It’s been so busy around here that I didn’t realize until I went to bed last night that I missed the 1st Birthday of Smelling Coffee! I’ve been a blogger for a year and two days now – and have loved every minute of it. 🙂
I love having a place to journal and share life and pictures and all God is doing. And I love how I’ve made new friends along the way – friends from all over the world!
In reflecting on this past year, though, I realize that having a blog is like having a plant. It does need care and attention to thrive and grow. Too much time without any attention makes it wither and lose its vitality. And too much attention can be unhealthy for everyone.
Early in my blogging career (ha ha) I read a post via Rocks in My Dryer “Works for Me Wednesdays” about how not to let blogging take over living – and that’s so true. It’s taken a while, but I think I’m finally finding a balance of what works for this blogging season of life.
It certainly has been an amazingly full year – and I’m so glad to have much of it journaled here on Smelling Coffee. It’s been a blessing to walk through these days with you! The Lord has improved me through you, your blogs, your ideas, your devotions, and your comments here on Smelling Coffee.
Just for fun, I went back over the lists of my posts and pulled out a few that I consider to be “favorites.” (And in doing that, I found my Lemon cookie recipe that I couldn’t find for this week’s Tasty Tuesday. Funny thing – it was written on July 8, 2008 – exactly one year ago from this weeks Tasty Tuesday’s post!)
Favorite 🙂 Post – Attitude is Everything
Favorite “tip” Post – Dressing Like the Lilies (The key to Staying “fashionably current”)
Favorite “Word” post from the early blog-year – An Expectant Wait (This re-blessed me as I read it again today!)
Favorite early post when I had no readers (smile) – Why Does This Keep Happening to My Hot Dog?
All-Time Favorite post – I am Now a Leaping Cow!
Thanks, friends, for being a part of this past year. I look forward to all the Lord has in store for the next.. and I’m hoping part of what He has plans includes a super blog redesign one of these days! 🙂 Blessings to each of you…
With much love,