Monday, June 20, 2011

Time Flies...........When You're Blogging!

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THREE years ago I posted my first photograph on Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo.  At the time I was so green I had to email Rambling Round ( Selma Alabama Daily Photo) almost daily for help.  I started this blog as a way to keep myself out there taking photos in my retirement.  My momma always said, "Ignorance is bliss!"  Well it is, and perhaps if I'd known how much time and energy a daily photoblog really requires, I'd probably have chosen something like knitting as a way to while away my retirement. Lucky for me, I waltzed into blogworld full of blind enthusiasm, and I haven't looked back.  In November 2008, I was having so much fun, I created Paris Through My Lens  Now my days and nights are spent feeding two "babies" as Genie and I call our blogs. Actually I call mine "The Twins"!  It has been an amazing three years, and this blog has afforded me some incredible experiences, opportunities and friendships too numerous to name.  I thank those of you that visit ( almost a 1,000 a week!), that comment, that email me and introduce yourselves and those of you that I've been fortunate to meet in person.  But most of all,  I hope that I have made the people of Birmingham proud, because in the end, it's all about our Birmingham, isn't it!

32 comments:

Olivier said...

tres belle cette vieille horloge, et le b&w lui va tres bien

Petrea Burchard said...

Congratulations, Virginia! You're one of the gifts I've received from blogging.

MadAboutParis said...

We'll be popping some celebratory champagne on Thursday - thanks to you, mon amie, I've met so many MAH-VEH-LOUS people...can't wait to meet more!!!

Eleanor said...

Congrats. Here's to another three years!!

cieldequimper said...

Bon anniversaire !

Tash said...

Congratulations, dear V! You've done marvels with both your blogs! I am so very sure that people of Birmingham are very proud of the way you show your city to the world.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Happy 3rd, ma chère amie! I am coming up on my 1st next month thanks to you, but the best part about it all is meeting and getting to know you, sweet friend. Wish I was going to be with you three for the champagne on Thursday but lift a toast for me also.

Thanks for help in "birthin' my baby!"

Bises,
Genie

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

P.S. Your Paris baby slept in this morning...

Thérèse said...

Birmingham rocks! Bravo Virginia et joyeux anniversaire a ce blog!

Julie said...

Wuhoo! Well done on your Third Anniversary ...

biebkriebels said...

I agree with your opinion. Blogging makes a retirement much more fun and to read all the other blogs is so interesting. Every day I make a tour through the world by looking at pictures of different countries. Go on for endless years with your blogs Virginia and make us enjoy ourselves.
Greetings, Marianne

brattcat said...

Happy Anniversary. The joy of your blog has reached around the world. We are so lucky that you decided to join this community three years ago! But knitting was a good option, too ( :

Luis Gomez said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Virginia. It is always a pleasure to stop by.

Virginia said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments. I"m LOL because as Genie pointed out, my Paris "baby" slept in this morning. You'd think after 3 years I'd have this all down pat!
V

Virginia said...
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Labele said...

Virginia, You have definitley mad Birmingham proud! I follow daily and am amazed at the beauty that surrounds us. I've checked out other city blogs and been disappointed as a result!
Thank you for the daily glimmer of love for Birmingham and people. It's a joy and a labor of love.

Daryl said...

I am SO looking forward to seeing you and all the wonderful places you share with via photo/blog in person!

altadenahiker said...

You're charming and lovely, funny and talented, artistic and smart. I'm sure you'd be good at anything you tried, but somehow I can't picture you knitting.

Happy birthday to the baby.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Happy anniversary Virginia.
Keep teaching us hot to take better photographs.
Costas

JM said...

Congratulations, V.! You've done a fantastic job and I know you will keep on doing so. Loved reading this post and the photo you've chosen couldn't fit in better. Here's to many more! Cheers! :-)

Janet said...

Congratulations! I may have only commented a few times. BUT...I haven't missed a day of checking in since I found your blog a year or so ago!

RedPat said...

Congrats on the 3 years - I check in every day even if it is quietly. It's nice to know that I am not the only one who has trouble figuring out a lot of the tech stuff about blogging.

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Class!
Congratulations!
Cheers!

paul said...

Congratulations on this milestone! That's twice the age of my blog. Look forward for more.

Marie-Noyale said...

Congratulations on that Anniversary V.
I admire you being able to "feed" your twins!!! and with beautiful material!

Bob Crowe said...

Hooray for you! So much work, so many charming images, such a good friend. Keep it up and never slow down.

Ant BTW, this is a really cool shot.

Virginia said...

I thank you all for your dear comments today. Some of you have been with me since the beginning and some have said hello for the very first time. I appreciate your loyalty, your visits and your comments. Onward and upward!!!
V

Jilly said...

Well you know how much I love your photos in both blogs and as for Paris Rouge - bring it on! Many congratulations dear Virginia for three years of great work bring your beautiful city to our attention. Your love for Birmingham shines through in every photo - as of course it does in Paris.

Here's to the next three years...

Judy - So California said...

Oh V - I want to add my congratulations while it's still THE day - at least here in L.A. Found you when your blog was about a month old and have enjoyed every day of it - the addition of Paris has only made it better! Merci for all your effort - it shows in all you do. Thank you in a BIG WAY!

TheChieftess said...

You should be honored at Birmingham's Chamber of Commerce!!! You've certainly given me reason to want to head south for a visit!!! Your photography is wonderful...and you...you're the BEST!!! Happy Anniversary!!!

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Well done & congratulations! I'm not even at my 1st year yet!

Country Girl said...

Came via Daryl's blog and I can attest to the fact that it really does take a lot of time, especially with a photo blog. Here's to more good times with the twins.