Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Words I Type 1st Blog Anniversary!!!

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

18 comments:

Kiayaphd said...

Congratulations!! Keep doing what you do. You are beautiful, inside and out!

Eb the Celeb said...

Happy Blogiversary...

Thx for the shout

and you have nothing to be self-conscious about... girl you are fly in your element... gorgeous...

dont let anyone take your JOY...

2moro Jill Scott... hope to see you there!

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

Quote: I have fallen behind at work while reading, posting, and commenting
Me too, sister.

Congrats on the anniversary. I agree with your sentiment on thinking the internet was for entertainment. Now my opinions have changed as well.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your blog roll. Many more blessings to you and one day that insecurity will be no more :)

The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

Congrats on a year of blogging.

It is so wonderful to meet (see) you.

I thank you for the shout out. I thank you all the comments and advise. And I thank you for your wonderful post.

I believe that you are a beautiful, creative, intelligent and wonderful woman. Who is contantly inspiring me.

I know how you feel about wanting to quit but. . .
This blogging is great I have "met" so many people and it has made me more open to speaking to people in my city.
And I have learned I am not alone with my thoughts and feelings. And it has opened me to hte truth that though we are different we are all struggle the same.

I hope to meet you this October. (You owe me a tour)

Look at this long comment.

Sending love and hugs.
Congrats to you again.

Lovebabz said...

Why is it that all the very pretty women are always self-conscious! You are LOVELY! (smile)

Happy Anniversary to you and your blog! We are very close in time with starting our blogs! You have been inspiring me to think about a great many things in and of my life. Thank you!

You are divine and I love you! Oh yes we are destined to meet! I just know...I will it!

Divine Perception said...

Happy Bloggaversary Heffa!!!!

We have had some really great time blogging and at work. I have learned a great deal from reading your blog, and hope to learn some more. You may not think you know it all sometimes but you know a hell of a lot more then me.

I can't believe you put your picture up. You put up my favorite, oh wait is that make-up I see...lol. You're awsome.

You are like the big sister I never had. Keep up the good work. Love ya!!!

Ticia said...

CONGRATS!!!!

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!!!!

Thanks for the shot out - I love reading your journey!

MsKnowitAll said...

Kiaya... Thank you for the compliment and the encouragement!

Eb... Thank You! I appreciate your compliments so much. I will see you tonight however if it continues to rain like it did this morning, I'll be in my own boro instead of BK.

Kay C... I've been trying to catch up on work but I'd rather read blogs all day. It's addictive! Thanks for your compliment & encouragement.

MsKnowitAll said...

Queen... you can leave as long a comment as you want! Thank you so much Sis. So you are coming in Oct - yes I will definitely be your guide! Love & hugs right back at cha!

Lovebabz... I know our time for meeting will soon come. I can't wait! Thank you for you have also been very inspiring to me.

Ticia... we are linking arms on this journey Sister. Thank you for the upliftment and thank you for the compliment.

Divine, Divine, Divine... Yes I posted not one but 2 pics, something I said I would never do and you know I'm wearing make-up! You were my make-up artist that day and you did such a wonderful job. Thank you Lil Sis!

ChezNiki said...

Thanks for the shout out! Thanks for your comments too. Happy Anniversary!

Ms. Liryc said...

Well, first off HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!
I hope there is more and more of you to read. I enjoy reading little things about you, things that I would've never known if I didn't read your blog, or talk to you like I do. Thanks for the shout, I must say that I am glad that you got me or rather pulled me into the blogger family. I really appreciate and love everything about this place.

You help keep my sanity at work, I run to you for advice and comfort. Thank you for being there. Love your blog! Hopefully I can get a book out of you some way some how!

Happy ANNIVERSARY!

MsKnowitAll said...

Chez... Thank you for the well wishes.

Ms. Liryc... Awww thank you muchos mi amiga. You know you're my peeps at work and if it weren't for CB, FP, JT and a few other people who come before you, I wouldn't be able to make it. LOL-I'm just joking!!!!

I'm trying to get a book together... it's coming!

Bernice L. McFadden said...

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you a million more!

MsKnowitAll said...

Thank you very much Ms. McFadden!

MzNewy said...

yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Happy blogoversary! I am so happy for you.... Great pic...you know in the almost 3 years I have been blogging I have not put up a pic of me...I think I may...hmmmmmmm

MsKnowitAll said...

Thank you so much MzNewy!!! I just love this blog journey. It would be nice if YOU posted a pic - 3 years and you haven't posted one?!!!

Monique said...

I know I'm late (baby boy keeps me tied up) but happy blogversary!

Thanks for the shout out. I feel so special and that my blog is actually entertaining and interesting enough for folks to read.

And I'm with Eb, you are beautiful, girl! Inside and out. Do your thing and let your light shine.

MsKnowitAll said...

Monique... I thank you much Sis! You always blog the topics & questions that keep me thinking long after reading and commenting. And thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated.