Saturday, February 1, 2014

[ 4th blogiversary! ]

CAN YOU believe my blog is already 4 years old? Gosh, how time flies!

When I think back to when I started this blog 4 years ago, I can't believe how different blogland was back then ~ a buzzing, vibrant community filled with ideas, conversation and inspiration. With the explosion of Pinterest, blogs are no longer the main place to get inspiration for decor or DIY. Many of my regular stops have packed it in, in favour of Instagram to share up-to-the-minute goings on of everyday life ~ so much quicker than putting together a blog post when life gets busy.

The thing I have loved about blogs is the discussion, the support and the sharing ~ getting to know the person behind the pretty pictures, feeling a connection. Does Pinterest do that? No. Instagram? Not really ~ after all, you can only say so much with a pic and for that reason, I haven't joined in. I feel like the interaction has become disconnected in many ways and I have to say that I miss the good ol' days.

I've made some lovely connections through my blog and my heartfelt thanks to those of you who still visit me regularly ~ your comments and emails are what keep me going and I truly love the friends I've made, this blog bringing us together. And I'm grateful that many of my absolute faves are still around, those whose blogs were always on a more personal level than just a stop for a pretty picture fix. I wish more of them would come back.

So what will this year bring? Well, I can't be sure. But for now, I'll continue to be here ~ and I hope you'll continue to pop by and say 'hello'. Big hugs!



muskokablogger said...

i will try to post a blog this weekend! good job on 4 years Lisa! you have a beautiful spot in blogland, one of my favourites. i am one of those people who have become absolutely addicted to instagram...posting up to 4-5 photos a day, but you're right, it's just not the same! xo

Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow four years congrats! I love visiting here and traveling the world with you and seeing all your creations. I hope to blog more and visit more....cheers to many years ahead! Happy Weekend!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Lisa! Happy 4!
Leaving Whistler this morning...I remember I was here vacationing four years ago this week... when you first popped in and introduced yourself!
You have resided on my sidebar ever since!

Meeling said...

Congrats on 4 years!!

As much as I like Pinterest for a quick break and online visit, it certainly does lack what blogs offer. There is something so much more personal about reading a blog and getting to know it's author.

Glad to know that you'll still be sticking around.

All things nice... said...

Here here, how true, the old days of blogging has changed a lot, I have pinterest and twitter but no facebook or instagram for me. I still blog but not as frequently, it appears that fewer people are reading blogs now :( Well done on 4 years blogging, keep up the good work :)

All things nice...

a breath of fresh air said...

Yep totally agree with you, not converted to instagram or other such ilks yet !
But finding the time to do a decent blog seems to happen less and less.
Congrats on the 4 years :-)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I only read the few blogs that land in my inbox - yours is one of them! Thank you for continuing to blog - you are one of the gems in the blogosphere. Happy anni! xoL

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Happy 4th!! Have loved reading your blog and getting to know you :)

Barbara Matson said...

Congrats! It's been 4 years for me too (except I haven't blogged since Christmas)


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