Happy anniversary!!

Posted: January 9, 2015 in Blogging, Personal
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Sweet!! Yesterday was my three-year anniversary, both of being on WordPress and of blogging. I’ve managed at least a post per day during that time and enjoyed every minute of it. And though I’ve yet to be Freshly Pressed, except by circumstances beyond my control, I’m thrilled at how well my blog and I have been received.

SO…Thanks to all of you who follow This, that and the other thing, (even the majority who follow and are never seen or heard from), and especially to all the lovely people I’ve met who read, comment, and engage in conversation with me on a regular basis.  You’re the reason I blog and the reward for all the time I spend on my blog.  I’ve been blessed to meet some of you in person and hope and plan to meet more of you as time goes on. 

To those of you who’ve never surfaced, please come up for air sometime and let me know you’re alive.  I want to know what you (all of you) enjoy about the blog, what stimulates your thoughts, what soothes your souls, and even if you disagree with something I wrote. 

Thanks to my husband and younger daughter who encouraged, even forced, me to start blogging.  You enriched my life beyond words by doing that and your faith that I could do it made all the difference.

Thanks to each and every one of you for adding so much joy to my life.  I’m sending you this delicious dessert to enjoy calorie-free as a token of my appreciation and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow…and the next day, and the next day, and…

Take your camera to lunch.

  1. Wow, have you done a post per day for 3 years? Excellent.

  2. I’m hungry. Can I have some of your just desserts that you aptly and amply have shown above?
    It’s 2:30 AM here, and I can’t sleep…

    Congrats… keep up the good, artistic, down-to-earth, picturesque, grammatically correct, good work.

    You blog pal,


  3. Congrats janet, an amazing achievement.

  4. Steve says:

    Congratulations and enjoy your anniversary!

  5. nowathome says:

    Happy anniversary Janet!!

  6. globalunison says:

    Congratulations Janet. Your blog is worth following. I very much enjoy your photography. You will very soon bd Freshly Pressed :))

    Best Wishes,

    • Whether I’m ever Freshly Pressed or not doesn’t really matter, Naima, as long as I enjoy the blog and others do as well. You’ve been one of the people both Bill and I have greatly enjoyed meeting online and we pray only the best for you.


      • globalunison says:

        I have enjoyed meeting you both as well instead it has been a pleasure knowing you both. I love both of you and your blogs and you and your family are always in my prayers . I wish you and your family nothing but only happiness.

        Much love and blessings,

      • That means a lot to both of us, Naima, and our prayers for you and your family as well.


  7. Congratulations Janet. Self contentment is important and if you are content with what you have done for three years, you have hit the target. Thank you for the wonderful posts and photographs. Enjoy every bit of them. Keep writing, keep sharing and keep going! All the best! 🙂

    • Enjoying doing the blog is important, but if no one ever was known to read it or comment on it, I doubt I’d have managed three years. 🙂 So thanks for being a part of that.


  8. ledrakenoir says:

    Happy anniversary..! 😀

  9. Happy Anniversary! And this dessert is perfect to celebrate a blog-o-versary :O)

  10. Uncle Spike says:

    It’s good to be inspired by others, and you do just that… three years,, wow 🙂

  11. Robin in New Jersey says:

    Happy blog Anniversary, Janet!

  12. My kind of dessert – no carbs to walk off. 🙂 If you find out where all those folks are that follow but have never been heard from please let the rest of us know. LOL Happy anniversary.

    • Judy, there must be some sort of black hole in WordPress that just puts them up as followers and then sucks them away for good. What I find odd is when I’ve never seen them “like” or comment on a post and suddenly they’re following. Maybe it’s only to get a “follow” back, but I’d at least like to know what made them come by in the first place and if they didn’t like anything, why follow?

      Enjoy the dessert!


  13. Sue says:

    Happy Blogiversary! And isn’t it maddening that the majority of our followers probably never read our blogs? Glad to have found you and look forward to another year!

    • Right back at you, Sue. I know exactly what you mean. I follow blogs that have many more followers than I, but then I see they have no more, and sometimes less, comments, so at least some of my followers, such as you, are actively engaged and that’s worth a lot more than just large numbers!


  14. That’s quite an accomplishment…congratulations.

  15. Norma says:

    Congrats Janet and thanks for the delicious treat. 😀 Also thanks for the enjoyable posts. Although I’ve not been here for as long as this blog but I’ve enjoyed my stay ever since I’ve joined “This, that and the other thing”. 🙂

  16. Congtatulations on three successful years of daily posts and for building such an engaged and entertaining community of commentators. 😃

  17. happyface313 says:

    🙂 Congratulations on your third blogging anniversary! 🙂
    I’m actually having a coffee and something sweet right now to “toast” to your success.
    Looking forward to reading more of you!
    Have a very HAPPY weekend 🙂

    • Thanks you, thank you, thank you! I think I may have to bring out some dark chocolate and make some tea, now that the photo challenge has come out and I’ve posted my entry. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend yourself.


  18. Congrats on your faithful blogging for 3 years, and for all your wonderful pictures including this calorie free dessert – it looks delicious!

  19. Congrats on the three years blogging, Janet. Thanks for the delicious dessert. 🙂

  20. de Wets Wild says:


  21. Ruth says:

    Congrats on three years. I always enjoy my visits.

  22. Ruchi says:

    Congratulations! May you celebrate many more years at WordPress and we have the pleasure of enjoying your posts everyday 🙂

  23. Jeremy says:

    Awesome! Congrats. I’m less than 4 months and a long way to go 🙂

  24. thirdeyemom says:

    Congratulations Janet!!! I am so glad I found your beautiful inspiring blog! I am on my fourth year this month of blogging. It is a wonderful thing we have! Such a great community!!!

  25. Robin says:

    Happy Anniversary! I am so impressed that you post every single day. You have given me a goal to aspire to. Thanks for the calorie-free dessert. It was also tasteless 🙂

  26. fraulorelei says:

    Happy Anniversary, Janet!! What a wonderfully rewarding accomplishment! Continued blessings to you!

  27. Congrats, Janet! Here’s to year four and inspirations galore!
    ❤ Jane

  28. uthamz says:

    Congratulations , Janet !One post each day , for three years , is an amazing achievement ! That too of good quality. Appreciated !
    ( I am struggling to make at least two posts every week ! I know how much difficult it is ! )

    Keep going ! All the best !


  29. Jude says:

    Hi Janet, I’ve only just found you and started to follow, I think your post about ‘words’ caught my eye. Made me think about new words for my comments. Love your sweets photo … now I’m going to have to go and have a chocolate!

  30. Paula says:

    Happy anniversary, Janet! That’s real dedication, and I admire it 🙂