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I have been blogging for two years.  Two years.

You’d think I’d have more readers.

Well, I think I can say that this is one of those cases where quality is far more important than quantity, because I have the best readers in the blogosphere.  If they’re not exactly numerous, well – more people should be so discerning. 😛

(Actually, I have a great many readers – approximately 3,000 people visit my blog on a monthly basis, looking mostly for recipes and, more recently, photographs – I just don’t have that many commenters.  But those that do are the most wonderful, loyal people I’ve ever met.)

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t consider myself a “writer” nor do I have aspirations of being the next Dooce (although I will take this moment to express just the tiniest bit of envy of this particular blogger).  I don’t fit into any particular blogging “category” (the name of this blog says it all), and I’m not sure I have this “voice” that many other bloggers talk about.  I’m just a middle-aged woman who is fortunate enough to have an incredible husband, kids I love more than life itself, the cutest grandson in the Western hemisphere, a talent for cooking and a group of warm, witty, intelligent bloggy friends willing to share it all with me.

Who could possibly ask for more?

Well, besides a Nikon D90 with a macro lens and a garden full of crocus bulbs…

For more bloggy Spins, hop on over to Sprite’s Keeper.  And have a lovely weekend y’all.


Two years? CONGRATS! And I’m right there with you – the commenters I do have are the BEST, too! 🙂 I’m also right there with you on not ‘fitting’ into a ‘category’. Sometimes I wish I could do that, but other times it’s nice to be random. 😉 Have a great weekend my special Bloggy Friend! 🙂
.-= Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)´s last blog ..Aloha-Follow-Happy Hour Friday =-.

Monica says:

WOW 2 years! Congratulations! I love your blog and I think it fits in so many categories… it is hard to pick just one.
Have a great weekend!
.-= Monica´s last blog ..What A Beautiful Day! =-.

Suzicate says:

I’m happy to be one of those people that pops by each day to see what you’re up to and what good food you happen to be whipping up!
.-= Suzicate´s last blog ..Pinkies From Heaven =-.

Congrats on 2 years. I seriously thought you’d been doing this MUCH longer! When I started last year you were one of my gold standards. Everywhere I seemed to wind up, there would be references to Jan of Jan’s Sushi Bar. That’s how I found my way here, figuring I’d better check it out myself. Boy, am I glad I did!! Love you Jan.
.-= Maureen@IslandRoar´s last blog ..Spin Cycle: Blogging =-.

Darling Daughter says:

(insert witty comment here)

Happy bloggy anniversary!

Woo hoo!! TWO YEARS!! Yay Jan! My day is not complete without coming to visit you!

I am with you in adoring the pioneer woman. Meeting her was a highlight for me. How exciting for her that they are now going to make a movie about her. She rocks. Ok, now I’ll go back to muttering on my own little patch of the Internet ……
.-= Twenty Four At Heart´s last blog ..Fun Facts =-.

You do TOO have a voice! Your posts are consistent and clever and well written. People come back because they expect that out of you. That’s your voice. 🙂
Yeah, I just caught the news of the PW movie. Dude. She does have a great back story, but Reese Witherspoon? I would think more Amy Adams. (Wouldn’t have to dye the hair.)
You’re one of my absolute favorite bloggers and will always be as long as you’re here. Because I love your voice.
See? I brought back to the voice thing. YOU HAVE ONE!
You’re linked!
.-= Sprite’s Keeper´s last blog ..RTT: Showing my age one carrot at a time. =-.

Erin says:

You do have a voice. If you didn’t I wouldn’t be drawn to your posts. I like your community here and happy to call you bloggy friend.
Congrats on 2 years and getting this spin done. I may do this spin yet (because, you know, the blog hiatus isn’t working out for me…)

.-= Erin´s last blog ..this year glitter would be welcome =-.

LPC says:

Happy Anniversary! You totally have a voice, or else I’m insane, because I hear it in my head…Don’t envy the Pioneer Woman. She’s having a movie made of her romance. Yikes. Thanks for the crocuses.
.-= LPC´s last blog ..Decorating Your Beach House, Or Your Lake House, With Pillows =-.

I love me some sushi!!
.-= Erin@TheLocalsLoveIt´s last blog ..Spin Cycle – Blogging =-.

Anne Gibert says:

You are too a writer and you do too have a “voice”. I’d recognize it anywhere. And, besides, you’re just a kid. Keep on keeping on, girl. Love, Anne
.-= Anne Gibert´s last blog ..Stuffing my head with rocks =-.

Ellie Belen says:

Congratulations on two years of blogging. I am surprised that you’ve only been at it for two, I got the impression that you were a pro at it. Keep it up. I’ll keep coming back.
.-= Ellie Belen´s last blog ..Seven Weeks of Smokey =-.

Duchess says:

Husband, kids, grandson, readers, commenters, talent, friends and a very nice camera. I’d say you had quite a lot! As that Old Woman urges, keep on keeping on, Girl.
.-= Duchess´s last blog ..Gorilla warfare =-.

Michele says:

I can relate to the blog envy but I’m really not that good and figure that if anyone visits I’m good. I think you are just as terrific as her. You are clever and are a great cook. That’s perfect in my book.
.-= Michele´s last blog ..Happy St. Patrick’s Day =-.

Mrsbear says:

Well put, my bloggy friend. Many more years of blogging to you. And cooing, don’t forget the delicious meals, and baby pictures, and FOOD pictures. 😉
.-= Mrsbear´s last blog ..Aren’t They Precious? =-.

Pseudo says:

Have a wonderful weekend Jan. BTW. I love your writing. The way you write has so much voice and style, makes me feel like I know you and would give my right arm to hang out with you one day.
.-= Pseudo´s last blog ..Travel Tip Thursday: Standing Ovations =-.

Patty says:

Well, if it makes you feel any better, I have been blogging for almost 3 years now, and I have far fewer commenters than you do. I think, as a blogger, if it is fulfilling to you and if you have a few readers who can relate to you, you’re onto something. I have been amazed at the “friends” I have made through blogging.

I like your blog, and I just barely found it through sprite’s keeper.
.-= Patty´s last blog ..maybe I AM a superhero =-.

Di says:

No crocus celebration here yet, nor two year… but I’m working on it. Congrats on your two years and alllll those marvelous readers too! Muah!

The Blue Ridge Gal
.-= Di´s last blog ..Oldies With A New Twist =-.

Mama Badger says:

Happy Anniversary, Miss Jan. And you do have a voice. The voice of reason and sanity. That’s why people visit. And the food and cute baby? That’s why we come back every day. In my day, you’re like the cup of coffee at the diner counter. Where the locals all meet before heading off to work (even though I’ve learned not to stop by until a lunch plan is well established!)
.-= Mama Badger´s last blog ..I’d rather be… Monday =-.

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