blogging by trying to comment on Susan's first post. (blush) I really thought I was more internet literate than that. Thank goodness I wasn't that night. This has been such a great experience for me that describing the personal growth and good feelings is hard. After I realized how good blogging made me feel I asked Susan what she thought it meant. She said, "You're developing a public voice." That led me to some deep self examination and reflection. There are lots of good things that have come out of blogging, but for me the most important one is the personal response to what I kept telling myself every time I wrote a post, "I can't be 'that' different." And it's true. I'm not. That may sound strange coming from an exhibitionist, but there is a certain happiness in being one of the crowd. So, Happy Blogaversary to me! (g)

In September on the 12th I will celebrate my good friend JS's blogaversary. Yay! We'll have come full circle. Maybe we should do a circle poem or prayer for that day. Peace and harmony in a world that is slowly and, it seems, selectively (although not by me) expanding into a community of friends and intents that sooner or later will come to pass.

Peace! Hope! & Joy!


murat11 said...

Congratulations, Lee. Keep on bloggin'.

jsd said...

Happy blogaversary!

Lee said...

Thanks JS & Murat! Not realizing that Murat had one in May I think we missed his. So belated blogaversary, Murat. What do you guys think of the idea of writing something about where the year of blogging has taken you?


murat11 said...

Lee: My first blog-adventure started back in May 2005. I think Arden's Quadberry was first, followed quickly by a collaboration (Breakfast Cupcake) I started with my students at NIT. In the latter, I was hoping for interesting intergenerational dialogues, some of which happened, but it ultimately faded to the Astronomer of Love's ongoing love woes, a Goth's hymns to H.I.M., and my meditations on my own inconsequential obsessions. Quadberry was a place for the fiction I was writing at the time; Murat11 eventually became my blog of choice, because I like the black background and the way different colors play off it. DayBook started around the time of my attending Reconciliation: I meant it to be a quieter place, simple, with (hopefully) less folderol: more straightforward and from the heart. Less to none of my usual nonsense. For a writer, blogging is a quick fix, as long as the other writing gets done, too.


Lee said...

Hey Murat! I think it is good that Breakfast Cupcake met the purpose you hoped for it for even a short period of time. Students need practice staying dedicated to anything and the fact that yours made the effort is testimony to their regard for you as a teacher. I guess I need to spend a bit of time checking out Daybook. It sounds like something I'd be interested in.


Susan Palwick said...

Happy blogaversary to you, and thanks for your good wishes to me! I'm glad I got you started blogging. :-)