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.

    brian

    September 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    • thanks. so glad to have met you.

      mairmusic

      September 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm

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

    slpmartin

    September 17, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    • It is an honor to know and read you.

      mairmusic

      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 ;)
    Thanks
    Katherine

    Katherine

    September 17, 2010 at 9:33 pm

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

      mairmusic

      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.

    Trisha

    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.

      mairmusic

      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

    buttercup600

    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!

      mairmusic

      September 18, 2010 at 5:36 pm

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

    dustus

    September 19, 2010 at 9:21 am

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

      mairmusic

      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

    moondustwriter

    September 19, 2010 at 8:47 pm

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

      mairmusic

      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!

      mairmusic

      October 5, 2010 at 8:40 pm


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