It’s my Blogi-four-sary! #Blogiversary #SundayBlogShare #BlogParty #Blogifoursary

Well, who’da thunk it?

Me, in the blogisphere for FOUR years?!

And what a wonderful four years it has been!

They’ve seen me laugh and cry with you all, publish my own poetry book, finish my age-old WIP, win awards, including (in different years) first, second and third place for Best Overall Blogger at the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards, AND getting to meet so many of my favourite bloggers, and blogily at the Bash too!

Bash group 2018

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This year, I have still been posting away, but getting more creative and more philosophical.  I was chosen as one of the Fab Five in Charli Mill’s TUFFest Ride rodeo writing competition, and received an Honourable mention too!

I was even asked to be a speaker at the Bloggers Bash, about how to Blog alongside a busy life!

Blogging is such a huge part of my life now, I don’t know what I did with my spare time before, but one thing I know, I am so glad I started, otherwise I wouldn’t have met, in reality or virtually, any of you wonderful Peeps!

And… I’m only a couple of hundred short of 7000 WP followers… The mind boggles!!!

And so to the celebrations…

It’s a party, so let me know what you’re drinking, and leave a link to a favourite post of yours.

Don’t forget to visit others, clink your virtual glasses together in the form of a comment, like and/or share, and help me celebrate my #Blogifoursary!

199 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thereluctantpoet
    Nov 26, 2018 @ 00:07:33

    Congratulations Ritu on your four year Blogiversary!!! A great milestone!! You are such a blessing to us all with your writings and support! So happy for all your achievements and looking forward to many more as exposure to your works continues to increase!!

    Here is a link to one of my works to help celebrate your party!!!
    https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2018/04/23/to-the-lover-of-my-soul-love-letters-1-reprise/

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  2. awandafulthing
    Nov 26, 2018 @ 00:02:31

    Congrats! very much enjoy your blog and social media sites πŸ™‚

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  3. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 23:02:16

    Exciting! 4 years! Congrats, Ritu!

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  4. seaangel4444
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 21:10:00

    Yeay Ritu!! Huge congratulations on your four-year Blogiversary! Well done and I can’t wait for more!! Cher xo

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  5. scr4pl80
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 20:14:19

    Happy Blogiversary. Glad we connected. You write such interesting posts. I’m having coffee now so I’ll toast you with that. Thanks for asking us to share our favorite posts on your special day. Just the kind of caring person you are. Here’s one of mine. https://asmile4ufromjanet.blogspot.com/2016/11/a-november-to-remember_30.html Congrats again!

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  6. Darlene
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 19:47:16

    Congratulations!! Well done. xo

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  7. Rarenwise
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 19:08:20

    Woo hoooo! HAPPY BLOGGERVERSARY!!! Yass! And mant more to come 😘🌷

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  8. cwaugh212
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 19:03:44

    Congratulations are definitely in order. Well done!

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  9. Jacquie Biggar
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 19:03:13

    Wow, way to go, Ritu! Congrats on your many successes!

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  10. shopgirlanonymous
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 18:38:56

    I believe my original comment is trapped somewhere in moderation jail, most likely due to the links. So here’s another congrats just in case I’m marked as Spam. πŸ˜‰

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  11. OIKOSβ„’-Publishing
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 18:36:34

    Fantastic news, Sis! Great to know you, and to have you here! Michael

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  12. Ritu
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 18:07:14

    Aw thank you so much!!! I guess it’s my own stress outlet so I love doing it all!!!!

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  13. shopgirlanonymous
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 17:42:55

    Happy Blogiversary Ritu, you’re unwavering support for every blogger speaks for you as loudly as your fun blog that invites us into the simple intricacies of your life. So excited I was here to celebrate with you today, and that I can say I’ve followed along, looking up to you for over three years now!

    As we all know I have a dual personality of mom and dream career builder.

