writerinsoul

April 4, 2015

Hey, it’s my 1-year WordPress Anniversary!! I knew I started last April, but didn’t know the date off-hand (numbers not being my strong suit per usual). I wanted to check and when I looked and saw I rolled out my first post one year ago, well I just couldn’t let the moment pass without saying a few words.

First. Thank you. Thank you for reading, thank you for liking, thank you for commenting. The people make WordPress. The people have offered delights. I feel connected to you.

This is my first blog. I really didn’t know what to expect. I think, as is true for a lot of us, about various matters, I worried about the wrong things. It’s different than I thought it would be. Mastering the mechanics behind the scenes – especially when WordPress changes ‘em around from time to time, is more important than I’d have guessed. Part of the reason, in addition to not being unhappy with it, that I haven’t changed the blog’s “theme” (i.e., the look of the blog) – which I chose utterly randomly – is that I’m afraid what might happen! I don’t want to lose features I enjoy, such as allowing readers to “like” comments made by others. Or what if I couldn’t make “Short Thoughts” have that nice blue background?!

I have tremendously enjoyed writing this blog. I was ready for it, you know? At the right point in my life. I sort of knew I’d make it to a year – I had no doubt I had enough to say to get that far. I was tired of waiting – waiting on some nonexistent opportunity to allow me to do exactly what I’m doing here.

The photo which is the header and avatar for my blog is also a year old. I still like it, so it will stay. Still, I’d like to share something current, so I think I’ll mark this occasion of my anniversary by revealing…. my other eye!

All the best,
Colette
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43 thoughts on “Hey, it’s my 1-year WordPress Anniversary!!

  1. Deb

    Congratulations! Changing themes and such is fairly easy if you get the desire to do so. I change mine about once per year, although I suppose I am fickle in that respect. It’s just like needed to rearrange my furniture fairly often 🙂

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Thanks Deb. (Ack! People talk about things mysteriously disappearing when they change themes. I DO change furniture often too though… I wish I could “preview” – I’m in no mood for bad surprises!)

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  2. C.E.Robinson

    Congratulations, Colette! A successful year it was, and more to come. I like the other eye too. I’ve enjoyed your posts, your writing, and being your blogger friend. I’m signing up for more years. Happy writing! Christine

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  3. Andrew Davis

    Congratulations! Given what you have shared, I can’t imagine you ever running out of material to write about. Keep it up! Keep inspiring us, making us laugh and making us think. In short, just keep being you. Thank you.

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Oh, thank you so much, Andrew. I don’t feel like I’m running out of material, it’s true. Your words are most appreciated – knowing I’ve got readers like you makes such a difference.

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  4. Julie Winters

    Happy Anniversary, Colette! Your blog is balanced (I like the mix of short thoughts and longer entries) and fun (I enjoy your wry humor and observations about people, as well your photos of the things you’re making/refurbishing/cooking). I’m glad you’ve kept it up and look forward to more!

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Thanks very much Julie. I try to mix it up like you say – so readers don’t get bored and I don’t either. The movement in blogs these days is to pick one theme and run with it, but I figured if I was going to have a blog, I’d talk about all the things that interest me and try to keep it lively. I truly appreciate your words.

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  5. battlewagon13

    Ok. First, congrats on the anniversary. Second, I have now printed out on glossy paper each eye and they are now hanging above my computer Ina very creepy manner. Can’t wait for your birthday so you can post a nostril!

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  6. A.PROMPTreply

    Eye-m very glad to see your other eye! I’ve also just had my one-year anniversary at end of March. I can’t believe it’s gone so fast! Popped over to thank you for the follow on my blog and for checking out so many of my posts! Then, of course, got sucked in to this post and the one about your little stuffed fox and…..well, suffice it to say, am returning the follow!

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Thank you! I needed to catch up on your blog. Our paths crossed here on WordPress last year. Congratulations on your one year as well. It’s funny; while it was occurring, the time did not seem to pass quickly, but now, a year out, it seems like it whooshed by. Thanks for checking me, my stuffed fox, and my eyes out! –Colette

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      1. A.PROMPTreply

        Yes, I think I’ve actually visited you quite a few times, just hadn’t gotten to a point where I was doing regular reading on here for quite a while. Anyway, am glad to find you and your fox and your eyes!

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Thank you!! I told myself when I started I could write about whatever I wanted. I’ve since heard jokes about WordPress police as in the “WordPress police won’t stop you” and that’s just how I feel about it.

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