It's Lilly's Life's 1st birthday!
A whole year of blogging.
I started blogging in January 2008 as a diversionary measure to try and get closure from one of those painful life experiences that we all get our share of. I made a decision to write a post every time I focused on this negative episode in my life. It seemed to be a better option than drinking, drugs, gambling or.......... exercising.
I wrote about two or three posts a day for the first three months. And now I average about 15 posts a month. So, I can safely say things are a whole lot better.
I only had one visitor to my blog for the first few months. Me.
Then I finally listed it and started networking and reading a few other blogs.
And finally along came some wonderful readers and bloggers who actually made comments and gave me encouragement.
Matt, Jade, Robin, Trish, Henry, Judi, Gary, Horatio Salt, Tia, Jon, Nina, Tasha, Aleta and Eric.
These bloggers are at the top of Lilly's Life virtual birthday party invitation list. They have continued to visit my blog from those early days and I have appreciated their support. Together they have an eclectic group of blogs. Go and visit them. There is a mix of politics, art, humor, spirtuality, sharing and inspiration.
Of course over the last few months I've had great fun discovering and visiting lots of other blogs too. You know who you are. I have learnt a lot through following each and everyone of you.
I am now
addicted very interested in your stories (addicted is the wrong word because I have given up all my addictions this year and am working on a new batch) and look forward to each post.
So, instead of buying magazines only to learn that Victoria Beckham got rid of her hair extensions because they got in the way during sex or that Britney Spears is considering a breast reduction so she can wear more PVC on stage and Paris Hilton thinks having sex is disgusting if it's not with someone she loves, I now read about you, the real people of the world.
And strangely, you are way more exciting than celebrities. And you have way more outlandish and far more important things going on in your lives!!
So tell me some things I don't know about you, what made you start blogging and what's the best thing that blogging has brought to your life?
Finally, thank you all for bringing Lilly's Life to life....
And no, I will not be eating the birthday cupcake in the picture. I am using it to bribe Des (my 81 yr old father) to write another guest post. He loves cake and he seems to be back in form after not feeling so well for weeks.
He left a comment on my previous post which read, I just want Lilly's readers to know that she gets her good looks and sense of humour from me and her need to be rude to police officers from her mother's side of the family. Given her mother doesn't read her blog I think it's fairly safe for me to say this....I should add they have been married for 50 years and my mother has never let a swear word pass her lips. Yes, clearly my mother is a saint, Des has a wicked sense of humour and I must have been adopted.