WordPress tells me that it’s been 8 years since I embarked on this blogging journey. As most of you know, I created this blog around my 50th birthday after encouragement from my son (then 15 years old). Becoming a blogger never entered my mind, so it was similar to taking a step into a whole new world.
Let me tell you that it’s been such a wonderful experience, and although it’s been 8 years since inception, I didn’t become truly active until the following year. But who’s counting, right? This virtual adventure has been a “cup runneth over” experience between meeting people from all over the world, making new lovely friends, exploring art in every form, learning new styles of poetry, having the ability to share my writing, and then, of course, to receive the abundance of support throughout the years.
So, will you celebrate with me? I’d love it if you would because the more, the merrier!
And below I’m including a poem I wrote a few years back about this amazing experience…
I pondered long and hard for the answer
wondering, wavering of emotions inside
How relative time has been in this journey
this crazy, happy, emotional ride
The voices unheard, yet heard of so clearly
in universal languages for all to hear
The faces unseen, yet seen in tiny glimpses
of those who opened their windows for air
How thoughtful the praise each time I read
How warm my hopeful heart became
How humble it felt from deep within
How grateful my soul will surely remain
Lauren Scott 2015
SO HERE’S A BIG THANKS TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOVE, FRIENDSHIP, SUPPORT, AND ENCOURAGEMENT OVER THE YEARS!
And the journey continues…
Love, Lauren ❤❤❤
Image credit: Google
82 thoughts on “Celebrating 8 years with WordPress!🎉”
8 years! Wow! Congrats, Lauren! 💙 Glad I got to know you – unto many more! 😄
Thanks so much, Iris, and I’m glad we met, too. 🙂 It’s been fun getting to know you! 💗🌻🎉
Yeah!! Congratulations, Lauren! 🎉🍾 It’s good that WP keeps us informed of these milestones…they’d fly by otherwise! This is a terrific song you’ve chosen for the occasion and one that had me bopping as I’d get ready for the disco on Friday nights! Your poem ‘Connections’ sums up the wonderful positive elements of blogging. I relate with all your sentiments and agree
‘How warm my hopeful heart became
How humble it felt from deep within
How grateful my soul will surely remain’
Thanks, Annika, and I love the image of you bopping as you get ready for the disco. This is a classic song and you can’t help but move to the groove. 🙂 🎶 I’m glad you can relate to my sentiments in the poem. And I’m so grateful we’ve connected, as well. Sending hugs back, my friend, and hope you’re doing well! 💗😊
Thanks so much, Sean! 🎉🎉🎉
You’re welcome 😊
And Thank you Lauren for all you give to all your friends around the world.
Congratulations on your 8 years of blogging. How many people haven’t you answered and how many haven’t heard your voice. Amazing achievement.
Have you ever counted how many words you written.😊 .
I would quote your last stanza as well as it rings so beautiful and true, so
I join Annika here.
Miriam, thank you so much for such a beautiful comment. Your words truly warm my heart. I can’t really believe it’s been 8 years, and to think I have almost called it quits several times. Glad I didn’t though, and so happy I found you and your beautiful writing, too. I’m grateful you relate to the last stanza in my poem, also, so thanks again. Hugs 💗🌷😊
Wonderful energy, lovely Lauren. ❤ Thank you ❤ All the life gifts, from all the connections and the joy of creative expression through words. ❤ with many hugs and gratitude for our connection. ❤
Thank you, Jane, and you said it well…the connections and joy of creative expression through words. I am also grateful for our connection. You are a beautiful soul, my friend…have a beautiful day. ❤🌷🎉
Happy Anniversary. And many more to come. God Bless
Thanks, PJ, and I’m glad you’re still blogging, too. 🙂 Hugs and blessings, my dear friend…
You very welcome Lauren, can’t wait to see many more years to come. God Bless
I’m cheering along with you – and along with all of our blogging friends/connections. Isn’t it a miracle? Thanks for being my blogging friend – the connection is superior. CONGRATS!!
