What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.
When a a Blog turns Nine Years Old that is old. Ooooold I tell ya! Reeeally really old in the blogosphere. Especially since it’s on the same domain (ihanna.nu) being written by the same I, Hanna. There has been a lot of changes since the first years of course, but still. Still blogging for nine years. Crazy – and crazy awesome – at the same time!
The person who is keeping that blog, who is finding new things to write about every freekin’ week (yes these days almost daily), must consider those years and look back on such a day as today. To ponder the hugeness of it a bit. Remember thinking What is this monster I have created? but also the feeling of immense joy it all has given. All the hard work, all the hours. Oh let’s not count the hours. Anyway. My blogging has giving me so much and still does.
The statistics of this blog could make a grown girl cry. Just consider this one number for now: 17.000 comments, and not a single one of those from a hater. It’s all kindness and love and you guys.
I ♥ you for reading!
I just write and don’t consider this a great accomplishment most of the time, but today I realize I should. I should be prouder and feel more confident. I will. That’s what I’m thinking about today. The nine years of blogging that has passed, with me on the same domain writing about my favorite topics still, most all fitting under the roof of “A Creative Life”.
There is SO much to look back on that it is overwhelming. Such a huge task will have to wait because I have to go back to writing something else (it’s an article for work). But if you need a view or an idea of the grandness of it all I suggest checking my archive of posts; iHanna’s Blog Archive 2004-2013.
It is a sweet place of the interwebs, don’t you think? Full of collage, sewing, knitting, journaling, photography, mixed media, DIY projects, ideas, links, tutorials, collaborations, thoughts, doodles, inspiration, softies, writing, repainted furniture, lists, drawings, paintings, embroidery, layout, books, craft , art – and everyday creativity.
Thanks for the millionth time to all my sweet readers. Without you this wouldn’t be.
Congratulations on your ninth Blogoversary Dear Blog. You rock!
PS: If you want to have something of me in your book shelf, my blog book A Creative Year from 2007 is still available.