Wednesday, September 10, 2008

One Year Anniversary

This is blogaversary number one. It was one year ago on 9/10/07 that I made my first blog. I started out a worried blogger who wondered if anyone would read what I did on my blog. Here I am 444 blogs later and am confident enough to share my hobbies with my friends. I have had over 15,000 visits to the blog. My blog has changed during the year, one of the changes was a new Canon SX100IS camera that increased my ability to make some fun photos. I thank any regular visitor and I try to check out everyone who visits me. The other thing that changed were the friends I have found on the web. I am not as good of a photographer as the people I see on the web, but I am happy with where I am right now. Will I get a new and better camera? That is a question that goes through my mind quite often. I guess I have to say to myself, we will see and you reading this will be the first to know.

You as a new blogger really should have no fear. If people come onto your blog that are wrong for you, delete their comments. This does happen with spammers and scammers. If they don't have an audience they will leave. If you like someones blog you should let them know you are there. I hope you realize that comments are the life blood of blogging. Have fun and people will realize that you are making a contribution from your life to their life.

So, happy blogging to all of you and let us see who will win the blog prize.

I would like to say a hearty thank you to all my regular readers and I will have a surprise drawing at the end of the month with a pick of someone who visits my site during September. It will be chosen at random and it will be based on my blog remarks. I will announce the winner and show the prize on October first.

A blog does take work but it is fun.

27 comments:

Darla said...

Wow! Who would of known that you were weary at first? You have a wonderful blog and share very interesting things. Thanks!

Stacey Huston said...

Fishing guy, congratulations of making the one year Mile stone, what an accomplishment. Isn't it funny how the internet world becomes a valued part of our lives. I was terribly affraid of the net and blogging, but it has been very rewarding and I am glad that I started.. a wonderful place to meet some very great and like minded people.. thanks for taking the time to share Fishing Guy! and have a wonderful week!

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Congratulations! Perhaps upon my one year anniversary I will have so many loyal readers! I confess to being a wee mite envious!

Of course, I adore your blog and it is easy to see why you have so many fans (I am certainly one of them). You photos and commentary are always upbeat and inspiring. Be it a horse, bird, flower, or bug -- you capture its beauty and fully appreciate its place in this world. What a delight to read your posts!

Even more amazing is your dedication to your readers -- faithfully commenting on their blogs and answering their questions. You set the bar high for the rest of us lazy sods, let me tell you.

Again: congratulations and many happy returns!

Blessings!
Lacy

RazorFamilyFarms.com

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

First of all, FG, allow me to congratulate you on your one-year anniversary. There is alot of work put into that year...WAY TO GO!!
Secondly, I want to thank you for your very sweet and let me say, emotional comment you left on my latest post. It's comments like you've made that will bring me back. THANK YOU!!

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Mrs. Salty said...

Happy 1st Anniversary and thanks for the many visits to my husband’s blog!

kjpweb said...

Congratulations! Just having passed the one year mark, I hear ya!
But it is great to blog and as Stacey says - it is awarding!
So keep going!
Cheers, Klaus

NCmountainwoman said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm sorry I was so late in finding your blog, but once I did, I read your archives and have been a regular reader since then.

I'm a relatively new blogger and I must say, I've been very surprised at how much pleasure it gives me. At first I gave little thought to what other people might think, but once the comments began, I found I was no longer writing just for myself and family.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Oh my yes blogs take work and time. If you have no time and hate work then try just reading blogs, part time. LOL

Congratulations on your anniversary and I know there is a lot more where this all came from.

I am not sure if you are an old Army guy or not but I posted a true Army tale on my Dances on Sunshine blog that has some nasty Army language in it.

I mean it didn't seem nasty at the time as that's pretty much how we all talked.

Anyway, I know you like to look around my blogs and if you stumble into it, today, you might be shocked so I wanted to warn you or anybody else.

Photo Cache said...

Congratulations fishing guy.

Tommy V said...

Congratulations... Fishing Guy. I think your blog is awesome. I love reading about all your adventures especially your fishing trips. Thanks for visiting my blog. I always enjoy reading your comments. Here is to a another wonderful year of blogging.

Louise said...

Happy Anniversary!

I'm glad you're happy with your photography because it's worth being happy about. Every picture doesn't have to be art (though many of yours are), but it is the story they tell, and you are a master story-teller with your photography and blog. I like coming here, even with the country music! (It's almost soothing.)

Andn blogging IS a lot of work. For you to have 444 posts in 365 was a LOT of work! Especially with all those pictures!

dot said...

Congratulations on your one year of blogging! It's always fun and interesting to see what it's like in another part of the country. I enjoy your pictures.

Warren Baker said...

Well done Fishing guy........and may you blog on for many years to come!!

The Birdlady said...

Congratulations! I'm surely glad I am one of your fans.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

As a new blogger, I totally appreciated this post.

One question: I am not understanding this contest/give away thing completely. Is it just for fun and up to the blogger??

Congrats on one year, can't wait to have my one year:)

Woody said...

Congrats on the one year...I found your blog from SWF...Feel free to stop by mine and check it out...

Carletta said...

Gosh Fishing Guy - a whole year - I can hardly believe it. We started out almost at the same time. It is hard work to post every day but look at your following!
You have come a long way in many new directions. I was just thinking the other day that yours might soon become a nature blog - you seem to love it so.
Congrats again and here's a toast to not just another year but many.

Leedra said...

I think we all wondered at first whether anybody will come to visit. It is so great to receive comments, it is like going to the mailbox and getting unexpected 'good' mail. I enjoy your visits to my blog, and I enjoy visiting your blog. Keep it up. I am not close to my year yet.

tipper said...

Congrats to you!! A true accomplishment. I think making friends is the best part of blogging-and I'm glad I met you, friend!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Congratulation on your blogaversary! Here's to another year!
This post hits home for me. I battle every day whether to keep mine going or not.
Sometimes I'm not sure if people like my blog or they are just being nice and commenting because I have commented on theirs.
I really enjoy your blog, keep up the good, not work, but hobby!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary!! I'm sorry I'm late with this post as I have been ill in the last week but I'm really happy to be part of your blogging buddy list! You have taught me so much with your photos and information and great fishing travels and you have been a good friend as well.
Thanks and I'm looking forward to another year of blogging with you!!
~Michele J~
Mountain Retreat

Leedra said...

I have given you an award. I know you received this earlier in the week, but I could not keep from giving it to you for that reason. So come by an retrieve it, so you can pass it along.

Jo Castillo said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! It takes hard work and dedication to keep up with a blog. I enjoy reading and seeing all the great photos. Keep going!!!

Thanks.

The Tile Lady said...

Thank you for the encouragement to those of us who are new at blogging. My Mom and I have discovered the joys of sharing and "meeting" new people and we feel like we are making some great friends, as well as learning about the world and about plants and well, so many things! I'm glad I decided to look at your blog. I enjoyed my visit today very much and will visit again! Gonna add you to my bloglist!

Misty Dawn said...

Happy Blogoversary, my friend! I am SO glad you started a blog, and I am so thankful I found it!

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