My 1st Blogoversary!

Last year on this day I started this blog. It has been my company throughout the year and it has become a reflector of my life.
You have all been through a crazy year with me.
  • moving to the bush
  • starting a new job
  • buying my farm
  • settling in
  • the end of a long-term relationship with my partner
  • learning to be alone but not lonely
  • finding myself
  • learning to live a slow and happy life

Inspiration, company, happiness, knowledge, slowing down,  my spot for interacting with the world, my space for sharing my feelings,  learning about other people, making new friends, a part of my life. These all came true right here in this place of mine.

  • 981 comments
  • 231 blog posts
  • over 23,500 hits from all over the globe
  • 1 newspaper article about the blog
  • 1 post freshly pressed by WordPress

As always, it’s the readers who ultimately decide whether a blog succeeds or fails, so to you all  – I say thank you. You have helped make  this space such a wonderful place to be for me. Many of my regular commentors have become good friends. It wouldn’t be the same without you.  Thank you.

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25 thoughts on “My 1st Blogoversary!

  1. Congratulations and happy birthday! It certainly has been quite a year of growth for you, with all the challenges growth entails. May you get to enjoy some fruits of your labour this year:-)

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  2. Happy Day! I’m still reading my way through the archive of your posts and am awed by your courage to strike out on this adventure. Thank you for sharing these little snippets of your life, for stopping by my blog, and for taking enough interest to leave a note. I am looking forward to visiting SA and regretting that I won’t have a chance to actually meet you while there.

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    • Thank you Greg – I hope you enjoy your reading. Never mind about not coming up north – once you have tasted South Africa you will be back – and then you can come up to the safari areas 🙂

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  3. And this is only the beginning..glad I could be part of the ride!Congratulations-there have been many highlights-like a full moon for tonight!

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  4. ..and you are wished many more happy blog-returns, and readers, and fun but most of all, successful living as the “slow one”. And thanks for sharing all of your trials an tribulations.

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  5. Congratulations! I honestly can’t even remember how we came to meet…. Whether you found my blog first, or I found yours… It is irrelevent. Through your wonderful blog, I have gained a very dear and precious friend… YOU! I have loved reading of your adventures, your travels, your struggles, and your joys. I am have said many times that I envy you. You don’t know how true that statement is. Whenever I get stressed out and tired of “the rat race”, I dream of just off and moving to a quiet, secluded corner of the planet and drastically changing my life for the better. You achieved that! I do envy you so much! Most people would never have been able to accomplish what you have. But, you did it! Congratulations again on the 1-year Mark! I look forward to reading many, many, many more years worth of great posts on your blog. Have a great day! 🙂

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  6. Happy blogoversary and many happy returns of the day! I’m a fairly new reader so must go back to the beginning and catch up: it sounds to have been an eventful year:) Thanks for the interesting and fun posts.

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  7. Happy Anniversary! It is quite amazing how busy your last year has been. I don’t know how you managed to blog through all the action. It certainly doesn’t sound like you have slowed down yet.

    I’ve only started reading your blog recently, but am hooked!

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