Monday, May 25, 2009

happy blogiversary to me...

i have ALWAYS forgotten my blogiversary and wanted to make sure i didn't this year. emerging sideways is five years old now and i can hardly believe it. this place has been a wonderful tool that opened up the world for me when i needed it most.

the greatest gift it has been was showing me that i wasn't alone. i have always felt so unique (and not in a good way) and the beauty of the internet is that it explodes the world by drawing it closer together. blogging is a self-sorting endeavor. readers stay around if they resonate with what you write, and that usually means you are kindred spirits on some level. finding kindred spirits has changed my life forever.

thank you.

i have not needed this blog as much lately as i used to and have even debated deleting it at times. and that may still happen one day, but for today i am going to celebrate five years of pouring out my heart and soul and trying on new ideas and thinking through life and working my program. five very good years.

image of three very good gifts blogging has brought me - erin @ biscotti brain, deb @ abiding and the non-blogging but still ultra wonderful lynne (mike todd's sister, who i met blogging)


Kel said...

congratulations on your 5-year milestone :)

what a lovely photo to illustrate a big benefit of blogging

soulmates discovered in the ether who become flesh and blood friends

while we've never got to sit and look at the ocean together, we have shared stories, laughs and tears through blogposts

thanks for being a blog buddy

wilsonian said...

Wooot! Yay you! For all of it.

So glad to have you as a sister :)

Eli said...

The benefits have been much the same for me. Finding kindred spirits and knowing I'm not alone. Through all the darkness nothing has been as hard as thinking that I was the only one having my problems. Hope your blog sticks around for a while.

Hope said...

Finding your blog was life changing for me. Having you as a friend has been, too. Hugs to you across the miles.

Amy A. said...

Wowee. Five years.

I am grateful for the things that you've shared here. You have encouraged, inspired and sometimes scared me with your honesty. I don't think I've ever known anyone with the guts that you have shown here. It has really made me look at myself and how I honest I am about my own life. I have not arrived, but I am more aware, because of what you share here.

Thank you!

bobbie said...

thank you all - it means so much that my words have interacted with your lives - thanks for interacting with mine!

Deb said...

I'm late to the party but CONGRATS!!! I'm so glad I met you yo wonderfully amazing woman!!

bobbie said...

thanks deb! back atcha! miss your words!!!