It’s Time to Celebrate!

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What am I celebrating? Well, two full years ago my blog went Live. I have two years of blogging under my belt. I remember oh-so-well all the frustration in learning the WordPress language and nuances and the long days spent creating and building my blog before I finally published it for the first time. Hard to believe it’s been two years already. Doesn’t seem that long.

I’ve met so many AMAZING and WONDERFUL people along the way! I had no idea when I started blogging that I’d actually be making friends too. That’s a major bonus.

Blogging has enabled me to flex my writing muscle with stories and anecdotes. My blog has served as a literal catalog of life experiences as I share mine with the world.

I’ve experienced all kinds of fun things that bloggers get to participate in: two years of the A-Z Blogging Challenge first comes to mind. That’s a major blogging commitment in the month of April. I was a guest blogger on Arlee Bird’s Wrote by Rote blog with my story Chipped Again and Tric’s My Thoughts on a Page blog featured an article that I wrote with her Second Chance Repost series, which was very important to me. She also included me in her extremely cool Series of Letters series. And then there have been the many fun blog hops, like the ongoing Battle of the Bands and the occasional hops like the Blood, Boobs and Carnage blogfest and Monday Mischief, to name just a few.

And did I mention the people? Wow, the thought of all the great friends I’ve made in these last two years just warms my heart! The fun has really just begun. I’m a newbie compared to many of the bloggers out here who have been blogging for years. I’m a late bloomer, what can I say? But my feet are wet and I’ve not only waded into the blogging waters but I’ve swam in its warm and sometimes stormy seas.

I decided to celebrate by putting together a playlist of songs with “celebrate” in their titles. I have my friend John over at The Sound of One Hand Typing to thank for the idea as he taught me how to embed full playlists. I posted over 990 videos in my A-Z Musical Tour of My Life, but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how to embed more than one video at a time. Thank you John!

And thank you dear readers! For without you, blogging would be meaningless. Your visits and comments mean the world to me. Thanks for connecting with me on my blogging journey.

So, please take a moment and join me in the celebration.   Here are six great celebrating songs, starting with the epitome of all celebration songs, “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang, followed by Three Dog Night’s “Celebrate”, Rare Earth’s “I Just Want to Celebrate” (a performance video from the 1974 California Jam), “Celebration” by Madonna, “Celebration Day” by Led Zeppelin and Earth Wind & Fire’s “Celebrate.” Enjoy!

 

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19 thoughts on “It’s Time to Celebrate!

  1. Hi, dear Michele! Happy two year blogiversary, dear friend! I am honored to join your celebration. As you recall, ours was a friendship that took a while to get started because I had trouble leaving comments for two or three months. I’m glad we didn’t give up because ours is one friendship that I wouldn’t want to miss and Angels Bark is one blog that I wouldn’t want to miss.

    I have a specific memory about “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang. In 1980 I was working as a television news producer and used the recording as the music bed for a sports highlight package paying tribute to the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles.

    You have a good heart, Michele, and you are an asset to the blogging community. Congratulations on reaching the two year mark in your journey. You have every reason to celebrate!

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    • Oh thank you Shady! I am so glad that we hung in there and worked out the technical kinks so that our fabulous friendship could blossom like it has. You are a dear soul and I love our exchanges. Thanks for being a part of my journey.
      Cool memory that you have to connect with Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration.” My memory with that song is also tied to media: I was a sales rep for classic rock WCXR (Washington DC) and the group that owned our station had a big sales conference for all their sales and management teams around the country and we all gathered in beautiful Dana Point, CA. This song was part of the ending ceremony and it played as we all came up on the stage’s risers and sang and stamped our feet to it. What fun!
      Thanks for being part of my celebration this weekend!

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    • Oh thanks Lee! It’s been great getting to know you too and I’m thrilled that you’ve been such a big part of my journey. Thank you!
      xoxo

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  2. Congratulations on two years. It’s been a pleasure sharing the blogasphere with you and also on occasions, my blog.
    I hope you continue to enjoy writing and interacting. Blogging can be such a great outlet.
    Cheers.

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    • Thanks Tric! I so appreciate the times you’ve featured me on your blog: that was such a gift! Thank you for being a part of my journey. All the best to you!

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  3. You’re welcome, and Happy Blogiversary! To be fair, I just told you what to do, and you figured it out from there. I was too busy with my trainer mind telling me I had to show you how to build the playlist, too. By the time I convinced Sister Antagonista you already knew that, you figured out the rest…

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    • Thanks John. But without you, I’d still be in the dark. So there! 🙂
      Thanks for all your support and visits to my blog. Much appreciated.

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    • Thanks Debbie!! I’m so glad we have connected. I’ve learned a lot from you 🙂
      Thanks for all your support and your visits and comments!! YOU rock! 🙂

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  4. Happy 2 Year anniversary (Now think of the Flintstones and sing Happy Anniversary). It is amazing how many people we “meet” on blogland and how much we learn and have fun. Great to have blog-met you

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  5. Congratulations my dear Michele! I’ve loved getting to know you through your writing and blogs and am I’m looking forward to reading many many more and getting to know you even better! Keep it going girl!!!

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