Wednesday, January 26, 2011

blogaversary


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Today my blog is two years old.

This second year has found me finally moved to the country house and settled into country life, the new shop mostly built with economic challenges, karmic lessons, a death experience and the return finally! of my desire to work in the pate de verre technique. I read somewhere that the life of the average blog is two years and though I don't post as frequently as I did that first year, I'm nowhere near finished sorting through the stuff in my head.

I'm not even sure now why I started in the first place. I think it had something to do with wanting more of who I am to pass down through future generations. We've tracked our genealogy back to the late 1500s but mostly all we have is names and nothing about who these ancestors were as people. Or it could have been to give the world at large the benefit of my wisdom hee hee. I keep thinking I will print out my pages and have them bound into book form. hmmm, let's see, two years and counting and have only printed out about the first ten pages, yeah, that's gonna happen.

I never imagined that I would find this community when I started. I had never read blogs before I started one and I had never had any success writing a journal before I started this endeavor either. Now I find myself with friends scattered all over. Some have stuck with me throughout, some have disappeared into the ether of the internet, still on my 'friend' list but absent. Some comment on nearly every post, some only once in awhile and some never but I am grateful for every one of my followers. It is for those who come to share my life with me, for those who still find me interesting even when I think I am not, that I continue.

So on to and through my third year, to my daily activities as I continue this life as an artist, as I muddle through personal relationships, as I ponder the imponderables or rant at the stupidities I see around me.

Here's to my peeps. Everyone of you, my readers and commenters, are important to me and whether I reply to your comments or not, regardless of why I started in the first place, you keep me going. Thank you for the company and for accompanying me on my journey.


28 comments:

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  2. Sorry I messed up some spelling on my first comment! I am really pleased to have "met" you Ellen and I look forward to the next year of "Life On The Other Side Of The Pond" through your blogs!

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  3. Ellen- I am one of those new "followers" as I've only been blogging 7 months, and am still finding my way round the sphere. I'm glad I found you, though, and glad that you are pushing your blog beyond the norm of two years.

    The Stuff from your head is quite engaging, and I gather it will be for many more years. Your peeps--and, I'm sure, the ever growing family tree--appreciate you.

    Happy Birthday, Stuff From Ellen's Head! Bravo!

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  4. Happy anniversary! I don't remember how I found you, but I'm glad I did.

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  5. I love learning more about you and knowing you through your blog. Here's to another year. Cheers.

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  6. Happy Birthday stuff from ellen's head. XOOXOO The Olde Bagg, Linda

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  7. Oh, I so agree! I like the line, "I'm nowhere near finished sorting through the stuff in my head."

    Keep sorting!
    Happy Blogaversary!

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  8. Happy Anniversary! Isn't it interesting to look back and consider and decide that you're actually making progress? I'm looking forward to more stuff from your head.

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  9. And what a trip it's been ... Raising my coffee cup in a toast ... Cheers :)

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  10. Mazel tov and cheers! Two years? I say two more, then two more after that.

    I, too, had no idea about the community here. It's truly incredible how well we know each other, through this medium.

    Nice new typeface. Blog on!!

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  11. Congrats Ellen. So glad you are blogging and that I found you!

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  12. Ellen- so glad to have found you in blog universe! You are fun to follow, fun to read, fabulous artist and you inspire! In fact I nominate you as blog queen of the blog prom! May I have the first dance?

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  13. ellen - i love you're so straight up. no watering down. i love your drawings and stories from the rafting days. i love the incredible artwork that pours through you. i very love the person who hovers ever so slightly distanced that is you! steven

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  14. CONGRATS on your 2 year Blogiversary! And here's to many more! Cheers!

    You can order a copy of your blog, in book form from Blogger and a PDF, also! I'll email you the link.

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  15. Happy two year bloaversary, my dear! And thank YOU for providing heartfelt content and awesome art.

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  16. Congrats on two years !!! I found you fairly soon after I started mine. I am working on my second year and don't visit as much as I used to but no way am I stopping. I'm here to stay and I hope you are too.

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  17. Happy blogaversary Ellen.

    You are definitely one of my bestest buds [Tadpoles] and I look forward to your thoughts and ramblings and your artwork. You are one talented woman [in many ways] and I am lucky to have you in my life.

    Thank you for continuing your blog - glad your head is still filled with enough stuff to keep you here with us.

    Love you girlie!

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  18. Happy Blogaversary!!!! I love each of my visits.

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  19. Woohoo.. happy two years of blogging! I don't remember how I found you, or you, me but I'm very happy that this connection was made. I always enjoy your perspective, your art and your kindness - I'll always cherish that feather keeper. Keep on blogging!

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  20. Happy anniversary! Glad I found you and always enjoy reading you.

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  21. Happy Blogaversary! I'm still lurking around checking out what you are up to even when I don't get around to commenting. You and I seem to have come up at the same time with rather different circumstances and outlooks but I find your art beautiful and your ideas stimulating.

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  22. thanks to everyone. it's a fun ride.

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  23. Congratulations on your blogaversary! I'm glad that I found you and your blog. You are a very talented person and I look forward to reading all of your future blog posts.

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  24. Happy Blogaversary to you, Happy Blogaversary to you, Happy Blogaversary dear Ellen, Happy Blogaversary to you!!!
    I love my blogworld. It has been very good to me. I have moments where I write a bunch, then I dont. Same with following others. However, I found your statistic interesting. I am in my 4th blog year. My 2nd was most plentiful of entries. And this year I am pretty active in it. I do find I make more time to read others, far more interesting.
    Last year, I used Blog2Print to turn my first 500 entries into a book. It was reasonable and I love the finished product. They did a beautiful job & Im so proud of it.
    I have another blog that I keep private. It is to share with my daughters one day to help them understand some things I have gone through. One day...
    Love to you Ellen!

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  25. Happy Blogoversary!! I raise my cup of tea in a toast to many more years of delightful blogging. xx

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  26. Congratulations on this milestone. You have gained a lot of perspective through your introspective writings I am sure.

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