Today I feel like a real milestonemason.
Ok, that’s probably not a word, but it sounds good and seems to fit the occasion.
The tagline for this blog reads “Life At the Crossroads”. Little did I know when I penned that tagline, that today my blog would be very much at the crossroads. For today is where my 100th post meets the first anniversary of this blog.
Hard to believe that a year ago I pressed that daunting blue “publish” button for the very first time.
Over the past year, I have:
Raised The Curtain on the journey through mid-life
Raised The Curtain on creativity which had long laid dormant
Raised The Curtain on raising sons and parenting teenagers survival tactics
Raised The Curtain on what it means to be Australian and live in Australia
Raised The Curtain on my introspective musings occasionally spouting some wisdom
Raised The Curtain on the humorous aspects of life
Raised The Curtain on aspects of life bordering on the ridiculous
Raised The Curtain on my writing skills
all through the vehicle of this blog.
Most importantly, I have also:
Raised The Curtain to my emotions. To those whose blogs I follow, I say thank you for allowing me a glimpse into your world. Thank you for making me laugh, for making me cry, for making me feel connected and for making me think and marvel at your amazing talents. It’s been a great year of discovery.
Raised The Curtain on some wonderful blogging friendships. No matter that thousands of miles may physically separate us, it seems like you’re just next door. The following bloggers deserve special thanks for making this past year of blogging a fun and inspiring affair:
Lisa at Life With The Top Down Sisyphus at Glass & Paper
Chris at Word Play DAF at dearanonymousfriend
Lynne at Free Penny Press Elyse at Fifty Four And a Half
Tess at How the Cookie Crumbles John at The Sound of One Hand Typing
Jen at Ramblings From A Mum Carrie at The Write Transition
Elkement at The Theory And Practice of Trying to Combine Just Anything
Gaupowitz at Guapola Arlee at Tossing It Out
BTG at Musings of An Old Fart Jen at News of The Times
All quality blogs from quality bloggers.
And thank you to ALL of my followers and those who have dropped a like or a comment or two here at Curtaindom. Your little bit of cyberlove is much appreciated.
Great motivation for another year of pulling at ropes and letting in more light.
Not sure where the crossroads will lead, but I am grateful that the blogging community is here to share the journey.
200 posts by the second anniversary? Who knows?
But here’s to Raising the Curtain just a little higher one post at a time.
35 thoughts on “Raising The Curtain On My 100th Post”
So well done!!!
Thanks Jots. Appreciate you coming by and dropping a comment.
Happy Blogiversary! Keep up the good work!
Thanks D & O. Can’t believe it’s been a year already!
Always a pleasure seeing the curtain rise in my inbox.
Congrats on 100, can’t wait to see what comes next!
Now off to check out the blogs you name…
Thanks Guap. Only wish I had time to comment more.
Wow – thanks a lot for mentioning me in your milestone post – i am flattered! Though the list reminds me of the fact that my blog name is much too long 😀 (something to blog about someday…)
Once more, greetings from Austria to Australia – from your antipode fellow blogger!
Was it an accident that the 100th post and the anniversary coincided? Or did you plan it that way?
A good blogger never reveals her secrets other than to say it was a happy coincidence that I reached post 98 about a 10 days from my blog anniversary. I did notice the length of your blog title when writing out that list, it’s a great description.
Judy, well done!! I always enjoy your perspective. I must confess I do an audible groan when I see you have not written in awhile. So, you are missed when you are out living your life and not penning a few words. Congratulations on 100 posts. Thanks for the shout out, by the way. Usually, I am on bad lists, so it is nice to be on a good one for a change. BTG
Aww shucks, BTG and you’re definitely on my good list. Love your work too. Because your posts are always so well reasoned, you always make me think.
Congratulations on two milestones in one — quite a feat of timing. May the next year and the next hundred be as much fun as these have been for all of us.
And thank you for the shoutout — I am off to check out the couple I don’t already know!
Thanks Elyse, when I started I never thought I would get to this point. But little by little we have all built something worthwhile. Here’s to a hundred more!
Congrats on the 100 posts! What a lovely way to celebrate it. I always manage to let these milestones go unnoticed. My blog is probably irritated with me for that. But it is very humbled and honored to be mentioned in your post today. Thank you so much! I agree–the interaction with other bloggers is what makes this experience so inviting and fun. Good luck with your next 100 posts. 🙂
Thanks Carrie. It seems that there were quite a few quality blogs that were started last March all with anniversaries within the last couple of weeks. It was a great reminder to celebrate these milestones.
Woot Woot to your 100th post – here’s to 100+ more
Popped in from the Blog Blitz.
Hi Tami, thanks for coming by. Looking forward to blitzing a few blogs with you.
Congratulations! How wonderful! for your year anniversary and 100 posts! I am a couple away from 100. I have loved getting to know you this year. I refer to you as my blogging friend from Australia. You have blessed my life with so much this year and I am looking forward to many years of your wonderful words. Thanks for the mention, that humbles me.
I love reading you, DAF and also the fact that we’ve been exchanging comments and stories for about a year now. If you lived here, we would be communing over coffee 🙂
that would be so wonderful! thanks for being you.
Well done Judy! For one year I have looked forward to your wonderful words. I’m so glad I was along for the journey…I’m really looking forward to your A-Z challenge. I loved it last year! Cheers to a wonderful year 2!
Thanks for the mention : )
Thanks Lisa for your words and for supporting my words over the past year. It’s been a trip, hasn’t it? Here’s to continuing the blogging journey together.
Congratulations – what great planning to hit one year and 100 blog posts all at the same time!
Thank you. Another crossroads where good luck, meets good design!
Congrats Judy on your big milestone… I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts and wish you all the best on your creative endeavours in the future! 🙂 B
Thanks Bron, I’m excited about reading yours as well. The Challenge is a great place to start!
Right back at you.
Congratulations!! It sure is exciting to reach those milestones! 🙂
It sure is. Another milestone is coming for us… the start of the 2013 A to Z April Blogging Challenge! Thanks for the congratulations 🙂
My darling I thank you for the mention. It is amazing to think that when we first started into the blogging world…would we ever meet so many talented and true ‘virtual’ friends as we have. Your posts are down to earth and in true Aussie style that is why I follow and I am sure others do. You have talent as a writer and I am glad that you have shared yourself with the rest of the world. xx
Awww Jen. I love it that you think I’m down to earth. The way I blog is the way I live my life… feet firmly planted on the ground. I’m glad our blogs have lead us to cross paths, meeting you virtually was a great start to my year 🙂
My goodness! Thank YOU for the mention. I always enjoy reading your diverse posts, which are not only beautifully written but of universal interest. What a milestone! Many, many more.
I really appreciate your sentiments, Tess. Your blog was one of the first I followed when I landed here and it’s one of the best decisions I made. Here’s to another year for both of us!
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Raised The Curtain! Good post, like a poem
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