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JusJoJan 30 – Happy Anniversary To Me!


Today is unofficially my one year blog anniversary!

I joined WordPress in July 2012, wrote one post and promptly forgot about my blog. Then, on January 30th of last year, I began what has grown to what you see here. I had no idea what to expect at first. I remember being both thrilled and confused when I received my first ‘like.’ Who could possibly like me? I thought. How would anyone even know I exist?

The more I explored my reader and found people with similar interests, the more I learned. And then one day I took a chance. I made a joke in a comment on someone else’s blog. He was fairly new at the game as well and, as it turned out, he seemed as amazed as I was at how many people had noticed him. Granted, at the time I only had ten followers (he was one) and he had already 300. It won’t surprise some of you that that fellow blogger was the one and only Opinionated Man. I’m so grateful to him for teaching me so much about blogging, and especially how to form friendships here in our WordPress world. Thank you, Jason, my dear.

In celebration of my anniversary, I’m re-posting my first post. I’m putting it up on my fiction blog, since my foray into blogging started with my semi-fictional series about a boy: a poor boy who survives abuse and rises up to become a star.

Click here to find One Poor Boy

While it’s not fireworks; nor anthems; nor parades, it means something to me. I hope you’ll go today, and each day to read it and to celebrate with me the life of a character I care so much about.

Now pass the champagne!


Post on your site, and join Just Jot it January. The rules are easy!

1. It’s never too late to join in, since the “Jot it” part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t have to be a post) counts as a “Jot.” If it makes it to WordPress that day, great! If it waits a week to get from the sticky note to your screen, no problem!
2. If you write a JusJoJan post on your blog, you can ping it back to the above link to make sure everyone participating knows where to find it.
3. Write anything!
4. Have fun!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

49 thoughts on “JusJoJan 30 – Happy Anniversary To Me!

  1. Happy Blog Anniversary Linda. Looking forward for the next…


  2. Congrats on your one year, Linda.


  3. Happy anniversary! You’re a rock star!


  4. I like Blogaversery, happy one to you! You’ve been an inspiration, you seem way too polished and accomplished for such a short time, I’d have thought you’d been blogging for a lot longer. I hope you continue for many years to come! xx
    Useless info number 234 I once had a post on another site that had a huge amount of comments I called that a blogasm 🙂


  5. Congratulations! Champagne sounds good to me. }:-)>


  6. But Linda! It’s MY blogaversary!
    Isn’t that amazing?!?


  7. Well done and congratulations my friend. I believe our mutual friend has been helpful to so many. Onwards and upwards girl! 😉


    • Yes, I’m sure OM has inspired more people than you and I can even imagine. 🙂 Thanks very much, Sue. I look forward to sharing this world of blogging with you for the year to come 😀


  8. Happy Blogiversary to you!! It’s amazing how quickly the time flies when you start something like this. You initially think you’ll try it out just for a laugh, and before you know it you’re focusing on what you can do next to keep people engaged… Trust me, I know as I originally started my blog to keep friends and family up to date on my new life in London (it’s changed a bit since), and that was over 5 years ago!

    Keep up the great work, Linda! And looking forward to what the next year (or 5) have in store for you here. 😀


  9. Congrats! You make me feel young!


  10. Happy Anniversary. You are an inspiration to new bloggers.


  11. I’ve been around just about the same amount of time – it has been a delightful journey and I’m pleased to have gotten to know you. Happy Anniversary!


  12. Happy Anniversary to you unofficially (lol) Linda. Best wishes for a continued success on WordPress. Brenda


  13. Congrats on the milestone! I enjoy following you here on WP!


  14. Congratulations, and happy anniversary! You have done so well you are a star!!


  15. I think I am commenting under my other blog. Ugh! I fail.


  16. Happy Blog Anniversary Linda !!! 🙂


  17. WELL DONE Linda, my one year will come early April, but you already have over double my followers 😀


  18. Happy Blog Anniversary to you! That’s a fun milestone to reach.


  19. I’m happy to join in this celebration. Happy Anniversary!


  20. Happy anniversary. Blogoversary?


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