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September 04, 2010

TechnoBabe's Adventures Celebrates Four Years

I have been writing this blog since September 4, 2006.

In the end of 2008 I didn't write any posts but for the rest of the time I posted something on the average of every other day.

This has been a truly wonderful experience for me. Like playing in a big online playground.

When I began writing this blog I felt like I was not a very good writer and I was intimidated by the blogs I found that were well written. I have been especially drawn to blogs that challenge my thinking and encourage readers to try something new, be it photography or poetry or cooking or crafts.

It astounds me the amount of talent that is shared in the blogs I have been blessed to read. I have witnessed many blogs shut down and some that are on hiatus but return to blogging at a later date. My own hubby has started several blogs and shut them down. It is actually encouraging to know that blogging is not set in concrete. There are no rules or organizations to join or fees to pay. It is free and can be what each blogger wants it to be.

When it comes down to what is important me to over the past four years it isn't the number of followers or comments left on a post that rings my bell, it is the acceptance of the people who choose to read my blog. Accepting this little hippie blog. Warts and all.

Thank you from the bottom of my pea pickin' heart. Today is indeed a day to celebrate.
Please share the celebration with me. Share a smile with someone today.

61 comments:

Gappy said...

My goodness, four years. Congratulations Technobabe.

I was scared for a minute that this was a goodbye post. I'm so glad it isn't. I for one hope that I am still reading you in the years to come - I think this 'little hippie blog' is a pretty special space. x

anne h said...

Happy Blog-a-versary!
Thank you for the gift of your blog.
You are a real friend, TechnoBabe!
Your comments and support here and there
around Blogland are what it's all about!

blueviolet said...

Happy 4 year anniversary...and many more!!! Blogging really is a wonderful hobby, isn't it?

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

:) Keep on blogging!
Your blog always has something wonderful to read.

Congratulation from this side of the Blogosphere! :)

Brian Miller said...

aw. happy anniversary techno...i have been rewarded by your friendship and encouragement int he time i have read you...thank you for being real...

Cinner said...

Congratulations four years, a wonderful blog. thank you for your comments, support, kindness, and most of all your friendship. It is wonderful to see you soar. hugs. good luck.

Hilary said...

Oh congratulations for 4 years of blogging. I'm so glad we've happened upon each other along the ways. Here's to many, many more years of your wonderful posts.

R. J. said...

Well said. Congrats on your perseverance. I agree blogs are such fun and very flexible. So many talented people.

terri said...

Happy anniversary! You've summed up the joy of blogging quite accurately. The blog world really is a great place to be.

Lori said...

Happy 4 years! What I like most about you and your writing is your realness, honesty and genuine caring. I am sure thankful to have met you and been blessed to read your thoughts as they have helped me. Thank you!

I too, care more about the acceptance of those who read my blog over how many followers or comments I get.

I will share a smile with lots of someones today. May you and yours have a happy weekend. :) XX

Sniffles and Smiles said...

WOW!!!! Four years!!!! That's amazing!!! Congratulations!!! You deserve to celebrate!!! I love your blog!!! ~Janine XO

Jeanie said...

Congrats on 4 years. You always bring your own unique perspective both in your posts and your comments. Smiles to you.

DJan said...

Your blog is one of the more interesting ones that I follow, and I also wish you a happy blogaversary. And I hope that I will be reading it and counting you among my friends for many years to come. Hugs to you.

TechnoBabe said...

Gappy, wow, nice to know how you feel about this little hippie blog. Smile.

anne, thanks for the great comment and support.

blueviolet, Thank you very much. Yes, blogging has many rewards.

Shadowthorne, Your good wishes from where over there are welcome here all the time.

Brian, yep I write in this blog as real as I can be. Nothing fancy here but for me it is significant.

Cinner, isn't it great to see each other in our blogs growing and learning and becoming.

Hilary, your kind words are well received indeed. I feel the same about you.

R.J., I appreciate your bringing up perseverance. It is necessary for me anyway.

terri, glad you are in the blog world as well.

Lori, you always amaze me with your strength. Thanks very much.

Janine, thanks for taking time from your writing right now to share in the joy of this blog anniversary with me.

Jeanie, good description of my own way of writing. Thanks.

DJan, you betcha, for many years to come. We still have lots to do and see and share, don't we? Hugs to you too.

secret agent woman said...

Happy Blogiversary! I started up my blog just a couple of months before you did and have gone on a couple of very brief hiatuses. But I find I can't stay away form it too long - I've grown to love the company!

