Oh, Blog, I Just Can’t Quit You

This month marks my second Blogiversary (insert enthusiastic cheering and confetti here)!!  This is also my 200th post on Simply Diane!

When I wrote my first post in 2010, I never thought I would be here two years later.  I figured, like most projects I start, I would do it for a while, get bored and toss it into the “I’ll get to it later” pile I have accumulated over the years.  But I didn’t!

Even though I took a hiatus a few times, I always came back, because blogging is something I absolutely love doing.  I must admit, however, sometimes it’s frustrating, especially when I just can’t think of a darn thing to write about.  When the words won’t come, I sit in front of my computer staring at the screen while the empty page taunts me, almost dares me to type something.  Just to get the blank page off my back, I revert back to my high school typing class and type repeatedly “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.”  If that doesn’t work and I’m really frustrated, I just type a bunch of curse words and then read them back and laugh and laugh and laugh, like a child who’s done something naughty that their parents know nothing about (it might be a little cuckoo, but it works for me).

Over this two-year, 200 post period, I have been fortunate to find new readers and subscribers and have gained some of my most beloved and supportive friends through this blog despite the fact that we’ve never actually met.  These friendships formed through words and experiences are something I never expected to find when I began this blog.  What a true blessing you guys are  (and you know who you are) and I love you dearly.

Another thing I love is the blogging community.  What an incredible group of talented and supportive individuals.  You make me think, give me new perspective and insight, touch my heart, make me laugh, but, above all, you make me want to be better…a better writer and a better person.  This community and the support from family and friends is the reason I’m still here two years later and why I hope to be here for a long time to come.

To those of you who have read my blog, commented or shared a post, I want to say “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”  To those who are reading for the first time, I say “Welcome and please come back again.” And to those of you who read and haven’t yet commented, I say “What are you waiting for?”