Friday, August 24, 2012

3 Years of Blogging

Today is my third blog birthday, celebrations have basically consisted of a chocolate croissant and reading 'Guys and Dolls' on the bus. Both were excellent. When I started blogging I was working part time and getting desperate about the lack of full time work and how to pay the bills - which is where the name came from. Job hunting in a recession isn't a situation I recommend, as blogging is a cheap hobby it seemed like a good idea, and was - in so many more ways than I expected. Maybe it was coincidence but interviews came along at the same time and quite quickly after that a job. Whilst looking for work blogging was a distraction  from care, now I have work it's a distraction from work - so really this is a thank you to anybody who has visited here over the last few years and 500 posts. Comments and interactions have all been gratefully received, they brightens up dull days and I intend to carry on enjoying it. 

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  1. Congrats, that's wonderful. Many more years!

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  2. Congratulations Hayley. Here's to the next year(s)... Cheers.

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    1. Thanks Annabel, can't see myself doing much else over the next few years.

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  3. Congratulations, Hayley, Looking forward to another 3 years, and more discoveries.
    sherry

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    1. So am I Sherry, found some excellent books so far this year and can't wait for more.

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  4. Adding my congratulations - and looking forward to the next 500 posts :)

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  5. Excellent! And here's to many, many more!

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    1. I can't imagine why it took me so long to start blogging now, or what I did with my evenings before I did this...

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  6. Here is to the next 3 years. I am not sure when my anniversary blog wise is, must go and have a look!

    Will keep returning to yours.

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    1. Any excuse for a mini celebration in my house!

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  7. Congratulations, and thank you for the time that you put into the blog. I thoroughly enjoy all your different posts...books, baking, and Scotland. You are certainly a talented writer. Best wishes, Helen
    You've even made me interested in whiskey!

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    1. Whisky is very interesting though, thank you Helen

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  8. Happy anniversary! It's funny how blogging has as many intangible benefits as tangible. :)

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    1. Thanks Alex, I know it sounds a bit trite, but the best thing is the people you find yourself chatting to through blogs, there are some really great people out there.

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  9. I started mine for the same reason! Congratulations on your anniversary...and I like the way you celebrated. :)

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    1. Hi Audrey, just been to have a look at your blogs which I'd somehow missed. both look great so I guess that's where the rest of the evening will go...

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  10. Congratulations! Here's to the next three years.

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    1. Thanks Lyn, and doesn't time go quick, was surprised when I realised how long you'd been blogging too.

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  11. Very happy three year anniversary to you! I can't believe it's been that long.

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    1. Thanks Simon, I don't know where the time goes.

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  12. Happy birthday! Long may it continue!

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  13. well done on three years ,all the best stu

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