Cricket said...

And congratulations on your four year "anniversary" as well. A big online playground is pretty apt. Nothing wrong with a little hippie blog. ;-)

Jerry said...

Since 2006? I wonder if I have enough words in me to carry through for four years?

I've only read a tiny pinch of your offerings...and now I see that I have a long way to go. I can already see that you are a wonder and I've discovered a treasure.

Karen said...

I thought this was a goodbye post as well! Glad it isn't and congratulations on your four year blog-a-versary.

BLOGitse said...

Congratulations!
4 years - well done!
I've done half of that...sigh...

Enjoy your day!

TechnoBabe said...

secret agent woman, I am so glad you have stayed with your blog too.

Cricket, hey, I just say it like it really is, little hippie blog written by a leftover hippie living in a little hippie house.

Jerry, welcome to the little hippie blog. Thanks for the kind words.

Karen, probably I will write a good bye post when I can't think of anything more to write.

BLOGitse, good for you for writing in your blog for two years. Isn't is great?

Debby said...

Congratulations. I can't imagine blogging for so long. It's only been a year for me. Why didn't I come across this sooner? Wishing many many more succesful years of blogging.

Kristina P. said...

Happy bloggy birthday!

Glad we found each other!

Sassy Pants Freckle Face said...

well, I love to read you <3

savannah said...

congratulations, sugar! the best blogging is done when the writer wants to and needs to write. i've only been a reader for a short time, you are one of the best! xoxoxox

TALON said...

Congrats on four years, TechnoBabe! Amazing!

I know that I enjoy every moment I spend here and thank you for all that you share. I look forward to many more years of enjoyment.

Opaque said...

Congrats! Keep writing!!!

Silver Strands said...

WOW! Happy anniversary to you!
oxoxo
Denalee

Ms Hen said...

Wow..Congratulations.. and thank you for bloggin.

I don't comment often; since my fingers get sore from too many work reports..

I truly enjoy your blog; some days I read one entry; and then I'm gone for awhile and catch up by reading several.

happy 4 years.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging. Very impressive, Techno.

Regards to James

Hugs ~ Eddie

Syd said...

Congratulaions on four years of writing. I like your thought provoking posts. Thanks by stopping by and the encouragement you give to me.

Jason, as himself said...

Four years! It really is quite an accomplishment.

I'm just a few months behind you....

lisleman said...

congrats - I also started in 2006. I have a page posted about my background. To sum it up - it was started as a support tool for the office that was shut down that year. We planned and shared a little but I realized blogging was fun and rewarding so I just kept doing it. I have met interesting people from all around the world such as you. Thanks for keeping it going.

Hope said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Casey Freeland said...

Congratulations on a great four years! Glad to have met you.

Cheers,

Casey

Unknown Mami said...

Well, four years is something to celebrate! You are an excellent writer and I am so pleased to read what you write.

Kulio said...

It's so nice to have met you! I'm glad that you haven't stopped :-)

Kazzy said...

What a great accomplishment. I have really enjoyed your blog a lot.

Joanna Jenkins said...

FOUR YEAR! Wow! I bow to you. That's fabulous Techno. Congratulations. Here's wishing you 444 more years :-)
xo jj

Gail said...

Congrats Technobabe. We must be veterans of blogging - I started in 2006 too. Here's to many more of your adventures!

Maggie May said...

Four years is a long time so congratulations.
I for one, enjoy reading it!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

TechnoBabe said...

Debby, I am glad we found each others blogs, yeah.

Kristina P, me too, you rock.

Sassy, you are one great mom and a funny lady.

savannah, I like getting my "sugar" from you in your comments.

Talon, I appreciate your acknowledgment and interest in this blog. Ditto back atcha.

Opaque, thanks and I will keep writing.

Hi Denalee, thanks and glad we met.

Ms Hen, glad things are going well for you. Thanks for all your shares on your blog too.

Eddie my buddy, thanks for your caring words. James and I always like being in touch with you.

Syd, the encouragement is mutual for sure.

Jason, yep your anniversary is coming up too. Thanks for all your encouragement.

lisleman, there are so many interesting people and getting to know them through their blogs is so rewarding.

Hope, thank you.

Casey, yeah I realized it was four years and what an impact on my growth the little hippie blog has been.

Mami, I am grateful you like to read my blog. I am thrilled to be among those who follow your blog.

