Monday, August 17, 2009

First Blog Anniversary

More than 400 posts, 3 new blogs, over 10,000 visits, plus dozens of new blogging friends later, today I'm celebrating the first anniversary of my very first posting on It's A Beautiful Life.

It's interesting that as I celebrate this small achievement, Mr. Rick and I went to see the movie Julie and Julia, where we watched young Julie Powell cook her way through Julia Child's book on french cooking and then blog about her experiences.

Although my blog hasn't turned into a book or a movie (smile), I'm still really delighted with my blogging experience, having met so many wonderful people over the past year.

It's been wonderful -- thanks for the ride!


  1. Congratulations on your mile stone. Keep on blogging. I enjoy reading everyday.

  2. The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
    ~Oprah Winfrey~

    That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
    ~Abraham Lincoln~

    You have been blogging for one year and have accomplished all that?
    Well done!

  3. Happy Anniversary. I will have one in November. I can hardly believe it.

  4. Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment. Look forward to hearing about more exciting adventures for the coming year.

  5. A tip of the Good Cats' hats to you for reaching a milestone. Congratulations on this red-letter day!

  6. dear brenda,
    since this is the one year anniversary for your blog, i though it would be fitting to look back at your very first blog, in which you wrote about your vision for your blog. i love all that you wrote, and from all i've read of your writings and interactions with other bloggers (including myself), i would say you're doing a wonderful job of carrying out that vision. thanks for your beautiful, encouraging spirit that you put out there consistently for others to enjoy and be lifted up by.

    praying the Lord will use you just as much and more in the coming year! thank you for your reminders in many ways that it is indeed a beautiful life!

  7. Congrats on your anniversary for your Blog! Enjoy the movie!

  8. well congrats, maybe you should think about making your blog into a book to share with friends and family. I did and it's so fun. See

  9. Just want to join all the well-wishers on this great achievement and special milestone! God bless and give you lots more inspirational material to share!

  10. Thanks, everyone, for your happy wishes! Much appreciated!!

    Lin, I'm going to check out that link you suggested. Thx!


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Brenda xo