One year of residing in the greatest, creative and supportive artist’s colony of all Blogland! *
I wrote 2 blogs in 2011, one blog in February, 2012 and began “officially blogging on June 23rd, 2012. This is what I wrote to all of you on that day, one year ago. It stands as true today as it did one year ago.
WHY DO I CARE?
Well now that’s an interesting heading, “Why do I care?” I guess the next question should be “What do I care about?”
The answer to both is a simple one. I care because I just do. In some innate way I feel myself as one human being on a planet filled with human beings that it is my right and responsibility to care about all things that impact me, mine, and ours. That includes everyone out there, everywhere. All the rest is about what and how I care to make things happen that improves our lot in life.
At least I give it my best shot. Some days I do really well in the caring department. Other days not so well. But each day is a new day to do a better job in the caring arena, and so it goes. I guess the next best questions are “Do you care?” and depending on your answers “why?”
“Caring is akin to being human, at least I’d like to think so” – *pennyquote
Posted on June 23rd, 2012
Thank you, every single one of you bloggers out there (and you very special ones – you know who you are) for all your support and love.
Thank you for caring, thank you for sharing your amazing and wonderful diversity of creativity, thank you for becoming my friend and most of all – Thank you for BEING YOU!
It’s because of you, I feel like I belong to a special group (bloggers)! please take my I BeLOnG poster with you when you leave,
I’d be honored if you would place it on your blog site – My own colored sketch that I drew, and then designed for all bloggers, everywhere – it’s yours (no linking – this is a gift)!
All my love,
107 thoughts on “Today is my Blogiversary – thank you!”
Congratulations Penny! A little late but heartfelt. Have a lovely weekend and much love from across the ocean xx
Hi Ruth, thank you. And a most special thanks for your friendship to myself and Christina, and family this past year (Still loving your music, my friend). All our love to you going back across the ocean! xo
Thanks so much Penny, I feel the same. So glad you’re still enjoying the music 🙂 What a wonder this internet thingy is!! xx
Happy belated blogiversary dear friend! I look forward to many more. 🙂
Thank you LuAnn. I also look forward to your blogging (creativity) again soon and more interactions there as well! 🙂
Happy Blogiversary! I love your blog!
Thank you Tersia and thank you for visiting me. It’s my pleasure to meet you! xx
Hi Penny, ,
sorry I missed this, but better late than never….
Here’s to the next year 🙂
Love to all,
love n hugs
Hi Nick, so good to hear from you! Thank you so much for your good wishes. How are you and your family doing? Very well I hope! 🙂
Much love to you,cherished friend,
Happy Blogiversary honey!
Thank you Vikki, and thanks for dropping by, I hope all is going well with you! xx
Thank you, Thank you for being my friend Wiley, I appreciate you and your wisdom very much! 🙂 xx
Same to you friend!
Congrats a couple days late…
Thank you Becki! Late Congratulations happily received!!!
Congratulations, dearest Penny. You have enriched our lives with your wonderful blog 🙂
Thank you Celestine, and thank you for becoming my friend, my life is richer for knowing you! 🙂 love you – Penny
Congrats, Penny. Hope you have many more years of blogging. It has been lovely being your fellow blogger
Thank you Padmini. Thank you for being my friend. It has been a good year for both of us in the blogging world. You are very special to me and I look forward to our sharing more blogging adventures together! 🙂 xo
Hugs and love back to you Penny! I am glad that I found you. The first post I read was on the trials of tribulations of the family with your daughter and her troubles. It is lovely to see how you and your family have evolved and the growth you have all gone through! Hugs to the clan from me, and keep on with your lovely blog! Happy anniversary! – B
Thank you Barb. What you and so many other bloggers have done to help both myself and my daughter heal on the inside is just awesome. We all of us, have misfortunes in life, sometimes it is more brutal than others and when little ones are included it can be very hard to pick up pieces for yourself while being there for them too. Blogging and making online friends has made a huge difference for us and I thank you again for your loving friendship. I will do a group hug from you to all of them! xo
Thank you Penny!
What a lovely way to celebrate your Blogiversary, sharing with your friends this delightfully exquisite painting, it is a wonderfully creative piece and one that I will add to my sidebar 🙂 Thank you Penny and do enjoy the rest of your Blogiversary Monday 🙂
Hi Andro. Thank you! And thank you, very much, for becoming a friend. One can’t have too many of those! Thank you also for accepting my gift. Just a token of appreciation to some amazing bloggers out there (of which you are certainly one)! I hope your week started off well for you also. Most sincere thanks to you, Penny xo
It has been a nice day today and thank you for asking 🙂 I have placed your lovely gift in my side bar and it looks brilliant. Your artistry is definitely worthy of anyone’s Space and I hope that they add your gift somewhere where it will be noticed 🙂 Have a lovely rest of Monday my sweet friend 🙂
Happy Blogiversary, Penny! Congrats and it’s been great getting to know you in this world of bogville! You are very inspiring and I always enjoy your posts, even though I may miss some now and then…I love your poster, too, and will add it to my blog later today; thanks for sharing! Sending much love and many hugs, my friend! xo
Thank you Lauren. What a year we bloggers have had! Thank you for taking my gift. Just a special way of thanking a great group of people (bloggers). Thank you for being my friend. I do appreciate you very much and consider myself lucky that we “met”! Here’s to another great year for us! much love to you, Penny xx
Hurray! Happy Blogiversary! Always love reading your posts even if I don’t always get chance to comment. You are an inspiration 🙂
Hi Claire. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and wish me well! I hope things have been going positively for you. Thank you for being a friend. I do appreciate you and your beautiful attitude on life and people! 🙂 much love, xx
Happy celebrations. wish you many more. and truly we BELONG
Thank you, very much for your congratulations and well wishes. Yes we do BELONG, I agree completely!
