Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Decade of Blogging!

Time went by including blogging. I am not thinking about the time i've spent here, i just know a lot of changes happened through the years. It has been supporting me through, and i realized it has already been 9 years, as in NINE YEARS! It only takes 1 more year to be a DECADE of Blogging! It started on March 26, 2008. I also changed the design twice but not completely. Also, my Header Title changed once, but my name there remained. When i made another blog catering to my own garden and locality, this older one remained totally devoted to travels, photos and plants not from my own.

I still remember my blogger friends who taught me developing this, how to insert some changes, put some links, the data in my side bar, etc., etc. And some of my friends from far away countries already got other life achievements, or careers. Many already became grandparents, or acquired sons or daughters-in-law. Others still continuously comment and make virtual contacts. Others still blog but felt my posts are not interesting for them anymore. Some are still around but completely stopped posting; and unfortunately, some already passed on to the other dimension. Somehow another blogger friend let us know someone's passing and i always send prayers for them. We just leave this world in our own designated time, and we are all going there!

Blogging still fascinates me. It serves as my venue to show my photos and my interest with plants, creatures, landscapes and places. It also let me spend my extra time to simulate a semblance of diligence, not let my mind wander to maybe harbor some negative thoughts. I was given chances of putting words into thoughts and ideas, and let whoever may drop by know my preoccupation at the moment. My posts are normally spontaneously written, just my thoughts that moment. I treasure all the time they have spent reading my posts, looking at my photos and of course leaving their thoughts and comments. At this moment there are 220,082 visitors who dropped by.  As i put below my page, "your comments are the life of this blog", and they really propel me. I truly appreciate all of you, your energies sent here, and these all delighted me through the years. Thank you very much. As in any commencement exercise, a culmination is also the beginning. I hope you will all still be with me.


32 comments:

  1. Nine years is a long time! Love love your photo.

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    1. Thanks so much Lady Fi, you were around for almost that much too.

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  2. Gorgeous photo and congratulations on your 10th year anniversary!

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    1. My appreciation Carol, you were a bit younger than i do perhanps, in blogging. Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. Hello, happy 9th blog anniversary! I love your beautiful photo, lovely scene and sky. I look forward to see many more of your blog post. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Hi Eileen, i guess we are contemporaries in blogging, just that mostly you were into birding. Thanks also for being there with me all along.

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  4. happy blogiversary. gorgeous image.

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  5. That is a wonderful blogging milestone and one I am fast approaching on my main site

    Mollyx

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    1. I appreciate you comments once-in-a while Molly, although i cannot return commenting as i cannot open your non-adult blog.

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    1. Thanks Fredamans! Have a lovely week ahead.

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  7. Congratulations. Same here I too still find blogging fascinating. Keep it going!

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    1. Maria, thanks for being my blogging friend through the years, now we evolved as FB friends too!

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  8. I completed 8 years blogging on March 1. Happy blogoversary to you, Andrea!

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    1. Oh so we almost started the same year, am ahead by one. Mine was always almost a plant/garden blog. Thanks for being my friend through the years.

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  9. Happy anniversary! I am glad that you have kept going so long!

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    1. I appreciate your commenting often on my posts Nick, even if they are not about butterflies.

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  10. Congrats Nidz!!! More happy blogging ahead!

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    1. I can't see anything in your blogsite, so i guess you are Shirley, hehe. Thanks, for creating that just for this.

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  11. Congratulations! With another decade to come I'm sure! Happy blogging birthday! I love the picture you've shared alongside this.

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  12. It's great to hear from you... Congrats on many years of blogging --with many more to go!!! I started blogging in 2006 --but don't blog but once a week now.... I always enjoy your posts (your travels, your plants/flowers, and of course your Philippine sunsets)...

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    Betsy

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    1. Oh yes Betsy, i of course cannot forget the time we started, you being one of my constant commenter. And you sent me a picture of Autumn in your part of the world, as i haven't seen nor experienced any autumn at all. Besides, we share the love for waterfalls. I appreciate you and George.

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  13. It sees like yesterday when we started blogging and now here we are still at it. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks so much JM. You are one of the blogger friends i have long been exchanging comments with, and i appreciate your visits, your deep meanings on your posts. Let's get going.

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  14. May you have many many more years of blogging Andrea and I am looking forward seeing more of your great posts in the future

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    1. Oh Klara, i appreciate your visits always. We have been doing this for years, and i still remember your precious reference on orchids when i was in quandary where to look for its identification. We might not be always visiting each other's posts, but we know we are just around. Your orchids and frangipani i can't forget too. Thank you so much.

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  15. Congrats on 9 years of blogging! It's amazing what you can see and learn by blogging, isn't it? It's a whole new world that you'd never find anywhere else! May you have many more years of friends and fun on the internet!

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    1. Thanks Bettyl. I was already into years of blogging when I saw yours, and now we keep on visiting.

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  16. Happy Nine years Andrea! That is a long time to blog. I have been lucky to meet so many nice people via blogging like you... Lovely sunset...Michelle

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    1. yes Michelle, and you are one of those blogger friends who are so generous and kind, that despite of your condition you have very wide enthusiasm for gardening, the environment, biodiversity and much more. You are a blessing to the blogger and garden community. Thanks Michelle for being there through the years.

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