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Blogging Anniversary // Five Minute Friday

I pondered the Five Minute Friday word for this week.  Anniversary. I could easily write about my upcoming 30 year wedding anniversary trip with my husband to San Diego, which is coming up next weekend, but I think I’ll save that for another post.

This July I quietly celebrated 10 years of blogging. If you’ve been blogging for as long as I have you know that 10 years is quite a feat. So many have given up before they reach this milestone. It doesn’t seem like 10 years to me as I haven’t been writing hardly at all over the last couple. But I’m still here which speaks of my commitment and love for this little community that I am blessed to be a part of.

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I started my blog on Blogger 10 years ago. Not knowing what I was doing or who to follow I found like-minded blogs by hitting “next blog” at the top of the Blogger dashboard. It was important to me to build a community around me if I was going to do this, and so I would participate in weekly link ups and made sure to leave comments on blogs and respond to those left on mine.

Over the years, it’s gotten harder to keep up. Life gets in the way and I’ve gone through seasons of loss and lack and hard places where there are no words. But through it all I have found the richness of community, lasting friendships with people I most likely will never meet, and so much love and acceptance.

Happy Anniversary to my little blog.  I am thankful I’ve stuck with it and I’m not ready to quit just yet.

How about you? What type of anniversary are you celebrating?

Blessed to be linking up with the beautiful Five Minute Friday writers on the word prompt, “Anniversary”.

16 thoughts on “Blogging Anniversary // Five Minute Friday”

  1. Liz says:

    Congratulations on your tenth blogging anniversary. I am also thankful for the community that I found through blogging.

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you Liz!

  2. Lesley says:

    Happy anniversary! 10 years of blogging is an amazing achievement. I’ve been going for almost three now and I have also been so blessed by the community and friendships. I hope your tri to San Diego is wonderful too!

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you Lesley. We had a great time!

  3. Shelby says:

    Barbie, I’m glad you’re still here and still swinging! When you have felt the need to take breaks here and there — and who among us hasn’t? — you have been missed.

    1. Barbie says:

      Thanks so much Shelby!

  4. Rachelle Craig says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary to you! That’s an awesome achievement! And Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! I hope you have a wonderful time as you celebrate next weekend! Thank you for all you do! I wouldn’t have my blog if it weren’t for you. Speaking of which, I have neglected over the past several months and I’m really hoping to find the time to get back into it!

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you Rachelle. Please let me know if you need a “face lift” or anything with regard to your blog.

  5. Robin says:

    Happy blogging anniversary! I’m so glad that you decided to blog and that I “met” you through your writing and the communities that we have both participated in. You have encouraged me both with your writing and your words of encouragement.

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you Robin. I’ve been encouraged by your words as well. Have a blessed week.

  6. Amanda says:

    A very blessed and happy anniversary to you! Thank you for allowing God to use you to bless others!

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you Amanda!

  7. Gayl says:

    Wow! Ten years!!! That is quite a feat, Barbie. I’m so glad you have stuck with it even though it was hard at times. I can hardly believe I have been blogging almost 5 years. I also started with a blogger account at the nudging of my daughter. I’m so glad I did. I’ve met so many wonderful people through the blogging world, including you! Blessings to you! xo

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you Gayl. I feel the same about you. You are a blessing to this community.

  8. June says:

    Happy anniversary, Barbie – wow! 10 years – you’ve created a beautiful community here! I hope you and the hubs had a great time celebrating as well!

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you! We had a wonderful time.

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