Monday, August 08, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday!


This month represents the 6th year of this blog!

Back in August 2005 we were preparing to emigrate to Australia. I was completely computer illiterate and Byron created this blog. He then handed it to me and told me it would be an on-line diary where I could put photos of our family as a way to keep in touch with grandparents and close friends as we started our new life Down Under. Never in a million years would I have guessed that 6 years later It would be still going strong. 

In 6 years it has gone from a simple diary for a small group of people to a way of communicating with a much larger group of friends, old and new.

I have written 1492 posts and there have been 68,570 visits from 103 countries!

Many of my "normal" real life friends laugh at me when I try to bring up the topic of blogging in a conversation. Some read my blog and think I am mad. Some humour me and actually leave comments. So many more of you have become "virtual friends" where we have slowly grown to know each other through our writing and photos. Whoever you are Thank You for stopping by. For taking the time to read my ramblings. For leaving such great comments. For making me smile!

And if you really want to make my day then celebrate my Birthday with me by leaving a comment. Whether you are a real life friend, a virtual one or haven't yet said Hi...

Here's to the next 6 years!

19 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Six years Gina...that is super AMAZING!! Good on you for sticking with it and happy bloggy birthday. xx

  2. That's wonderful! Have you printed into book yet? My real life friends often laugh at me too when I talk about my "blog" friends~ you are just as real to me as they are!! You are so witty and fun Gina~ Keep up the good work!

  3. Hi Gina .. I might not of commented much later, but still reading your posts.. how amazing to be 6 years old .. happy blogiversary to you :-)

  4. Happy Anniversay Gina, congrats.
    I love ready about you and seeing your fabulous photos. Sorry for being such a crap commentor xx

  5. Happy Blog Birthday, here's to another 6!!

  6. That's pretty impressive Gina, well done you for keeping it going so long. I wish I had started mine earlier - I'm not even sure I knew what a blog was in 2005!!
    I've enjoyed getting to know you through this mad world that we call blogging.

  7. Happy 6th Birthday Bloggin' Baynhams

  8. Happy blog birthday blogging buddy!

  9. Well, happy 6th blogoversary, Gina! My, that is an impressive mark. You must have been an 'early adopter', you clever girl ☺. I'm so delighted to have found you recently. J x

  10. Hi Gina. I really enjoy your blog and am in awe of your gorgeous children, positive outlook and how you find the time to blog so regularly. Sorry I haven't commented before- I often do to Nicola though! Katherine

  11. Happy Blogday! I love it that you keep this blog going. I adore being able to peak in on your life from time to time. You are sunshine to me!
    Your friend in Texas,

  12. Happy blog birthday!!! I'm so glad you started this blog. It's always a pleasure to read and I've treasured the virtual friendship. :)

  13. Happy 6th blogging birthday!! That is such a great milestone:) It's been great to get to know you and your family, stopping by and enjoy your happy and funny writing. Enjoy the next 6 years blogging!!

  14. Gina as always a great joy to read your blog posts, when we both left Northampton to go on two separate journeys over two different oceans who would have thought where we would have ended up? Keep blogging it makes me remember the good times we had! hugs Sandra xxx

  15. Woo Hoo! Happy anniversary Gina! 6 years is a super fun milestone!

  16. Happy Belated Blogging Birthday! I have been away from the computer this past week but couldn't let this milestone go by with adding my greetings! Looking forward to sharing many more years with you and yours! :)

  17. Congratulations,fantastic Gina, long may your blogs continue

  18. Love reading your blogs Ginas even if ive been with you on some of the outings you blog about somehow it always reads much different lol keep up the great work

  19. Argh! I meant to comment when I saw this the first time ... sorry to be such a slacker!

    Congratulations on six years as a blogger. It takes commitment to share for so long, but boy is it ever rewarding.

    I love making new friends through blogging myself and I'm so glad that I found your blog and get to share your world through your words and images.

    Well done you on the big 6!