Just like Fred and Rita, I'm floating on a cloud
I never thought I'd actually reach my first anniversary of blogging, a blogoversary if you like, but I have, and I'm overjoyed. In fact, I am floating on a cloud and happy to celebrate this joyous milestone with you today. For it is all of you who have provided the encouragement and given me the opportunity to persevere with my scrawlings on life at home and away, writing on subjects as catholic as a humble flower pot, or the recreation of a Jeffersonian pea contest, or even replacing an ugly garage door or a night at the opera.
I feel humbled and grateful each and every time you take a moment from your busy day to generously bestow Chronica Domus with a comment, or share an interesting anecdote or a useful tidbit of information. It really does enrich the entire blogging experience for myself and our little tribe of merry readers from around the globe. I've learned so much from you this past year, thank you. And, for those of you whom I've yet to meet due to your bashful disposition, I do encourage you to enter the fold and introduce yourself by leaving a comment, here today. It would be so very nice to make your acquaintance, wherever you may lurk.
I recall the excitement and nervousness I felt upon casting my line blindly into the waters of the blogosphere, waiting patiently to see if or when I'd catch a bite. Until then, I had only participated in blogs as a commenter. Would anyone even be interested in reading my awkward scribblings, I wondered? A few days after I published my inaugural post, I was over the moon at receiving my very first comment from none other than Reggie Darling, whom many of you know as one of the blogosphere's preeminent guiding lights, and the final word on elegant living and social comportment. I know Reggie has been sorely missed by many of late, and I do hope he will consider returning his hat to the ring, for it would be lovely to welcome him back. Perhaps I could lure him in with the promise of a couple more jars of homemade marmalade?
Hot on the heels of my first comment, I received my second, a warm welcome from Meg of Pigtown Design, a long-time luminary in the world of blogging. Well, as you might imagine, I was chuffed to pieces. The rest, as they say, is history. I had no idea that Chronica Domus would see me connect with so many like-minded people, from all walks of life, scattered across so many countries.
As I enter my second year of blogging, I hope that natural curiosity in my surroundings, the people I share my life with, my travels both near and far, and my interactions with you, shall provide ample fodder toward another year of informative and engaging blog posts for your enjoyment and edification.
Won't you please continue along with me on my journey? One never quite knows of what may be written next.