Thursday, February 19, 2009

Into a new year of blogging, with appreciation

To shine even a little bit of light on this little part of Israel--this was the goal when Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo was born one year ago today.
The predicted snowful with which I had hoped to launch the blog never came, so I made do with a more typical local February scene--Lara the Cat with her winter fur coat walking under a rain-soaked shining tree. A humble first post.
Blogging has changed me. I look at things now from the viewpoint of how best to share them.
Reading your blogs for the past year has been such an enrichment.
Getting to know you, readers from many countries who make yourselves known by kindly writing comments, is the greatest reward. This feeling of community gives us such hope and joy, like a shining star!
Thank you for your friendship and blessings to you all!


Anonymous said...

Your post today should be applauded. First because you did blog for a year and second because you have become involved in the real reason for blogging in the first place and it changes everyone I think. There is always a community feeling among bloggers and people in far away places are counted as "friends."

Sorry you missed out on the snow. That would have been something to blog about.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

bennie and patsy said...

I want to thank you for being a blogger friend. You have educated me and it has been a joy to read your blog every day.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

happy blogoversary - it's been great knowing you too. your blog is interesting informative and educational

Pietro said...

Happy blogging anniversary, Dina.
I'm very glad to have met you and to read your fine and interesting blog. In fact, blogging is a great enrichment.
About your question on my post, honestly I'd prefer not to see animals in circuses only because I fear they often are not treated well. On the other hand, as you rightly say, what would a circus be without animals?
Have a nice evening.

Kay said...

Congratulations, Dina. Thank you for encouraging me to get started and holding my hands across the ocean until I could actually stand on my own. You are a great teacher.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on one year and I'm glad that I've been with you on part of the journey. Keep it up, it makes me think I'm back in Jerusalem. Thank you.

Reader Wil said...

Congratulations with this anniversary! Yes blogging changes people. I like our blogging community! I admire you for having an open mind to all those various people with different ways of life, some religious and some not religious. You are always kind and helpful! Thank you for being a blogging friend!

mommanator said...

Congrats on the anniversary of your blog. It has truly enriched my reading & knowledge of Jersulem & Austrailia! thanks and good luck to continued thought from you through your blog!

spacedlaw said...

Happy blogversary.

Chriss said...

I've enjoyed reading and seeing the wonderful photos of beautiful Jerusalem for the past year and you're one of the first blogs I visited when I started blogging last year. You're right blogging does change a person. It's for the better and I'm glad you and I started. Here's to many more years of fun posts and great experiences.

Susie of Arabia said...

I feel the same way you do about blogging. It has opened up a whole new world to me and has become an important part of my life. I look at things now with a different perspective, in relation to how I might best convey what I'm seeing on my blogs. I think blogging is bringing the world together, one blogger at a time. Congrats on your one year anniversary!

jordaenne said...

beautiful Dina
happy anniversary to the miracle blog of jerusalem.