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Friday, April 27, 2012

Day To Remember On Pink Saturday




Today on Pink Saturday, we are celebrating an achievement for me that has been a struggle at times. However, the blessings and pleasures have been worth it all. My three years at blogging fell on Beverly's Pink Saturday, combining the two. Since pinks are scarce on my post, go to http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog for some of the best.

APRIL 28, 2009 to APRIL 28, 2012


On April 28, 2009, I was introduced to Mr.Blog by Coloradolady. Blog and I courted awhile trying to learn more about each other. We decided we could make it work and got hitched. It has been frustrating with a lot of mistakes, ups and downs along the way. In spite of it all, today we are celebrating our three year anniversary. There have been times I wanted to run Blog off when he makes changes or updates things without telling me. Even though our three years have not been perfect, the good out weighs the bad.

We had 649 friends following along with us until Blog acted up again and we lost some of them. Blog said he did not do it. It was Google that took away our followers. I am not sure who the culprit was, but I was not happy about it.

We have manged to share 810 highlights from our life. During the three years, we have had 50,781 visitors from all over the world.

The very best thing that has come from our relationship, is the meeting and getting to know so many great people. I never realized how quickly you can reach someone completely across the world in just the touch of a button. It has been an amazing experience for me. You have all blessed me tremendously over these three years with all your support. I am at a loss to the right words to show my appreciation to all my blogging friends. I am excited to see what the next few years will bring. Thanks to all of you for helping me and Blog stick it out.


I am sorry to say, after Blog's latest stunt, a divorce is possible in the future. In fact, this will be the last post for a few days or FOREVER. Blog is forcing the change or else. If I fail in this endeavor(and I will without help), then my blogging days are over. In case that happens, I want you all to know blogging has been such a joy for me and making so many great friends. Blogging put a new lease on life far me, kept my mind active and learned so much. It is very hard far old dog to learn new tricks. Thanks to all of you far making my life so much better during these three years.

80 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Congratulations on turning 3! I turned 3 on the 9th. I do not like change the blogger recently made but after you play around with the new system you will find it to be user friendly. I told myself that I wouldn't get mad, to accept it and move forward.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear LV,
You have given us all so much pleasure through your blogging and I hope you can work through your blog troubles! Blogger has been a thorn in my side too, many times. Right now, I have my son giving me a hand.
Your pink rose is gorgeous and I thoroughly enjoy your sense of humour. Bless you, dear lady! Happy Pink Saturday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh I hope you will be here with Blog to post for many more years. I may not always comment,but I do enjoy seeing your posts. Have a happy day.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

CONGRATULATIONS LV - and don't give up. You can do it - feel free to holler for help and I'll do my best. And I'm sure there are plenty of others who are even more skilled with Blogger who feel the same. You can do it! :) Blessings.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Happy 3rd Anniversay! Please don't leave us! I know how awful this new set up is. I am still struggling with it. It is a horrible mess and I think the person responsible must be part idiot....Why, when something is working, someone wants to change it is beyond me! I think corporate does not have enough work for their people and so they invent work...lol!
Anyway, I hope you do not get that divorce as you would be sadly missed!
HPS!
♥ Jil

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful post!

Blogger and I went through a divorce in Sept 2010. Typepad and I have been happily in in a relationship since then. Of course, as in all relationships, Typepad has it's quirks and drives me up a wall now and then...Typepad probably feels the same way about me.LOL

That pink rose is gorgeous.
HPS!

Celia M. said...

Happy 3rd Blog anniversary!! Between computer hic-ups , google and blogger (which is now owned by google) things can be very heated ... but once you figure out where things have been moved to ... it does get better. Praying that someone is near you that can give a helping hand ... and get you and Blogger on the right path!! I may not always comment .. but visit often and your posts bring a wonderful smile to my day .. and I'm certain the day of many, many others... Hugs, HHL

Tracy said...

Hey LV, Happy 3 year blogiversary...I do hope you don't stop blogging as it is always a pleasure to read your blogs and well, you have so much to offer!
:)

Kaye Swain said...

