Monday, August 18, 2008

Mark - 3


photo credit: J.A. Kraulis - Masterfile.

From my theme calendar for the month named Initiative and a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

A thought which describes, quite accurately, the genesis of An Innocent A-Blog, set up and encouraged by one of my Infants who paraphrased that advice to overcome my trepidation.

O brave new world...

Tomorrow marks three years for this blog and about 900 posts.

Those numbers astound me -- for I am not, by nature, a particularly talkative person and am somewhat tentative and even timid in certain situations.

I do know that without the bright silver of your comments, without your golden voices, this blog would have faded like a blundering firefly in the void.

Instead you have made the blog a diffident dragon's shining bed and I am enriched beyond measure by your visits.

That hath such people in't...

Thank you.

38 comments:

December/Stacia said...

And you, and your posts, enrich our lives as well, hon. We love you.

laughingwolf said...

dee said it for me, too :)

your warmth, wisdom and caring always shine through... and i always return for your insights, also :)

Ric said...

Goodness! Has it been that long since we first met on Miss Snark's blog? I like to think we've learned much since then, and most of that from each other. You have been an invaluable resource, Bernita, and "a light when all other lights go out."

Still looking forward to dancing in Times Square.

haunted author said...

I;m so very glad you did take though steps- I enjoy your blog so very much!

Belated Congrats on award and grandbaby!

Bernita said...

Oh, December.
~gulps~
You shine brighter with each season my lovely.

Dear Wolf...

Ric, my sweetest memory, my fondest dream.

Thank you, Haunted.So glad you visit.

sex scenes at starbucks said...

Brilliant! Happy blogiversary. There's a good reason it's lasted so long, you know... :D

Josephine Damian said...

Happy blogiversary, Bernita! Three years! Now that's staying power. Lots of blog-burnout victims out there - glad you're not among them.

writtenwyrdd said...

I think it was the golden prose, especially the intermittant annals, which brought the wide readership and the huge comment trails. Do you realise how remarkable it is that you hvae so many comments? I've been blogging just slightly less and I get very few. Not complaining, just offering a comparison. People like your posts and what you have to say.

And congrats on the blog anniversary. Do keep posting, pretty please!

StarvingWriteNow said...

I so enjoy reading your blog (and commenting!) and I'm thankful that you're out there, stringing your pearls of wisdom for us.

Bernita said...

Because of people like you, Betsy.Thank you.

Josephine, thank you. Had to cut back or I might well have crashed.

Dear WrittenGirl. I put it down to the courtesy and patience of splendid people.Like you.

~hastily denying any wisdom~
Thank you, Beth.

raine said...

Thank YOU, Bernita, for providing a place of light, wit, info sharing, and unspeakably lovely prose.
Happy anniversary. Looking forward to many more.

BernardL said...

Your presence on the Blog trails provides insight and humor needed badly. I look forward to another 900 posts.

Lana Gramlich said...

Congratulations & write on! :)

Bernita said...

~sniffles~
Raine, you'll make me cry.

I'm looking forward to more of your fabulous stories, Bernard.

Thank you, Lana!

jason evans said...

Warmest regards on your blog anniversary, Bernita! I'm very happy to have started so close to when you did, and that we found each other when the dew was still sparkling.

Jaye Wells said...

If anyone has a golden voice, it's you, dear lady. Thank you for your wit, insight and wisdom.

Bernita said...

I am too, Jason, to have found you when this world was fresh - someone who shared the Sight and explored the shadowlands.

Aw, Jaye, thank you.
~sniffling again with a complete lack of dignity~

ChrisEldin said...

Wow! That is quite an achievement!!! Each of your posts is elegant and thought-provoking-it's pure delight to come over and see what you've written, and what artwork will accompany your piece.

Many, many congratulations!!! I hope this means you'll keep going past 1,000.
:-)

Bernita said...

Oh, Chris, thank you.
To stop would mean I would lose you all - and that would be hard to bear.

Gabriele C. said...

Happy bloggiversary.

You're one busy blogger. I passed the 3 year mark in May, but I had only some 460 posts then.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Gabriele.
Our word count might be equivalent though.

Steve Malley said...

I like that MLK quote. Perfect for those of us who write by the seats of our pants!

Chumplet said...

I'm so glad I found you, Bernita. Have a lovely Blogiversary tomorrow.

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats on the three year mark. You've been at it twice as long as me and it is a testament to your writing skills that you have so many regular readers.

spyscribbler said...

Thank you! I'm so grateful you blog. I'm so grateful blogging exists!

Barbara Martin said...

I haven't been visiting that long, but I keep returning to read some of the wisdom you dish out. Happy Anniversary Bernita.

Sarah Hina said...

I've only been here for a sliver of that time, Bernita, but your warmth, grace, and humor have enriched my stays. You are a gem!

Congratulations on the anniversary! 3 years is leather, I think. ;)

Charles Gramlich said...

900! Yowza. I've so enjoyed visiting here, although I didn't discover your blog until fairly late in those 900. You always have great language and great content. One of these days I'm going to go back and sample your backlist, as they say.

Bernita said...

'Tis indeed, Steve!

Sandra, thank you. Not more glad than I am I found you.

Kind of you, Travis and thank you.

Likewise, Natasha.Equally grateful for yours.

Thank you, Barbara. Delighted to have found you. Surgite!

Leather? Where's my biker momma jacket?
Thank you, sweet Sarah-of-the-lovely-prose.

Charles, you gave me my first "real" review - and your trilogy which I will re-read again and again.Thank you.

Carla said...

Congratulations, and happy blog-anniversary!

Bernita said...

Thank you, Carla!

Dave F. said...

Three years on a blog or a website is like 30 in human years. Congratulations.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Dave. Seems like yesterday...well...last week anyway.

The Anti-Wife said...

Happy anniversary! Thank you for 3 years of interesting writing and good advice. It is much appreciated.

Bernita said...

AW, thank you.

cindy said...

thank YOU! happy anniversary to an innocent a-blog!!! xoxoxo

Vesper said...

Bernita, I come to your blog as I would to a fountain of wisdom, of calm, of marvellous beauty... You're an inspiration, always.
Thank you.

Bernita said...

Thank you,sweet Cindy.

"of marvellous beauty"...Vesper, that's what I find when I visit yours.
Thank you.