Wow! You Put Up With Me For A WHOLE Year!

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Today marks my blog’s first anniversary, my blogiversary.

What a year! I honestly can’t believe it! How has it already been a year?

To think, it started with just a silly little post, and slowly it grew, and grew, and grew!

I managed to kickstart my creativity again, write fiction and poems, air my views, give you an insight into my life, and the crazy members of my family… And my cat. Don’t forget Sonu Singh!

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I learned how to build my own blog up, with so much help from other bloggers. I even learned some html, to Hubby Dearest’s amazement!

Special thanks here to Dr C , Tom , Chris and Doug , to name a few!

I found out about challenges, and became a regular participant in poetry chalke gets, like Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku challenge, and fiction, like the Flash Fiction Foray, by Matt, The Book Blogger, and more recently, Ronovan’s Friday Fiction challenge, and Hugh’s Instagram Photo Prompt challenge.

I put my novel, Wedded Stress -a work in progress- online to get some very encouraging feedback too!

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I created some regular features, like Spidey’s Serene Sundays, and the Kids Logic run of posts, which seemed to tickle your fancy too!

I have been awarded so much love in the forms of awards, passed onto me my various bloggers, who made my day so much brighter by even thinking of me!

But the biggest thing… It’s my blogily. All of you. The community that we have here on WordPress.

I have to give special mentions to some bloggers who have given me so much love, and have become part of my daily life, My true Blogily! My blog sisters Erika and Judy, and my blog brother Rich. And Rib Rob, Sue, Linda, Geoff, Sandra, Tonya….  to name but a few!

If I missed anyone’s name specifically it is not that I forgot you, I would just end up with a post full of links and names… but you are all special to me! ❀

Reading what you write about, responding to comments, having conversations… I feel I know some of you better than some of my actual family!

So can I just say here, thank you so much for being here on this journey with me, accompanying me over this year, and here’s hoping this experience lasts a long long time!

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93 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. R. Todd
    Nov 29, 2015 @ 18:01:06

    Congrats!

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  2. amommasview
    Nov 28, 2015 @ 07:52:59

    Happy Blogiversary to you!!! I’m so glad we connected. Your blog is such a happy place to visit. Keep it up and I can’t wait to read more and more and see you around of many more years here xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  4. masgautsen
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 18:17:26

    Congratulations

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  5. Dorinda Duclos
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 07:58:18

    Congratulations!!! Here’s to many more years ahead!

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  6. CELONA'S BLOG
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 07:06:35

    Reblogged this on CELONA'S BLOG and commented:

    Great stuff
    Promise to not stop shooting πŸ˜‰

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  7. jacquelineobyikocha
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 05:48:05

    Very lovely. Happy blogiversary 😊

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  8. http://theenglishprofessoratlarge.com
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 23:20:35

    Congratulations! Keep on posting.

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  9. Cats at the Bar and Tom
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 20:58:09

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! “You’ve come a long way baby.”
    Well done. A big giant YAY!

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  10. thebookblogger2014
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 19:59:00

    Huge congratulations Ritu, a great achievement!
    Best wishes, Matt

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  11. Hugh's Views and News
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 17:38:00

    Many congratulations Ritu. Time for a party I think? πŸ™‚

    Here’s to blog year two.

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  12. Ann GrubbsnCritters
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 17:14:08

    Congratulations, Ritu! Happy blogversary! May you be blessed with more blog I’ll love all around! Xxx.

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  13. dray0308
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 17:04:58

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:

    But I Smile Anyway is celebrating 1 year of blogging!! Be sure to congratulate her!!

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  14. An Ordinary Girl
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 15:59:54

    Happy 1st blogiversary. πŸ™‚ I always enjoy reading your posts. It just doesn’t seem that only 1 year had gone .

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  15. Steve
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 14:45:20

    Congratulations. Here’s to the next year!

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  16. vanbytheriver
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 14:42:51

    Keep doing what you do so well, Ritu !! ☺❀️

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  17. Dara Reidyr
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 14:31:09

    Yay! Glad you are still here.

