Today is HASTYWORDS 1st Anniversary!!!
I am not big on celebrations but I thought what better way to thank all my friends /readers/ followers /aliens /pets /warriors /stormtroopers /divas /royalty /daydreamers /and poets than to have a party. Seriously folks…you deserve a party. My OCD rarely allowed me to pass a weekday without barraging you with my emotional mind dumps. Looking over my blog this last year I got a bit vaclempt…talk amongst yourselves while I gather myself.
I wanted this post to be a sort of summary of the past year. A brief summary. I hope you see this post as a journey and that you make some new blogging friends along the way. Blogging for me is about connection and you will find all sorts of connections in this blog so I hope you take advantage! I valued every single comment and every single post I got the pleasure of reading. There were soooo many I connected to. Below I will highlight just a sample of things that occurred on my blog…but just know…it was so hard to pick just these few because I met and got to know so many wonderful people!
A few firsts:
04/25/12 My first blog post COPA LOVE
10/04/12 My first reblog
10/08/12 My first poetic duet
10/12/12 My first guest post
My most emotional posts:
A few of my favorite things:
Hasty Husband – Hearts Too Big To Fit Our Beds I’ve written many pieces on my marriage and my husband but I picked this one because it summarizes how I feel nicely.
Hasty Kid – My Beauty Is You This is one of my favorite people and one of my happiest poems. I write a lot about her….she is AMAZING!
Reblog – Rescue Me This girl speaks my love language. She is a beautiful soul and I am truly blessed to call her friend. I love you Jen. This post literally made me cry. Please take time to check out her blog….it is a blogging treasure.
Addiction- The Journal Of Wall Grimm 73 – Hasty’s Birthday My favorite addiction is this ongoing story …I love the Wall Grimm Story. This was a beautiful birthday surprise and it made my day to read. If you want to participate and be a character check Sage’s blog out and contact him. He is wonderful.
Guest Favorite – My Lighthouse Light by Ramey Price I picked this one because I have an emotional connection to the words. I see this differently than I did when I first posted it. Visit this category to see contributions from all my other very talented friends!
Music Blog – Love Stories I picked this one because it made me the happiest to revisit.
Short Story – Fictional Relay – Part 11 This was my first attempt at a fictional relay. I love TRG and I love participating in TRG’s relay and it has been a wonderful addition to my blogging experience. If you want to join…check his blog out on my post!
Poetic Duet – Without-you I looked through all the duets. They all mean so much to me I really couldn’t pick one. But I picked this one because it was written with my very first duet partner. And it is how I feel about hasty husband.
Speaking of duets!
I want to thank all of my blogging friends who helped me celebrate by posting a duet in honor of this day!!!!! Below is a list of all the bloggers who participated with links to their duet pages. Please visit all the repeats because each blogger displays their poetry differently and it is wonderful to see how each is creatively portrayed. It is no secret that I love duets and the friendships I have made doing them. Please visit my Duet Partners Page if you haven’t and make friends with some beautiful and talented people. They are all amazing in my opinion! I hope some great friendships were started by participating in this challenge 🙂
A Shade Of Pen
Pouring My Art Out
Praying For One Day
The Reclining Gentleman
Think. Speak. Tryst
Too Full To Write
Weight State Negotiate
Just because you didn’t do a duet for this celebration doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. They are the best thing to come out of HastyWords this year in my opinion. A lot of shared souls. Again, thanks to every single one of the people who have stopped in to say hi! UGH…so freaking honored! This is dedicated to ALL of you!