four years of blogging
today is okieOLIO’s fourth birthday. four years of blogging doesn’t really seem like that long when it feels like i’ve always kept a blog. it’s become so much a part of how i communicate, document, observe, contemplate, share, and interact, that it’s hard to remember what it was like before okieOLIO was born.
my posts have not been outstanding, influential, or at all consistent, but i’ve loved doing it. each year my writing has evolved with my confidence as a blogger and the happenings of my life.
the first year was all about fun and silly subjects. blogging was new to me and fairly new to the web, and the novelty was more of a draw than the chance to offer quality content. the second year was limited to an occasional release of emotion while my family felt the intensifying of one of the hardest ordeals we’ve had to endure. in the third year my words became much more reflective and profound as i grasped at the threads of meaning and purpose surrounding my grief. and the fourth year has been more about trying to share something that might be of value to others now that i’m beginning to emerge from the inward-focused phase of my healing process.
i want to continue in this direction and use okieOLIO to contribute positive, and helpful, and authentic thoughts to the online community, and foster the opportunities for discussion and interaction in this space.
who knows what the fifth year will bring? big life changes, that’s for sure. i’m looking forward to continuing the conversation with you all!