Reflections on a Year of Blogging

I love how anniversaries, birthdays, and seasons serve as a reminder to reflect on where you started, how far you’ve come, and where you want to go.

It seems crazy that just a year ago I began blogging. It all began with a short post that shows exactly how little I knew about the journey that lied ahead.

Candidly when I started blogging I had no idea….

No idea that I’d have ANY readers (except for my mom and dad, they were kind of shoe-ins).

No idea that I’d enjoy writing.

No idea how much I’d learn about myself through the process of writing.

No idea that I’d meet many fascinating folks from all around the world.

No idea that I’d find myself energized by dorky things like talking blogging strategy with friends and colleagues.

No idea how encouraged I’d be by practical strangers.

No idea how that I’d learn to live more as a result of putting myself out there here.

No idea that something so simple would change my life.

But it has.

Blogging has changed my life. It has changed me.

And so I wanted to take a moment to let you know that at I am grateful for each one of you.

Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for inspiring me to keep on.

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dog Molly, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club. She spends her days (and some nights) laboring to end childhood hunger at Feed the Children and to gather, equip and unleash women at IF:Gathering.

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/JasonWert JasonWert
  • http://twitter.com/stribetkat @stribetkat

    Happy Blogiversary!
    Here's to another year :)

  • http://groansfromwithin.com Kurt Willems

    Well Linsey, I haven't been to your blog yet, but oddly enough follow you on twitter and enjoy you mini posts. I understand what you are saying about how blogging can really change your life. I took a break for about 6 months and found myself missing the challenging comments and virtual interactions with friends I have made around the world. I can honestly say that some of people I blog with are ones whom i could see myself 'hanging with' if I ever were to show up in their neck of the woods so to speak. I look forward to getting plugged into this blog and would invite you to join in the conversation at my site as well! Blessings!
    My recent post Is Ethical Buying the New Legalism? part 1

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      Kurt, Welcome and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  • thegypsymama

    It is strange how much time one can spend thinking about writing, actually writing, and reading what others are writing. It's a crazy beautiful way to see the world. So glad you are along for the ride!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      yes…crazy!

  • http://www.thechurchofnopeople.com Matt @ The Church of No People

    Congrats on a year! It’s funny how an anniversary makes you kind of realized that you are a ‘real’ blogger, and not just blogging as a little side hobby. It does change you. For me, it’s kind of painful to look back on how I started blogging. It wasn’t very good. Not that my blogging now is any good! And I waited a month to tell anyone I knew about my blog, because I didn’t want to tell them about it and then quit.

    • http://theperkinsblog.com Michael

      I still think mine is terrible…but it has truly made me appreciate so much more…
      My recent post My Story Part 1

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Peter_P Peter_P

    A year! Wow, congratulations!

    I love the way you share and open yourself up on your blog, I feel like I'm getting to know the real you without ever having met you – and you have encouraged me and taught me a lot!

    I hope this is just the first year of many!

    My recent post Sunday Thoughts 21 February 2010

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Peter_P Peter_P

    A year! Wow, congratulations!

    I love the way you share and open yourself up on your blog, I feel like I'm getting to know the real you without ever having met you – and you have encouraged me and taught me a lot!

    I hope this is just the first year of many!

    My recent post Sunday Thoughts 21 February 2010

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      Thanks Peter!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Peter_P Peter_P

    A year! Wow, congratulations!

    I love the way you share and open yourself up on your blog, I feel like I'm getting to know the real you without ever having met you – and you have encouraged me and taught me a lot!

    I hope this is just the first year of many!

    My recent post Sunday Thoughts 21 February 2010

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/brad_ruggle1734 Brad Ruggles

    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary of blogging! That's a big milestone. It is amazing how much you can learn and grow from blogging. Keep up the great work!
    My recent post Open Mouth, Insert Foot

  • Becky

    Congratulations on 1 year of blogging!
    My recent post Unintenional Blog Break

  • http://gailbhyatt.wordpress.com/ Gail Hyatt

    You just keep getting better. Proud of you.
    My recent post Wait To Worry: Procrastination at Its Best

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      Always lots of room for improvement! I am so glad you are blogging again. I learn so much every time you post.

  • Jacklyn

    Happy anniversary! And I'm so glad you're willing to help us out and hopefully (fingers crossed) reach the same milestone :)
    My recent post Last seat on the lifeboat…who wants in?

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      You are off to a great start!

  • http://twitter.com/irishwings @irishwings

    thanks for starting this journey! it's been fun to be a part of it. :)

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Cindy_Graves Cindy_Graves

    Happy Anniversary! So glad I found you here (not being creepy)! Here's to many more years of blogging (or whatever we'll be doing 5 years from now)…
    My recent post Help Haiti Live, February 27

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ronlane Ron Lane

    Congrats on the milestone, if you will. I look forward to reading more of your blogs in the future.

    My recent post What would you do??

  • http://www.gritandglory.com alece

    happy blogiversary, friend! and i'd completely agree — blogging has changed my life, too.
    My recent post gettin’ my smile back

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/klreed189 Kyle Reed

    The beauty of blogging.
    Sad that most people do not make it past their first month let alone to their first year.
    My recent post Visioneering Mentorship

  • http://dubdynomite.com dubdynomite

    I’ve only found your blog recently, and I’m glad I did.

    Congrats on making it a year, and keep it up.

  • http://pathfromtheheadtotheheart.wordpress.com Chrystie

    Yay! Congratulations on your blogiversary!
    My recent post The Wedding That Almost Wasn’t

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/davisfamily05 Justin and Trisha

    Love your blog Lindsey! Thanks for sharing your heart with us!

  • http://www.ordinarilyextraordinary.com/ Amy Nabors

    Congrats on your blogiversary! I've hit a milestone this past week as well. My 1000th blog post. Thanks for sharing your blog with us. I always look forward to your posts.
    My recent post Project Life Tuesday: Feb 15 – 21 & Giveaway #5

  • http://theperkinsblog.com Michael

    First congratulations…Secondly, I have only been doing it off an on for about 8 months…but only seriously for about 3…I have found that it has allowed me to see beauty in all things…
    My recent post My Story Part 1

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  • Berthold

    Thanks for using my picture from my trip to Arches, Utah

  • Berthold

     Thanks for using my rear mirror picture. istock/btrenkel