Dear blog, when I was a newbie in the big blog world I donned my floaties and timidly dipped my toe into the bloggy pool. You sat back and watched not knowing if I would sink or swim. You did not complain that my first posts were about being right smack dab in the middle of menopause. Or that I was sharing with the blog world (well not the whole blog world, just those sweet few who were reading my little blog) that I was frequently declaring just how “hot” I was. Not sexy hot…. Hot! Scorching, Melting, Boiling hot! Lava cools faster than I do kind of hot!
Thinking back my blog could have gone in a whole different direction. But you, dear blog, you threw me a life preserver and let me float for a while. Although I still write a post or two about the glorious undertaking our bodies past their child bearing years must endure. I also may mention how things that were once pointing north are now declaring the exact location of the South Pole. I put aside the journey of the menopause afflicted and the menopause survivors and I embraced it with an ice pack and a smile.
I moved on to better things, slowly sharing recipes, my photography, blogging tips and giveaways. You let me learn to swim in a blog world filled with little happy paradise islands and the occasional shark. You kept the waves small so that I would not feel inadequate. You encouraged me to search and find solutions on my own. Even when I cried out “can someone please help me with this whole bloggy thing”. Words floated and I swam harder and dove deeper and soon discovered that I could swim laps and dive into the deep end of the blogging pool. It became my favorite swimming hole.
Dear blog you will be happy to know that now I throw out the life preserver to those who are entering the blogging pool. I happily lend my floaties in the form of blogging tips and I encourage all new and established bloggers to enjoy the swimming hole and float on the happy that blogging provides.
Thank you to each and every one of you who have been with me from the beginning of my blogging journey. Those of you who have ridden the waves with me and floated along side of me. Thank you to those of you who have found me at my favorite swimming hole and who join me daily and weekly for dip into the deep end. I appreciate you,You help me to be a stronger swimmer.
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