Monday, August 27, 2007

A WONDERFUL BLOGGING EXPERIENCE

It’s hard to believe but Diary From England has been on line for nearly two years now. I first started blogging in January 2006. I still remember my very first post:-

Happy New Year From England

My last big milestone was my 500th post – how time flies when you’re having fun!

Happy Easter

As some of you know, I enjoy writing and am currently working on my first book. I find writing very therapeutic and relaxing, especially after a stressful day at work. I originally started the blog as a good way to practise my writing skills. I also thought it would be good for people to hear about news and life in England firsthand from somebody who lives there.

The best thing about blogging at Diary from England is the number of great cyberfriends I have made, both from England, the U.S. and all over the world. I love it when people leave nice comments or e-mail me to say how much they enjoy Diary from England. It makes it all worthwhile. I have met some really nice people since I started blogging. I always like to try to support everyone by visiting friends’ blogs as often as I can, although I don’t always manage this due to lack of time! One of the best things I ever did was becoming a member of Blog Village. I saw the Blog Village banner on a couple of blogs when I was surfing around and went across to find out more. I love the community atmosphere at Blog Village and have made a lot of friends over there.

Another thing I love about blogging is the carnivals. I’ve definitely been hit by the carnival bug and am looking forward to hosting my own England Goes Gonzo Carnival here on Monday 1st October. You can find further details of this carnival by following the link below:-

http://diaryfromengland.blogspot.com/2007/08/come-to-rodeo.html

12 comments:

Sheila said...

Naomi,
Congrats on the approach of two years. The banner is very nice and may you have a bunch of submissions. I can't wait to see it, but sadly, I can't think of anything to write since I haven't visited yet. I do appreciate your visits to my blog and you are always so kind and positive. Good luck with the book and I hope you are making great progress on it.

Naomi said...

Thanks Sheila. Yes the book is going well. I hope the carnival is a great success too. It's a shame you won't be joining me. But if you change your mind, it doesn't matter that you haven't visited England, you can post about anything related to England or what you like or dislike about our country.

Dirty Butter said...

I've never been to England, but I actually do have a post in mind for your carnival - that is, if I can just remember to enter. I have a bad habit of procrastinating. I'll try to do better.

And we're glad you found BLOG VILLAGE, too, as you have been a great asset to our little community.

Marion said...

Congratulations, Naomi!

I may ask my partner if he has any stories to share...he was born in Scotland. There must be something I could write about from his memories!

Alastair said...

Congratulations on the approaching anniversary! I will think about what to say about our fair country in a blog post for the carnival - I've never been part of a blog carnival before...

Naomi said...

Thanks Marion. I didn't realise you partner was from Scotland. I'm sure he'll have a lot of stories to share. I would be honoured to have your post at my carnival. I love your wonderful, inspirational writing style.

Naomi said...

Thanks Alastair. Your blog is full of interesting posts. I'm sure you'll find something interesting to share about our homeland. It would be wonderful to have another fellow Brit posting at the carnival. I look forward to you joining me.

Naomi said...

Thanks Rosemary you're very kind. I really enjoy being a member of Blog Village. You've built up such a great community of bloggers over there. I would be so nice to have you at the carnival.

RomanceWriter said...

I am stopping by to thank you for joining the blog Rodeo and to wish you the best with your upcoming carnival.

Naomi said...

Many thanks RomanceWriter. That's very kind of you. I wish you every success with your Blog Rodeo.

Kilroy_60 said...

I can only echo that which has already been said.

When I eventually visit the UK I know I'll be much more prepared to get the most out of it because of the time I've spent visiting you.

You do great work, Naomi.

Thanks for joining in the Blog Rodeo.

Cheers!

Naomi said...

Many thanks Kilroy for the great banner and all the advertising support and help you've given for the upcoming carnival. It's much appreciated. I'm glad you enjoy your visits to Diary from England. It makes it all worthwhile when I get nice comments from people.