Friday, March 26, 2010

One Year of the Bug, or Hasn’t Someone Called the Exterminator Yet?


I don't know if you noticed that I changed my look. It's all Jayne's fault. I spent two hours piddling around Wednesday night until I came up with something I liked. Mostly. There are a couple of things I don't like, but it was 11:00 and the Dayton basketball game was going off and I was done. I decided to make the change in honor of spring and my blogoversary!

Yes, I created my blog one year ago today. I had been wandering around the blogosphere reading and commenting and suddenly I was hit with an irresistible urge to join the fray. I think there might have been a virus going around.

At the time I thought that I would be totally anonymous so I could say what I thought. But as I may have mentioned in this post, I over-share. Couldn't keep it to myself. Next thing I knew I was emailing my blog to my dad, my sister-in-law, a cousin and four aunts. So, yes, there are now things that I wouldn't want to write on here. And that's ok. That's what therapy is for. If I were in therapy. Which maybe I should be.

Anyway, another goal besides emptying the contents of my head onto the World Wide Web was to have an outlet for my writing. You know, that stuff I did from the time I knew what a poem was (5th grade. My first effort was Sally Jo's Curtains. If you make me mad I'll share it with you.) until . . . I don't know exactly what happened. Actually I do know what happened. I wasn't in school anymore & there was no one telling me, "WRITE!" So I didn't.

I don't know what I think about what I've written in the last year. We're our own worst critics, aren't we? And just because I love it doesn't make it good. But I am so happy (this should be said the way Maid Marian says it in Robin Hood, Men in Tights) to be back in the mode of seeing life through my fingertips.

Now I have to go write a poem about a yellow flower.


The road is no longer snowy, but shall we travel down it together a while?

22 comments:

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! So proud of you my friend. It looks so pretty.

    Congratulations on one year!

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  2. Jayne - I was listening to your music mix this morning. That first song is so fabulous - all that harmony.

    It's ironic that I woke up to snow on the ground this morning - so that snowy road is probably snowy again now LOL.

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  3. I like your new look. And happy blogaversary. Lots of people are changing the look of their blogs. Must be the influence of spring.

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  4. Love the new look! Very cheery. And I'll be happy to travel any road with you, snowy or otherwise. Let's just do our best to avoid mud if we can, however. I have nothing against mud as long as it doesn't get on me. Just so we understand one another.

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  5. Congratulations! I also like the new look.

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  6. You done good, Bugsy - as they might say in a movie, a Western perhaps.

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  7. Happy Anniversary! I really like the look of your blog. The designs in the green background are very nice. And the sunflowers are gorgeous. I spent hours updating mine, but am concerned it's too busy. Maybe I'll have to change again : )

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  8. Happy blogaversary and congrates on the new look. I think its cool. Your journey into bloging sounds a lot like mine. I read and read and read blogs until one day I thought... "I could do that!" I'm glad to have found your blog. Its well writen

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  9. Hey, happy anniversary! And many more!

    Great new look, btw. And you made me laugh with that comment about the exterminator. NO WAY!! You're a GOOD kind of bug.

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  10. Ooooo! Pretty!

    Two of my favorite things: sunflowers and green swirly repeating patterns. :-D (Seriously!)

    Happy Blogiversary!

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  11. Happy Blogaversary!!! I love the new look, it is very springy and lovely.

    And it looks like a true bugs eye view.

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  12. "seeing life through my fingertips" I love that!!!

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  13. Congrats on the bloggiversary and I also like your new look. I think I've just passed my 1 year and am thinking about a possible post for it.

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  14. Dear The Bug,
    Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, (kid music, insert here)

    And, I love this happy look! Just what you deserve. And it suits your theme.

    You ma'am are a lady bug. Those are the good bugs that we don't call the bug-man for. And this blog is afire, and you do roam the 'net!

    Go lady,
    Ann T.

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  15. Man, I'd love to do that, but my blog isn't getting an update until I do. I'm stuck with the plain Jane template with the temperamental image feature. Much like myself, now that I think about it. Although the dark margins are slimming.

    I also started blogging to get back into writing. It worked.

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  16. Enjoyed catching up with you, all the way down to the remembering your mom post--very meaningful.

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  17. I'm SO glad you decided to "join the fray"! It's been such fun to meet people from all walks of life, living all around the world...different ages, different occupations, different EVERYTHING except this shared joy in blogging!

    Blogging has added a dimension to our lives that I think we have a hard time putting into words. But not for lack of trying :-)

    Words, words, we love the words!!!

    Lovely new look, BTW!

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  18. Oh, oh, oh, I'm so glad I found you. Congratulations! I'm glad you enjoy blogging. I love it too.
    Bella

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  19. Shoot! I forgot to say I like your new look. Fresh!
    Bella

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  20. Oh, it's a fun new look! I like it tremendously. The background reminds me of antique wallpaper, very elegant.

    Well I'm quite glad you joined the blogsophere, as it has been a pleasure and a privilege getting to know you, and your sometimes wacky, always kind, and wonderfully quirky point-of-view.

    I'm also glad you've gotten back to writing, as it is one of the ways we sort of vent what is inside of us, but also keeps us mentally alert.

    You've given me a wonderful view into how you look at the world, and I'm grateful for it. Blog on, Bug, blog on!

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  21. Happy Anniversary! Love your look. It must be spring; I just changed my blog look, too.

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  22. Congratulations on your blogoversary and I love the sunflowers.

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