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Exactly one year ago today I began my little blog by posting my very first blog entry. I was writing on my Macbook and didn't have a clue really what I was doing! I went back and read my first post, it was very short and my words were raw and sincere (I honestly don't think that has changed). I had watched the movie Julie and Julia about a girl who started a blog about cooking her way through Julia Child's cookbook for one year. It gave me the inspiration to begin mine. I had already read the books and was contemplating starting my own blog, so I jumped in on Friday, March 26, 2010.
Little did I know back then that I would grow immensely by writing my blog and sticking with it. I have grown in so many ways, it is hard to put into words. My confidence in myself and in my writing is stronger, my computer abilities and knowledge are way better, my connections with other bloggers have grown and my blog has taken on its very own personality (they do that you know!) I believe my intention was to just write about knitting and weaving and the creative thoughts that come along with that in the beginning. Now I have encompassed all of my creative adventures into my blog . . . from knitting and weaving to watercolor painting to my newest love mixed media and collage. I write and share about all of it, including workshops, classes, e-courses and retreats.
Most of all I feel that I have joined a community of like minded women and friends. There are some amazing blogs out there, with women who are doing far greater works than I. Trust me, just pick up a copy of Artful Blogging magazine. I have become a part of a tribe of creative women, who write and share their feelings and who support each other with comments and words of encouragement along the way. I cherish each and every comment and my heart is full.
I look forward to the next year with Gentle Threads. I always look forward to posting on Monday mornings, it has become a way of life for me. I write my words during the weekend, I contemplate any changes I want to make, making sure I have written well the message that I want to relay. Then there she goes . . . out into the virtual world she goes. I have learned to share it on my Facebook page, my Ravelry page and now I am Tweeting!!! Everyday is a new adventure and I am loving every step along the way. I now have 44 followers and counting!!! Thank you for all your love, support, friendship and amazing comments along the way. I plan to print my first year postings into a book, so I will forever have a treasure of this experience.
I will see you along the way and I look forward to what comes next. My blog has become my friend and it has taught me to reach out and trust myself, it has taught me that I do have something to say and that others think so too! It is far more than writing words on a computer! Thank you for being here and I will see you on Monday! In the meantime, share some goodiness with me . . . my wish for you is peace in your own life and happiness in all that you encounter.
Love to you