Have you ever started a project that stretched out eons longer than you had anticipated? Well, Lizza warned me, yes she did.
"I'm revamping my blog from beginning to end," I said.
"But Mims! That's...that's....." Her point? That's lots.
I know. Nearly 2900 posts and drafts and a ton of coffee later here I sit only up to March 2007. I know!
But I am nothing if not tenacious. I trudge on. With my broom.
And sometimes on it.Actually, it's been fun! And hysterical. There are misspelled words and dangling participles and broken links and disappearing bloggers, comments from people six years ago that made me smile and remember how blogging used to be. I click on their blogger profiles and poof they are now gone or hidden. In a few cases hiding from the law, but I digress. Blogging 2012 is sooooo different. We are on a random course these days. And yet I have a feeling that blogging in its truest form is about to make a comeback. I hope so.
And that's what made it awesome!!
And that's what made it awesome!!!
We lived and breathed blogging and commenting
That's what MADE it awesome.
And thought we were going to change the world.
Blogging photography hobbies morphed into exciting new business opportunities (Linda, I'm talking to you) Poetry blogs were born (Travis!) and long-held passions re-ignited and birthed into awesome adventures (of course we mean Vinny and his Music On The Couch radio show that is hot hot hot!) He's doing what he loves and making a difference in the lives of unknown musicians and in the national Blues community.'=
And my lovely friend Akelamalu was a rockstar.
Those were the days.
Memes were the hottest thing in blogging back then. If you were tagged it was because (generally speaking) the person who tagged you was either (1) flirting (2) interested in your answers and your life (3) genuinely wanted to do something nice for a fellow blogger and include them in the community. Blogging was as exciting as newfound puppy love.
As I've reading through and editing posts from 2006 and halfway through 2007 now, it's a hoot to see all the tagging we did. Tag tag tag!!
|Julia Phillips Smith|
Then we had what I call The Season of Awards. Now that was a time. There were awards for your smile, awards for your brain, awards for your sweetness, awards for your
|Gale (aka Gemosophy)|
And then they didn't.
My blog was hacked in the summer of 2008 and I lost the ranking I'd worked so hard for. Even with Google's investigation and Blogger's help, I never quite regained my momentum. Techno stats don't mean the same to me anymore but I STILL want a Weblog Award (The Bloggies) yes yes I do!!!
Maryam (whose design book was recently praised by Martha Stewart) I'm talking to you...recent winner of 2011 Best African Blog with two other nominations and Michelle, winner of the 2011 Scotland Blog of The Year.
I spent some time on the phone yesterday with a blogging friend from back in the day for a long overdue phone marathon to catch up with our lives. She wrote, "Dialing!" I answered the phone, "This is Mimi Pencil Skirt." We laughed and laughed. So many delightful and meaningful friendships have evolved over the years. You can't put a price tag on that.
But you can sure thank blogging.
Join us for BlogBlast For Peace Nov 4, 2012