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Musings After One Year

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February 26th marks the first anniversary of Soul Gatherings. What a journey this has been… It still surprises me that almost 600 followers actually check in from time to time to read my posts and daily quotes. Almost 18,000 views from 99 different countries. I’m humbled.

I feel such an obligation to the popularity of the daily quotes that I’ve purchased 10 different books related solely to finding the most inspirational, motivational, thought-provoking quotes for my readers. Ka ching!!!

If I had to choose one word to describe the action of giving birth to Soul Gatherings, it would be “remembrance.” So many of my posts have been remembering people whom I’ve met, who have touched my life in some way.Β  My readers have remembered these special people along with me, and in doing so, honored their memory.

Another word to describe this creation would be Light. Light shining into the broken places. Light building until the darkness is set ablaze with flames and sparks and life. Watchfires to light the passages of a journey begun, a beacon on the distant horizon.

Of hope. Always hope to light the way so that healing might begin.

Remembrance. Light. Hope. Inspiration. Support. Encouragement. Presence.

In the past year, I have learned these things about the blogosphere:

We are different; we are the same.

We share stories; we share ourselves.

We reach out; we touch hearts and hands.

We speak in different languages; we speak the same.

We harbor faith not confined by religion.

We believe and we dream.

We inspire and we offer hope.

We are present and never alone.

We are connected.

We are One.

Sacred ground.

Circles of Grace.

I am blessed.

Perhaps I will continue…

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56 thoughts on “Musings After One Year

  1. happy anniversary – mine was here today too with 15000 views in one year on a subject i never imagined would attract so much attention – Search for the Soul – so encouraging to find kindred spirits in a wide world of diversity

  2. Theresa, Happy Blogoversary!! Woo-hoo!! I was a day or two ago, too. So much fun! I look forward to lots more joy and inspiration in the year to come. No pressure. LOL Warmly, Brenda

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    • Kate: Welcome and thank you so much for letting me know you’re out there. Have we met? Just wondering… At any rate, thank you for reading and commenting; it’s people like you who keep me writing when I’m going through a “dry” creative period and wonder if the blog reaches anyone. With gratitude and blessings…

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    • Thank you! To get started, I would buy a brief book on how to blog for the mechanics of it. Read it. What do you want your blog to be – like a personal journal? political? inspirational? movie & book reviews? short stories? chapters of your book? pets? Write what you know and are passionate about, and write from the heart. If you write something you’d like to read, others will like to read it, too. Try not to get hung up on how many followers or likes that you get; it’s not a competition. As for free or paid blogs, I’ve had no problems with WordPress. Good luck and make sure to let me know the location and title of your blog once you get it going.

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