Thursday, January 5, 2012

BLOGGING Anniversary & Give Away

I begin this year wanting to get back into a regular routine of blogging. I remember those first years and what a close connection was being established with so many of us in the blog world.  I think there are many of us that desire to see that fervor return.  I'm going to do my part in posting, reading and commenting. 

As I was thinking on this I realized I will celebrate my 5th anniversary of blogging on the 27th of this month!

It never ceases to amaze me what an adventure blogging turned out to be for me.  When I began I remember thinking, "Who cares what an old 69 year old grandma has to say?".  Praise God even at 74 there are still people reading and caring.

I have been blessed to have met 12 wonderful blog friends in "real" life and am believing that I will get to meet more of you this year.  Everyone of the 12 have been everything I thought they would be and more. 
 What a fantastic treat it always is. 

So------to celebrate my 5th Anniversary I am going to be giving away a copy of one of my all time favorite books, Andrew Murray on Prayer.

I read this book, for the first time, back in 2000 and it was and still is such a blessing to my life and my walk with Christ.

Starting today - the name of every one who leaves a comment, telling me what they liked or didn't like about that days post, will be added into the drawing pot.  There are 23 days between now and then so you can get your name in the pot 22 times, if you are faithful to read and comment on the post.  I will record each days comment names when I get up the following day.  In other words, all who comment on this post today will be added to the pot in the morning.  So, you can't "cheat" by coming on a week from now and commenting on the past days post.  Oh, and by the way....this is my second post for today so you can get your name in the pot twice today!!! :o)

The cut-off time for the drawing will be 9 p.m. on January 26th and I will announce the winner here on the 27th. 

Here's to renewing old friendships and making some new ones.
Happy New Years!!!

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Momma Roar said...

Can you believe it has been 5 years??? I cannot believe I've had enough to say to keep my blog going going for 5 years...thank goodness I have children to provide the material! BAH!

Happy Anniversary sweet Susan!

Ginger said...

Who wouldn't fall in love with a grandma that drove a red Cadillac? I was hooked right away!

Happy blogging anniversary!

I do miss my continual blogging, but never know what to write about. Life has changed so much in my home over the last 5 years. I'm not leaving even though I'm quieter.

Sharon said...

I have enjoyed your blogs and as I have said to you some of them were very inspirational to me.
I thought the same thing when I started, Who would be interested in what this old gal has to say.
I have made so many wonderful friends over the past years.
Keep doing what you have been doing the last 5 years sweet friend.

Mari said...

I'm so glad that I met you on your blog, and would love to someday meet you in person!
Happy Bloggoversary and thanks for all the inspiration and encouragement you share.

kc bob said...

Happy Anniversary Susan! I celebrated seven years last month.

Debra said...

I too hope to be a better blogger in 2012 Susan. I haven't been a very good blogger friend in recent days. Not because I have stopped reading everyones blog, but the writers block has just overwhelmed me as of late. Happy Bloggerversary Susan. Maybe 2012 will be the year our paths will meet! Blessings, Debra

retha said...

I too have been wanting to "get back" for a reason I considering to start a new blog but not wanting to leave the rambles.

I am also grateful to have the opportunity to have had the interaction we have had.

Sylvia said...

Been a "lurker" for most of the time you have blogged. So glad we have now "connected" Susan. Happy Anniversary!

Brenda said...

Wow! Five years already! It just dawned on me that I'll be celebrating 5 this year too, though not until Dec. 8.
It's been such an honor knowing you through blogging and getting to meet you and Mickey IRL. Boy, that was an experience for you guys wasn't it?
I agree about trying to post more. I can now, since Sunny's not taking the laptop to work any more.