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January 01, 2005

Happy First Blogiversary to Me!

Last year for Christmas, Hubby gave me my own domain name and webhosting to start a blog and transfer the info from my old site to a new one.

One year and 503 posts later. . . Here I am. The functionality of the site hasn't quite emerged as I envisioned last year, but the blogging and writing have. I'm glad I have all the family journaling that I used to write in e-mails now collected in one place. I like having my own soapbox. And it's been thrilling to be able to help people around the world get a glimpse and better understanding of the Orange Revolution.

And, thanks to Tim Challies, soon my orangey site will be beautified. Already I'm using the updated MT to go through and kill spam. (There is something so therapuetic about that.)

Along with all of that, today I found out I'm a finalist in the BOB Awards for Education/Homeschool blogs. Voting starts tonight. *grin*

Overall, though, I'm very thankful for how the blogging world has brought in relationships and stimulating conversation. I love living in Ukraine, but even as my language skills progress, there is a limit to communication. I don't feel isolated, thanks to blogging and e-mail.


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Happy blogiversary indeed! Best wishes in the New Year!


Posted by: Feeble Knees at January 1, 2005 02:42 PM

Congrats! Both on your one year blogiversary as well as your finalist status. I'm still pretty new to the whole blogosphere structure (although I've been blogging for a year, I haven't gotten into looking at other's blogs until the last couple of months), so I'm not sure what that all means, but it certainly sounds cool...

Posted by: Megan at January 1, 2005 03:16 PM

Congrats from a fellow BoB finalist! :-)
I have come to rely on your blog for the *real* story of what's happening on the Ukrainian political scene -- thanks for the inside look.

Posted by: CarolynM at January 1, 2005 05:49 PM

Thank you, thank you!

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 1, 2005 06:06 PM

TG- thanks for your encouragement to continue blogging.

And, congratulations on your blogiversary :)

Posted by: Rae at January 1, 2005 08:43 PM

Let me add my congratulations to those well-deserved preceding accolades. You and hubby are perhaps the strongest one-two punch in the blogosphere (and I'm not saying who's #1 because I don't want to hurt you-know-whose feelings! ;-)

May God bless you with continued joy and enthusiasm through 2005.

Posted by: Eric at January 2, 2005 03:18 AM

Congrats on your blogiversary! Tis mine too :o)

Good luck with the Bob awards...I see I am in very fine company!


Posted by: Donna Boucher at January 2, 2005 11:37 PM

Congratulations and thanks for your blog!

Posted by: Mark at January 3, 2005 06:01 AM

Awesome new site! Congratulations!!!! and congratulations on getting the BOB awards nomination!!

Posted by: Hello at January 4, 2005 04:07 AM

TG congratulations on one year of blogging and on being nominated for BOB awards - pretty impressive. Speaking of pretty - so is your new look! Blessings.

Posted by: violet at January 5, 2005 06:23 AM

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