I am celebrating today the first birthday of my blog!! I never dreamed when I started this what it would lead to, how it would change my life. A year ago today I sat down at the computer with my daughter and made my first baby steps into blogging!!! Little did I know that this was also a passport to an amazing community of fellow bloggers and a chance to connect with so many wonderful people. I had always believed that I was not a writer and my Internet skills were quite limited!! Never the less I dived in and found that this was a great challenge, one to stretch my skills and create something that I had not thought possible at the start.
Now a year later I have created 174 posts my blog has been read in 131 countries and has had 37,269 views and 1363 comments. In addition to this I have “met” some amazing people, many I regularly email, at the start of the year in New York I met up with four of my Lymphie buddies… I never dreamed after 12 years of living with Lymphoedema that I would be able to connect with so many others. Being able to learn from them and help those newly diagnosed in what may help. Being able to share the experience of surgery with someone else who understands why you would try something so new!!
I must also remember the group of wonderful fellow bloggers who have taken me in, allowed me to share experiences as I have shared theirs. I have learnt so much from reading their blogs, understanding other health issues, recipes to try, sharing their travel experiences, healthy diets, ways of coping, beauty hints and many more. I have travelled the world without leaving my computer in Australia and been admitted to people’s lives..
I must thank all of you who have followed and supported me from the start as I took my first tentative steps, to those who have only recently discovered this blog.. Welcome.. The interaction that I get from everyone is fantastic, I love the questions, the news and the bringing together of people that this blog has achieved. I hope that you are all still here with me when I celebrate another year, as always I love to share peoples stories and experiences … You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy First Birthday !!