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Today is my one year anniversary of blogging.

I’ve been thinking of how to celebrate this special day, and I knew what had to be done.

For the past few months I have been wanting to get my “Blogging Buddies” page rewritten, so I have made it my mission to have it done by today.

For those of you who aren’t aware of my Blogging Buddies page, here’s the premise:

When I started blogging, I wanted to show my appreciation to anyone who commented on either this, or my Observation Mountain (OM) blog. I created a page, which was a list of links to everyone’s site. After researching “link farms” it became obvious I might have created one with this list of links, so I took the page down.

I have now rewritten it, and included more text.

It’s my way of thanking all of my loyal readers and commenters for providing me with support, motivation, inspiration and friendship during the past year.

So, without further ado, here’s my new and updated “Blogging Buddies” page.

From here on in, you can find it in the header.

As new commenters arrive, their names will be added to the page.

To everyone…., thank you for your support.

I’m sending you all cyberspace (((((hugs))))) πŸ™‚

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  1. Debbie YostNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Bloggiversary! I am so grateful to have you as one of my daily reads. I have learned so much from you, and even today you have taught me something. I have never heard of a “link farm” but I’m sure my “blogroll” may fall under that category. I plan on correcting it — some day when I have nothing better to do (hee hee.)

    Have a great day and enjoy that yummy dessert you have up there. It looks awesome!

    Debbie Yost’s last blog post..Utter Humiliation

  2. David LanoNo Gravatar says:


    Congratulations! Your Blogging Buddies page is stupendous. I greatly admire and look forward to your every post. Keep up the good work! πŸ˜€

    David Lano’s last blog post..The Gift Economy, And Why It’s Refreshing

  3. Barbara, I took a look at your Blogging Buddies list. It must have taken forever to write all that! Thanks for putting in all the effort, and happy anniversary! Do you and your blogs have any special plans tonight?

    Hunter Nuttall’s last blog post..A Complaint Free World

  4. NezNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulations, Barbara!

    I, too, appreciate all the though-provoking, interesting, and useful posts you’ve blogged.

    Here’s to another great year in the blogosphere!

    Nez’s last blog post..Dial ?M? for Blogger

  5. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – Happy Anniversary. That dessert looks fab. Did you make it yourself?

    Thank you for including me on your blogging buddies page. It’s an amazing resource and it must have taken you ages to put together.

    Cath Lawson’s last blog post..Is Fear Stunting Your Growth?

  6. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Debbie,

    Thank you for the well wishes.

    Re: the link farm, I’ve never heard that a blogroll can be a link farm, and I’m not positive that a page (vs a post), would be considered as one, but I didn’t want to take a chance when I wrote my Blogging Buddies page.

    Hi David,

    Your compliments are so kind. I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying my writings. I’ll be over to your blog later to read that latest post of yours.

    Hi Hunter,

    Your well wishes are greatly appreciated. I think me and the blogs will take a trip down memory lane. I have a feeling that may inspire topics for a few more posts.

    It was time consuming to put the Blogging Buddies page together, but that’s the least I can do. You all are so loyal to me.

    Hi Nez,

    Thank you!

    I’m looking forward to my second year. It will be fun following all of you as well. We’re in this together.

    Hi Catherine,

    Your generosity and support are always a blessing, and for that I am grateful.

    The dessert does look yummy hey? I give credit to the photographer, but unfortunately don’t have any to taste.

  7. Barbara – You Rock! It’s time to celebrate your own accomplishment of blogging for a year. And you celebrate by generously listing and linking to your blogging buddies. Very thoughtful of you!

    sterling | bizlift’s last blog post..Update – New Champ, Paris-Nice and Full Feed

  8. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Sterling,

    Thank you for the kind words.

    Without all of my loyal readers and commenters, I don’t know if I could have stayed motivated to keep writing.

  9. Congrats Barbara, Keep up the great work, you’ve been very helpful in helping me figure it all out.

    Natural Woman’s last blog post..Money Monday Tip #20

  10. J2RNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Bday!!!!!!!!
    Your blog def came a long way !!!

    Keep up the excellent work!

    J2R’s last blog post..The new bubble – we caused this by being impatient

  11. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Natural,

    Your encouraging words are most appreciated. πŸ™‚

    Hi J2R

    Can you believe…a year already? I’m guessing your’s is getting close to that too.

    Thank you for dropping by and sharing in my celebration.

  12. Happy Anniversary Barbara,

    We all know it takes motivation and persistence to keep blogging for a year. And you’ve clearly got both.

    You’ve also got generosity. Which makes this a special blog.

    Thanks for the links. Also, I’m sure we must be related–let’s communicate offline and check it out!

    Thanks, Kaye Swafford

    Kaye Swafford’s last blog post..T-Shirt Therapy Does the Trick

  13. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Kaye,

    Persistence does pay off, doesn’t it.

    Thank you for your kind words. I’ll send you and email and we’ll figure out if we’ll see if we can find that “common relative”.

  14. NatashaNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Anniversary! I promise you I thought I congratulated you already, but I get so busy at work that I probably forgot to press the submit button.. *sigh. Be safe. πŸ™‚

    Natasha’s last blog post..Elephants and Art Skills

  15. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Natasha,

    Thank you for the well wishes.

    It won’t be long and I can be saying the same to you. πŸ™‚

    Happy Blogging!

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  17. TatiNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulations Barbara
    You are very persistent.
    Your blog is one of my favorites.
    Good job !
    Keep on doing!!!

    Tatis last blog post..Be honest with your finances, even if they’re bad.

  18. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Tati,

    Welcome to the BWAB community!

    Thank you for your kind words. I truly appreciate them.