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.

-laurenmikael

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