Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Great Three Years

"When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless." 
~ Pema Chodron

Besties Xoxo

Three years ago, I started this blog. I was hoping to connect with a few other writers or maybe learn a bit about how to navigate my way through this crazy journey. When I began, I had no idea how much my life would be changed.
 
Today, I have more followers than I ever dreamed possible. I have blog friends I feel closer to than my IRL friends. I have the world's greatest critique partner (love ya, Valerie!). And all because of blogging.
 
We say it a lot--how great this blogging community is--but I wanted to say it again. I really LOVE you guys! I wouldn't have made it through the past three years without all of you. You keep me going when the doubts hit and buoy me with your comments. You celebrate with me when our friends succeed and dream with me of joining their ranks one day. It's amazing to be reminded, every single day, that I am not in this alone. None of us are. And how awesome is that?!

Thanks for a great three years, besties!  
I loves ya!!


34 comments:

salarsenッ said...

Happy Blogosphere Birthday!!! One of my greatest pleasures since joining cyberspace has been meeting writers like you. Hearts~

Jessica Bell said...

Happy 3 year anniversary! Wow! Long time :o) Blog friends have become some of my best friends too. Pretty amazing :o) Lots of love to you!!! XOXO

Robyn Campbell said...

Bff, happy anniversary. Dang, you're a pro after three years. My three years will happen in March. So glad to have found you. <3 you. Tons! Sending cyber hug and cake too. No calories, another reason to celebrate. :-)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

That's awesome. Happy anniversary darling :)

Lynn said...

Happy Blogiversary! It's a pleasure coming to this cheery place and to see your smile at my place and all around the community.

Bish Denham said...

Happy Blogiversary! I too am amazed by the friendships I have made through blogging. Totally unexpected and wonderful.

Hannah Kincade said...

Happy blogiversary!! 3 years! Woo-haaa!! :-D

Kelly Polark said...

Happy three years, Shannon!
I am amazed at the wonderful support and friendship that blogging has presented me.
Glad to have met you, dear!

Karen Harrington said...

I couldn't be happier for you on your anniversary! Yay! (Stop by my blog as I gave your blog-home a much deserved shout-out on my list of favorite blogs.) :)

Old Kitty said...

Happy 3 years of blogging!! Yay!!! Awwwww it's so lovely to have come across your fab blog!! Take care
x

Kristin Lenz said...

Congrats! And new people are still discovering your blog - like me!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Three years! What a testament to your determination and faithfullness! And I couldn't agree more - blogging has literally changed my life, connecting me to people I would never have thought possible. Like you!!

Pour a glass of wine and toast yourself! You deserve it. :)

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, the feeling is SO mutual, Shannon! You rock!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon .. happy anniversary Ms Shannon's blog .. great news - 3 years - it is so much fun isn't it .. and as you say we do make such great friends .. cheers for now & I love being here - so I'll be around for a while .. Hilary

Heather said...

Ah, we love you too! I feel exactly the same way about our amazing community and I'm SO glad it has given me the chance to know you and call you friend. :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Happy Blogosphere Birthday!!! The best part of the writing community is meeting awesome writers like you. :)

E.R. King said...

Three years is a great accomplishment! Happy Blog Birthday!

Crystal Collier said...

Three years... That's awesome! I hear you on the life-changing experience, and man, what a fun one eh?

Catherine Denton said...

I'm so grateful for you and proud of your three years of blogging. I fully expect your life story to only get bigger. (My Blog(Hugs))

Jonathon Arntson said...

Awesome, Shannon! Your blog has always inspired me since my first days as a blogger. I just wish I had your work ethic and maybe I'd be further along.

Matthew MacNish said...

Wow. Three years is a huge accomplishment. Congrats, Shannon!

Buttercup said...

Happy blogiversary! Here's to many more.

Carrie said...

Congratulations. Happy Blogiversary.

Stephanie said...

Congrats!!!!! I agree 100%!! I never expected to find so many wonderful people when I started blogging!

Nisa said...

I don't think saying that can ever get old. Truth is truth! The blogging community is full of the best people on Earth. :D

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on three years of blogging! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Sending that love right on back! I totally agree with every single thing you said! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on blogging for 3 years. How awesome! I'm so glad we got to be friends through your blog. I agree. I've met a lot of awesome people through blogging.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Happy three years! I'm so glad you started blogging!

Miranda Hardy said...

Yeah! Happy Blogging Anniversary! Time sure does fly.

Susanne Drazic said...

WOW, three years? That is AWESOME! CONGRATS on your 3 year blogiversary!

catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com said...

Congrats on 3 years. You've done so much, well done!

Shari said...

Congratulations!! And thanks for being my bloggy friend.

DL Hammons said...

Time flies when.....crap, time just flies! :) I consider getting to know you here in the blogosphere a real treat. Congrats on the three years...with many more to come! :)

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