Friday, February 15, 2008

Blogging through time

When I read Writers Islands time travel prompt for this week, I thought hmm this is familiar. I could swear I've already done this prompt... Turns out it was my own prompt on my second attempt at writing a post back in April of '06!
It was funny re-reading this short simple post. It feels like it was longer than two years ago that I wrote it. I especially loved the comment from Ann! I also realized that I had never pointed out that he wasn't REallY drinking from that bottle and Ham that I am, I just pulled that hat off a bridesmaid sitting next to me for the picture! I don't make a habit of wearing big floppy hats to weddings, or eating cherries by the glassful! REflecting back on writing that post made my time travel topic materialize.
This April it will be two years that I've been at this blogging stuff! How quickly that time went by. I remember telling Ann ( of the funny comment and responsible for getting me blogging) Who will ever leave me a comment besides you? No one will want to read what I have to say. If I received 2 or 3 comments back then it was a lot and I was thrilled.
Along comes Sunday Scribblings and Writers Island, and with them the world becomes a much,much smaller world. Paranoid, whacko Lucy, who Is always telling her children "DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS ONLINE"!! begins meeting and communicating and forming friendships with TOTAL strangers! Strangers who always lend an ear, they lend constant support, They boost my confidence enough for me to bravely air my poetry. They actually come here and WANT to read my silly rants and trivial life stories. I meet life long soul mates who write me letters filled with genuine love, excellent advice and True friendship.
My comments go from 2-3 in '06 to the most I ever received in '07, TWENTY SIX! :)) thrilled! thrilled!) I remember I was so excited I emailed my Mentor Ann to share that number! Slightly silly, but it is an exciting result of doing something I am really enjoying.
Looking back on some of these barely read older posts... some are pretty good! Too good in fact, Not to share with my newer readers! Like this old Scribblings That EVERY woman can surely relate to or if You're a dog lover like me this one about my mentally unstable cockapoo Molly.
I am so grateful to any one out there who has traveled these two years with me and has read some of my little tales. As I continue to travel to many new and old favorite blogs this year, I am going to try to find enough time, to look back on how far they've come in their blog travels. Thanks SO much for coming to visit me again! xox

18 comments:

Little Wing said...

Lucy, I am honored to have met you just recently thru blogging.
I really like what you have to say on your blog.
May you have many many more years of stories to share with us!

ann said...

congrats on the upcoming bloggy anniversary --- I cannot believe it has been two years!! and an even bigger congrats for all your wonderful writings!

latree said...

married for 30 years...
I hope I can get that number and over...
I love you funny style in writing, even when it is a poem.

Greyscale Territory said...

This was a real fun read! I too hope to reach a blogging milestone! I'm not up to a year yet! And I think 19 reponses is my best so far for a Writer's island prompt! I have a lot to thank Writer's Island for! Rob found me and I haven't looked back!

Adore your writing!

Smiles and light

anthonynorth said...

I never thought of a blog as a time machine. Clever take on the prompt.
I recently had my 1st blogoversary, so you're beating me there. Mindst you, it's my 31st wedding anniversary this year.

Robin said...

Reading through old blog entries really is like time travel, isn't it... Great post and great picture.

tumblewords said...

Strange that we began our blogs at the same time - mine, too, at 4/06 and for a while didn't get a single comment! This is a great take on time machine - we CAN go back, now if we can keep going forward... Congrats!

myrtle beached whale said...

I thought your husband was Italian. You look like a cute, Mexican couple with that sombrero you are wearing. He looks like any minute he might say, "badges, we don't need no stinking badges." You look just as good now. Congratulations on 30 years together.

UL said...

congrats Lucy, two years hurray.. i reflect your sentiments...esp. on 'no talking to strangers' thing...I am exactly the same, except when it comes to my blogging buddies..this is a very touching post. Thank you for sharing

gautami tripathy said...

Our blogging friends do not seem strangers. I am enriched for knowing you all. People who give love unreservedly over the net..ie..blogging.

Thanks for this post!

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Just Jen said...

Happy blogiversary a little early...:D
I'm glad to have 'met' you and I will keep telling my boys not to talk to strangers ;)
2 years huh? longer than I and I was hooked by a friend too...hehe
You are a great writer and I love visiting here! Even with the sometimes R rated language...LOL
cya around Lucky Lucy!

Thinking aloud said...

at two years, you are a blogging veteran...considering i just started over 6 months back..:D

interesting take on the prompt...the blog does take us through time...doesn't it?

Preethi said...

Very interesting take... what a travel through time.. I agree about the strangers bit..I am like that too.. but for the first time I have made so many friends who I haven't met..through blogging!! :)

Here is my take - I live On...

Jeques said...

Now this is really interesting! Everybody could easily connect to all the sentiments laid here, I do. I feel the same way, I could relate to them doing this, too. I started my web nook only last August, 2007. I'm quite new and reading back my posts is like finding my trails of thoughts as I travel on - and oh yes, the people, the friends I've met along the way.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

Jeannine Bakriges said...

I'm sure glad you took a chance on this stranger. Just think how long ago it was when I entered that contest of your's...seems eons ago.
You're a treasured friend, Lucy. And even tho' I can't write as often as I like this year (crunch-year for the BOOK), never forget it.
Much love, Jenny

LittleWing said...

ohh, congrats on your blog anniversary... and i love your stories.. i really laughed outloud abt the dress.. that is the most awful-est feeling... stuck, sweating... still laughing thinking abt it.. but a fireman, yeah, baby...i'd get stuck just to be rescued.. and the dogs.. i love my dog and cats but somedays i feel like im the pet hired to take care of them...

Scout said...

I haven't read your Time Travel post that you linked to. I will.

However, I did want to say that you should repost the older unread, or nearly unread posts. Just post again with a "greatest hits" or "favorite post" tag or even just indicate that it is a re-post in a subtitle. I've done that. I have blogged at one site or another since 1999. I had no readers or one reader on a few posts. I've since reposted some of them with some nice feedback! Try it! Especially on those days when you have no energy or time to come up with something new!

Rambler said...

I was reading this,same time going back to my old posts in my mind, I mean so many of them in initial stage when no one was reading what I write, it felt so much nostalgic reading this.
Thanks for sharing Lucy