Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 351 – Anniversary Of A Different Kind #Blogiversary #7years

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“If you keep a thing for seven years, you are sure to find a use for it.” 

Walter Scott

Thanks, Spidey, for that one!

Oh, my goodness!

Seven years. I’ve been blogging seven years.

Where did that time go? I remember it well, that morning I opened Facebook and a friend had posted that she had started writing about he depression, to help her, and here was a post. Would we like to read it?

Why, yes. Yes, I would love to read and support her.

So off I went, and read her post, and began to comment, when I was asked to create an account. Fine. I did that.

Then a little thing pinged up saying ‘Why not start a blog!’

The thing is, I actually had no idea what a blog was. However, in my infinite wisdom, I decided that yes, I would like to. I’d learn, and muddle along, and probably give up after a few days.

Name? But I Smile Anyway was the first thing I thought of, because it is, pretty much, me.

What was I going to write? Who knew? I certainly didn’t!

But, over the years, I have posted thousands of times, thought pieces, humour, poetry, fiction, reviews, life… And with those posts came you wonderful readers.

Some of you have been with me since the beginning, some joined in along the way. And I love my (not so little) blogily. I have been fortunate to have met some of the awesome bloggers I befriended, over the years, and honestly, you guys are genuine friends (and, some, like family).

You have encouraged me, laughed with me, cried with me, and generally put up with my nonsense for SEVEN years!

If it wasn’t for you, I would have never thought to publish a poetry book. I don’t think my debut novel would have ever come to life. And book two would absolutely not have been in the pipeline!

Oh, and I wouldn’t have had a second (not so used) blog, either!

You guys.

Thank you so much for being with me on this journey. Long may it continue!

“We’ve been together seven years. We’re pretty much like family.”

Shane Filan

So, do you know how long you have been following me? How long have you been blogging?

namaste

Wishing you a wonderfully peaceful Sunday, Peeps!

51 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rae Longest
    Dec 14, 2021 @ 01:20:15

    Congratulations

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  2. robbiesinspiration
    Dec 02, 2021 @ 17:15:20

    ON the whole, Ritu, I also like blogging very much. I can get a little stressed when I get behind with reading posts like this week which has been a madhouse.

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  3. Jennie
    Dec 01, 2021 @ 02:53:42

    Happy Blogaversary, Ritu! Seven years is cause for celebration.

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  4. Leanne
    Dec 01, 2021 @ 01:21:14

    Still amazed at the community on WP.

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  5. thereluctantpoet
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 12:54:01

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  6. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 21:11:34

    Congratulations, Sis! Great to have you here. Enjoy a nice upcoming week! xx Michael

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  7. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 21:09:55

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  8. syl65
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 20:36:35

    Happy blogiversary, Sister! Seven years and counting. Thank you for your inspiration always 🙏🏽💜

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  9. John W. Howell
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 19:03:24

    Congratulations on your seven years, Ritu.

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  10. scr4pl80
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 18:12:22

    Happy Blogaversary. Not sure how long I’ve been following you but it’s probably been four or five of those seven years. Congrats!

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  11. CJ
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 17:10:44

    Well done you, that’s brilliant, and I love following along with your blog, not least because you work full-time and you’re a writer as well, which is inspiring for me. I have just checked my blog and it has been nearly nine years since I started posting and nearly 1.5m views which surprised me, I don’t really keep tabs on the stats. But it’s such a lovely community and I do love connecting with people. You have motivated me to try and post a bit more. xx

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  12. willowdot21
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 15:38:10

    Happy blogerversary my dear Sis, I think I have been with since the beginning…
    I have been blogging ten years now. Here’s to the next seven years💜💜💜💜

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  13. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 15:18:22

    How exciting to have this momentous occasion to celebrate! Here’s to the ever-evolving, wonderfully smiling blog of Ritu!! ❤

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  14. Rehoboth Organic Farms
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 15:03:19

    Good

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  15. Darlene
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 14:22:26

    I´m not sure how long I´ve been following you but I think it´s about 5 years or so. So glad I found you. I´ve been blogging for 11 years now. Ever since my publisher suggested I create a blog.

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  16. Sadje
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 13:22:45

    Congratulations Ritu.

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  17. Rajiv
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 12:31:01

    How is my old friend from Arunachal Pradesh?

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  18. Chris The Story Reading Ape
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 11:56:57

    CONGRATULATIONS, RITU 🎉🎉🎉

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  19. Rehoboth Organic Farms
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 11:32:08

    Lovely

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  20. pensitivity101
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 11:18:00

    Congratulations Ritu! I see you are fast approaching 10k followers too!! Hurrah! Well deserved.

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  21. Erika
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 10:07:13

    It is stunning how much our blogs have influenced our lives. So much has changed over the years. Some bloggers came and left again, some have been with us from the beginning on. Some became friends, and some we were allowed to meet. Our blogging habits changed or adjusted due to what changed in our habits through blogging… And I can only join in to say thank you for all I was allowed to receive through this big and growing blog family.
    Thank you, dear sister, we are of those who followed each other almost from the beginning on. Thank you for the inspiration and smiles you spread, and the insights you have been sharing.
    So, cheers to y(our) 7 years anniversary… here’s to many, many more years 💖🥂💖

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