Happy One Year Blog-a-versary To Me!

Dear Family and Friends,

It’s been one year since I threw myself into the world of blogging.  I had no idea what to expect; it was sink or swim.  All I had was the vague goal of sharing certain thoughts, aspects of my life, and fictional stories with you.

Exposing myself like that was out of my comfort zone.  It was scary (read terrifying) not knowing what people would think of or how they would react to my posts.

The experience has been a pleasant surprise.  Blogging exposed me to a group of talented, interesting and intelligent individuals, and reminded me of how supportive my friends and family are (also a group of wonderful, and fascinating individuals).  You made this a painless experience and I thank you for taking this journey with me, for following, reading, liking, and commenting on my blog.

As I venture into Year 2, I realize that my blog is a work in progress.  I hope it continues to grow and entertain.

on the content and let me know your thoughts.

Here’s to another year together!


  19 comments for “Happy One Year Blog-a-versary To Me!

  1. January 22, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Congrats! I felt the same way when I started, and it has become a fun and fascinating place to exchange information, artwork, cheer and sometimes emotional moments of real connection. I love it! I’m glad I got to know you a bit this year, and I’ll look forward to more posts here. – Sheri

    • jrusoloward
      January 23, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      Thank you, Sheri! It’s definitely a new world!

  2. January 22, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    congratulations! – Shawn

    • jrusoloward
      January 23, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks, Shawn!

  3. Ariana
    January 22, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Congratulations on a whole year! I’m so glad you are blogging, it lets me see inside your wacky world and hear all of your marvelous stories. You really are meant to write Jo Ann.

    • jrusoloward
      January 23, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks, Ariana! Sometimes I wonder if my real life is too strange for fiction, lol!

  4. Lisa
    January 23, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Congratulations Jo Ann! Although I do not like your posts or comment, I enjoy reading your blog. Looking forward to year 2.

    • jrusoloward
      January 23, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks, Lisa! I appreciate that!

  5. January 23, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Many many congratulations.🎉

    • jrusoloward
      January 23, 2018 at 10:53 pm

      Thank you!

  6. January 24, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Congratulations! Your blogs are thoroughly entertaining – imaginative, hilarious, and well-written. May the muse be with you so that we may continue to enjoy the fruits of your genius. 🌹

    • jrusoloward
      January 24, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      I appreciate that! This humble writer can only hope for continued inspiration.

  7. roampicturesllc
    January 25, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Such a milestone! Keep up the great work.

    • jrusoloward
      January 25, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      That’s the goal! Thanks!

  8. January 25, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Congrats and happy anniversary..

    • jrusoloward
      January 25, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you!

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      January 29, 2018 at 7:14 am


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