    First is my own personal journey, where though my entire family groomed me to work for money, I found that having career was not a decision made on a cash flow or glass ceiling:

    https://shopgirlanonymous.com/2018/11/22/my-quest-for-career-bliss-yes-it-does-exist/

    And then second is the blog about my life as a mom here in Orlando, I mean honestly it’s just my personal blog. This post is about struggling to connect with people as a Millennial.

    https://ourprincesscastle.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/the-millennial-island-friendship-perverted/

    Thank you again Ritu for sharing a piece of cyber space for us to mingle and grow our own footprint!

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    • Ritu
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 18:59:11

      Thank you for all your participation today! I rescued your comment! you weren’t in spam, but need approval, probably because there were two links in there!
      I didn’t know you had that ‘other’ blog, but I have remedied that now!! ❀

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  14. fattymccupcakes
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 17:01:10

    Happy Blogiversary, Rita!

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  15. Gary
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 16:35:02

    Firstly many congratulations on another successful year of blogging Ritu. Rather pleased to have you as a blogging friend too. But seriously…. a blogiversary already?? It can’t be a year since the last one already surely?? Flipping years are pinging past way to quickly here!! Oh, and apologies for something of absence too, my bad πŸ˜‚ #GaTu

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    • Ritu
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 16:58:28

      Thank you Gary!
      The time is just flying, I know… I am still here,b ut I don’t always feel I am here enough, if you know what I mean!
      And Congrats on the inclusion into your new compilation book! Great news! Now I need to see something with just YOUR name on it! πŸ˜‰
      #GaTu

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      • Gary
        Nov 25, 2018 @ 18:48:11

        I know exactly what you mean. Life is busy and this term for you is hectic. My own time here dipped hugely during September and October. That’s when you realise how much you miss the community here. Never expected that when I started!!

        Ahh, you saw straight through the post then…my manuscripts, yes… err… good point. Has to be top of the resolution list for New Year. Which year though πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #GaTu

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      • Ritu
        Nov 25, 2018 @ 19:09:57

        Lol!!! We knwo each other too well!! And I have started my proper editing and rewrite in earnest now!!!

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      • Gary
        Nov 26, 2018 @ 17:21:32

        A good sign for a good friendship then lol. Brilliant on the editing too. So proud of you….although I bet you already know that πŸ˜‚

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      • Ritu
        Nov 26, 2018 @ 17:47:18

        He he!!! Thanks!!!!

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  16. Heather
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 16:14:48

    Congratulations Ritu, a fantastic achievement! Here’s a link to my most recent post about what 10 Geeky things I’m thankful for – http://blog.ruby-wings.net/2018/11/10-geeky-things-im-thankful-for/

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  17. Anna
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 15:56:01

    Congratulations! You’re worth a big celebration πŸ™‚ it’s really nice to read your blog. You always make me smile with your words and comments. I hope you will stay here in the blogsphere for a long time. Happy blogifoursary!
    Here’s one of my favorite post from my own blog.
    https://fargaregardsanna.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/make-a-puzzle-calendar/

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  18. CarolCooks2
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 15:31:32

    Congratulations, Ritu on your Blog-four-sary I do hope you are feeling better now.

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  19. Bryntin
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 15:15:35

    Well done Ritu. I have no idea how you manage to be reading and liking blog posts while coming up with your own high grade output and having a job and family and so much else going on.. I’m knackered just typing that sentence. I am raising my cup of Lapsang Suchong in celebratory salute style. πŸ™‚

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  20. Afreen Qureshi
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 15:06:22

    Congratulations πŸ’“πŸ’“

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  21. englishwithkirsty
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 14:59:56

    HI and congratulations on 4 years of blogging!I’ve only recently come across your blog, but I like your honesty and the way you come across as authentic and relatable, which is something you don’t always see in bloggerland!I’m just drafting a post about Blogmas, so if anyone’s interested in checking that out, it would be great to see you on my blog. In the meantime, this is something I wrote earlier in the year about our visit to the Harry Potter studios: https://unseen-beauty.com/2018/10/04/an-afternoon-at-hogwarts-harry-potter-studio-tour/
    I look forward to checking out some new blogs!