Kulio, I feel like I know you and of course we have music in common.
I am in awe of your talent.

Kazzy, I enjoy reading your blog too. Thanks for the words and music in your blog.

Joanna, you cutie, thanks for everything. You have an enormous capacity to share love.

Gail, thanks and congrats on your four years blogging too.

Maggie May, thanks my dear.

Mama Zen said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!

otin said...

WOW!! I had no idea that you had been blogging for so long. I am in year two!

Gaea Yudron said...

Congratulations TechnoBabe. I just started my Sage's Play blog last June. I am always trying to juggle it with my other writing projects, which include a musical play on aging and a partially-finished book at the moment.

I am glad to learn you are a hippie. I am also a hippie, though I mostly look like a woman in her late 60s. It is my hippie disguise!

I would love to have a month or two to feel the kind of freedom I had when I was a wandering hippie. That is something I am working on. I still work at a gig for pay part-time and also have the previously mentioned writing work to finish up. Happy day to you, and look forward to getting to know you better.

Sabi Sunshine said...

Wow amazing four years of amazing posts...You are an amazing personailty with a beautiful soul that we always see in your writing.... and I am so glad that i found you in this blog world and You are part of my life in a very unique way.

Thanks for being here for me !

Keep posting amazing story .. We love you !

God bless You
LOve
Sunshine

Lola Sharp said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!! (((hugs))) *tosses confetti*

I adore your blog and you and your honest posts and your sweet comments. ((more hugs))

I cannot imagine the/my bloggy world without you in it.

Love,
Lola

Stickup Artist said...

Happy 4 year Anniversary TechnoBabe,

That is such an accomplishment and I agree with you wholeheartedly about the upside and positivity of blogging. I'm so glad I met you. Your writing whether on your blog or comments are a glowing testament to the human spirit. Keep on keeping on!

TechnoBabe said...

Mama Zen, many thanks!

Otin, yep long time now. I think I have learned quite a bit about blogging in this amount of time.

Gaea, Thanks for stopping by. Always fun to meet other hippies and I too look forward to getting to know you.

Sabi, you are so sweet. You know I wish you the very best.

Lola, exactly how I feel too.

Stickup Artist, thanks for sharing your talent and love with me.

LL Cool Joe said...

Happy 4 year anniversary! I love reading your blog. You always write from the heart.

I was worried this was a goodbye post too! I thought "Oh no not another great blog closing!"

Glad it's the opposite!

Robert the Skeptic said...

This is quite an accomplishment. I wonder if I have four years worth of content residing in my brain... at least, anything anybody would want to read about.

Congratulations.

Maggie said...

I am glad I logged in today and got to see this post!! I want to wish you a very very happy blogoversary!! You are a wonderful human being and I love reading you. I also appreciate all the advice you have given me. I hope to continue building a nice friendship through blogger.

The Empress said...

Incredible. 4 years. I cannot even imagine what that feels like.

I would love to sit and talk with you, and what you've learned, b/c 4 years is an incredible blog life....how did you never just say, "quitting time"??

Congratulations, this is very very unique..

The Empress said...

P.S> I don't mean to say "quitting time" in a bad way, I meant, you know. all the time it takes and just getting tired sometimes.. xoxo

Roxy said...

Happy Blog-a-versary!!! You're an amazing friend here in Blogasphere and I'm so glad I met you :)

beth said...

we do love you.....a whole bunch.
congrats and happy anniversary !!!

deb said...

Four years!!!
congratulations Technobabe. I can't imagine.
And then again.... it has been over a year for me.
I love the no obligation. The community. The diversity. The constant stretching and opening of the mind.

and that I've found you...

here's to more posts from your beautiful heart to come

Fancy said...

Congratulations, Technobabe! And thank you for your beautiful frindship.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Congratulations on your wonderful milestone! I began my blog in mid-June of 2006, so we've been around for about the same amount of time. I have seen many bloggers lose interest or focus on Facebook, but I still prefer the blog experience, both as writer and visitor. I feel that many of my blog friends are as "real" as my so-called "real life" friends, and in some cases I actually know them more intimately. These contacts fill a very important need in my life!

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Four years is an amazing milestone. It's like 175 years in human terms. Congratulations, and keep it up. Obviously, many of us enjoy and benefit from what you have to share.

James said...

Congrats on 4 years! I didn't even know that Blogger existed back then.

KleinsteMotte said...

All the best. I enjoy the way you express your memories. Creative!! Thanks for sharing your days.