Friday, October 05, 2007

One year ago...

...or rather one year ago tomorrow, I started this blog.

It was actually my second attempt at blogging following a rather half-hearted effort during my OU A215 course, which ground to a halt when we hit a family crisis.

When I started I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted this blog to be. A record of my writing progress certainly, but also a place to talk about other things which catch my eye or affect my life, both good and bad. After all, there is more to a writer than just writing. It is not a showcase for my more polished writing, some of which can be found elsewhere, but a space for spontaneous communication.

I didn't know what to expect from the blog. At first I wondered if anyone would ever read it, but somehow I have found an audience. Along the way the way I have 'met' some lovely people and have had visits from readers all over the world. I'm loving it all, even if blogging is time-consuming and a major distraction from my novel writing!

I'm looking forward to the second year...

Three notable things:

1. The blog birthday tomorrow.

2. All the wonderful blogs I have discovered through having my own. Each and every one in my blogroll and listed at Novel Racers is well worth a visit!

3. After a lot of thought I would like to pass on the Rockin' Blogger award to Lane, Viki and Jen. It was so hard to choose because all the blogs I read deserve it...

15 comments:

Viki Lane said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, and your award. And many thanks for passing the latter on to my humble blog - it's greatly appreciated. All the best for the next year!

xVx

Lane said...

Happy blogthday Cathy and thank you muchly for the award:-)
I've 'met' some lovely peeps in only a couple of months of blogging and that far outweighs the distraction from writing . In fact I think it feeds it:-)

ps If I married Vicki I'd be Lane Lane:-)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Many happy returns to your blog-day. It is far too addictive but great fun.

Crystal xx

hellojed said...

Happy blogbirthday! Congratulations on keeping a great blog. To many more.

Casdok said...

Yes Happy Blogday!
Long may it continue!

Anne Brooke said...

Happy birthday, Cathy's blog - have a lovely day!!!

:))

A
xxx

Fiona said...

A very happy Blogday for tomorrow. I will bake a chocolate cake and eat it in your honour. Do you mine if it's a mix, though, as doing extra work at the moment?

Jan said...

Happy Birthday Cathy.
It seems most blogs last merely 3 months on average so I reckon we're all doing pretty well!

JJ said...

Cathy, Congrats on your year - very well done - and the award. I love the way blogs, whatever reason they start, develop into the personality of the writer.
JJx

Cathy said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments, everyone!

Cx

Moi said...

belated blog birthday cathy...sorry i missed it but i think i may have been at a bar awards party!! i always enjoy reading it so stick with it. x

Marianne said...

Happy blogday Cathy. I am honoured to be on your blogroll.

Jen said...

Thank you muchly for the award - if only I could figure out how to get it onto my blog...

Cathy said...

Sorry Jen, can't help. I only know how to do so on Blogger!

Marla Fauchier Baltes said...

I like your 'notable' sections. love to write too. Blogging has only increased my writing. It is good practice, fun and seems like cheap therapy too.