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  22. The V Pub
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 14:47:34

    Happy Anniversary, my bling queen!

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  23. Gloria
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 14:29:06

    Wow Ritu……you’ve achieved so much in your 4 years. I honestly don’t know how you do it! You’re fab!

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  24. justmuddlingthroughlife
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 13:32:33

    wow Ritu, happy Blogifoursary! thankyou for all your support!

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  25. Jennie
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 13:21:05

    Happy Blogiversary, Ritu! As Sue said, the place wouldn’t be the same without you!

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  26. Rahul Gaur
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 12:49:27

    Hi there,

    Here’s my latest poetry for the ones who feel lost.

    http://rahulgaurblog.com/2018/11/25/209-beautiful-things-dont-ask-for-attention/

    Looking forward to your comments

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  27. You Can Always Start Now
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 12:41:57

    Congratulations. You offer so much support to other bloggers and your blog always has something for everyone. You rock. xo

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  28. kritsayvonne
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 12:00:04

    Hi, I’m still sipping morning coffee – a great time for reading your blog. Congratulations on all your milestones. I think your generosity is one of your key attributes. Thanks for inviting a link to our blogs. I’ve chosen a post from late summer when I discovered the Kritsotopoula museum in Kritsa was to remain open. Best wishes, Yvonne.
    https://kritsayvonne.com/2018/09/23/kritsotopoula-museum-in-good-hands/

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  29. Dan Antion
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 11:58:05

    Congratulations Ritu. I’m rather late to this particular party but I’m glad I found you, and I like the people I’ve met through your blog. The connections we make in this community are the best!

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  30. robbiesinspiration
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 11:21:14

    Congratulations, Ritu. A fabulous four years.

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  31. pensitivity101
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 11:01:20

    Happy Anniversary Ritu! I’ve seen your blog develop and it’s well deserving of the awards and recognition.

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  32. Anindya
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 11:00:03

    Cheers and many compliments Ritu…..it’s been wonderful to always have support from such an experienced blogger like you …..so for me it’s been an inspirational association with you and your blogging journey…..do keep on inspiring us….:)

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  33. ellenbest24
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 10:56:26

    So many fatastic acheivements. All well deserved, enjoy your party. 😘

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  34. fancypaperblog
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 10:53:00

    Congratulations Ritu! I found your blog very swiftly after I started myself and have definitely convinced myself I know you in real life as a result. Love your blog and attitude- keep on smiling. πŸ“πŸ“πŸΎπŸΎ

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  35. Cheila Belinda Cruz
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 10:50:03

    Happy blog anniversary!!! ❀️

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  36. willowdot21
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 10:38:04

    Happy Blogiverary Sis πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ So very well done on every front. You are a star. 🌟 πŸŽ‚πŸŽ†πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

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  37. Debbie Harris
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 09:25:08

    You are such a talented blogger Ritu, huge congrats for your blog-versary πŸ™‚

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  38. jorobertson2015
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 09:18:46

    Happy blogiversary and here’s to many more! The blogging world is a happier place for having you in it πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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  39. Poetrypool
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 08:45:37

    That’s brilliant well done! I have only just started blogging. I’d like to reach your heights if success one day. Thanks for sharing and giving me motivation to continue!

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    • Ritu
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 10:53:23

      Considering how I started, and where I am now, I’d say anyone can do it with the right mindset!
      This blog started as an accidental experiment… and look where I am now!
      Wish you loads of succdess with your blog, and thank you! ❀

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      • Poetrypool
        Nov 25, 2018 @ 12:28:34

        Thanks so much! Would you follow me please as well? Trying to increase my readership but struggling πŸ™

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      • Ritu
        Nov 25, 2018 @ 12:57:43

        As yet you have no post showing on there… set your about me page up , and put something on there that is going to pull people to follow. ou won’t get a readershi until there is something there to read. I clicked your poetrypool.wordpress.com link and it was blank…

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      • Poetrypool
        Nov 25, 2018 @ 17:15:43

        That’s weird, it is all set up, about me page has info on and also I have about 20 blog posts on it, I wonder if there is a fault with it, could you try looking at it again? and see if it displays properly please? thanks let me know if it doesn’t i will have to contact WordPress.

