Monday, April 14, 2014

Celebrating 700 posts! Whew!


         This is the Tuesday Slice of Life community, hosted by the Two Writing Teachers each Tuesday. This is where I started, and it fits, doesn't it, to have #700 arrive on a Tuesday? My first post was the beginning of the Slice of Life Challenge in 2011. My first commenters were Tam, Elizabeth E., Tara, Ruth and Mary Helen, all still here, although Elizabeth seems only to do the March challenge. I appreciate everyone's support, warmth, inspiration, laughter, intelligence and spirit. And I applaud those I read online, and meet at conferences for showing creativity, humor, sorrow, beauty, kindness and love. There really isn't anything more to say but THANK YOU! 

Tweet at #SOL14 

        My favorite quote, from Rainer Maria Rilke — 'And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.'

the wordle from my tags-click to enlarge

48 comments:

  1. Wow! 700! That's great. I will have a hard time catching up to you now! Here's to another great blogging year ahead!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Donna, It's a pleasure blogging with you!

      Delete
  2. Congratulations! It's been a pleasure joining this online community. I'm glad to see its a lasting one filled with positive experiences. I loved seeing all of your words

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michele, it's been good connecting with you!

      Delete
  3. congratulations! I'm on…like, 50! I have a few more to go to catch up to you, but it sure isn't a race among us, just within ourselves and against ourselves. :) hope you find a way to celebrate!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're make it, one post at at a time! Thank you!

      Delete
  4. I love it Linda! We all love you and I appreciate all that I have learned from you during the years. You are an amazing slicer and always care about commenting and moving the community forward. Congrats! xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! It's been a journey together, hasn't it?

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Thanks Catherine, so many connections during this time have been wonderful!

      Delete
  6. Fantastic, Linda! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Iza. As I said to Catherine above, wonderful to make so many good connections!

      Delete
  7. That's amazing, Linda! Keep posting! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I think we began this blogging journey at the same time, Linda - and I really couldn't imagine a day without your blog to open some new avenue of thought and inspiration. Here's to you!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Tara, it's been a pleasure blogging and "meeting" you! Hope there's more in the future!

      Delete
  9. Wow! That is amazing, and so are you. Thanks for sharing every week. I learn so much from you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Julieanne, it's been great getting to know you this year!

      Delete
  10. Congratulations! 700 is awesome. I am so happy to have met you through blogging.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Congrats on 700 posts - I'm surprised you didn't celebrate WITH a poem! :) Amazing how all the posts add up over time. What a fabulous journey and what makes it even more meaningful are all of those that have joined you! Can't wait for 700 more, Linda!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michelle. You've been here most of these years, too, haven't you?

      Delete
  12. And I just celebrated 300. Congratulations. I love how poetry and poem are the largest words!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was a surprise to me, although I knew they'd be prominent. Congratulations to you, too Margaret!

      Delete
  13. Wow! 700! That's awesome! Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Latisha. I hope this means you posted today!

      Delete
  14. You are a master blogger! Congratulations for 700 and all the future posts to come! It did not surprise me in the least that poetry was the biggest word. You are a poet, the question is when will you publish your first poetry book? :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Elsie, your comment is like a big hug. Is it just an excuse to say I don't have time? Now working full time again, maybe in the summer? Thank you. It's been a pleasure meeting you, blogging with you, and now in June again!

      Delete
    2. I just have to comment that I'll miss being there with the two of you this year. It was so fun to meet both of year last year. Are either of you thinking about NCTE in DC in November?

      Delete
    3. I'm sorry you cannot come, Ramona. I haven't even thought about NCTE again-perhaps?

      Delete
  15. Congrats! 700 posts and so many words and interesting thoughts. You are an inspiration to us all. Looking forward to reading many more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Judy, you are kind and thoughtful to me always!

      Delete
  16. Congratulations on this impressive accomplishment, Linda! I love reading your posts, and you are so generous with your supportive comments. Thank YOU, for all you give to this blogging community!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're so welcome, Catherine. It is fun, and especially when I've met some of those in the community, like you! On we go...

      Delete
  17. Congratulations! 700 is quite a feat! Here's to many many sets of 700!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow 700 posts! I can't even imagine how many other bloggers your posts have brought to this community! Why am I not surprised to see poetry as your biggest word! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Leigh Anne. What a nice thought about bringing others in. I never thought of it that way!

      Delete
  19. 700 posts! That's just amazing Linda! You are such a champion for other bloggers and have made such an impact on so many people. I'm lucky to blog along with you! Here's to 700 more!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Robin, it's been a pleasure writing with you!

      Delete
  20. Linda, what an accomplishment! And from the queen of commenting too! I still aspire to write fast like you. Thanks for all you do to encourage the rest of us, while still being a prolific blogger yourself. Somewhere in March, I missed celebrating my 200th post.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Congratulations on your 200th, Ramona. Every milestone is something to celebrate! Thanks for all your comments, too.

      Delete
  21. Seven hundred posts, quite an accomplishment! What amazes me the most about you, though, is how many comments you make to other people every day! I wonder how many thousand comments you make in a month! Sure grateful to have you in my community!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Carol. I've been missing your poems, however. Sometimes I can't get to everyone I'd like to.

      Delete
  22. Congratulations, Linda! I'm hungry for 700 more slices...we're all better off for your commitment and wonderful words.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michelle. You are wonderful to leave such words!

      Delete
  23. I guess my comment is better late than never. Loved the graphic and you sure have set the bar high.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's okay, Bernadette-difficult to get to everyone. Thank you!

      Delete

Having a conversation is a good thing!