I can hear you, Pam, and you’re energy is contagious! Yes, it’s a miracle to connect with people all around the world. The benefits of technology! You’re welcome, and Thank YOU for being my blogging friend, too. Maybe someday we’ll meet if you’re ever in my neck of the woods again. 🙂 I’m so glad I found you to enjoy not only your friendship, but also your amazing writing. Thanks again! ❤🎉❤🎉
Can you feel my big huge hug? xoxoxo
I sure can! Thanks and hugs back, Pam! 😊
Here’s to future adventures together! 🙂
Thanks, Ben, and yes, Cheers to many more! I appreciate your long-time support very much! 😊🎉🎈
Congratulations on 8 years of blogging success, Lauren! Over the years, I’ve seen so many bloggers come and go…you should be proud. My only question is, what the heck took us so long to connect? LOL! So happy we finally did. ❤
Thanks so much, Jill, and I can think of a few bloggers who have gone and I miss them. But life leads the way with blogging on the back burner, at times. I honestly don’t know why it took us this long, but I’m so glad we finally connected, too. 🙂 It’s been great reading your wonderful writing and getting to know you! 💗🌻🌷
Congratulations on eight years here, Lauren! I’m so glad to have first met you about seven years ago and have been very thankful that we reconnected! You’re a blessing on WP with your positive, uplifting poetry. Love and hugs to you! ❤️💕
Thanks, Betty, and I’m glad we met back then and have reconnected, as well. I value your friendship, and of course, your amazing writing. Thanks for your kind words about my poetry, too. 🙂 Much love and big hugs to you! Have a Wonderful Wednesday! 😊❤🌸🎊
Congrats to YOU!!
Thanks so much, John! So glad we’ve connected here, too! 🙂
You are very graciously welcome so much. I am glad we connected too.
Congratulations Lauren! I’m so glad I found your site.
Thanks, Nico, and I’m so glad we connected, too. Whenever I visit your site, I find peace. Blessings to you and your wife…
I am humbled by your kind words. Blessings!
Congratulations Lauren! 8 years and still going strong! You make this blogosphere warmer. Wishing you many more. Keep inspiring!
Aww, thanks so much, Balroop, for your comment that warms my heart. And I’m so glad we’ve connected, too, for your blog is inspiring, as well. 💗😊
Congratulations Lauren, you have certainly given us good reason to visit your page during that time. 🙂
Thanks so much, Ian, and what a nice thing to say! I’m glad for our connection, too, because I truly enjoy your stories and poetry. 🎉🎉🎉
Congratulations, Lauren, times flies even in the blogging world. Keep up the good work, my friend from across the blue pond. Love and hugs ❤️❤️
Thanks, Francina, and it sure does. I’m glad we’ve connected and it’s been a long time for us, too, hasn’t it? I appreciate your kind words and am grateful others enjoy what I post. Much love to you across the blue! :)💕🎉🌻
You’re welcome, dear Lauren. I started blogging in 2011 so at least 6 years. Long and fun time together . Love and hugs back at you ❤️xx
I’m a day late but congrats on 8 years of blogging, Mom!! I’m so happy you’ve found a space where you can share your thoughts in poems; a space where you can let your imagination roam & creativity takes place. Keep going! Love you mom!!
Thanks, Steph! It’s been a good venue and experience, and we’ll see how long it lasts. 🙂 I always appreciate you visiting, too! Love ya! ❤❤❤
So glad I came across your sight and your friendship. I wonder if I will make 8 years, I cant believe that Ive gone past one.
I’m glad we’ve connected, too, Alison, and believe me, there were several times when I was about to call it quits. Instead, I’ve taken many breaks only to return feeling refreshed with creativity waiting in the wings. 🙂 Even one year is a long time, but I think you’ll be around for many more. Or at least, I hope so. 💗
I think im hooked and I love how much Im learning from reading other blogs. 🙂
Blogland can be one big classroom, that’s for sure. I’ve found the same benefit. 💕
It certainly can 🙂
Happy blogging 8th Birthday! It’s been very nice knowing you and reading your work. And I sure hope there’s cake!
Thanks so much, Binky, and I feel the same about you and your family! And of course, there’s cake. There’s always cake. Chocolate, for sure, but carrot cake is my favorite. :)🍰🍰🍰
Time does fly doesn’t it 🙂
Love that number from Kool & the Gang
Enjoy, celebrate, and wishing you many more great decades ahead 🙂
It sure does, Eric, and I’m also glad we’ve connected. Yeah, that song was perfect, and I’m glad I managed to get it into the post without any trouble, too. 🙂 We’ll see how much longer I last, but for now, this adventure continues. Have a good weekend ahead, my dear friend…
Wow, what a wonderful achievement! Congratulations!💓
Thanks so much, Richa! Have a great weekend! 🌼💕🌷
Aw congratulations!! What an accomplishment! 😍
Thanks so much, Savannah! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 💕🌻
You as well! 💗
I’ve learnt so much from your wonderful writing over the years Lauren thank you and congratulations.
