Little Did I Know

Late yesterday, I received notification from WordPress that it was my anniversary: four years ago I registered my blog. It was a few days later that I published my first post.

During those four years, there have been over 1200 posts, 23,000+ comments and more than 38,000 views  here on These Days.

Little did I know four years ago that blogging would become such an important part of my life.

One of the most pleasant aspects of being part of the blogging world is actually meeting other bloggers in person.  One of the first that I met (both online and in person) was Pam, author (well co-author, along with her cat, Sam) of One Spoiled Cat.

Pam is such an encouragement to me. We e-mail each other everyday and share things that are happening in our lives – exciting things like what we’re doing (laundry, housework) and what we’re having for dinner. We’re both Virginians, but we live a few hours apart. She and I, along with our husbands, have met in person several times, and Motor Man and I consider her and Dave great friends. Oh, and Sundae is Sam’s “virtual” girlfriend.

keens and kimmells

Last summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Sheila, whose blog is Grace And Space. Sheila lives in Alaska, but was on vacation in Williamsburg, and we met for lunch.

db and sheila

Earlier this year, Motor Man and I met Dorothy and Pat (aka Beatrice and Grenville Boyd), who co-write The Frog And The PenguINN.  They live in a beautiful old home on the Eastern Shore and were visiting our area.

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Another Virginia blogger is Patti, whose blog is A New Day Dawns. Patti lives in Virginia Beach, and she and I have met for shopping and lunch a couple of times.

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And, most recently, Georgette Sullins, author of a blog by the same name, visited family in northern Virginia. Georgette lives in Texas, so we couldn’t let the opportunity to meet pass us by.  Motor Man and I met her and some of her family members for lunch.

georgette and db-001

There are several others in my blogging world that I’m anxious to meet, and hopefully that will happen.

Thanks to all of you (both bloggers and non-bloggers) for reading, commenting, mentioning the blog when you see me in person, and to those of you who just quietly visit.

Sometimes I struggle with what to blog about tomorrow, so who knows how much longer I’ll keep at this? I sometimes wonder how many more swan, kitty, horse, sunrise and sunset photos my readers can bear to see.

But these four years have really been fun, so for right now, I guess you’re all stuck with me.

~These Days Of Mine~

26 responses to “Little Did I Know

  1. Congratulations on four years of blogging Dianna! It’s a pleasure to know you, follow you, see you (!) and enjoy all your beautiful photographs every day so never stop………..we need things to brighten our days……

    Hugs, Pam

  2. Dianna, Your blog is part of my morning routine that helps me get going and it ALWAYS bring a smile to my face:) You are a very talented writer and photographer and most of all I love your sense of humor! Thanks for sharing these pics of you and some of your blogging buddies, fun times!

  3. Your blog definitely makes my day brighter. Your sunrise/sunset, swan, horse and cat pictures bring beauty each morning. And that and your humor is something we can never have too much of.

  4. If you build it they will come and you built a blog and people came and still are. Look at all the new friends you have! 😉

  5. Happy Blogoversary! I wish I could meet some bloggers once too… even when this big pond is between us :o)

  6. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I really enjoy your blog. Don’t give up! 🙂 Ellie

  7. Congratulations! I love your blog and look forward to it each day. I started this journey with you four years ago and have enjoyed all your postings. Keep it up.

  8. Happy anniversary! KEEP IT UP, please! 🙂

  9. Happy Happy 4 years of blogging Dianna! I try not to miss one day here. I love the sunrises and sunsets, your words, and meeting the peeps you meet through the pictures and stories on your posts. AND I love your horse stuff, of course!!! Most of all thanks for the kindness I find here, the peaceful feeling, and the funny.. 🙂

  10. It’s been a great four years, hasn’t it? I started my WP blog the same year in July, but I don’t remember WP sending me an anniversary notice. I’ve made some great friends here in the blogging world and I’d love to meet them face to face (definitely you included!!). You’re blessed that you’ve met so many! 🙂

  11. What a beautiful group of networking friends you have met.I am like Marilyn, it is a warm and cozy way to start each day and I thank you, Dianna and admire you for keeping it up! It is a work of art and you are a master at it–My admiration for your skill is boundless! Congratulations on 4 years of joy you have given to all of us.

  12. Congrats and AMEN to meeting bloggers who turn into real friends!!! And since I am a fairly recent follower PLEASE keep blogging. I have not gotten nearly enough pictures of swans, kitties, horses and sunrise and sunset pictures. 🙂

  13. you, patti and georgette are lovely wordpresser pals of mine. 🙂

  14. I hope to meet you one day soon too Dianna! And please don’t think we are bored with your photos and stories. They are welcome because they are all special events punctuated by fabulous photos.

  15. Like I’ve said before – this is the first place I visit when I log on!-
    & I didn’t realize you’ve met this many blogging friends… it’s good to see a ‘rundown’ here !

  16. I hope to meet you and Dor very soon too, Dianna. You know, you were the first blogger to follow me. I will never forget that. You validated me and made me feel it was possible to actually join the ranks of “real” bloggers. You are special to me!

  17. We can certainly bear to see your wonderful pictures as long as you can enjoy posting them for us to see and enjoy a part of life we may otherwise never get to enjoy.

  18. Your blog is usually my first online look in the morning. Thanks for sharing your varied gifts with us everyday. May the next 4 years be a breeze for you to create and us to enjoy.

  19. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Happy 4th Anniversary, Dianna! We could never get tired of your blog. You would truly be missed. You are a joy! ❤

  20. Congratulations on 4 years! That’s so amazing. Your blog is a bright spot and a joy to visit. Thank you for building this wonderful online home and welcoming us into your heart to share a part of your life with us. You’re a peach. 🙂

  21. I can’t believe of all posts my comment didn’t take yesterday. My computer had me double posting comments (at MJ’s) and apparently missing them, too. Please know I stopped by to smile, remember our years of blogging and well, like Marshall said, to start my day. How could we get bored? You remind us every day of “These days of ours.”

    • That’s okay, Georgette! I thought you were just busy in the country! Another friend said her comments hadn’t been posting recently. Must be a little WordPress glitch.

  22. Look at you and all your beautiful blogging buddies! One of these days I hope to be one of your “in-person” blogging visitors, too 🙂 Please keep going .. your posts are always lovely and thought-provoking .. MJ

  23. We need to do more of that! As long as you are posting sunrises and sunsets, we know all is right with the world.

  24. Congrats dear Dianna and wao, how wonderful to meet ( become friend )other bloger❤️

  25. Congratulation Dianna! We love your blog!!!!

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