This morning, I received these greetings with the same familiar logo of WordPress.
Happy Anniversary with WordPress. com. You registered on WordPress. com 8 years ago. Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.
Thanks WordPress. Has it really been that long? I know I registered eight years ago but it took me more than a year to actively start blogging. I didn’t know how to customize a theme. I didn’t even know what to blog about even if back then, I had separate blogs on Multiply and Friendster. Unofficially, Dreams and Escapes would be turning seven come May.
It’s been a long journey, finding your own niche in the blogging world using a popular site like WordPress. It’s been a long journey, giving a voice to what’s on your mind, tucking the fragments of time in one’s memory, stringing words to make a long post, creating poems and being amazed at the joys of taking photos, experimenting on macro photography. It’s been a long journey of faith and hope.
The pleasure one gets when you publish something, the delight in reading and answering comments, the luxury of having loyal online friends who look forward to every post and the pleasure of reading other posts and discovering new blogs and writers – priceless.
I have five blogs in all with separate and different entries on each one. Obsessed? Not really. Blogging has become a catharsis for me over the years. When life’s angst glares at you in the face, writing heals a little of the hurts and pains that it brings. Sharing the joys and inspirations will always be a priority though. I have a total of 1,766 posts excluding this one.1,545 followers and a total of 392,386 views as of this writing. I don’t follow my stats on my other blogs. A while ago, WordPress informed me that I am getting upward spike on my Garden and Empty Spaces blog. I haven’t updated the site for a long time.
Eight years! Time flies!