All my best wishes
Happy Blogoversary Lauren! Lovely poem and great song! I hope you are feeling better. 🙂 x
Thanks so much, Deb, for your wishes and complements! I am better, but I have a procedure next week that will bring answers. Fingers crossed their minor. 🙂 💗
Crossing for your and sending light. 🙂 ❤
Congratulations on 8 years of successful blogging, Lauren. I am so thankful you decided to make the jump. I’ve enjoyed your poems and always look forward to visiting your blog. Most of all, I’ve enjoyed our friendship. I hope all goes well with your procedure. 💕🤗🙏
Thanks for all you wrote, Michelle. It’s still hard to believe it’s been 8 years already. I’ve taken several needed breaks along the journey, though, only to return refreshed. And I’m so grateful for our friendship, as well. The beauty of blogging, making new wonderful friends. Thanks also for the good wishes regarding my procedure. I hope so, too. 🙂 Hugs, my friend…xoxoxo
Happy Blogiversary, Lauren!!! Wish I could celebrate in person – meaning eating lots of yummy carrot cake – lol! 😉 Your poem is wonderful and reflects the joy and happiness all of bloggers surely feel in this lovely community of ours! And I´m sooo happy we met here on WordPress, your friendship is so very precious to me! Hope you´re well – thinking of you today! Much, much love! <3<3<3
Thanks so much, Sarah, and in person would be so fun, wouldn’t it! I’d love to share my carrot cake with you, too. Thanks for your kind words about my poem, and I’m just as happy we met here as you are! Your friendship means the same to me, also. 🙂 Sending lots of love back to you, my dear friend! xoxo
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Hi Lauren – and congratulations on 8 years of blogging! We are very close in age – and our start-up stories are nearly identical – I knew I liked you!!! My son, 17 at the time, had started a WordPress blog, 5 years ago. I was posting book reviews on Amazon and he suggested I start a WordPress blog. I had no idea what I was doing then, but I’m still at it and enjoying the many friendships and feeling of community in the blogging world. I have no plans to stop – in many ways, I’m just getting started! So happy to have found your blog, too!
Hi Barbara! Thanks so much, and it’s great to learn your beginning is similar to mine. My son also had a photography blog that I think now is floating somewhere out in blog land unattended to. 🙂 I’m so glad to have met you also! That’s the beauty of this blogging adventure. I can’t believe it’s been 8 years for me, but we’ll see how long it lasts. Right now, it’s my main social media platform. Anyway, wishing you a wonderful weekend! 💕
Wonderful poem Lauren and Snap! we have been on this platform for the same number of years in the same month too… Congratulations my friend.. Its been a wonderful privilege to share our thoughts and poems together… ❤
LOVE and Hugs.. ❤
Thanks, Sue, and the same number of years? Wow, I knew we were close, but I couldn’t remember exactly. I feel the same way about having met you. So Cheers to many more blogging years together! Love and hugs, my dear friend…❤❤
p.s. I have catching up to do, too. 🙂
I’m catching up on emails and seeing this one now – Congratulations, Lauren! What a journey of writing and friendship we have had and will continue to see on WordPress. Sending love, my friend.
Thanks, Christy, and it’s been a wonderful journey shared with you. You have been an inspiration is many ways and I’m honored to have met you. Sending lots of love to you, too! 💗💗💗
Very nice! Good for you, and thank you for sticking around for so long!
Thank you, and I appreciate your visit!
Welcome..Please check my work and lend your reviews.
It will be helpful to get feedback from a pro like you!!
Unfortunately, I’m on a blog break, which is reflected in my recent post. I’m only responding to comments. So I’ll check back in the new year. And I’m no pro, but thank you. 😊
Take care!! Enjoy the break!!
Thanks! Have a good holiday, too!
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Hi Barbara, I commented on your blog, so thanks again for including me in your list. I feel honored to be among so many great bloggers! Happy New Year, dear friend! Love and hugs!