Sunday, February 22, 2009

1200th Entry

Yes, this is my 1200th post on Billieblog. And March 19th will be the four year anniversary of Billieblog. Back on March 19, 2005, I would never have believed that I'd have so much to write or that I would have continued for this long. Sometimes just putting one foot in front of the other each day is better than a grandiose plan.

The best part of blogging is the people I've met through blogs and what I've learned about Mexico. A couple of the first bloggers that I met up with were Brenda of Brenda and Roy Going to Mexico and Calypso of Viva Veracruz. It wasn't long after that that I found Nancy and Paul of Countdown to Mexico. And then there seemed to be a flood of wonderful blogs about moving to and living in Mexico. I also track quite a few photography blogs as well but they seemed to start to appear just a bit later or maybe I just had more trouble finding them. I can't remember whose photo blog I was following but I saw a reference to Alec Soth's blog in September 2006 just when he started it. Alec's isn't writing the blog anymore but it is archived on the web. From it I "met" so many other photo bloggers that now I have to regularly go back and prune my reading list. I just can't keep up.

I also read some food blogs including several from Houston that help me keep up with the food scene back in Houston.

No, I don't read them all every day but I have to admit that I flip through my blog reading list often enough that I keep up with my blogging friends.

I raise my glass (umm...cup of coffee) to all my fellow bloggers and readers. I'm hoping that in another four years I'll be writing about the 2400th blog entry but most of all I hope you are still reading along.

10 comments:

Babs said...

Well as you well know your blog is what started me......and I bet many others to "blog". I know it has enriched my life as I know it has yours.
Keep on bloggin' my friend - it would be a great loss if you didn't!
Congrats on the anniversary!

Brenda said...

I still remember when I found your blog and Juans, it didn't feel quite so lonely down here after that, even that we are all so far apart.
I read your blog everyday and thoroughly enjoy it. Personally I hope that in another 4 yrs. I will be writing a similiar comment.
Stay well and keep blogging.

American Mommy in Mexico said...

Your pics are special and I enjoy them tremendously. Thanks for sharing!

Calypso said...

Amiga - I think you were the first to comment on my Blog that started about two months after yours (beginning of May 2005. Last time I checked I had over 500,000 words blathered and prattled on my Blog - yikes!

Once again my annual congratulations for a fine Blog with the most envious photojournalism.

Saludos,
John

Nancy said...

You bet we will still be reading your blog...it is such a favorite. Your many interests make for interesting posts. I love it all, the photography, cooking, life in Mexico, politics, family. You were one of my first blog friends...I raise my coffee cup to you, too.

Steve Cotton said...

I am a regular reader because you are a regular poster -- of great commentary and even better photographs. I look forward to many more years of shared experiences.

glorv1 said...

Congratulations Billie, that is a lot of posts. Have a great week and continued great posting.

Pearl said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would

leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed

reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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Islagringo said...

Let me add my congrats to the ever growing list. You have a wonderful blog, written by a wonderful lady and I hope to be reading it for many years to come.

wolverinemx said...

congrats...