Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Blogday Little Blog



I don't know what to call this day.
Is it a birthday? Is it an anniversary?
I don't know, but when I told my mr what today was he said, "Well, Happy Blog Day."
And it fit.

One year.
Weird.

So, Becoming Versed, in honor of your special day, I want to tell you how you came about & how you were named.

A year and a half ago, I started to read these things called blogs-what a world I found. (Ok-I know I was slow to find it, but it was amazing none-the-less.)  I read and enjoyed. I perused and found some I enjoyed, but thought, there has to be more than this.  Why are all these people doing this?

A continuous discussion regarding facebook and blogging was going on at my house. A certain oldest daughter of mine said, "Mom's blog, kids facebook."

Well, ok.

And then I started thinking, why not me?
And this was big, because-even though I could talk to anyone like a long lost best friend, I had become incredibly shy. Any sharing of anything of "mine" seemed very scary.  {Oh, I'm an enigma ;).}

But, why not me?
I kept having the strong feeling that this was something I was supposed to do-and an idea formed in my head.  An idea that I am happy to say, has grown well over this quick year.

Little did I know what a gift this little Becoming Versed would be to me.
I knew I was supposed to write & it's been helping me find my voice.
Who knows where this voice will travel.  If it doesn't travel far, I am ok with that.
If it does travel to parts unfamiliar, I will accept that & learn from the experience.
And enjoy.

You see those little pictures of the wonderful people over there ---->
I am very grateful to them. 
The family with somewhat anonymousness, the folks who publicly follow BV (I smile everytime I see your pictures), and those who are so awesome to come take a peek at what is going on here in less public manner--Thank you.

And now I will tell you the real reason I started BV & just know that this is how I felt at its conception and I don't know if it is totally accurate-it's just how I was seeing and feeling the world at that time:

I had become invisible. My opinions were not sought out & even if I was brave enough to speak up, I was talked over. I felt as though only one or two people really knew me. I might not have even known myself.
I think I had lost me.

I started this little thing to leave my kids and someday grandkids & someday maybe others a little record that I did exist and I did know a thing or two. I felt like I was supposed to.

A funny thing has happened.
I am more confident. 
Sometimes in real life, I speak up & voice my opinion (ok-I am really good at this in the walls of our home-it's just now that certain children are paying more attention). I'm less afraid of the world.
I feel like a real person again & like I exist.

And I even surprise myself sometimes.

So, thank you, little blog.
I am so grateful.
And as it's getting late, I will have to tell your naming story another day.
Good night.
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Important information regarding the photograph at the top of this post: There have been no cakes in this house for about a month.  This is an old picture from an old celebration.
Just wanted to make sure you knew that.
And
I am on facebook now.
As the real me.
With the same legs.

13 comments:

  1. So glad you started. You're such a pleasure to read.

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  2. yea, that's what on my mind too.. why not me? it's funt started blogging, and u're right.. we can voice more bravely after getting use writing on blog :)
    Nice post, happy blogday ;)

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  3. Happy blog day to you
    Happy blog day to you
    Happy blog day dear BV
    Happy blog day to you

    ...and many more!

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  4. You go girl! Your awesomeness radiates!

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  5. Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy reading what you write. :)

    I still have trouble mentally converting "BV" to Becoming Versed, though... around these parts, BV is Burgerville. Which is an awesome place to eat, so it's cool that I associate you with them, right?

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  6. Three cheers for having a voice and being heard!!

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  7. I have felt the exact same way. Blogging has created a courage and an awareness of my self that I didn't have before. I am different from you in that I have always been outspoken. I would like to formally and officially apologize for the over talking. Guilty. I feel like my blog gives me direction and focus on the things that are really important to me. I loved this post.

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  8. Congratulations!!!! :) That is a big day! I hope you have a great weekend!

    Melanie

    ~ melscoffeebreak.blogspot.com ~

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  9. Would it be cheesy for me to just say a big "ditto!" to everything already commented?! You're awesomeness just radiates, dear.

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  10. what a great post. It is amazing what having an outlet like this can do for you. I LOVE your pictures. They are amazing! Happy Blog B-day!

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  11. Congratulations on making it to a year. The psychology behind blogging really fascinates me too. I think it some how makes us feel like we are being heard.

    Or maybe recording our life,

    Or connecting.

    It all comes down to significance.

    Keep it going.

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  12. I really like your "voice" in your writing. I, too, can relate to the joy and growth that blogging has moved in me. I hope to one day get through all of my neglected comments and emails and come back!!

    If you're ever looking for a fun, easy, satisfying Friday post, check out the Friday Fragments post at the top of my page. Saturday Sampling is also a great place to link up your favorite posts from the week (or your first year of blogging, when you probably didn't have a lot of readership.) Feel free to link up!

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  13. thank you all.
    your words are treasures!
    (& they've given me more to ponder, which I love-so double thanks!)

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