Tuesday, December 31, 2013

What? Has it Been That Long?

Wow!  It's been 6 months yesterday since my blogging adventures began.  What a wonderful adventure it has been!  I'm so grateful to be a part of this community and for all of the friends I have made here.

I remember I was so bored at work last summer and logged onto AM and was discouraged once again.  My first AM contact had flipped his lid and went on a rant against all women! WTF!!!  I was disgusted and wanted to know if this whole AM thing was a scam so I Googled and stumbled upon The AM Adventures of a Regular Guy Gone Bad.  I quickly read through his archive and I was hooked.  But over on the right was a list of other similarly minded people.  What a fascinating world I stumbled into.

I kept reading and finally stumbled onto another blog that would change my course again. It was about a curious guy called Rob.  By this time I had begun commenting on a few blogs and realizing he was fairly close to me, I got up enough courage to write to him. (When I went back to check, it was exactly 7 months yesterday I wrote to him!)  This led to several adventures over the summer, the highlight culminating at Exit 137.

I will always be grateful to Rob for encouraging me to start blogging and for making my introduction to many of you.  Thank you so much.  On another note, my heart is hurting for you right now and please know that I'm there for you in anyway I can be.

One of the things I had most anticipated about blogging was being able to participate in Advizor's FFF.  I remember how anxious I was when I published my first effort and how gratified I was to receive such nice comments.  Advizor announced this week he is passing the torch to the wonderful Thomas at Three Spelling Mistakes.  Thank you Advizor for being such a wonderful host.  Thomas will also be an excellent host and he writes the most creative and interesting posts.  (But I've never found any spelling mistakes.)

All in all blogging has been wonderful and I'm so grateful to have made such wonderful friends.  I look forward to many more adventures.  There were definitely some low points this year (that whole job situation is still trying to get worked out).  And I'm anticipating a move this year (I hate moving!) whether I stay local or move a little further away hasn't been decided yet.

And then there's been an aspect of blogging, I didn't quite expect.  That is meeting and interacting with the readers of the blog.  It has led to a quite pleasant surprise.  Jamie, a wonderful man I've been talking to for awhile whom I haven't mentioned yet.  We have plans to meet soon and I absolutely cannot wait!

Thank you to everyone for reading, commenting, lurking (I see you out there).  I hope everyone has a wonderful new year and please, please stay safe on the roads.


  1. Happy half blogoversary. :-) This community is a fun and interesting place, isn't it? Here's to many more fun adventures!

    Happy 2014!

  2. Ah, I see; I ended up hooking you up! Does that make me your daddy!? :)

    Congrats and good luck going forward.

  3. Wow! Is it really only 6 months? You fit in so well, seems like you've been around forever! Congrats on making it this far and I look forward to reading more of your adventures!

  4. It's been great having you in my blogging as well as real life, Simplicity! Happy blogging, and happy hooking up! ;-)