Monday, September 07, 2009

4 Year Bloggerversary

Four Years ago today I started this blog. I was sitting at my desk at work, eating my lunch, and just wrote a little post and started a new blog. I had two other blogs that I was sure were meaningful and should find huge readership, and this blog I had my doubts about from the get go. Shows you how much I know, eh?

I have learned so much from blogging. I have learned things about myself - like the fact that I really do have the discipline necessary to write something every single day - usually about the same time each day - and other things as well. I have learned a lot about other people too. I have learned about our fellowship. I have learned about our program. I have learned that some of my dearest held beliefs were just plain wrong-headed. I have learned to like people I didn't want to like, and I have learned that I should not trust people as easily as I have.

I have met people right here whose friendship I treasure. I don't consider these some kind of cyber friendships or remote friendships at all... but real true friendships.

I have been able to see what people who come to AA think about us, because they sit at their computers, in the privacy of their own homes, and tell us by blogging about it. If I will set aside my own defensiveness, I can take an honest look at it and see what my role may be. And it can never be bad to take an honest look at what my role is.

So, I want to thank all the bloggers who sit down every day and write something, and come by and comment. We really share things from our hearts and I feel that I really know you. I really appreciate what you have added to my sobriety.

Love,
MC

21 comments:

Mike Golch said...

MC,congrats on 4 years of blogging.

Hope said...

I am so glad you wrote that initial post and kept on writing.
Happy anniversary!

Scott W said...

Since 11/18/13 everything in my life is more than I bargained for. And more than I hoped for. Blogging has been a real reinforcement for me in sobriety. I have kept the commitment for nearly five years.

Scott W said...

Uh, that would be 11/18/03.

Mary Christine said...

Thank you Scott. I was really confused by that!

garden-variety drunk said...

thanks for your perseverance in the blog world and for setting a standard for quality sober blogging :)

Akannie said...

4 years is a lot of discipline. Congrats. I am at it for a little over a year and feel like I'm running out of gas already, lol.

Lou said...

My daughter introduced me to blogging. Until 2 years ago, it was something I thought was too high tech for me..;)

After a year and a half, I can appreciate doing it for 4 years.

dAAve said...

It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous. The most satisfactory years of your existence lie in blogging.
Near you, alcoholics are typing hopelessly like people in a sinking ship. Among them you will make lifelong friends. You will be bound to them with your keyboard and modem.
Or something like that.

valblog said...

Thanks so much, I work night-shift 7 nights on and it is hard to get to meetings until my 7 days off. I am reminded when I read your blog that life is great, despite challenges, and that the gift of sobriety is best shared. Love and Happy Anniversary!

Di-Git said...

I have just begun to blog but find inspiration in reading what others in AA are bloggin about.
one day at a time
Thanks

Tall Kay said...

Happy Bloggerversary! (I like that word). Thank you for the time and effort you give everyday. You really do make a difference.

Mary LA said...

Congratulations Mary Christine!

I have learned so much through reading and connecting with recovery bloggers.

Scott said...

happy 4th bloggerversary! I know I've enjoyed reading your blog since I came around the the blogosphere about 3 and half years ago.

Pam said...

Love to you my blogger friend, my phone friend, my email friend, my "in person" friend, my sister in recovery....my sweet vidalia onion.

Kathy Lynne said...

very grateful for your blog AND your discipline. Still building my own disciplne and making progress though far from perfect. Blogging has been instrumental in my sobriety. It was one of my original introductions to AA and where I spent my first day of sobriety. So thank you...and congratulations!

wendy said...

I went back and read your original post. Because of what I was writing on my blog two years ago, someone reached out and 12 stepped me. So it does happen. Almost two years later, my life is so different than I ever expected. Thanks for what you've added to my sobriety.

God Is said...

Congrats and thank you for being a voice of sobriety in the wilderness of the net.

Ed G. said...

Congrats!

...and, I truly appreciate and honor your efforts.

As someone who's set aside my ability to keep up with you in terms of the discipline (blogging, exercise, etc.), I have learned a great deal and do believe that you set a standard for both blogging and recovery that has helped me and many...

I count you as a precious friend on my journey.

Blessings and aloha...

Syd said...

I really appreciate what you write. You were one of the first bloggers that I read. And your message continues from what you wrote then to what you write today. You have tremendous dedication to yourself and the program. Thanks MC.

GG said...

Happy 4th! Reading your blog has expanded my understanding. I appreciate it enormously. Keep blogging!