Year of Wonders

Happy-Blogiversary

One Year Ago I sat where I am sitting now, and wrote my very first post onto a brand new blog. I had never written a post before; I barely understood what a blog was or what being a blogger meant, but I did know one thing and that is that words have ever been my companion. Long into the night I sat, writing, laughing, creating (not only the post, but also the blog itself!) and when I finally finished I was left with two inescapable sensations. One was accomplishment. I had done something I had only thought about for many years and that felt exciting and positively delightful. The other sensation was less positive, though not negative; yet, it left me uncertain and filled with anticipation. Would anyone read my post? Would anyone find themselves interested in what I had to say? Would blogging be a wondrous new world to explore or would it fizzle after a few short weeks, maybe a month or two, and be something I never attempted again?

One Year later, I am still here, and although the year has brought many astonishing moments; many tears of overwhelmed gratitude and amazement; many marvelous laughs and more friends than I ever expected, I am still as eager to sit down each night as I was when first starting out. Along the way I have accumulated a few numbers, and, although numbers and I are not really friends (I am rather a monkey trying to do a math problem when it comes to numbers), and although I try not to sound my own trumpet (very often, anyway) I thought today might be a good day to let them out to play briefly.

In the past year I have been blessed by over 1575 friends who have visited BnV over 48,000 times. Ok Stop for a moment. There is no pretty, lyrical way of saying it…but that simply Blows My Mind! In this one year, BnV has also been awarded blogging awards over 50 times and received the 2013 Blog of the Year award, which truly made me cry for quite some time because when this immense honour (as I see it) was paid to me, I had only been blogging for 5 months! ( As you can see, I am still astounded). BnV has been viewed in 148 countries all round the world (when I look at the map in Stats of all the corners of the Earth these words I share have reached, I am rendered speechless)(believe it or not!) After 2 months of blogging I was invited to join Poet’s Corner, a wonderful gathering place for a broad collection of poets and, that same month, I was Freshly Pressed. Little did I realize what a true Honour that was until I did a little research.

These numbers dumbfound me, and not simply because of the aforementioned monkey; still,numbers, in my humble opinion, never tell the whole story (though there are many who would argue that point with me until the previously referenced primate fell out of the proverbial tree). Numbers give the mind something to muse over, to be sure, but the numbers would not, could not, exists without the People who create them.

Those All Important People are YOU! Because, let’s face it, without YOU perusing, patrolling and otherwise popping by now and again, BnV would never be where it is today. In fact, BnV would probably not B at all.
So Happy Blogiversary, my Dearest Friends! Thank You for making BooknVolume a reality. Thank You for your Kindest Friendship, Support, Encouragement and Collaborations, a year ago, Today, and (hopefully!) Tomorrow as well. YOU are my Gift. YOU have made my Year full of Wonders.

~Morgan~

~Morgan~

56 Comments

    1. Thank You Al, it surely has been an interesting and fun experience and Im looking forward to another bright year ahead. Thank YOU for helping to make it possible πŸ™‚

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  1. You broadened your horizons and, more importantly, you touched the minds and hearts of those who happened upon your words. I, for one, am thankful.

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    1. πŸ™‚ Thank YOU So Much!! πŸ™‚ I truly appreciate your friendship and support and am so happy you enjoy what Im offering πŸ™‚

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  2. Happy Blogiversary! I am new to blogging so we are about a year a part. πŸ˜› Your blog stood out to me and I am grateful for it and to you as well. Already in my month or so I have met so many really beautiful people and finding sharing a lot easier. It is nice to know someone takes the time to read what we write. I am happy our paths have crossed in blog world. :)) People are genuinely beautiful and we sure find a lot of them here. ❀

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    1. This Blogging thing really is rather amazing, if you think about it. I am SO glad to have found Your blog, because I do love the things you post. I am very thankful for your helping to make BnV the bright and (hopefully!) beautiful place it is. So Glad you are about πŸ™‚

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    1. OH Thank You so Much Paul. I hadn’t realized until you posted YOUR blogiversary the other day how closely we started out, but I am very glad to have found YOUR blog. The Beauty of Poetry makes Friends out of Strangers and I am fortunate to count You amoung them πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank You Thank You πŸ™‚ You have helped to make it a marvelous year and I truly do appreciate your friendship and support!

      Blessings and Joy~

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    1. LOL UMmmmm? I dunno πŸ™‚ But I am so glad that we met because You decorate my life with your Joy and the Beauty of Your words. Thank You for joining me on the journey and helping to make it so wonderful, Ihsan πŸ™‚

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      1. It may get you behind..but Im glad to hear you took a break. I did as well and didn’t do much on here all weekend. sometimes we need to escape from all the words…at least, I do.

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      2. Yea, but I have no time for escaping. I need to go crazy and then have a vacation when im done!!…Im thinking somewhere tropical πŸ™‚

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      3. St Lucia is nice this time of year πŸ™‚

        Im rather like that myself. I’d rather press on, get it done and then celebrate that I can kick back and relax with the rest of my time.

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      4. Ahhh St. Lucia. If only!

        Yea, that what I want to do. But I find myself giving up too quickly! But tomorrow that’s changing! (even though I said that yesterday! hahah)

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  3. Morgan, when one finds an enchantingly beautiful jewel…they never want to let go of it, as they will treasure it deeply and enjoy and look at each day of their life…you are that jewel and your words are the treasures which inspire such love and gratitude. The selfless nature of your heart and spirit makes life that much more beautiful…for what comes your way from your visitors is free and a return hug for the happiness you bring! Congrats and know you make a day better always! Spiritual hugs, love and d blessings always my sister!

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    1. Wendell, you are always so uplifting πŸ™‚ Thank You Ever so much for always building me up and Inspiring me. YOU are a Blessing to ME πŸ™‚

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  4. Congratulations Morgan! You have blessed my life with wonderful poems to read, your lovely book, and most importantly, and very special to me, your friendship. ❀

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  5. Congratulation dear Morgan. I enjoy you booknvolume blog very much. Happy anniversary – and many more!

    It is good that we share each others triumphs and needs in our community. You are an important part of a lot of lives this way and for good reason. Love… Eric

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    1. It is always humbling to me when others say that I am important in their lives and to so many. We always tend to think of ourselves as Just US,..nothing special..so it is so amazing to hear from so many just how special BnV is to them. And that is an enormous Blessing to me. God Is So Very Good πŸ™‚

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  6. Well Done ! Receiving your words is Our Gift. Seems not quite enough to say Thank you..sometimes Words are so inadequate ! Our Blessing is that You continue .Thank You …

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