Friday, December 26, 2008

NRJW celebrates its 4th bloggiversary

Here's how I began my very first blog post, four years ago today:

It's the day after Christmas, and I am goofing off.

I'm not entirely certain where I'm headed with this blog. I'm not going to make any promises, but since I practically live on the internet [...] maybe we can have a little fun here. Maybe I'll end up posting regularly and maybe once in a while I'll even manage to write something witty or profoundly insightful. You never know.

There was a little more, and then I concluded with this:

Of course it's not strictly true, that part about there being no rules. There are rules, as we all know. And it's important that we learn them. In order that our enjoyment may be heightened when we choose to break them.

I was discussing something along those lines just yesterday with my 22-year-old son [...] and I commented that since I am 48-1/2 years old and a published romance novelist, it is my right to be as eccentric as I want.

"Nay," my son the genius contradicted, "it's your responsibility."

Absolutely. So this is me, celebrating my eccentricity with a brand-new weblog. Welcome to my world.

Later that day, I posted my second and third blog entries, which included these two photographs. Click on them to enlarge them; the tree has "diamonds" in it and the iced rose hips are quite beautiful.

Thanks for reading NRJW, folks. And a special thanks to everyone who has taken the time to leave comments here. Your insights and your silliness are a huge part of what has made blogging so much fun.


Shelley said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversery, Brenda! You rock!

Julana said...

Thank you for a window into your life. I've enjoyed the peeks.
May you have a safe and healthy 2009, filled with many joys.

I admire your courage in stepping out to follow a dream.
God bless you.

CatMom said...

Happy Blogiversary Brenda! I always enjoy reading your posts, and am glad I was able to meet you at the ACFW conference in September. You seem really nice, even if you don't like cats *grin*. Blessings to you,
Patti Jo

jel said...

hope ya had a good Christmas,

and happy new year!

Brenda Coulter said...

Thanks for the kind wishes, everyone. Hope 2009 is a great year for all of you.