Happy blogiversary, and what a lovely picture you drew!
Thank you Vanessa, very much! For stopping by and wishing me a happy blogiversary! I was a portrait artist for quite awhile and I thank you for the lovely compliment! 🙂 xx
happy blogiversary, penny! here’s wishing you and your blog more power! TheWhyAboutThis is one blog WordPress cannot do without. Your bright blog — the snippets of life, themes of love and poetry, and even the cat posts — inspires us with its earnestness and sense of community. Your unselfish support for other bloggers, especially the new ones, makes every one of us proud to have you as a friend. all the best! – neil
Thank you Neil. Thank you for being a friend to this family and myself. You are greatly appreciated by me! With love to you, Penny xo
Congratulations Penny on your year of blogging,. and such incredible committment – so inspiring…
Hi Valerie, thank you for stopping by and wishing me a happy blogiversary. I appreciate it very much, and you. Thank you for being a friend and for writing and inspiring others (like me) the way you do on your blog! much love to you, Penny xo
Happy Blogiversary, my dear Penny!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!
May we celebrate many many many many more!!!
Hello Marina. I have a short list (of people I’ve met this past year) people who have become very very special to me. I feel like I know them, and want to know them so much better. You’re right up there around the top my dearest friend, just wanted you to know how much I truly appreciate your friendship, thank you! love you, Penny xoxo
likewise my dear, likewise!
much love, 🙂 m
I want my smiley face icon to be bigger so it reflects how I feel right now! 🙂 xo
AnElephantCant have known lovely Penny
A year ago today
But since he met her
His life is better
He adores her more than he can say
Congratulations and hugs, sweetheart, it has been an interesting year!
Thank you for the congratulations and the hugs. An elephantcan’t know how important his hugs and good thoughts are! xo
Happy Blogiversary Penny. I agree with you about this being a great place to blog. In my short time here i have been stunned by the wonderful variety of blogs and the interesting people who have opted to follow me. I feel I am still learning about all this but it is a most exciting place to be.
Yes, you are absolutely correct about the online blogging world being a great place to be. I hope you keep enjoying it as much as I do. Thank you for your good wishes! 🙂
Yay happy anniversary Penny, may you have many, many more 🙂
Thank you Lyn. Thank you for being a friend! I do appreciate you, very much! 🙂 xo
Happy Blogiversary Penny! Our friend Yoshiko send us to pawty. Hope you like to have cats around 🙂
I love cats, thank you for stopping by, very much appreciated by me. I am happy to have you here! 🙂
A very happy blogiversary to you!! This year has a been a journey for you and those who follow to be encouraged, enlightened, and think about those things which are most important to us all. Your love of life has traversed this globe many many times over!! Not bad for your first year…but it begs the question….what shall you do for your next? 😉 Congratulations Mom….you are my hero! And I am so proud to be your daughter!!! xoxo
Thank you sweetheart. 🙂 I love you with all my heart! Mom, xoxoxoxoxo
Happy blogiversary!!!! Your wonderful words (and accompanying visuals) are a true delight to all of your loyal (and dashing(!)) followers, long may it continue and long may we all share in the Penny magic. Your valuable insights into everything you come across fascinate me constantly. I await the future with more than a little anticipatiousness!
Thank you SteJ. A most special thanks to a special friend. Thank you for being a great one! Anticipatiousness is a wonderful thing ! find! xo
Oh congratulations!!! Happy blogiversary, Penny! Thank you for being amazing!
Thank you, so very much. Most sincerely! 🙂
Happy blogiversary to you Penny. I feel like you and I am so happy to be one of your followers and friends. Thank you for your gift, I shall put it on my side bar and it feels special as it is from you , designed and done by you! A MILLION THANKS and you are wonderful!
Hi Ute. Thank you, I also am glad to be a follower and friend of yours! You are most welcome, my gift, my way of saying thank you visually! And thank you again for being a friend of mine! much love to you, xo
Reblogged this on Yoshiko and commented:
Thanks to Penny to give her picture for her blogiversary. Do visit her blog
Yoshiko, what a very sweet and thoughtful thing for you to do. Thank you for reblogging my Blogiversary post. And again for being a special friend! 🙂
Welcome and like your drawings 🙂
Thank you very much Yoshiko! 🙂
Most welcome, Penny 🙂
You really do care, I feel it in your writings! 🙂 the world needs lots more Penny’s!