P.S. Are you talking about the problems with photos? I just updated my site at Blogspot and had a ton. I did find a couple of work arounds - but probably time will be the best healer. Or switching to Typepad or WordPress, tho as Pat wisely pointed out, they all have their issues. It's sad, because of the three, Blogspot used to be the easiest. Hopefully that will come back soon. :) Hang in there. :)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Oh LV...You have really inspired me. Being brand new to blogging, this new interface is all that I know. Well...they gave me a few weeks with the old one, and then pulled it out from under my feet! That's right about when I met you. And you were so supportive and kind! It made me not want to toss the whole idea of blogging into the trash!
I understand if you feel you've reached the end of your journey with blogging, but I sure hope you'll reconsider.
You are a darling, and would be so missed!
Love, Erica

Holly said...

Well, Happy Anniversary, Meme! I'd say you've come a long way, baby!!
Such a wonderful share!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Happy Anniversary Mimi. I've only been blogging for 3 months and I don't know any other way than the new way. I hope you don't quit because I'm just now getting to know you. All of these sites are changing for the worse. I've had an account with Photobucket for 6 years and it was so easy to learn (once I learned) but now it is so messed up no one can make since of it. Hope you have a nice weekend.
~Clara

xinex said...

Congrats, LV! I am glad I met you even just through blogging...Christine

Leovi said...

Congratulations for those three years of blog, beautiful picture to celebrate, an exquisite pink. Greetings.

DearHelenHartman said...

Congratulations on 3 years but do not tell us you may say goodbye forever! Sending out supportive thoughts that you can make it work out because we need you to keep bloggin.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow, congrats on your three years WITH MR. BLOG! You will miss everyone, so please, do not get a divorse, you atracted because of your wonderful and positive personality, stating you will blog til 100!! I know, it's hard for me when they change and screw up everything, when I'm finally learning, but I make the best of it caz than I will not see you all anymore and I'll be SAD!! Do not leave please, I will cry! Thanks for your lovely visit. Enjoy your weekend. Luv ya!
FABBY

racheld said...

AWWWW, Sweetpea!! Don't give up!

Congratulations on three years, and I've always thought of you and your BlogSir as a marriage made in Heaven---or at least in those beautiful blue skies you feature sometimes.

Best to you both, and I KNOW that with a bit of counseling from some of your Internet-savvy friends, you two love-birds will be all kissed and made up by the next post.

rachel

Denise Adorian said...

So sad I meet you on your last post.Sounds like you had a great adventure through blogging,I have also.Denise

Tulip said...

Happy Anniversary. You are an inspiration to a baby blogger. I just recently lost my Meme on Easter Sunday. She was vibrant and full of life. I can tell by your blog that you are the life of the party, just like my Meme. I hope you will continue blogging!

Jenny S said...

I know, I wish they would stop "improving" blogger!! Just leave it alone already! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Trisha said...

Happy 3rd Blogiversary to you! The blogger changes are hard on young dogs too and I don't like it either!

~Trisha

Mrs Sarah Coller said...

LV, you have been such a blessing here in Bloggyland! I just love visiting your blog and having you visit mine. If you're having trouble and need help, PLEASE email me! I will even call you and help you over the phone if you need it! We would hate to lose you! I just know you and Blog can work it out! Don't give up now! You've not even reached the 7-year-itch yet!!!

Love you both! Ha!
Sarah

Here's my email if you need help:
sarah@hopeineveryseason.com

My Crafty Little Page said...

Oh no don't quit forever, LV. You are a breath of fresh air - I love your blog and you. Just take a break and then come back because we'd all miss you. xoxo Your blog sister, Nancy!!!

bj said...

You can't give up now, LV....you have us all lovin' you too much and we'd miss you terribly. Besides all that, what will you do to fill the time if you don't blog?

When I first looked at the new interface, I just about died. I thought, I can'[t do this....but then, I started playing around with it a little and, guess what...?...it's not half as hard to understand as I first thought.
If you play with it a little...and ask for help on ANYthing you don't understand, you can do it. I will help in all ways possible and when I don't know, I can find the answer for you.
HANG IN THERE...it's not nearly as bad as you think. It's just a little scary because of the unknown.
love, bj

bj said...

...and, see....all your 600 plus followers ARE BACK...:))

farmlady said...

Congratulations on three years of blogging LV. You are amazing.
Please go slow and listen to the video. I found this all very hard at first, but it's just another learning curve. I know you can do it and we would be sad if you stopped blogging. Those followers that you think you lost are still out there.

Ginny said...

Oh NO! Don't tell me you are going to let a little bump in the blog world stop you! Is it because of the new blog format? I would be really sorry to see you go...

Ms. Burrito said...

