998… 999… 1000.
I’ve been watching my WordPress dashboard slowly inch toward 1,000 posts. One Thousand. Today.
For some reason, this seems like a pretty big milestone. Maybe it’s because I’m a numbers kind of girl, and I’ve just reached the threshold of 4 digits. Maybe it’s just because it highlights the enormity of how much I’ve shared here – one word, one image, one blog post at a time.
As a milestone, it causes me to pause and look at what this blog meant to me. This blog has become an important part of my creative process. Choosing an image and writing is something I do real time, each day, after I’m done journaling. It’s where the ideas that came out unfiltered in my morning pages start to shape up. It’s where my vision (photography) and voice (writing) converge. It tracks my progress and journey in a visible way.
The blog was started in late summer of 2008, when I found out I got the job that would take us to Italy. I thought it would be a good way to keep family and friends updated on the whole adventure. It’s become more. So much more. It’s been the place that I’ve slowly uncovered the layers of myself. Finding the color and texture that live underneath the dull gray exterior. Finding myself as an artist and as an imperfect human being. Being ok with who I am.
And then add to that the connections… Wow. Incredible friends made around the world. People who are my kindred spirits and who get me at a soul level. It’s different kind of connection than I’ve experienced before.
I asked myself this week, as I watched the numbers change, “Can a blog change a life?” Yes, absolutely, it can. I’m in a incredibly different place today than I would have been, if I had not started this little blog 1000 posts ago. So much of what I have now, do now, am now, is because of what emerged here, one post at a time.
So… we are celebrating! Celebrating 1000 posts. Celebrating every comment and connection. Every image and discovery. Celebrating and thanking YOU for being with me along this incredible journey through life.
1000th Post Giveaway Galore
The numbers girl in me would love to give away 1000 things but that’s just too much! I’ve come up with a great list of things to give away though. Things that evolved from this blog; that matter to me and I want to share with you…
- Grand Prize (1 winner): A class of your choice in 2013. Will you choose a Find Your Eye class or A Sense of Place? Or something new I’m adding in 2013? It’s up to you!
- First Prize (5 winners): A matted print. You choose your favorite image of mine! It will come beautifully printed, signed and ready to frame – straight from my heart and hands to yours.
- Third Prize (10 winners): A set of 3 printed postcards from my stash. You can keep them or share them with friends. You know I love postcards! Liberate that art!
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post by the end of the day on Thursday, 1 November. That’s it! I’ll draw and notify the winners on Friday, 2 November.
Thank you so, so much for being here and for being part of this journey. It’s been an amazing experience getting to 1000 posts. Here’s to the next 1000!