2014 in Review

I started blogging in February at Blogger. I had mixed feelings about the new experience and blogged at a very slow pace, while trying to find my space and style. After a few months, I felt that I was in the wrong place. I packed and moved to WordPress. That was the wisest decision I took this year.

Following the courses Blogging 101, 201 and Photography 101, introduced me to what’s blogging all about. I learned so much from the editors, happy engineers, and the community of fellow bloggers, and got so much inspiration from all of them. I am grateful to all of you for helping me finding my voice and identity on the blogosphere.

Heartfelt thanks to all of you, readers, who inspire me and encourage with every like or comment made. I’m indebted for your loyalty and support to my ramblings and photos.

I started writing and adding photos to each post, because photography is one of my passions. Surprisingly, photos started taking a larger than planned space at this blog and I let it be; I’m delighted to have met a community of excellent photographers and grateful for all lessons learned from them.

I most definitely never expected to make friends while blogging. The insightful and fun interactions with such a diverse group or people from many cultures and nationalities, has brought me much joy and personal enrichment. Thank you to you all!

A very special thanks to those who interacted the most and left most comments: Desley Jane from Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist, Andy Townend from Belgian Streets, Lia from Lifestyles with Lia, Trablog and Justine from Eclecticoddsnsods. You spoiled me and I liked it!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,800 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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42 thoughts on “2014 in Review

  1. I’ve got a huge smile on my face… Your blogging journey this year landed you on my blogging path too… And now I have the honor to walk with you together in this most exciting experience!
    Congratulations on your amazing blog!!! I’m proud to be your fan and supporter!

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    1. It is a mutual honor, my friend! Heartfelt thanks for all support, encouragement and inspiration you gave to me.
      Counting blessings and being very grateful for your kind words and smile!
      Your blog is amazing and the new look is stunning! Thanks for sharing your world with us and for bringing so much joy to our lives with your rides!!
      A giant hug to you!
      Love from Brazil.
      Lucile
      I love it!

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      1. As I cook tonight’s dinner, I’m reviewing the year in my head…And since September you’ve been such an important part!

        Here’s to the future of our blogs!

        PS: I’m so glad you like the new layout…I just changed it a few days ago!
        xoxo from NY!
        Lia

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    1. Thank you Terri! Let’s welcome the big things with open arms.
      Your blog, too, is a sure place to get inspiration, experience and wise words. Thank you for having given so much to us.
      Heartfelt thanks for the support to my blog; it means a lot and it is very inspiring to read your words.

      Happy New Year!
      ❤️

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  2. Congratulations on your year. I am very happy for you and like you I too startes blogging this but in November. I am finding out it takes a while to get your blog organized and get followers but it aounds like you are on the right track.

    Love reading your posts and lettin the imagination take over. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kindness.
      My first month here was all trying to figure out how things worked but after i joined the courses, it made all the difference.
      I learned lots from other bloggers and connected with wonderful people. From there it went much faster.
      It is all about experimenting and learning about what works or not.

      I’m grateful for your support; it is very inspiring to hear that. Thank you!

      Best wishes for 2015!

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  3. I “almost” started my blog through Blogger, but my wife encouraged me to go WordPress instead. I am so glad I listened, as I have made some very wonderful friendships.

    Congratulations on a great year! You have a wonderful blog! 🙂
    ~Carl~

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  4. Woo hoo!! Well done lovely. And thank YOU for your friendship, inclusion and support since I came along. I love this report, it’s such a great idea. I will post mine later and my last rehab post (thank you also for starting that for us, we would have been at our wits end without it). The happiest of new years to you and your family. X

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    1. Thank you, my lovely friend! Likewise! I treasure our friendship an think it is the best gift that blogging could have given to me.
      It is almost a new year there! My very best wishes to you and your loved ones! Xx Happy New Year!

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  5. It has been wonderful to converge with you, and your friendship and support have helped make a remarkable change in my life. And I just don’t have the words to thank you enough for that…see you in 2015…

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  6. I too have thoroughly enjoyed your thoughtful posts and inspiring photos. I also love the fact that the Sydney Opera House is used in the annual reports and stats! Well done on a great year.

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    1. Hi Debbie,

      I’m sorry for the late reply. I took a few days off blogging.

      Heartfelt thanks for your comment. When I started here I never imagined that I would one day hear words like yours, and I am grateful for each one of them. I will do my best to continue making this blog an authentic place that people can enjoy as well.

      And yes, it was a great honor to have the Sydney Opera House in the annual report.

      Thank you again and all the best to you!

      Lucile

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    1. I’m so sorry for my late rely to your lovely coment. I took a few days off blogging.
      Heartfelt thanks for your kind words. Likewise; that’s how I feel about meeting you at the blogosphere.
      Trust you had a great start and will make this a wonderful year.

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  7. I started blog after blog at Blogger years ago and could never find the motivation to continue with it–I lacked the community, I lacked any sort of “education,” etc. Coming to WP has meant actually being able to sustain a blog, and a good one too. Happy New Year! (I’m finally catching up on reading the last few days)

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