Tuesday, July 16, 2019

14th Blog Anniversary!

Today I'm thrilled to mark another anniversary here at Laura's Miscellaneous Musings.

It's hard to believe, but this blog started 14 years ago today!

Blogging continues to be one of the most rewarding things in my life. It's led to countless special experiences and getting to know many wonderful people. I don't ever take any of it for granted.

It's also a particular thrill when I learn that someone has enjoyed a film or book after reading about it here. I love helping others find "good stuff" to enjoy.

My most sincere thanks to all my readers for your continuing friendship and support.

Previous blog anniversaries: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

20 Comments:

Blogger Margot Shelby said...

Happy Blogiversary! 14 years is really good. Keep up the good work.

8:50 AM  
Blogger DKoren said...

Woo! Congratulations! 14 years! Your blog remains a highlght of my online day, here's to many more fulfilling years!

9:49 AM  
Blogger barrylane said...

Nothing profound about my feeling or this comment, but you are a nice person to have around. Much appreciated.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Congrats!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Jerry Entract said...

That's some achievement, Laura! I never miss it and value the friendship created by it a great deal.

2:47 PM  
Blogger mel said...

Nice work, Laura. May you continue for a long, long time.

Congratulations and best wishes.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Dear Margot, Deb, Barrylane, Amanda, Jerry and Mel,

My great thanks to each of you for taking the time to post such nice messages today! Getting to know you all is one of the joys of blogging. I treasure our friendships and the opportunities we have to share the things we enjoy with one another.

Best wishes,
Laura

10:00 PM  
Blogger Walter S. said...

Laura, I so admire you for what you do with your blog site. I know that it takes a lot of work and gumption on your part. I enjoy reading your write-ups and using the links that you post. Also, I value your friendship.

Congratulations, best wishes, and good health to you and your family.

12:51 AM  
Blogger Caftan Woman said...

You make the online world a wonderful place.

5:15 AM  
Blogger Michael J. Ryan, Ph.D. said...

Thanks for all your hard work running this terrific blog! It's been a fountain of information to help guide my movie watching.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Stefano said...

Laura, many thanks for your enthusiasm, reviews, and heads-up on the film scene. Was it a coincidence that you started the blog on Disneyland's birthday?

9:17 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Walter, Caftan Woman, Michael, and Stefano,

Thank you so much for the lovely comments, they were a great way to start my day!

Walter and Michael, I'm delighted to hear that the links and information provided here are helpful, hearing that is one of my favorite things about writing this blog!

Stefano, the truth is that our oldest daughter was waiting for Harry Potter Book 6 on July 16th, 2005, and decided it would be the perfect time to help her mom set up a blog while she was watching out the window for the FedEx truck. :) I'm so grateful for her help getting me started blogging! You probably won't be surprised that my second post here on that very first day was about Disneyland's 50th birthday, which took place the next day on July 17th, 2005.

Caftan Woman, you put a tear in my eye -- you are a special lady, and that means a lot coming from you.

Best wishes,
Laura

10:20 AM  
Blogger Seth said...

Happy anniversary, Laura! You should start planning a big 15th anniversary bash so we can all get together next year to celebrate....

7:24 PM  
Blogger SimpleGifts said...

I'm late in joining in the congratulations but Happy Blogiversary to a terrific blog and a lovely friend. Hugs, Jane

8:47 PM  
Blogger Vienna said...

Many congrats. I read your blog every day and love reading about films new to me.

12:35 AM  
Blogger Raquel Stecher said...

Many congrats on a wonderful 14 years. I'm always in awe of your achievements, your consistency and your hard work. Also your passion for what you cover comes through!

6:52 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks to you all, Seth, Jane, Vienna, and Raquel! It occurs to me that thanks to this blog I've been able to meet and get to know three of you, isn't that something?! (Vienna, maybe one day we'll have that good fortune as well!) Thank you all so much for reading and for you kind words and especially your friendship.

Best wishes,
Laura

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Congratulations! Your blog is a wonderful resource to learn about classic Hollywood films, as well as great perspective on newer films. I think I found you through an internet search for information on a particular film noir (can’t remember the exact film). I have returned regularly ever since. Thanks for covering the noir film festivals and films noir so well.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Doug, Thank you so much! That's wonderful to hear. Very glad you found me! Delighted to know you are finding so much useful info here and that you're a regular reader. Thank you for letting me know!

Best wishes,
Laura

4:45 PM  
Blogger KC said...

Happy Anniversary my friend! xo

6:14 PM  

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