Six Years And Counting

Six years ago tomorrow, I published my first post, entitled “This House Has My Heart“.  From my first thought of beginning a blog, I knew I wanted to write about Bacon’s Castle and its special meaning to my family.

Since then, I’ve written many posts about The Castle. I’ve also shared numerous sunrise and sunset photos, as well as pictures of “my” wild horses on the Outer Banks.  There have been posts about our home kitty, Sundae, our shop kitty, Gypsy, the wildlife in our yard  and of course, my family.

In those six years, I have published more than 1600 posts, with 300,000+ views and nearly 30,000 comments from my readers. I miss those bloggers that I followed (and who followed me) who are no longer blogging. And I miss two very special readers: my late sister, June, and my late cousin, Lona.

I’ve learned that the number of comments on a post isn’t a fair gauge of how many people read it or whether they like it or identify with it. Many times, when I see a friend or acquaintance in person, they’ll mention how they always look forward to my blog posts.

So, even though I sometimes struggle with a blog topic, I try to post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Motor Man often reminds me how I struggled when I first began blogging, trying to learn the technical aspects of posting, loading pictures, etc.  But he and Marshall are my two biggest “fans”, and both of them are quick to recognize a possible blog topic.

So, whether you’ve been a follower of These Days since the first post, or have discovered it more recently, thank you for reading (and commenting).  Here’s to another six!


photo by my blogging friend, Pam, of One Spoiled Cat

~These Days Of Mine~

22 responses to “Six Years And Counting

  1. Happy Sixth Blogaversary…… have WAY more fans than the comments might show – there are so many people who don’t have time to comment or prefer just to enjoy the view (!)……keep on sharing your life with everyone because there’s so much beauty in the world and you have a wonderful way of capturing it……………..

    Hugs, Pam

  2. Diane, when I first started reading I thought “she is going to stop her blog”. But after reading all the way through “she’s not”! I so enjoy your outings and visits with your furry friends. Best wishes for another 6 years! I’ll be reading!

  3. Congratulations on your 6th anniversary for your blog. It’s a wonderful and special place. It’s been a joyful part of my life for many years. Thanks for sharing so many interesting and fun parts of your life. I wish you oodles of years of blogging ahead. 🙂

  4. I’m so blessed to be a follower of your blog and enjoy it so much. I absolutely love that photo of you that your friend Pam snapped! ♥ I too miss some of those who no longer blog but often life gets in the way, which is why I took my month-long sabbatical. I’m coming back to the blogging world this week I think. Here’s to another six, my friend!

  5. I’ve been a follower since you started and I am always amazed at how you can create day in and day out. It is always exciting to see what you post next. Thanks for 6 years of your life. I will be watching!

  6. We are the ones who should be thanking you – you’ve taken us along on so many amazing journeys, introduced me to horses I wasn’t familiar with (Friesians), shared ‘your’ Corolla horses with us, and caused me to reflect on fantastic people. I’m looking forward to future blogs and the journey’s you’ll take us on.

  7. So enjoy your posts and photography!! Thanks for the variety of topics and beautiful, thoughtful writing!

  8. Here’s to another six … & more !
    Here’s to the great adventures, amazing sunrises & sunsets, wild kingdom outings (including Sundae & the Gyp.. ; ) , and poignant, thoughtful posts ..
    Keep it up !

  9. Congratulations for your first 6 years and I look forward to many more years. I am one of the guilty who often read but not post. I do love your blogs, they are a valued connection to home. I think I mentioned my favorites are often your “Random Five Friday” posts because it feels almost like we are sitting in your living room late in the evening just chatting about your day (always my favorite activity when I visit.)

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I agree with everyone your blog is a joy to read and the pictures are amazing. Happy 6th Anniversary, dear friend!! I am looking forward for the next 6 years. You have a great talent and bring much joy and fun to me and your many other fans. ❤

  11. You are so right— page views and comments don’t tell the whole story. I love your blog because it is a little slice of you in every post and I look forward to meeting IRL one of these days!!!

  12. The blogs are a treasured part of my week. I love the pictures and the stories that come with them. Thanks for sharing such enjoyment of life with all of us.

  13. Congratulations on your Six Year Blogging Anniversary! Keep clicking those pretty pictures and sharing your words that make us all smile, reflect, and learn things we might never had the chance to experience!

  14. I enjoy your blog and all the photo’s that you show. Congratulations on six years of blogging. I don’t comment but wanted to today.

  15. preston fouts-paul

    i always look forward to your blog june – may not always comment but here is one reader that reads them all. thanks for taking the time to write them. — sam

  16. I remember when you first began blogging, Dianna. I’m one of those “sneak a peek” readers who don’t always leave a comment but love your posts. 😊

  17. Oh I was so afraid you were going to say you’re ending it! I can’t even recall now how I stumbled upon this wonderful blog full of truly stunning photos, inspiring love for family and friends, horses and antiques, birds and skies… you bring so much joy to our inbox from far away. I’m so grateful to you for sharing your adventures and love of life. Thank you, and here’s hoping for another six years, and so on.

  18. congratulations – keep writing.

  19. Dear Dianna, I always look forward to your blog entries. I rarely comment, but please know I always smile as I enjoy your words and pictures! Thank you for caring enough to share your snippets of your life with all of us!

  20. I love your blog!!!!!!!

  21. I found and read your three posts about the friesians. Love you blog! I’ve only been at this 2 years but I find it addicting and therapeutic. And a good reason to leave the house 😉 Nice to meet you!

  22. Congratulations on six years!

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