Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Bloggy Birthday!

Lakeside Musing is one year old today! It's been a year since I clicked on the blogger website, chose the name Lakeside Musing, and tentatively published my first post, entitled "And we're off..."

Who knew where it would lead? I wasn't certain what the focus would be, or if anyone would ever read it. I jumped for joy at the first comments, and was thrilled to get a follower!

One year later and blogging has added another dimension to my life. I've read some great books based on your recommendations, rediscovered short stories, read my first graphic novel, joined some challenges (even completed a few!), found a group of blogs that I peruse with my morning coffee and would be lost without, and, best of all, have made some wonderful friends!

Thank you all for reading, commenting, and encouraging. It's been quite year!


38 comments:

  1. Happy Bloggy Birthday!! I'm glad you became part of our community!

    Lezlie

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  2. Happy Bloggy Birthday!

    Isn't blogging fun? I'm relatively new, too, with one blog that was a year old in April...and since then, I've created MANY more (I have 15 altogether, not counting the one group blog!).

    I must like it, huh?

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  3. Happy blog birthday! Looking forward to another year of posts from you :)

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  4. Hippo blog birdy two ewe! I am glad that we are both blogging and virtual discovered each other.

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  5. Happy first blog birthday and here's to another year of musing by the lake:)

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  6. Happy blog birthday-I read all your posts

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  7. Happy birthday! You're just a month older than me and I am so glad we bumped into each other during our first year.

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  8. Well, Congrats, to you! I enjoy your blog. I'm a little older than some bloggers, so gals my age don't usually play along and it's great to "meet" great ladies out in cyberspace. And what more fun can there be than combining it with reading!!

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  9. Happy 1st Bloggiversary, JoAnn! I have enjoyed following your blog entries over the past year and so grateful that I have found you because you have seriously influenced my book purchases! :)

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  10. Congrats on your one year anniversary!

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  11. Wow! Happy Blogoversary! If you had not said so, I would have had no idea that your blog is so new. I enjoy reading you & wish you many many more anniversaries. Congratulations!

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  12. Congratulations and Happy Birthday JoAnn! I was surprised to read it is only a year old. I must have found you early because your blog quickly found it's way on my favorite blogs list. You do a great job and I hope you continue and I'll keep coming back!

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  13. Congratulations on your first year of blogging! Thank you for all the wonderful posts and book recommendations. I look forward to many more years of sharing book thoughts with each other!

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  14. Happy Birthday! Congratulations on a successful year!

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  15. Happy 1 year Blogoversary! It has been great getting to know. you.

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  16. Happy birthday! Your persuasive musings have frequently become my own, and for that I thank you. Happy reading!

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  17. Happy blogging anniversary, JoAnn! Here's to many more years :D

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  18. Happy Blog Birthday!! I love your blog and I'm so happy that you decided to click that button!!

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  19. Lezlie - Thanks..I'm so glad to be here!

    Laurel-Rain Snow - 15 blogs?? You must love it, but how do you keep them all straight?

    saveophelia - Thank you! I'm looking forward to another year, too.

    Paperback Reader - Me, too! Thanks.

    Book Psmith - Thank you for being one of my most frequent commenters! I'm looking forward to another year of musing by the lake, too.

    Mel U - Thank you for reading all my posts!

    Fleurfisher - Me, too! I visit your blog with my morning coffee in hand.

    Kim - Thanks. Your blog is one of my newer favorites!

    Matt - Thank you! You've influenced my book buying habits, too. I'm so glad I found your blog...and visit every morning as I sip my coffee!

    Amy Reads Good Books - Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  20. Reviewsbylola - Thanks, and I'm glad to have found your blog, too.

    Linda - Thank you for being one of my first followers!

    DS - Thank you so much! It's hard to believe a year has passed. I always enjoy my time visiting your blog.

    Icedream - Aw, thanks. Yes, you were one of my early followers. I remember the first time I clicked on your bog and was struck by your banner photo...such a beautiful place!

    Jackie (farmlanebooks) - Thank you. Your blog has always been a source of inspiration for me.

    Softdrink - Thank you!

    Nise' - Thanks....it's been great getting to know you, too!

    Frances - You've had quite an influence on my book buying habits, too. I always look forward to reading your posts.

    Nymeth - Thank you very much :-)

    Staci - It's bloggers like you that make me glad I clicked that button! Thanks for being my blogging friend.

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  21. So glad to have discovered you over the past year! (I had no idea your blog was that new!) Congrats on 1 year and happy blog birthday! Here's to another great year ahead!

    (Could I have used more ! in this comment??!)

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  22. OMG, Happy Blogiversary!!! :-) Yay! Congrats on your year of blogging and here's to lots more!

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  23. JoAnn - Happy blogging birthday! Here's to the next year, may it be full of joy and good reads!

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  24. Happy blogging birthday! I am so pleased that you started it as I love popping by the see that beautiful image of the lake.

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  25. Happy blog birthday! Congratulations on your year anniversary. I for one love coming over to your blog and feel instantly relaxed the second I set eyes on the lake photo. You always write such interesting posts and I look forward to reading many more!

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  26. Happy Bloggy Birthday JoAnn! I laughed when I read how excited you were to receive your first comment. I'm sure we have all felt that thrill, not to mention amazement, that someone out there has found us. So glad to have found you! Best wishes for another wonderful year ahead.

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  27. Melissa - Thank you. The year has gone by so quickly...it feels like I just started a few months ago.

    Marie - Thanks. I'm so glad I discovered your blog.

    Gavin - Thank you. It' s been a lot of fun.

    Verity - I'm happy to add a little lake view to your day. Thank you.

    Rachel - You are very sweet...thank you!

    Darlene - It's been an adventure. I'm very happy to have the new friends I've found along the way!

    Barrie - Thank you so much for the 'birthday' wishes!

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  28. Congratulations! I'm so glad you started blogging - and that I found Lakeside Musing. :)

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  29. Lisa and Carrie K - Thanks for the blogiversary wishes!

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  30. Happy Blog Birthday to Lakeside Musing. May it be around for a very long time yet for all of us who enjoy it.

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  31. Dear JoAnn, happy blogging anniversary! May there be many more posts and beautiful lake pictures! Speaking of being thrilled about comments-you were the first one to leave a comment when I started my blog and gave me my first award! Thank you!

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  32. Dar - Thanks! Blogging just keeps getting more fun as I go along.

    Ivana - Thank you so much! I remember that I was the first to comment on your blog. I found you via a comment you left on another blog...and that first award was well deserved, too. I'm looking forward to another year of blogging by the lake.

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  33. Happy, happy day!!!! (yes, I'm still catching up from Readathon)

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  34. Beth F. - Thank you. I've had a lot of fun with it.

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