So beautiful! Come and join my Color Connection meme too. The linky is at my Pink Dinosaurs entry. Have a lovely weekend!

Eileen said...

Congratulations on your third anniversary! That is absolutely wonderful!! If it makes you feel better, it took me a little bit to get used to the new Blogger format but once I did, I have to admit, it's much better. Good luck and Happy Pink Saturday!!

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


Congratulations!


Gabriela

George said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary. I do hope you have many more ahead. I've enjoyed visiting with you for quite some time now.

If there is any way you think I may be able to help, please let me know.

Neellie said...

Congratulations ! I know how blogging might be tiresome and after 3 years you may feel you need a little rest. I have had many blogs in the past I myself wonder every day if I will give up because blogging is time consuming.
I always enjoyed visiting your blog even if I did not let a message.

Bonjour de France. I will say "au revoir" instead of "Adieu".

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh please don't leave - don't give up!!!! don't quit blogging- I just found you today!

You have learned blog - this latest change is actually designed to be more user friendly!

I think it is AWESOME you are in your 80s and blogging - what a wonderful thing to give your family and friends.

You are SO RIGHT about all the wonderful friends we can make through blogging - it is AMAZING.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!! THREE YEARS! THAT'S GREAT!

I just started blogging for the first time on Jan 1st. I am having a blast, learning as I go, learning it takes a LOT of time, and loving every minute of it.

Happy Pink Saturday. Look around, hope to see you post next Saturday too!

God bless!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Well happy anniversary and I hope the problem gets solved and we don't lose you! It has been a pleasure and an honor to get to know you and read your wonderful posts. We hope the break is short!
Ruth

chubskulit said...

Awww congratulations Ms. LV, am so glad to have "met" you through blogging.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Congratulations on turning 3! You have the best sense of humor and are always a delight to visit. I know blogger can be a pain in the neck and I can only imagine it's some kid wanting job security that makes all the ridiculous changes. Too bad corporate doesn't listen to all the bloggers who are making blogger successful. You are the third person today who has mentioned possibly quiting. Please don't!

Suzanne said...

What a cute, clever, sweet blog post! Happy Birthday to you and Mr. Blog and may you have many more:)
Hugs,
Suzanne

Robyn said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Congrats on your 3 year BLOG-versary, but sorry to hear you are having trouble with "him" being so tempermental. Hoping you get it worked out and stick with it because you have some wonderful posts! Have a happy pink weekend!

Sares said...

What a fun way to phrase something that is giving you such a headache! Congratulations on your anniversary! I know it can be extremely frustrating to learn something new when you are so used to working with something else. I do hope you decide to trudge ahead and take as much time as you need to figure things out but if you decide it's not worth the trouble, I hope you find something to bring you joy and pleasure. Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend!

Ann said...

Oh LaVoice if I lived near you I come over and we would work on it together. You have been a dear one to me and I hope that you can get this all ironed out so I will see your wonderful posts and sweet face on Blogger. I love your 3rd Year Button-Congrats on this great accomplishment,
Ann

Sandi said...

Happy third anninversary, may you have many more despite the forever changing Mr. Blog!

You may be in the winter of your life, but don't give up the ghost just yet, we are never too old to learn something new and you have plenty of friends to help you over the rough patches.

BTW I sew everyday, but that stash keeps on growing...I just cannot resist pretty fabric!

Lynn said...

Many blessings on your anniversary! I so enjoying reading your comments on my blogs and your site is always refreshing and entertaining. The new blogger interface was not needed and they changed it anyway. I hope you can find your way to keep posting. Best wishes to you, Lynn

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi LV. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have only been blogging for a month so I don't know any other way but have heard people complaining about it. Stick in there girl and don't let them win. From what I have read your long time blogging friends will sadly miss you if you go!! Keep your chin up. Joan

Riet said...

Happy anniversary LV.I have heard about changes in blogger but I don´t think I know what to do.Have to ask my son tomorrow when he comes for Sunday dinner. Happy pink Saturday

Carol Ann said...

Oh, please don't leave! I love your blog header that says blogging until your 100! Please find someone who can answer your questions and continue blogging. I haven't tried out the new blogger yet....I hope I can figure it out too! We all love your comments and your posts! One day a few weeks ago - you hadn't posted for a few days, and I was actually thinking, I wonder what happened and I hope you were okay? See, we all care. Happy Anniversary!

LadyD said...

