On Feb. 26, 2013, I posted my first piece on markbialczak.com.
It was titled “Yeah, I’ve got a blog.”
I was one month out from losing my job with the big daily here in Syracuse.
The post was full of emotions, lots of them. It didn’t have a photo with it, though. I was very much feeling my way around in the your-own-blog dark.
Fast forward to today, my one-year anniversary on WordPress.
The WP content-counters tell me that this will be my 346th post. I started slowly and picked up a lot of momentum. I know that I’ve posted every day since Oct. 27 of last year. That was my fifth anniversary to my dear wife Karen, and I woke up as the sun was ready to peak over the horizon. I snapped a shot from our room overlooking Niagara Falls. I vowed looking over that wonder of the world that I was going to share breathtaking sights and cascading ideas daily.
I hope you like what I’m doing. And by you, I mean the 296 followers who’ve thought enough of one post or another to click a button and allow me into their WordPress Reader.
One of those followers, Irene A. Waters of Australia, thinks enough of my work to nominate me for the Shauny Award. I received that news from her last night, on the eve of this one-year WordPress anniversary. Please click the link above to check our her memoirs and striking photographs.
Thank you so much Irene.
Here’s the scoop on The Shauny Award. It was started by Dr. Rex, in tribute for Shauny Gibson, a lad who contributed much with his efforts on WordPress.
You can find more about the story here.
The rules of acceptance are:
Show love. Show humanity. Be yourself. Don’t be others. Don’t gossip. Share your award by nominating 10 other bloggers.
Here are a baker’s dozen bloggers that I think fit these exacting standards. Please click their links to discover good work. A diverse group it is, yet they all write about life as they see it, with the ability to make me relate and want to know more. Some are edgy. Some are down-home. Some are funny. Some are dead serious. All have become regular stops on my Reader.
What a year it’s been, of give and take, of writing and reading comments, of reading posts and writing comments.
May year two be so rewarding.