7th anniversary of blogging….

I happened to mention on Tuesday when Claire and friends were visiting, that this month represents my 7th year anniversary for blogging

I spent the first five years with another server before making the very positive move to WordPress.

Throughout the seven years, Magical Hummingbirds and Christeve the Cat have accompanied me, and so this blog is dedicated to them.

Christeve the Cat and the magical hummingbirds – watercolour

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Seven years ago I didn’t know what a blog was….for some reason it just felt right and so I     listened to my intuition….

Two hummingbirds with lilies – watercolour/gouache

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Through blogging, I  have met wonderful people from around the world, some have become virtual friends, and some I have had the good fortune to meet in person. 

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I have learned a great deal from reading other people’s blogs.    

I have been introduced to writers, poets, painters, and all sorts of people whose paths I probably would not have crossed otherwise. 

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Shortly after I began to write the blog, my then 87 year old Mother became very ill….and for the first two and a half years I spent a great deal of time commuting back and forth to my Mother’s home in Kent overseeing carers, etc.

The blog allowed me to stay grounded and connected. 

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At that time, I had been planning a permanent move to France but as we all know life is full of surprises.

By staying in the moment and going with the flow…I found my flat in London five months after I began to write the blogand today, it is still my studio/bolt hole in the UK.

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Throughout many changes and travel the blog has been a constant.

Along with exercise and meditation which have been part of my life for many years, blogging became an important part of my morning routine.    

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The whole blogging experience has been enriching and life enhancing on many levels.     I am so grateful that I listened to my intuition seven years ago. 

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Most importantly, I want to thank all the people who have followed my blog over the years…

There are some who have been with me almost since the very beginning.    You know who you are:)

A Bientôt

42 thoughts on “7th anniversary of blogging….

  1. ShimonZ

    How wonderful it is to celebrate with you, Janet. I remember when I first discovered you… I had begun to wonder whether the experiment was right for me. And then when I met you, I thought, ‘a real person’. You came across with all the force and presence that I would normally have felt when meeting someone in the flesh. It made me much more optimistic about the possibilities. Since then, like yourself, I have met a number of people who have been completely ‘real’ for me. And today, cyberspace is another dimension that has added to my love of life/ But you have remained one of the high points of my social contacts. I love your paintings, and those you have chosen to present today seem very well suited to a celebration. xxx

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning Shimon, and thank you so much for this lovely comment.
      I remember very well when we first met, and thinking….ah what an interesting human being….and seven years later, I always look forward to your writings. I have learned so much from them. I have always said that one day I would like to meet you in person, but for the time being, cyberspace works very well. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. Janet. xxx

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  2. Peter Wells aka Countingducks

    Seven years is am amazing achievement. I can totally echo your and ShimonZ’s view that through blogging you can meet people of amazing insight and talent who you would not have come across otherwise. I remember I was first drawn to your Blog by the outstanding qualities in your painting, of which this post presents a fair sample. I look forward to enjoying many more posts from you 🙂

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning, Peter. Thank you so very much. Yours is one of the blogs that I have been delighted to come across….I look forward very much to your weekly story:) Have a beautiful weekend. Janet.

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  3. Bushka

    Ah…..Yes! I am able to amble down Memory Lane with you…having been ‘in’ with you from practically the outset. Never been sorry to ‘encounter’ you and your work….AND Life experience. Here we are together again……With Christeve and those ever present Hummingbirds….;) Hugs! ❤

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      I was so delighted when you moved to WordPress, because although we had kept up contact through FB etc, now I able to read your blogs, and beautiful poetry almost every day. It has been lovely getting to know you, and Pat, over the years, and one day we will meet in person. Janet:)xx

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning dear Bonnie…I am picturing you on your way to U of AZ….Thank you my friend. To think that we have been inspiring one another for twenty five years – oh the illusion of time:) x

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  4. Belinda

    Happy 7th Anniversary, i have only been with for a few months but you, the magical hummingbirds,and beautiful Christeve have become part of my evening ritual thank you, you have helped me to be steady in a time of turmoil. Love your paintings, hoping to be part of your day for many more years to come. Xxoo

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning, Belinda…thank you so much and I am so pleased that my painting and writing has helped. The magical hummingbirds symbolise for me the unseen magic in our world along with healing, and so they must be surrounding you:) Janet. xxx

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  5. Sammy D.

    Congratulations!! I was wondering earlier this week just how long bloggers tend to stick around! Your art has such vibrant colors and flow, and I especially love this beautiful portrait of Christeve surrounded by blooms. I’m glad you landed on WP so I can enjoy your gifts!

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  6. jpennerzook

    Congratulations, Janet. I’m so glad you followed your intuition and introduced yourself, the beautiful Christeve and Magical Hummingbirds, as well as all the work you share. Seeing your painting and reading your words splashes my world with light, smiles and beauty. Thank you!

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  7. Mary

    Seven years, bless your heart. It’s been more than rewarding to come across your blog Janet – you are incredibly talented and so generous to all us here in blogging world. Thank you for sharing your beautiful works of art and self! Best wishes for many more years ~

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  8. teagan geneviene

    Happy blogiversary, Janet! Congrats on reaching the 7 year mark. Thank you for sharing all these gorgeous works. I’m amazed by your skill in painting the birds in so many poses. Mega hugs. 🐱

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  9. snowbird

    I am so glad you took up blogging and that our paths crossed, your work and wisdom are always such a pleasure, I agree with Shimon, it’s good to find a real person. Here’s to many more years of blogging, and showing your beautiful paintings!xxx

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning and thank you so much. Yes, I was with another server for the first five years, and now with WordPress for two or more…..it’s been a very satisfying journey. Have a lovely day. Janet:)

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