You have been so kind and supportive in visiting my blog. It's been so nice to get to know you. Whatever you choose will be the best decision for you! Take care and God Bless!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Happy Blog-a-versity. It would be such a shame for you to stop blogging. I am sure that with a little persistence you will be a master at the new format. I am still on the old one...I went back to it, but I don't know how long they will allow it.

Marianne C. said...

Happy Anniversary! Oh, but I see a hint of frustration. Bunny Cottage has said the same...I'm hoping you stay because you will be missed. I hope all can be worked out.

Blessings,
Marianne

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Blog-a-versary LV!!! And I hear you about blogger. I am having the same issues. I went back to the old interface because I could not figure out how to get my pictures from my computer onto a blog post. But I understand that the old interface will soon be gone. I've heard some say they are going to check out wordpress. But it would still be a new way of blogging :-( SIGH!!! Please don't give up. You have added so much to the blogging community.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Tami Kenner said...

LV..please don't go!! We will all miss you too much.
Congrats on 3 years of blogging!!

Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Only Cute Things said...

Congratulations on turning 3!

Happy Pink Saturday..xo

Annesphamily said...

I have the worst technical skills here ever! I hope you will stay! But then I do know where you live and I will just have to sit down and write to you! You have given me hope here LV! I feel so helpless at times yet there is always someone reaching out to give a helping hand! This technical stuff is for the birds! I wish blogger and google and linky would all behave! Love seeing you here sweet lady!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I have been trying to work with a new template which is totally different from the way I had been designing my own. It is uphill work starting over with a new design - so far so good. You, evidently, have had other difficulties. What a shame. I started about a year before you did and have learned a lot. I still think it is a learning process and will stay with blogspot while it is apparently trying to improve the system for us with the innovations of google. While I sympathize with your
position, change is aggravating in something like this, I hope you will stick it out for a while longer. Love the rose, by the way! Margaret

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening LV Sweetie...
Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary. We are all so blessed to have been touched by you. You have put smiles on my face for the last 2 years. I so enjoy popping over and love it when you do as well.

Sweetie you cannot leave us hanging without you. We would all be so lost. We will all do whatever we can, whenever we can to help you along. Hang in there with the rest of us and our frustrations. Just remember that you are not alone dear one.

Love, LOVE your rose. I could smell the sweet fragrance clear out here in the desert. It is exquisite.

Thank you for sharing sweetie. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh no! Please do not leave Mr. Blog. Stay together for THE CHILDREN (us), if nothing else. :0)

I think you are an inspiration and should hang in there! Thanks for always stopping by to visit my wee little blog. :)

Jenny's Heart said...

3 great years! You are the sweetest and I love visiting with you. I have a glass of sweet tea waiting just for you.

Terri Morse said...

Hi LaVoice! Congrats on your 3-year blogiversary. You just reminded me that my 3-year with Typepad was last Saturday! I forgot all about it. Please reconsider closing your blog. You have become a friend that I would miss very much. I see that I'm not the only one :) Don't let them take away the lovely place you have built and the new lease on life that it has given you. We love you! Hugs, Terri

Linda said...

Hi! Thanks for your visit this afternoon! I'd never been to your little corner of the bloggy world, but after reading today's post, I certainly hope you'll be here for my next visit. If not, please leave some breadcrumbs for me to follow! I have a couple of vintage kiddy books I could share if you're up for that kind of thing. Let me know!

2amscrapper said...

Happy THREE!!!! stick with it! beautiful pink flower too!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Congrats on three years of wedded bliss with Mr. Blog! I do hope y'all don't divorce, you would be sorely missed.
I changed over to the new blogger ways when they first started talking about it -- and it is easy and causes no problems as far as I can see.
Here's a help -- go to your dashboard and click on the tools wheel and check out "about our new look" -- it will guide you through the changes. Easy peasy!
I do hope you'll stick around -- as you can tell by all these comments -- we all love you!
♥ Sarah

Amber said...

Happy 3rd anniversary!! Your rose picture is very pretty!

melandria said...

congratulations on your anniversary. it was indeed a day of celebration .

thanks for the visit and sorry for the late reply. hope you can also join our green monday meme at http://www.mygreenlivingideas.com

thanks.

Lorraine said...