Happy Blogiversary! have a great week…hugs Paula xx
Hi Paula, thank you so very much. Most especially for becoming my friend. I appreciate it and you very much! Sending love and hugs to you, 🙂 xo
Thank you and I you! 🙂 xxxx
Thank you and happy blogging
Thank you Yoshiko, and thank you also for being a friend! 🙂
Welcome, Penny 🙂
Thank you Penny I will put it on my blog. Have a good day 🙂
Thank you Gys, and thank you for being my friend, it is a pleasure and an honor to know you! Much love to you, 🙂 xo
Happy anniversary… I can’t remember when I started to follow you… or for that matter how I found your site… but I am so glad I did…
Me too Bulldog. I also am very glad you did and that we have gotten to know each other better, with each passing day. Thank you my dear and special friend! by the way I agree with Robyn, you have a lot of writing talent hidden away inside, you’re quite the poet! xo
Thank you, very much Felicia! 🙂
Good going Penny. What you didn’t mention was how you have changed the lives of so many people with your posts. You have touched the hearts of so many with your quotes, with your remarks, with your comments, with the way you treat people, with being you.
You are truly one of a kind, Penny, and I, for one, am very proud to say that I read your blog and that you have made a difference to my life. Without you, I would not be where I am now.
Thank you Penny … A toast to The Why About You? … Because you care
Thank you Alastair, my very dear and special friend. First, thank you for being my friend. It means a lot to me. Second, thank you for your wonderful compliments. And third, like you I am just very happy to be one of the many bloggers online that get to be creative and share with others, just as you do. All my love to you! 🙂 xoxo
I keep typing things but they seem to raise you up above everyone, which is not what I am trying to do. So I will just say .. glad to have found you
Congrats my dear friend! May you have many more years of blogging success! Thank you for the poster, it is on my blog and I’m proud to be part of the group 😉 huggggs xx
You are very special to me Roxi, which you know. I am very proud to have you as a friend. Thank you! I am looking forward to lots more fun and creativity for all of us! All my love to you 🙂 xoxo
Congratulations, amiga! You spread so much sunshine each day – you’re tireless!
I’m about to be off the map for about a week, and home by the second week in july. you will be constant, and i will have a LOT of reading when i return!
Thank you z, have fun, play lots and take care of you. Thank you for being a friend! 🙂 xx
What a lovely gift, thank you and congratulations on your blogiversary!!!
Thank you Ivonne, a true pleasure for me to share. Thank you so much for being a friend of mine. Our friendship is important to me! 🙂 xo
Congrats my friend so glad you blog and even happier that I am one of the lucky ones to be a part of your blogosphere look forward to your second and many many more after that. 🙂
Hello dearest friend. I am the lucky one Len. All the wonderful friends I’ve made this past year. You are so very dear and special to me, thank you for being a friend. Keep healing and taking care of you. Much love to you! 🙂 xoxo
Congratulations and all good wishes for the blogging years ahead, Eric 🙂
Thank you Eric. I very much appreciate your good wishes Eric! 🙂 xx
Happy Blog Anniversary and many more!
Your sketch is lovely and so are you.
May your curiosity and creativity flow forevermore.
Thank you, most sincerely. Such lovely compliments, I will do my best to stay curious (no worries there) and creative! Again my thanks! 🙂 xx
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Thank you dear pal and neighbor! A blogthday song sung by RoSy! Just doesn’t get any better than that! 🙂 xo, love you!
Congratulations, Penny. You are a very talented artist!
Thank you Naomi, and thank you for such a wonderful compliment! xx
How cool is this! Happy Blogiversary!!!
Cool indeed Michelle, I am so lucky to have met and continue to meet such loving and talented people here, thank you, very much! xx
I could not agree with you more!!!
Congratulations, Penny! I’m glad you started blogging and I’m even happier that I found you!
Hi Alejandro, thank you! And I am glad you found me too, I enjoy our conversations, and your point of view very much! Thank you for being a friend! I do hope your arm is doing better! xx
Happy blogversary. Glad I connected with you. Really enjoy what you have to say. Paulette
Thank you Paulette, I feel the same way about you! And we’re just getting to know each other too, how cool is that! 🙂
Congratulations on your One Year Anniversary. Lets do this again in one year.
Thank you Jueseppi! Thank you for being a friend and for reblogging my posts! Yes I like that idea very much!
Wow! HAppy blogiversary, Penny. It’s a milestone in a long journey, we hope to share with you and your beautiful thoughts.
Thank you mj! I am happy to share with you also! xx
Happy Blogiversary dearest Penny! So happy to celebrate this milestone with you. You have offered so much love and shared so many of your wonderful gifts with all your readers and friends… feel very blessed to have met you here. So much Love ~ x Robyn
Hello Robyn, you were just about my first follower. Thank you. Thank you for your awesome and beautiful posts, the inspiration, bravery and uplifting spirit you share with so many each day, but mostly, I thank you for being my friend! A most unexpected and very precious gift to me! xo