Today is the one year blogiversary of Creating Our Eden. One year and we are fast approaching 10,000 site views. Jamie and I would like to say thank you to all our regular readers, without you I probably would not have maintained this blog.
Since I was a little boy I’ve loved taking pictures. I use to run around with a Kodak Instamatic, the kind that had the disposable flash cubes that would sit on top. I would take all kinds of pictures of flowers and landscapes and pretend I was a professional photographer. The film was cheap, but I could never afford to get any of the pictures developed and when I did, most of them were never really that good.
A second passion of mine has always been writing, I actually started a book once. Much to the disappointment of my composition teacher I never attended college. She was certain I had a talent for writing and I would do great things. I had the highest grade point average in my senior class. I look at my grammar now and it’s amazing how much you can lapse in a period of 24 years. I tend to overlook the simplest of errors as I reread my posts. I catch them a week later and scold myself for being so erroneous. But, then I realize most people aren’t really that concerned with my mistakes or they do a good job of keeping it to themselves.
Blogging has awakened three things in me that have been asleep for way too many years. A love of gardening, photography and writing are things that bring me peace of mind and pleasure. I don’t know why I had chosen to deny myself these things that I enjoy so much. I suppose some where down the road someone has told me I wasn’t good enough at it or it was a waste of time and I believed them. Even though we shouldn’t, I think we all need some form of validation from time to time that we are doing a good job. The comments and emails I have received from maintaining this blog have done just that and resurrected more things in my life than you could possibly imagine and for that I say thank you.
I raise my spade in a toast to you. Here’s to the incredible new friends Jamie and I have made thru this bog - to many more years of blogging, gardening and photography - and a lifetime filled with infinite possibilities. Thoughts become things, so choose the good ones.