Friday, April 29, 2011
Happy Belated 1st Birthday!
April 21 2010.
That was the day my blog came to life. Until that day I can honestly say I had always thought blogging was lame...something only geeks did. All my life I have been a writer; mostly poems and short stories. When I was 13 I decided to start writing a book. I wrote probably 35 pages before giving up and moving on to start writing a new book. Same thing happened with that book, and countless books after that one.
I guess what I'm trying to say is I never finish anything. I start something and then a better idea comes along and I work on that one instead. That's why I am pretty surprised this blog has lived long enough to see it's 1st birthday.
I decided to make a blog after my mom had told me about Jeanine Caron's blog, she had come across Jeanine's blog while Googling something about traveling ....and instantly became a fan. She would keep telling me wonderful things Jeanine had written and kept showing me her photography...until I also became a fan.
When I first started reading her blog I was just getting into photography; I had a Fujifilm s1000fd point and shoot. Her photos inspired me to become a better photographer. Within a few months I had saved up enough money to get a dSLR (Canon Rebel T1i.)
I love music and am addicted to going to shows. I just love being able to be in the presence of and actually getting to meet and know the artist/bands that make the music that I listen to on my radio/iPod. I figured blogging about the shows I go to would be a good idea, because it would help me remember them better...not only that but it would be a way for people who may not have had the opportunity to go to the show live vicariously through this blog. Maybe it'll even give the bands a little bit of exposure.
I remember when I first started this the only people that read it were family and even then I had to practically beg them to read it. Now however I seem to have a pretty good amount of readers from all around the world. Even some of the rockstars that I write about read it. I'll go to shows and the bands will say something like:
"...oh yeah you're the girl with the blog, we've been reading it."
I'm not gonna lie, that makes me pretty happy. :)
So I just want to say thanks to all the people that do read and/or comment. I'm glad to see that somebody cares about what I have to say...
It's been a good first year. I hope there will be many more and I hope you'll continue reading.