Wednesday, 5 October 2011

...is THREE!

Three birthday candles.
Today, I have been writing in this wee bit of the internet for three years.

I've moved across the country, started two different jobs, baked and cooked lots of things, slightly shoddily crafted, gone to many gigs, gotten a bit excited by things like autumn and Christmas, read many books,  joined Blook club, met many lovely fellow bloggers, and written about happenings along the way. I am sometimes a bit neglectful - this post is the first one I've written in more than a week - but I try very hard not to be.

I've tried to explain the appeal of blogging to people before. It's appeal initially was almost as portable storage. I put stuff in here, and assuming the internet survives, it'll always be here. It has become so much more. I read other people's and with a some of them, have formed strong and lasting friendships (you all know who you are), from the others I get ideas and inspiration and find lovely things to cook. I feel that I am quite firmly part of a community - one full of creativity and ideas and opinions, friendship and compassion. I can't imagine a time when I won't consider this am important part of life.


I am ever so grateful to those of you who read, and comment on my wee blog. I am ever so lucky to call some of you my friends, and really mean it. I think we all have those moments where we think 'I might just stop', and knowing that even a few people are waiting to read about what's going on keeps me writing. I may not write very much that is deeply emotional, or controversial, but when something big is happening and I'm trying to process it and I can put it in here, it does me the world of good to put it into words.
a small celebration -  spiced brown bread and chocolate spread pudding cupcake
 and ginger tea with an autumn apple candle.

Thank you for reading and commenting, sharing your thoughts and stories with me, and giving me support. x


26 comments:

jules said...

happy blogging birthday!!!
I love reading your blog, and I hope that you celebrate many more bloggyversaries!!

jules

trashsparkle said...

You've summed it up beautifully.... Happy Blog Birthday! xx

last year's girl said...

Happy blog birthday my love! And here's to many more happy years, and adventures to write about. x

L said...

Happy birthday!

Lottie said...

Happy third birthday "This Girl Is..."!!!!

Blogging is one of the things I cannot explain to my friends, I have tried and failed to describe its appeal on many occasions and am now just resigned to the fact that only other bloggers get it.

I look forward to many more years of reading your recipes and living crafts vicariously through you!

The Sentimental Suitcase said...

Oh Lisa-Marie this is so sweet. Happy blog anniversary! I love that you lit thress candles and had a mini celebration.

Keep writing, we love you!
XO
Sam

Hazels Crochet said...

Happy Blog Birthday, it is sweet that you have summarised things that have happened in these three years.

Although everyone looks forward to reading your blog posts, it is definitely a nice community to be a part of.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I am so glad we found each other's blogs. I hope we get to meet some day, but I feel confident we will since I love traveling to Europe!

Here's to many more years of sharing the loveliness of your life!

Mathildeheartmanech said...

Happy blog birthday Lisa-Marie!
I'm so glad I found 'your bit of the internet' it's always a great read.

I'm extremly jealous of your bread and tea!xx

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so happy to have met you. x

Jessica said...

Congratulations! Three years is quite an achievement.

Keep up the good work!

Jessica x

Lindsay Jewell said...

Happy 3rd anniversary. :)

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

hey there, just got here.

congrats on the THREE.

and well done on the book organising! phew!

Elizabeth@rosalilium said...

Happy Blog Birthday, lovely Lisa-Marie. Thanks to blogging we have met, and I am so so happy about that. You rad. Yep.
x

Alison Cross said...

Happy Third Birfdi, LM! I am so pleased to have met you!

lots of love

Ali x

Jaymie said...

Im excited for christmas and autumn as well right now!
happy blog birthday!
http://jaymieocallaghan.blogspot.com/
xxx

Lisa-Marie said...

THANK YOU everyone. This just made me tear up a wee bit... x

Gaynor {Our Day by Design} said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Im loving the friendship our blogs have brought, looking forward to seeing you soonish!

amy b.s. said...

congratulations on three years!

KatGotTheCream said...

This really made me smile and I'm so glad I found your part of the internet too.

Here's to many more years of blogging!!

Kathryn x

Victoria said...

Congratulations and Happy Blog Birthday!! :) xxx

Young at Heart said...

well done and a very happy blog birthday!!

Cass said...

Happy Blog birthday!!

Keep on blogging lovely

conversationpieces said...

Happy blog birthday! And yes blogging is sometimes hard to explain to those who don't isn't it? I should send them this post instead ;)

Joanna said...

Wow, you are popular. What a lot of lovely congratulations. I appear to be a bit late to the party but congratulations on This Girl Is turning 3. I love reading it, and look forward to the next 3 years. x

Lisa-Marie said...

Thank you, thank you everyone! *does a wee dance* This has made my day! :)