Out of curiosity, I went back to the very first post on my blog – no don’t go looking; it’s nothing special! – and to my dismay I found that it was dated 12 March 2012. This means that Zen Scribbles is now 1 year and 1 week old. I can’t believe how quickly the time flies! Sadly I’m on a self-imposed chocolate ban, so no celebratory treats for me today. =[
If you had told me last year that I was going to keep up with this blog for a whole year, I would’ve laughed in your face. I’m terrible at committing to blogs, and this current one is actually the result of two other failed projects. That said, I’m really pleased I stuck around for so long. So many things happened; I met a lot of fellow writers and made new friendships, one of my posts got freshly pressed, I came across some awesome new reads and learned a few things along the way.
During this year, I learned… from Maddie Cochere that Curcumin is great for pain. Since exercising hasn’t been agreeing well with my body and causing me much pain, I may have to take her up on her advice and get me a dose of that.
I learned from T. W. Dittmer that the best you can do in the times of anger and anguish and frustration is to simply be here. A few words can always carry volumes.
I learned from Dianne Gray that you can move a whole house across the country. I never thought that could happen. I mean, I’d heard that you could move furniture, but never the actual house! I also learned that there’s a fruit that tastes like chocolate pudding – that I definitely have to try.
I learned from Robin Coyle that grammar does not have to be all boring and text books; that’s what they want you to believe at school. It can actually be pretty fun, even if you have to bathe someone in onion breath to make them turn to you.
I learned from Michelle Proulx that iUniverse is more trouble that it’s worth and I should stick with Lulu forever and ever and ever, because at least they have not changed the title of my novel from Imminent Danger to Immin Dang… however catchy the new title may be.
I learned from LouAnn that you can find bliss in embracing all your messes, and that you don’t really have to achieve perfection in order to be completely happy with your life.
And a number of other things from people in passing or posts I can’t seem to find now (sorry I couldn’t mention everyone!). It’s been a pretty good experience and I enjoyed it, even when my stats dropped or when I couldn’t find something to write about or when someone unfollowed me… I still go into a frenzy of “Why? What did I do?!” when that happens though.
To those who have hung around for so long, thank you so much. Your comments and likes make my day, and I appreciate every single one of them even if I don’t show it. However, this time I do want to show it by offering you the chance to win a $15 Amazon Gift Card. I’m also throwing in two eBook copies of Puppet Parade for two other commenters. To enter, simply comment on this post before the end of this month.
To make things more interesting, why don’t you tell me something you’ve learned during your blogging time? Any fun fact would do! 🙂