One year ago today I made my first post on this blog. At the time I wasn't really sure why I wanted to do this, but the Rogue KAL had something to do with it. I had been reading knitting blogs for a couple of months. Wendy's was the first which I must have found through Knitty or Knitter’s Review. From there I found many more 'Knit Blogs'...I had no idea there was a world of bloggers, let alone Knit Bloggers out there until January 2004. Wendy she was knitting Abalone when I first started reading blogs. Having just knit my first Fair Isle I watched her every day in awe...she knit so fast!
Teresa C was my first commenter and she helped this totally novice non-geek learn how to add buttons and such to my side bars. Annie was the first blogger to link to me (I didn't realize what a thrill that would be). Many of the people who commented in the beginning have become 'friends' and have made this experience so much more than I thought it would be. When Missa made my banner and my very own button it felt more like I was the 'real deal'.
To be a part of this community of bloggers is most likely why I wanted to start a blog in the first place, it just may not have been as apparent in the beginning. It is easy to make friends all over the world, as well as with people in all walks of life. We are a very diverse and interesting group here in Blogland. Maybe here we can be who we want to be more easily in the virtual world than in our real world. Is that true? Blogland is a very tightly knit group and you can always find fun, entertainment and enjoyment, as well as love and support.
Blogging did bring more 'real' friends into my life, like when I met Susan (she wouldn't come to Stitch 'N Bitch until she 'knew' we were cool) and together we lead many of the other Utah Grrls into blogging. There is no way to replace the real hugs, loving support and caring friends that you can reach out and touch in the flesh.
Finding a 'voice' and things that were interesting to share was a bit of a challenge in the beginning. It was the response to the landscape that I love so dearly which helped in finding a shared balance between knitting and life. Plus, it has always been about the process and the reason(s) we knit (even though you may get sick of hearing it.)
Here are a few of my favorite posts from the last year. Enjoy them anew or as a revisit.
Well that ought to keep you busy. It has been fun and I just might stick around awhile longer. You are all too wonderful to leave and I am enjoying this adventure.
Happy Blog-o-versary to me!