My 50th Post!

“By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.” Marie Dressler

Picture by Cally Jamis Vennare

Here I am, at my 50th post. It’s hard to believe it but yes, that’s 50 stories on Katherine’s Daughter.

First I want to thank you, my friend for reading this blog. I can’t believe the friends I’ve made (and found) through my writing and I know it’s only going to get better. I can’t wait to see who I’ll know in another 50 posts from now.

There has been much pleasure in writing this blog and very little pain. The pain has mostly come from learning the technology to use my host company, WordPress, to its fullest. I am still in the learning process but I am much braver than I used to be! If anything, I have more confidence with themes, appearances, settings and such, something I never really knew anything about.

The pleasure of writing my blog is equivalent to me holding both my arms wide open. It is limitless. If I try not to over think, over criticize or over edit myself, it is truly a wonderful experience. It does take a certain discipline to sit down and create stories. But I don’t try and force them; I just listen to my heart and soul. That’s all you really have to do.

If you’re reading this and have ever thought of having a blog, I want to encourage you to go for it! (What are you waiting for?) My only advice to you is to have your blog name picked out before you get started. After that, it’s all a delicious piece of cake.

So thank you again, for being one of my readers! I appreciate you more than you know. Onward, to the next fifty stories!

*Bloggers- if you’re reading this, what keeps you going, what keeps you writing?

Join me on my graceful journey.

12 Replies to “My 50th Post!”

  1. Congratulations, Joanne!! What a wonderful feeling, and I agree that blogging can be quite rewarding on its own. And there are so many wonderful people “out there”, from all over the world who are as willing and able to encourage us along our path, as we are for them..

    It’s a pleasure to have met you. I enjoy your stories very much, and look forward to 50 more and beyond!!

    Blessings for more wonderful writing,
    Marianne xo

    1. Marianne, meeting you has been a great blessing. I love your blog as well and look forward to many more years of our friendship! Love, Joanne

  2. Once again, reading your blog has uplifted me and given me that final, much needed nudge to get my blog going! You are an inspiration! Today, I share in the celebration of your 50th article. What an achievement. Thank you for opening your heart to us and sharing your positive thoughts. As always, I found myself smiling and nodding in agreement as I read your words. Perhaps I can use this motivation to make that initial post. What am I waiting for, anyway?

    Thank You!

    1. Hi Diana! I had you in mind when I said “what are you waiting for?”! I hope you will decide to take the plunge and start your blog! So glad you are uplifted today; that makes me feel really good! Blessings, Joanne

  3. WooHOO! 50 is certainly a reason to celebrate. Every single time I read your thoughts I feel a little bit of goodness and grace wash over me. You write, exactly how I think you would chat in person over a good cup of joe. Thank you for sharing and passing on a bit of your spirit every time you sit down to your computer. I will be back, for I like myself when I am “with” you.

    Grace and Peace, Daleen

    ps. Once I started blogging, I no longer wake up in the middle of the night with an idea or something I need to get off my chest. I can tell when I need to head back to blogland! It helps, it really does.

    1. Daleen, It is always good to hear from you. I want you to feel like you are at my kitchen table sharing coffee with me! I love your blog too and always look forward to hearing from you…Blessings, Joanne

  4. Congratulations Joanne!! I welcome and so enjoy your stories of grace and love! I know you must receive as much grace and love from sharing your stories that we do in reading them….looking forward to reading number 51.

  5. Jo, I remember when your blog was just an idea. That wasn’t too long ago, you know. Your diligence, and your talent, have created a beautiful blog that is a tribute to you, your life experiences and our mom. Thank you for sharing that gift with all of us. Happy 50th! xoxo Cally

    1. Cally, thank you! You and Mary have been a huge part of this! Thank goodness for your encouragements and advice! Love, Jo xo

  6. Congratulations! 50 is quite the milestone! I just hit 20 recently and was so excited (and proud!). I’m excited I found your blog and am looking forward to browsing through some of your other posts.

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