It was five years ago tonight that I first sat at a computer screen and typed my thoughts for the world to see. Over the year many sites have hosted the evolution that is me.
I started my blogging journey on Xanga. My site Simply Hollie was the beginnings for me. It was there that I stayed for a bit. It was there that I first had to write about the fire that would change my life.
Then I moved my blog to MSN and took back an old MSN forum name I have used for many years on line: that being Celestialmom. I blogged here for a long time as well. It is here that I first blog about Roo’s diagnosis of being a special needs child.
Then when MSN was going through a period where my site was more down then up, I moved to blogspot again as Simply Hollie…while there I began Cheaper then Cheap as well( but it was only a few month old when I came here) and am now combining all that I am and ever will be.
In the last 5 years I have come to know and visit many bloggers some stayed on my radar and others faded. You know us bloggers have a life outside our computers right? I have favorite reads that I must go to…girlfriends that I have known only through what they have typed to me over the years. Catholic Mom, Lynne, Beast Mom, SAMM, Jungle Mama, Katy, AM, Holy, Thotman are all old friends with many exchanges between us. AM moved from the blog world and has become one of my closest girlfriend’s…but we started our friendship online. It is her parent’s that took me in for a year after the fire.
I love the interactions that come from being part of the blog community and so I will make that what I am thankful for today this my blogger birthday! For those of you who have read me over the years thanks for letting me ramble-may you of taken away a piece of me. I want to thank you for stopping by, for sitting and reading a bit, for sharing and for caring.
No Christmas tip today I have a blog birthday party to get too! Happy Birthday to me!