The twelfth of October was my fourth blogoversary but as I was in Assam, it slipped away surreptitiously. I remembered the same but just had to suffice with a smile and a thought from the pages of memory. What if I hadn't written a post marking my milestone? What if I didn't celebrate the lovely passage of years with my fellow blogger friends? What if . . . Well, does anything change if I didn't write a post. No, it doesn't. That I had an anniversary is a fact. Isn't it?
Well, many so called important dates slip by without any big celebration or announcement but the importance associated with those days don't change. Now, what happens if we forget those days? Does anything change? If I miss my sister's anniversary, does anything change. My sister might think that I have forgotten in the humdrum of life but does that change anything for her. Minus the emotional feelings, nothing.
Are remembering dates all that important? A tricky question when it comes to women who like when dates are remembered. Remembering takes effort and that effort is caring, I presume. But inspite of all this, I think that remembering varies from person to person.
Now, you might wonder why is she writing so much about dates and memory when the fact is that she has missed her blogoversary :)
Okay, let me stop about dates and memory.
I must thank all of you for the wonderful journey and the experience you have given me during the years. Let's rise a toast for the fourth year! I would also like to leave the link of a few blogs that I have discovered this past year. Hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have:
Peter who blogs at Windgrove - Life on the Edge
Bhumika who blogs at Bhumika's Boudoir
Sandhya who blogs at Maradhi Manni
Dawn Sievers who blogs at Healing Morning
Astha who blogs at Butterflies and Hurricanes
Sumana who blogs at This & That
All said and done, I am happy about the progress of this blog and my readers who make me smile with gratitude.
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Hey happy 4th blogoversary Susan! And yes some people attach a lot of importance to dates and anniversaries, while for some it's not that big a deal for them.ReplyDelete
Wish you all the best always!
Thanks friend. Glad to see you here. Hope you are well and happy.Delete
A very happy 4th Blogoversary, Susan!! That's a cool milestone to achieve!!ReplyDelete
It happened with me too, forgot my blog-birthday and remembered a week later!! :|
Usually, I am good at remembering dates but nobody can beat my MOM, she is amazing! :)
Thanks Shilpa. Sometimes I am good at remembering dates - selective amnesia, you see ;)Delete
Congratulations on four years of writing Susan Deborah! I have so enjoyed each of your posts that I've had the pleasure of reading since first coming across your blog! You have a unique and lovely voice here and I am glad to know you. Congratulations again!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the lovely words, Colleen. Thanks to blogging, I've gained good friends like you.Delete
Yay to your 4th blog anniversary. I am in my 5th year as well. I've only recently started reading your blog, and I find your posts gentle and brimming with warmth. You are a positive person, Susan. Wish you many more successes. And, you are right, I obsess over dates too. It hurts me when people close to me miss important dates in my life.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, Yay!! How nicely you word your comments, Rachna. I am glad I rediscovered your writings. Long ago, once I visited your blog but wasn't consistent. Only now, I have subscribed and get to read everything you write. Thanks for the company and warmth.Delete
smiles...happy blogoversary....it was 4 years for me 2 days ago...i had to go back and check...i knew it was this month but...ReplyDelete
its been a fun journey...glad to have met you along the way as well susan...it is people more than time that keep me coming back...
Ah, we all seem to have gotten inspired to write a blog around the same time. Smiles.Delete
Glad to have you as a fellow traveller.
Well I missed the same too.. 16th October was my blogs birthday too and now gone..ReplyDelete
Happy blogging anniversary to you ..
All of us have selective amnesia, I reckon. Happy blogoversary to you as well :)Delete
Cheers to the 4th anniversary and all the other to follow! (and dates are not as important as occasions - sometimes we need reasons to celebrate when life becomes to mechanical :)ReplyDelete
Cheers! thanks for being part of the journey, Yuvika. And, yes, we need reasons to enliven our days.Delete
Happy blogoversary....four cheers for you and many more to come.ReplyDelete
Thanks Janu dear :)Delete
Happy Blogoversary. (I think I missed mine too, so great minds must forget alike.)ReplyDelete
Ah, I like that - "Great minds must forget alike." You rock, Betty :)Delete
Dear dear Susan Deborah!ReplyDelete
HAPPY FOURTH, Babe! It is pleasure for me, that I dropped by hereduring your celebration. Many fine momanets we have shared here, your doctorate, even your marriage, and your "always impeccable" English.
And your heart--for that is from where many of your words have come. And yes, you made me go back to when I first bravely posted, July 7, 2008...but I have NEVER remembered. Maybe from now on I will...hopefully there will be lots of "from now ons"--grin!!!
Love ya, Susan Deborah!
Steve E ♥
What a lovely comment, Steve. I could give you a long and tight hug for this one. Your wonderful words make me happy and I am smiling from ear-to-ear.Delete
2008 is a cool year. Many of us started writing in that year and I so remember how I started following the man who had a fiddle as his profile picture. I think I first saw your comment in Nevine's blog in 2009 and hopped over to find your posts :) Long time, we have been here.
Happy that your blog turned fourReplyDelete
still happier for the heights you did soar
from one of your readers who you managed to floor
and who begs you to write more and more
Your presence brings a smileDelete
Your comments make me smile
You make me SMILE.
Thanks Govind for coming by. These days your presence has become so very rare here.
Yeah my presence in the comments section has become rare, but not to your blog.Delete
Are remembering dates all that important?ReplyDelete
The exact dates are not important - anniversary - birthdays - death anniv. - the dates are irrelevent, but if you remember the incidence and it still lingers in your mind, then you can be sure its a milestone that cannot be forgoten easily.
Hmmmm, Joe, not all that important but depends on the recipients, I reckon.Delete
Congratulations Susan. Beyond the issues of time, remembrance and emotions, it's nice to celebrate just because it's a good excuse to acknowledge something special. And you are special. I always enjoy reading your thoughts and I'm grateful to know you.ReplyDelete
Thanks Myrna. And, I am happy that this blog led me to you as well. I think it was BON which connected you to me.Delete
Happy Blog anniversary dear Susan! Wow, what a milestone! You have reason to celebrate! I always try to remember important dates especially birthdays and wedding anniversaries. It is important to celebrate these events. Have a blessed day!ReplyDelete
Thanks dear Nel. Happy to have met you in this journey.Delete
Happy anniversary dear Susan, looking forward to many more years of your fine writing.;))ReplyDelete
Zuzana, my honour. I remember the time when I started visiting your blog. Lovely memories.Delete
Comes very very late! but a very HAPPY fourth anniversary! Susan :)ReplyDelete
Cheers to you and meanderings. Cheers to the many times it has made me feel blessed to be connected with you, learning, laughing, introspecting through the lovely gems of posts you write...
From an almost failed blogger ;)
Many happy returns! Congratulations and Celebrations...
Lots of love and big warm hugs....
Looking forward to many more such years to come :)
P.S: Sorry I am late!