Friday, February 22, 2013

A milestone...

(A Weekly Top Shot Entry)

100 (oops! now 101!) followers!  Over two years ago I started this blog at the suggestion of one of the execs. in the office who liked my photos.  I had no expectations, no goals, no preconceived notions about this medium.  I just thought it would be a really cool way to get my photos out there, to see what people thought, to learn something new.  Two years has flown by and, whenever there has been a major event in my life or a significant milestone or a strange occurrence, I usually take stock and think about what has transpired and what I've learned...if anything.


So, here goes.  The ten things I've learned through blogging...so far...

People are supportive.
There is kindness in this world.
Sometimes you need to grow a thick skin.
We don't necessarily need to speak the same language to understand each other.
Think twice before corresponding with 'Annonymous.'
I can redecorate my bedroom for about $100.
Someday I want to visit Washington and Nebraska.
Reconsider before you add music to your blog.
Sometimes less really is more.
Classical music does inspire...
just like all the followers and all the comments and all the personal messages.
I appreciate every one of them!

23 comments:

  1. It's pretty amazing, isn't it? Congrats on your milestone.

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  2. Hi Helene, lovely shots. Thanks for sharing and happy two years.

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  3. Замечательные фотографии. С юбилеем, примите мои поздравления.

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  4. All valuable lessons, and all ring true to me. (Especially the music one. It always alarms me when music comes on unexpectedly when I visit a blog!)

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  5. Two years - wow. I've learned much, too and have had wonderful support and met friends (some in real life) I never thought I'd have. Beautiful images here, btw.

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  6. Lovely winterphotos!
    Well done!

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  7. If you do visit Nebraska, just give me a heads up so I can clean my house first! Lol.

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  8. Congratulations on your 101st follower -- it's exciting isn't it?

    I like your 10 things list and would love to have you come for a visit -- just let me clean my house first! :)

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  9. Beautiful photography for WTS ~ Congrats on 101 followers ^_^

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  11. (oops, typo...)

    had to chuckle when i read "I can redecorate my bedroom for about $100." i guess i wasn't expecting that comment on a photo blog. i don't disagree though!
    lovely winter pix! and congrats on 101 with many more to follow!

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  12. beautiful images!!! Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. I just celebrated my 5th year this week. It has been a wonderful journey of meeting folks all around the world:-)

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  13. That first shot is stunning. I agree, think twice before adding music to your blog!

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  14. Love both your photos. They both seem very fresh and clean. I think it is the combination of light and water.

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  15. Love your 10 things♫ Amazing shot of the sparkling sun...Happy Week-end♥ My Top Shot effort: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/02/tic-tac-toe-skyscapes.html

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  16. Yay on your milestone!! Looks like it's still cold where you are - love the starburst in the first photo - very nice. Have a great Sunday!

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  17. Congrats on your latest milestone. Gorgeous shots, and I like your ten things learned. Let me know when you've booked a ticket to Washington! The Olympic Peninsula waits and maybe you can share some pointers on redecorating. (My favorite so far is free: Clear out the clutter. Amazing how much better everything looks.)

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  18. Congratulations, my friend!! We must have started our blogs at about the same time, mine's 2 as well. I always enjoy your photos and your point of view... here's to another great year! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #71!

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  19. time flies and visiting you has become a daily (ok, lets just say i am here whenever i see your blog link refreshes) part of my life .. a very enjoyable part . . keep on blogging!

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  20. Congrats on reaching 101 followers! Love that starburst through the tree!

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  21. Congrats on your two years of blogging! I've been at it since 2006 and sometimes wonder if I should stop ...

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    1. Oh, I've that thought has often crossed my mind...especially recently. Lots of stress going on here so I've been 'quiet' lately. Then I realize that this blog thing is often my stress releaver. BUT, I really need to shoot more...that always takes my mind to a different/better place.

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  22. Those are some very tender thoughts - thank you for sharing. You've also captured some amazing shots! (visiting from Rurality Blog Hop)

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas
    www.taylormaderanch.com/blog

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