Today is my Blogiversary – thank you!


One year of residing in the greatest,
creative and supportive artist’s colony of all

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.



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” –Β *pennyquoteΒ 

Posted on June 23rd, 2012


Thank you, every single one of you bloggers out there (and you very special ones – you know who youthe troubadour 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 forΒ 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,

~ Penny


107 thoughts on “Today is my Blogiversary – thank you!

  1. Hi Penny, ,
    sorry I missed this, but better late than never….


    Here’s to the next year πŸ™‚
    Love to all,
    love n hugs
    Nick xxx

    • 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! πŸ™‚
      Much love to you,cherished friend,
      Penny, xoxo

    • 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! πŸ™‚ xo

  2. 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

  3. 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 πŸ™‚ Thank you Penny and do enjoy the rest of your Blogiversary Monday πŸ™‚

    Andro xx

    • 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ Have a lovely rest of Monday my sweet friend πŸ™‚

        Andro xx

  4. 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

  5. Hurray! Happy Blogiversary! Always love reading your posts even if I don’t always get chance to comment. You are an inspiration πŸ™‚

    • 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! πŸ™‚ much love, xx

    • 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! πŸ™‚ xx

  6. 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

    • 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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! πŸ™‚

  9. 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? πŸ˜‰ Congratulations Mom….you are my hero! And I am so proud to be your daughter!!! xoxo

  10. 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!

  11. 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

    • 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

  12. 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! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  13. 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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚ xoxo

  14. 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!


    • 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! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  15. Happy Blogthday to youuuuuuu
    Happy Blogthday to youuuuuuu
    Happy Blogthday dear Penny
    Happy Blogthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
    xx πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xx

    • 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

  16. 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

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