Hi LV--
Congratulations on your anniversary! I think it is very admirable to take on a big endeavor like blogging, and your blog posts and visits have made all our Pink Saturdays happier! I hope you can work through your Blogger issues and stick around for another three years!! And remember, you may have lost some "followers" but you didn't lose your friends! :) Have a great week!
~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Hi LV. I am just meeting you for the first time. Thank you for stopping by my blog. As we can see, many people love you and don't want you to give up on blogging. Maybe a few days away from it will help you. Your pink flower is very pretty.

jeanne said...

Oh, LV, the blog world will miss you so much if you leave. Congratulations on three years of blogging. I will be blogging 4 years in May. The time went s fast. I know blogger made a lot of changes that made many bloggers unhappy. I use typepad and it is a good site. However it is costly.

Blogging opened up a whole new world for me as well. Making dear friends through blogging has been wonderful. Who knew. No matter what you decide you will be a dear friend always. Maybe you can just slow down and not blog so much. I have done that this past year. I have blogging friends that just do Pink Saturday. Think about it.

I will stay in touch LV even if it isn't often. I have had to visit less because life is just too busy sometimes.

Blessings and love to you my sweet friend,
Jeanne

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful pink rose and Happy Blogaversary too! Don't give up on Blogger, I am having a hard time finding my way with the new interface but it is worth it for all the friends I've met. I would be very lonely without my blog. ~Diane

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Happy 3 years.
I enjoy your posts. I hope you and Blog can work it out. Blogger is upgrading several things. Since we're used to everything working smoothly most of the time those trouble times seem awful but usually, they pass with a little patience. It's complicated how a LARGE network like blogger has to upgrade. My hubby the computer tech understands it better than I and reminds me that it's just a phase. Hang in there!!!!

Cottage and Broome said...

You are truly an inspiration to be blogging at 82 years young! The new changes at blogger are easy once you get used to it. Wishing you much happiness in what ever you decide to do. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Meeha Meeha said...

Happy anniversary! What can I say, I just wish I could be as cool as you someday :) Thank you for visiting my pink fling in the Home Office :)

Jo's This and That said...

Congrats! Thanks for sharing love your post Joann

The French Hutch said...

Oh no LV, after 3 years of learning and perfecting you can't go. I totally understand how you feel, because I've been fighting the same battle. My poor blog has been off, on and followers come and go but I feel the need to stay, for now. I couldn't believe they changed it up like they did. It worked better the old way. If I can help you let me know. Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Diane said...

Such a cute blog (although, I know you are not laughing about losing your followers). I need to write a note to my IPad. After deleting my Easter blog twice on it (I was out of town), I gave up and never posted that blog, again. I am ready for something other than an IPad - we made have to divorce!!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Happy 3rd Anniversary! Hang in there, every marriage gets a little rocky now and then! We all love you so much.
Blessings,
Susie

bj said...

lv......LV.....where are you, woman??
Don't you DARE give up on me....I am having a hard time in the New but it will get better. Get your daughter to help you to learn it. THEN...you can teach ME. :)
xo bj

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Oh LV hang in there! Please!!!! I don't use blogger, but the one I use Typepad" has done some of the same weird stuff too -- I don't know why they can't leave well enough alone all of them.....
But you did it once and you can do it again I know you can. Just (like with any marriage) step away for a minute and remember the good parts and then go for it again ;>)...we'd all miss you so much.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You're missed LV! I hope we all see you back on here soon! Please don't give up. There must be someone close to you who can help you figure this all out. I really miss your sense of humor! Wishing you a lovely day, dear lady.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Marydon said...

LV, you have brought such love & beauty & fun to each of our lives. Actually, as internet illiterate as am I, I am figuring it out & it isn't 1/2 bad, tho I DO NOT LIKE IT LIKE THE OTHER FORMAT!!!
I hope you will stick it out, play around with it & stay with us, as you are such a beautiful delightful friend ... you would be sorely missed.

Happy Mother's Day ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Happy Anniversary Sweetie"! It is such a joy to read your wonderful blog and enjoy your sense of humor! LOVE IT "AND" that Pink Rose is GORGEOUS!!!
Have a FUN WEEK,
Love and Hugs to you,
Donna

Charlotte said...

Please don't divorce Mr. Blog! Your 'children' would be so upset! Seriously, I hope you continue to be one of my blogging friends. Congratulations on 3 years!

CREATIVE MIND said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely post..Congratulations at your 3rd year..Lovely to have you dear..you are an awesome lady..wish you all the best..
Have fun!