Celebrating a Year

September 16, 2010

with 16 comments

Some of my readers of this week’s poem (see below) have congratulated me on reaching a century. I was going to wait to celebrate until I got to 2 years– exactly a month from now– but I’ve reconsidered. So today I look back and see:

  • 100 weekly poems (and a couple of extra in daily posts)
  • 718 daily posts, and over 800 photographs
  • closing in on 10,000 hits (be there in a couple of days)
  • over 2,000 comments (passed a couple of days ago)

I am proud of my perseverance, but this post is mainly a thank-you to all my readers! There is nothing better for a writer than to be read. I have created a momento of my happy milestones, and I offer it to everyone who comments on my 100th poem (below)– the “100% real” award at the right. And, yes, these are real flowers in real sunlight that I photographed @ an outdoor reception on Wednesday. To all of you who I read (and I always return a visit), you have become my online poet community. And though some would say it’s virtual, in my heart you are all very real. Please note, this is not a pass-along award. It’s only for you who read my poem 100. But feel free to send anyone over to claim it for themselves!

Written by mairmusic

September 17, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Posted in September

16 Responses

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  1. woot. those are some great milestones…thank you for being part of our journey as well…smiles.


    September 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    • thanks. so glad to have met you.


      September 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm

  2. Congrats on reaching these milestones..may you have many more.


    September 17, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    • It is an honor to know and read you.


      September 17, 2010 at 8:49 pm

  3. Wow, that is fabulous Marilynn! You are so right in your words too. We wouldn’t be here if we didn’t appreciate the feedback. There is such a lovely community here in blogland that seems to just bring out the best in people. Your flowers are gorgeous as well. I am sniffing them in appreciation over at my place ;)


    September 17, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    • Thanks, Katherine– Reading your posts always makes my day!


      September 18, 2010 at 9:12 am

  4. this is a great achievement, creating 100 fabulous posts.

    i just loved those flowers. they are so beautiful.


    September 18, 2010 at 6:03 am

    • Thanks, Trisha! Actually it’s 818 posts, 100 of which are poems. The flowers were just that spectacular in real life. Thank YOU for your writing– it is a privilege to know you.


      September 18, 2010 at 9:11 am

  5. That is some milestone my dear friend and your friendship means a lot to me, I treasure this wonderful gesture in my heart! I am so very happy to have met you…you are such an inspiration in our community of which I am proud to be part of! Congratulations dear Marilynn…you are very real in my heart too :)Thank you. Hugs xxx


    September 18, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    • I do love our virtual community of poets, and I always treasure the time spent on your blog Ms B! thanks to you!


      September 18, 2010 at 5:36 pm

  6. You’ve so much to be proud of, foremost in my opinion: your outstanding poetry posts


    September 19, 2010 at 9:21 am

    • Thanks, Adam– I appreciate your creativity every day!


      September 19, 2010 at 10:11 am

  7. I know how daunted and discouraged I was when I first started. Now after less than a year I have met an incredible community of writers who have inspired me to write and encourage others to write.
    Happy for the success my dear

    Moon smiles


    September 19, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    • Thanks– I value your outstanding work and writing, as do many others.


      September 19, 2010 at 8:55 pm

  8. Now this I remember. I just didn’t post a comment, I guess. It’s a lovely piece of work. Congrats on all the time in and posts. Wonderful. I am grateful to be able to enjoy your work.

    This is quite an accomplishment.

    Jamie Dedes

    October 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    • I am happy to finally have readers and a community– it’s really fun! and I appreciate your blog so much!


      October 5, 2010 at 8:40 pm

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