Thursday, March 6, 2014

Opening My Eyes ~ Again


 
 

I guess it's normal when you hit a milestone birthday or anniversary to look back and say, "remember when?" I have found that blogging is no different. As this week marks the one year anniversary of Exquisitely Unremarkable, I found myself feeling nostalgic and started peeking back, as well.
 
It all seems so far away now, those sleepless nights, computer crazed days. I remember setting up my blog, choosing the perfect name, buying a domain and trying to figure out how to make sense of HTML (thank you Alex!).  I spent hours picking a theme, comparing fonts and revising my layout. I hung out online, trying to learn the social media ropes.  You see, before the blog, I didn't have an internet presence. At all. Not even a Facebook page. Now, I'm everywhere.
 
I had no idea what I was doing back then, that is a fact. 
 
Except when it came to the writing. I have to say that I am as proud of my first post today, as I was on the evening I hit publish.  I've read it several times over the course of the last year and it always makes me smile, which is funny, because that is what I had lost and was hoping the blog would help me find.
 
So I am linking to it here, today, in celebration and because it's one of my favorites. It is the heart and soul of this blog, the mission statement that I hope I have remained true to and, I think, one of my finest pieces of writing.
 
 
I hope you enjoy it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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23 comments:

  1. Read it. Loved it. Reread it. Loved it even more.

    Happy anniversary, Kim!

    Poppy

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    1. Even when you write just a few words, you are still one of the most eloquent writers I can say that I have the pleasure of knowing! Thank you Poppy! :)

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  2. Oh Kim! Such a beautiful way to look at life. I couldn't agree more with every. single. thing. you wrote. Your writing is inspiring and you paint a beautiful picture with your words. So lovely! xoxo Jen Happy Anniversary! xoxo Jen

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    1. Jen, thank you for your beautiful words. Your comment has really touched me. Thanks for taking the time to leave it, you made me smile!

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  3. That was an incredible first post, Kim! You certainly have the gift of beautiful writing, and I look forward to reading many, many more posts! :)

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    1. Thank you Dee! I take that compliment very seriously coming from a professional writer, like yourself! :)

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  4. Congrats on your one year mark, Kim. I am headed over to read your first post- xo Diana

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  5. Happy Anniversary! Getting to that first milestone is the hardest.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jacqueline! It was a year full of new experiences, that's for sure! :)

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  6. Happy Anniversary again Kim! The blogosphere is truly lucky to have YOU in it!

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    1. Thanks Vel! I feel as if I am the lucky one...I get to write about and share my passion and have made lots of friends along the way...like you! :)

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  7. What a beautiful post! You can be very proud. Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Thank you so much! It was very kind of you to take the time to visit and read it. :) I hope you have a super weekend. Kim

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  8. Happy anniversary Kim. Have I tokd you lately thst you are my inspiration? Your living room is STILL my desktop wallpaper. I think tonight I found the shade of cream I want to paint the living room. Then maybe I'll paint the upholstered furniture a different shade of white. But tomorrow might be a good day to make a puzzle wreath! Those are my favorite! Thomas Kincaid will gave to give up some pieces. Thanks for being such a fountain of good, easy and cheap ideas, and being real and esquisitely remarkable!

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    1. Thank you Nancy, you are always so complimentary! Once again you have made my day! Thanks for being such a devoted follower, I can't wait to see your projects! ;)

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  9. Happy Anniversary!

    I enjoyed reading your inaugural post and that it stands the test of time.

    Oliver Wendell Holmes says that "LIFE is a great bundle of little things." All those little things add up to a wonderful life.

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    1. What a wonderful quote, Carol. Thanks so much for sharing it, for reading my posts and for the lovely anniversary wish! I hope you are having a great day in your warm and sunny garden! ;)

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  10. Happy Blogiversary!!! Your's is one of my favorites, so I am for sure wishing you MANY more anniversaries!!
    Blessings,
    J

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    1. Thanks so much J, I am smiling ear to ear! You've just made my day with your super nice comment! I hope you have a great day, too! :)

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  11. What a lovely post, my friend. Congratulations on your anniversary. It's a milestone, for certain. You're an excellent writer and I enjoy every one of your posts. I went back to your first one, and I'm glad I did. Beautifully written, and I couldn't agree with you more. I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes. “As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness -- just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

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    1. Nancy, thank you for your lovely wishes and for sharing the quote. I was entranced by the words of Laura Ingalls Wilder as a child. I should reread the books, as I believe I would probably find them even more relevant now.

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  12. Wow congratulations! One year is an amazing achievement!

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    1. Thanks Madeleine! I am pretty exciting!! :)

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