Field Stone Cottage Blog

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Its My Anniversary!

Yes, today is the one year anniversary of my blog! I'm not sure what to say about that. I guess I am thinking of the ways blogging has changed my life. I am definitely more attentive to details. I am certainly a better photographer and look at things in my everyday life with an eye to what comprises a good picture, something I never really did before. But even as far as a word picture, I look at things differently. Blogging has made me more aware of communicating the little things that make up my life to others. Whether they want to know about them or not!

And that is another aspect of my life that has changed over the last year. At first, and for a big part of this past year, my blogging was more for other people than me. I had sort of a crisis about that a couple of months ago and came to realize that this blog has to be mostly for me. Now don't misunderstand. I am thankful for each of the new friends I've made through blogging over the past year. And there are quite a few! But doing this blog for anyone other than myself over the long haul just won't make it. Its like trying to change who you are in order to make friends...or keep them. I can't keep it up for very long. So when I am writing about what I think or feel, or even the little everyday aspects of my life, ultimately, its for my own benefit. But benefit, I do! I have to think more clearly and logically and I fit the picture together for my own clarity. And the details of it do matter! In the process of writing things about my life, I learn about myself and my place in relation to my world...my family, my community, and most importantly, my God.

During that above-mentioned crisis, I did question why I blog and I was tempted to give it up. But I won't. Now that I've reassessed its rightful place in my life, I can see more clearly that it does have a right place in my life! A place that I'm not sure anything else could fill. So Happy Anniversary, Field Stone Cottage! I'm thankful for this past year of growing with you!

10 comments:

ellen b. said...

Happy 1 year anniversary to you!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Happy Anniversary Dorothy and Field Stone Cottage. Has it really been a whole year since you got started? That was a fast year!

rebecca said...

Happy anniversary Dorothy! I'm glad you started blogging and glad you've decided to continue.

Willow said...

Happy 1 year Blogiversary!

I think we all have that sort of crisis at some point. We come to a jr high girl's awareness that we want to 'have a popular blog' and have to decide that we're not in jr high anymore. Isn't it freeing?

I'm pleased that you are continuing to write and blog. I've made a new friend.

Elle said...

Happy Blogiversary! I agree that the cathartic aspect of blogging is what keeps me writing and mulling and blogging. I'm glad that it is the outlet you enjoy as well. Have a great week!

Ann said...

Happy 1st Blogging year. I appreciate your thoughts here and over the past year. I wonder sometimes about continuing too.

rosemary said...

So glad you let us into your Field Stone Cottage and share your life with us, Dorothy. Happy blogging anniversary!

homebutnotalone said...

Happy Anniversary Dorothy!

I'm still reading even though I'm quiet on the comments :-)

Dorothy said...

Thanks, everyone, for your good wishes!

John said...

Good thoughts, Dorothy.

Keep up the good work.