"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Where have all the flowers gone...

...long time passing.  Only I'm changing the name to where have all the bloggers gone...long time ago.  This post was inspired by Pogonip and her last post which got me thinking...serious.

In started this blog almost ten years ago.  It was fun, it was new, and I couldn't wait to get home everyday and share my shenanigans.  I even made lists during the day of things to post about, and when I got my first comment I was over the moon.

I never set out to be a professional blogger or a money maker, my purpose was to share my life in the hopes one day my children or grandchildren would want to know "me" and why I am the person I am.  I never expected to have 'followers' nor did I imagine the friendships I would cultivate, even meeting a few of you in real life.

Like everyone I shared pictures wishing I had a better camera and knew how to stylize my surroundings.  Then I upgraded the camera and wished I knew how to use it!  I soldiered on sharing life events and nonsense.  There were many times I put the silly aside and talked about serious issues in my life, cancer...diabetes...cancer again...depression...anxiety...amputation...cancer again...kidney surgery...thyroid surgery...and on and on.  And always you were there for me with kind words, prayers, and concern.  I will forever  be grateful.

The last few years have been light on the  blogging front, not that the nonsense or health issues have changed.  We've added a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.  That in itself is blog fodder for years to come.  Hubby is about to retire and the 'new' old home we bought looks like it will be the forever home at this point.

I admit I was lured away by fast-talking, instant gratification of Facebook.  Never fell into the Instagram or Pinterest hole but there's still time right?  I miss the old days of blogging, so many friends that disappeared and I wonder where and how they are doing.  I miss the interaction, the feeling of chatting with a bunch of friends out for coffee.  I miss me.

I think Facebook is changing and not in a good way.  Too much politics and ads make it less appealing to me now.  I hope I can get back to blogging more often and sharing things with the hope of leaving my mark...after all don't we all want immortality?

Good to hear from you Roxy.  Let's do this...we can make it fun again.  Sharing, caring, and shining...love to you all.  Be well ;j

p.s. I got another new camera for my birthday last year that I haven't a clue...don't even have the strap on right...gah.


  1. I was so excited with the first comment. Then a blog I so enjoyed, then a few more, and as my internet interests and friendships widened, the list on my sidebar grew too. We all gain so much, share, care, and rejoice with each-other in so many ways. You have battled on, overcome so much, please do not let the small camera win, someone will show you how to hold your mouth or is it the strap the right way?? XXX from a cooler, very grey, wet day down here in NZ.

  2. Oh, I know how that is with cameras. Even cell phones are smarter than I am now! We had to search to find a simple, point and click camera, and it is still fancy with stuff I don't understand!

    I don't blog so much either, now that we are retired. Oh, I blogged a bit about hubby's back surgery, and flea market trips and such; but mostly I don't share like I used to. Why bore everyone, haha! We don't do a lot, and I am okay with that. Isn't that what retirement is for?

    Facebook is getting worse, yes. The blog was mostly for family and now Facebook is mostly for staying in touch with family.

    *hugs* God bless. Looking forward to your posts, Joanne. ♥

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  4. Hi Joanne. I
    I am one of those who has left blogging.....for how long, I don't know. I think blogging enters one's life for a reason. Mine to reach out to the world and share 'my story' and daily activities.

    Yes, the early days are fun and full of anticipation. I remember my first comment arriving....I COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT ANYONE WAS INTERESTED!!!

    I have always looked forward to hearing news about your journey. I immediately was attracted to your strength and determination to get through your health struggles. You inspired me then and still do. I think you taught me that everyone has struggles in life and it depends on the attitude we have to get us through it. Thanks.

    I hear you about FB. It is getting way out of control as far as commercialism goes. One has to be careful/mindful of what we are sharing and from whom. It appears there will be a few changes in the immediate future.

    Looking forward to continuing to read and see your story, Joanne. As far as the camera goes, Don't let it overwhelm you. Set it on automatic and have fun with it. The rest will follow when it's time. You have a 'good eye' and regardless of what you use, the result will be good.
    Have a great weekend.


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