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      • Ritu
        Nov 25, 2018 @ 17:30:13

        Maybe it us the web address you have in your gravatar that is different to your actual.one.
        Type your actual blog website address in the next reply and I’ll check xx

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      • Poetrypool
        Nov 25, 2018 @ 17:27:29

        So glad you pointed out these issues i need to look at it all! my actual blog is thepoetrypool.wordpress.com
        I think my site is connected to the wrong address maybe? Could you look at the site address above please?

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      • Ritu
        Nov 25, 2018 @ 17:31:23

        Aha! There is no ‘ the ‘ in your web address on the gravatar! Change that then others can link to your blog and be directed there straight away!

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      • thepoetrypool.wordpress.com
        Nov 25, 2018 @ 17:34:02

        Thanks so much for that I wondered why i was hardly getting views follows or traffic!! Going to try and sort it all out properly tonight, off to my yoga class now to De-stress!

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      • Ritu
        Nov 25, 2018 @ 17:36:53

        It will really help as people will click that address under your name from comments!!!

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      • Ritu
        Nov 25, 2018 @ 17:33:07

        I have found and followed you now!!!

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  40. indishe
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 08:40:41

    Congratulations

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  41. The Story Reading Ape
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 08:28:41

    Well Done, Ritu ❀

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  42. weggieboy
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 08:15:03

    Congratulations, Ritu! Blogging truly does become a all-consuming force in one’s life once the “bug” hits! I feel terrible if I miss a day posting my own, but I feel terrible, too, if I miss your post (among others) for any reason. I especially enjoy the posts like your anniversary post, where you posted the beautiful phootos of your wedding!

    There have been a few deaths among bloggers I follow as well, and one doesn’t realize how close and concerned one becomes for others one knows only from their writing.

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    • Ritu
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 10:51:53

      Thank you so much!
      I know the feeling about getting so close to people you have never met. I have felt that sadness at losing blog pals, and my blogily do mean a lot to me too!
      It’s a beautiful community we have built up that is much more like the world I’d love to live in where acceptance and peace is more prevalent than the crasiness that is the real world…
      I love your daily posts too, need a fix of those fluffballs daily!!

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  43. ArestlessTraveler
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 08:13:04

    Oh wow. Congratulatios! I only just started my blog but hopefully I get to post a similar post a few years from now. And in the meantime I’ll celebrate your success with an orange banana strawberry smoothie.
    Oh. And my blog is a travel journal of sorts. I’ve been traveling amd living abroad since 2012 but only recently decided to blog about it as a means of sharing my stories and so as not to forget them! http://www.arestlesstraveler.wordpress.com

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  44. TanGental
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 08:08:11

    You are an elemental blogforce, Dear Ritu. I wonder what put us on to each other? Do you wonder what it was the introduced us for the first time. Maybe Judy? Still here we are three and a bit years on, still going with our daily dribbles and people keep reading them. Who knew

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    • Ritu
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 10:47:36

      Thank you His Geoffleship!
      I really can’t remember… but quite possibly it was Judy, or maybe Sue… or Hugh… I really dont know!
      Still, what I do know is that I am extremely glad for whatever force brought us together!!!
      And yes… people are still reading, so theremust be something there!!!

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  45. short-prose-fiction
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 08:06:08

    Congratulations! May you have many more years of blogging filled with love and success!

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  46. April Munday
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 07:51:54

    Happy Blogiversary.

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  47. pranabaxom
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 07:41:29

    Congratulations
    Belly dance debut is creeping upπŸ˜€

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  48. mihrank
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 07:40:14

    Congratulations and many more to come of success for your hard work…

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  49. popsiclesociety
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 06:39:10

    Congratulations 🍾🍸

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  50. Sue Vincent
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 06:37:51

    At this time of morning, I shall raise only a coffee gup to toast your success, Ritu πŸ˜‰ The place wouldn’t be the same without you.

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