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  18. lbeth1950
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 14:20:03

    Ritu, I had no idea it had been just a year! Your bog is a bright spot! I feel like I’ve known you forever! Can’t get enough of you , your family, your sweet kitty, and your adventures. When I am reading your book, I feel like I am with you and want to tell you to get rid of that loser! Love you so much!

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  19. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 14:10:56

    A heartfelt congratulations on such a wonderful milestone, Ritu!! Your presence on WordPress elevates the tone and uplifts the spirit. You shine a light of creativity, intelligence, and humanity with all of your posts. I’m so happy to know you and equally touched and honored that you included me in your list. Best wishes for continued success in everything you do! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’— xoxo

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  20. Charles Yallowitz
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 12:59:54

    Congrats and happy anniversary. πŸ™‚

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  21. Becky Ellis
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 12:09:56

    Congratulations! Thank you for
    sending us smiles each day 😍

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  22. The V-Pub
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 12:08:52

    Happy Anniversary, Ritu! I am honored to have been a part of it!!

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  23. Chris White
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 11:28:58

    Well done, Ritu. What a great year. Many congratulations. Here’s to the future. πŸ™ŒπŸŽΆπŸŽ†πŸΈ

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  24. Jerrod
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 10:33:55

    Happy, happy, happy Blogversary to you Ritu! Please, don’t stop blogging… We enjoy your post!

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  25. The Indecisive Eejit
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 10:31:17

    Happy Blog Anniversay to you! Here’s to many more πŸ™‚

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  26. TanGental
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 10:17:58

    Wow. I had no idea you were a pre teen in blogging terms, you are such an accomplished and varied blogger. Well done on your oneth anniversary and I get a shout out too. Isn’t that too cool for school! All we need is for you to attend the Bloggers bash in London next summer so the blogiverse can meet the real Ritu!

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  27. The Story Reading Ape
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 09:48:50

    CONGRATULATIONS RITU – You’ve built up a great blog over the past year – Keep up the great work πŸ˜€

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  28. Erika Kind
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 09:02:43

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  29. mihrank
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:59:31

    wow – congrats – such beautiful words…well deserved!

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  30. Erika Kind
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:59:10

    Awh, sisi!!!! This moved me so much! It feels like a big long hug to everyone reading your post! My huge congratulations.🌌 πŸŽ† 🌌 πŸŽ†cannot believe it is only a year. We are knowing each other for a bit more than half of this time but it seems to me like knowing you for a lifetime. I am so, so happy we both started blogging and found each other. You know that you don’t only mean the blog world to me, my dear Super Luna Hippie Ritu sister! 😘😘😘 You are an important part of our community and we all love you to bits. You are one of the most thoughful, soulful, and compassionate people I know! I thank you that you are there for me and that you were there for me when things got tough without asking and without knowing what was going on. You will never know how much that meant to me and how important and helpful it was for me in those moments. I hope you know that I will always be there for you, too. Thank you so much for what you are giving to all of us! Now let’s go for another year of blessing each other with looooooooots of …………… typos……. lol!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ Love you, my sister πŸ’–

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  31. wafflemethis
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:37:16

    Reblogged this on wafflemethis and commented:

    Happy 1st BlogdayπŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚to my very special Lil’ Sis xxx

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  32. wafflemethis
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:35:22

    Awww sis you brought a lump to my throat.
    It’s an honour to be here on your journey😘😘
    Congratulations and happy 1st blogday.
    Love you lots sis❀❀

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  33. whimsical90
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:17:07

    aww..congrats Ritu! ❀

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  34. elementhealing
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:07:20

    Happy anniversary!

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  35. edwinasepisodes
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:00:43

    Happy Blogiversary dear Sis. I have enjoyed being a part of your family, and sharing in your creativity.
    Your blog is amazing and is continuing to go from strength to strength, I love the versatility of it, from the poems to Spidey’s Serene words of wisdom!
    Keep up the good work xxx

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  36. Jennifer Calvert
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 07:59:54

    Happy anniversary Ritu! That’s wonderful. I always enjoy reading your posts. ❀️

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  37. Opinionated Man
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 07:56:49

    Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:

    I have enjoyed watching your blog grow! Well done and happy blogiversary! -OM
    Note: Comment disabled here, please visit their blog.

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