Do you know what today is? It's my blogoversary, yeah, blogoversary!
It's amazing the difference a year makes in the life of an individual! When I set out to create this blog, I never would have imagined what I would encounter, what I would experience, how I would view things, how I would grow. I never thought of celebrating any blog milestones.
I've always loved writing. I am always expressing myself. By creating this blog, by commenting on other blogs, I wanted to connect to people who felt just as I do.
This venture has been a blessing to me.
I am Thankful first, foremost and always for the past experiences I have lived through that have inspired me to type... the daily journeys... the experiences to come... the dreams I have and the ones I can barely imagine.
I have typed through tears... Love Is Stronger Than Pride, Me & You, Untitled
I have typed while cracking the hell up... Meeting In the Ladies Room
I have typed while vulnerable my The Other Woman tirades
My blog friends, You have been blessings to me.
I am so thankful to Deepnthought, the first & only person to comment on my initial blog post What in The World.
To my co-workers who also blog... Liryc & Miss Stress... I love y'all so much. I love y'all for the things that are too vulgar, too harsh, too sensitive, too personal for the blog. I appreciate the blog posts we are able to laugh about in each other's cubicles.
To those of you on my blog roll... I may not always comment when I come through but I read daily. Your lives and journeys inspire me... Lovebabz, True Urban Queen AKA Sharon, Chezniki, Ticia, Kay C.
To those of you on my Yahoo bookmark list... You keep me laughing & thinking which makes the workday when I'm stuck behind a desk or at home battling some germ enjoyable... Eb the Celeb, Mizrepresent, Monique, Jewells, Keisha Isaacs and Bernice L. McFadden.
Thank you ALL for your kindness, honesty, sensitivity and yes your friendship. Some of you are my far-away friends, friends yet unseen, but still friends indeed. I used to say that the Internet was created for entertainment and nothing on it should be taken seriously especially when it came to classifieds and networking sites such as myspace, blackplanet, etc. Then I came along to blogger and my opinion has changed. I left a comment a little while back on True Urban Queen's post "Having You Here" that "What blogging has done is given a voice to our thoughts and a platform to engage others."
When Erykah Badu says "Now keep in mind I'm an artist and I'm sensitive about my ish", I completely feel her. This here is my art on the blogger platform. This art comes from my joy. It comes from my abilities. It comes from my heart. My other blog Breathing Space: Growing Out My Mind... it is what it is, my breathing space, my crazy thoughts, my raunchy side, my soft side - Words I Type... alter ego.
This past year...
I wanted to click "delete this blog" numerous times
I wanted to change my name from MsKnowitAll to MsDontknowIsh! (with the exclamation point for emphasis)
I have not always posted every post I created - some things I have kept to myself
I have fallen behind at work while reading, posting, and commenting
I haven't posted one pic of myself
So here I am
Due to my self-consciousness I'm sure this won't happen too often but since it's my blogoversary, why not!
Wait, one more...
In the year(s) to come...
I will be truer to myself
I hope to shed some more layers
I hope to meet some more bloggers in person
I will try to be more structured and purposeful in my blogging
I still have a mound of personal goals that I hope to attain and will definitely share