happy birthday, baby blog!
it’s been a year. this cyber experiment has officially become a beloved practice. collecting my online olio of disconnected rumination has proven to be more of an enjoyable and gratifying project – and effective release – than i ever anticipated when i tentatively published my first post.
to commemorate the first anniversary of my debut into the blogosphere, i decided my little blog deserved a url of its very own. so as a coming of age gift i now christen this web journal ~~okieOLIO~~, because who i am will always be rooted in the sooner state and all it’s charms. despite my yen for traveling and desire to experience how living is done around the globe, i’m an okie through and through, no matter where life may take me. plus, “okie olio” is silly fun to say aloud.
also, i feel i’ve moved away from the my-centered private introspection (akin to my paper journals) that was characteristic of my first few secretive months of blogging. i’ve been encouraged and inspired by the informative and insightful feedback from your comments, something i never expected when i started this. i hope to engage more with this online circle of friends as i continue to mindcast my pastiche of topics from the heart of oklahoma.
i’ve also been tweaking the CSS a bit (self-teaching at a snail’s pace) and plan to personalize this space a little more as i learn the code. now i just need to reconcile the urges i have when i’m writing in my physical journal to “link” references to previous entries or examples.
so now you can find me at http://okieOLIO.com (the original myOLIO url will work as well), as i begin my sophomore year in the bloggy world.
photo courtesy of sunfollower