Monday, November 10, 2008

Full Circle: One Year Anniversary



Yes, Murmurs is one today.

It is difficult for me to express what this blog has meant to me over the past year. It began as a bit of an escape--a place to grow my writing and indulge my creative impulses--but it has evolved into another home. One that I share with all of you.

So thank you for visiting, and connecting, with me! I love our little corner of the neighborhood. Your support and good will have repeatedly recharged me, whenever my doubts ignited, and my discipline flickered.

I now trust that this candle will burn deep into the night.

18 comments:

Jaye Wells said...

Congratulations, Sarah! Stopping here is always a treat.

jason evans said...

I was happy on this day one year ago. These twelve month later, I return feeling it one-hundred fold.

Happy Anniversary!!

That candle is a gathering place.

Sarah Hina said...

Jaye, you were one of the first to visit me here. I'll always be appreciative of that. And I'm happy to have been along for your ride, as this year brought you the success you deserve!

Jason, thank you. The Clarity of Night had more than a little to do with that start. And remains a source of inspiration for me.

I'm just grateful that you and Aine have shared so much of yourselves here. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats. Lana told me my blog was nearly three. Who knew?

Aine said...

Happy Anniversary, Sarah!

Like Jason, I remember when you first appeared. It was a breath of fresh air. Your writing touched both of us so deeply.

I expect that circle of candles will get bigger and brighter. You have a quiet beauty and warmth that draws us to you. Keep sharing your gifts, the world needs them.
:)

Sarah Hina said...

Charles, I do like acknowledging these milestones. It makes me feel like there's a solid foundation. Congrats on keeping the blog running for so long! That's a huge achievement.

Aine, thank you so much for that. :) And even if that circle continues to widen, you will always be right in the heart of it for me. I can't tell you how much your support and encouragement has meant to me over this year.

And I'm so happy that you've taken the blog plunge! I look forward to celebrating all of your milestones, too. :)

Hotwire said...

congrats!!! i have loved every minute of it!!

Sarah said...

YAY! one whole year! hard to believe. Congrats and I hope you stay for many more. You truly are gifted Sarah.

quill

Sarah Hina said...

Hotwire, thank you, my friend! I'm so honored that you've been coming here for the duration.

quill, it is hard to believe that it's been that long. I truly appreciate all your support and kind words across the months.

And yes, I think I'll stick around. :)

Vesper said...

Thank you for being here, Sarah.
I feel it as a home too...

Manny happy returns of the day!

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Sarah, I am but a neopphyte at just a couple of months. I look to you, and others like you, for my blogging inspiration.

The photos and images on Murmurs are always appealing and your optimistic writing is always fresh and innovative. You are truly a skilled wordsmith.

Kudos on your first year - Here's to another year and another and another and....

strugglingwriter said...

Happy bloggy birthday!

Sarah Hina said...

Vesper, thank you, too. Your blog is my northern home. :)

K, you might be young at blogging, but you've already inspired many thoughts and feelings on my end with your beautiful words and poems. Old Mossy Moon has quickly become one of my favorite places to visit.

Thank you for the kind words! I plan on celebrating many anniversaries to come. :)

Paul, thanks! I just need a cake. ;)

ChrisEldin said...

I also love your blog. I'm so glad you share your writings with us.

Happy Blogiversary!
:-)

Beth said...

I haven't seen you in so long over at my blog, I came back to check in on you once again ... and you turned one. Congrats!

Billy said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Sarah Hina said...

Thank you, everybody!

And now, back to work. ;)

Ello said...

I missed your anniversary? Darn it! Bad google reader! Didn't show me!

But I hope you had a very happy anniversary because Mumurs is one of my favorite places in blogtopia and I wish you many many more!!!!!