WordPress Blog – my one year anniversary

WP notified me yesterday that it was my one year anniversary blogging – time has flown by.  For the most part this has been a great experience and with very few hiccups – for that I couldn’t be more happy using WordPress.  Thank you to WP and staff you have given me a great tool to connect with some fantastic people all over the world.

To all of my followers and those visiting my blog, a big thank you!  You’ve enriched me as an individual, I’ve had some wonderful experiences as I ventured out into this method of social media and opened my eyes to new cultures, places and ideas.  It has made me a better person.

Thank you for the 24,879 visits, 2,269 comments and a big bow to the 230 followers – fabulous patience you all have!  Your comments, likes, respectful support and encouragement to my posts has helped me grow as an artist.

I’ve just celebrated my 2nd year as an oil pastel artist, June of 2011.  A main reason for starting this blog was to gauge public reaction to my oil pastel paintings – thank you, you’ve been exceptional with your generous spirit.

Here is my thanks to everyone with roses from my garden !

Roses 2013

(to www.countrywomanpaints.com these are the David Austin roses “William Shakespeare” we wrote about – wonderful deep old English aroma)

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50 Responses to WordPress Blog – my one year anniversary

  1. ĽAdelaide says:

    well second comment is the charm…can’t wait to plant this gorgeous rose. thanks for posting him and the link too. 🙂

    congrats on your fabulous blog and your lovely art. i am always amazed at your talent. xox

  2. ĽAdelaide says:

    hi Mary…. and yes, just a gorgeous rose i cannot wait to plant! congrats to you on your success. your art is amazing. 🙂


    • Mary says:

      L’Adelaide thank you so much – this beautiful rose bush is blooming again. I can’t wait to see what you think when it blooms. I wonder if the color will be deeper because of the land chemical differences and how you water/fertilize.

  3. Mary, so glad to have found you and your terrific blog. Many more years to come, I hope. Congratulations.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Elena, thank you for your wonderful comment – I really appreciate it and all your encouragement. Your blog was a great find for me, your creativity and talent has been mesmerizing and inspirational.

  4. iarxiv says:

    Congrats! I’m glad you decided to present your work via this blog – it’s been fun and instructive following along 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thank you very much for your kind words and support all this time, means a lot to me. I’ve truly enjoyed the piglet adventures and art, your blog is a beautiful place to visit each day.

  5. nutsfortreasure says:

    Wonderful News Congrats!!!!! Love your work!

  6. Healthy A-Z says:

    Following you this year has been such a pleasure. I have learned so much, and I have a much greater appreciation for the process. And you know I love your work!! 🙂 You are remarkablel!! Happy Anniversary, Mary!!!

    • Mary says:

      Ah Cyndi I think you were my first like, comment and follower! I’ve loved every minute of your enthusiastic support and encouragement – major big hug from Texas, my friend!

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  8. doronart says:

    Mary happy anniversary it is pleasure to have people like you over here.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Mary, happy anniversary it is great to have people like you over here.

  10. Happy Birthday Mary, for this year!:)
    You have a beautiful artistic creativity. Congratulations!

  11. Happy anniversary, Mary!!! It’s a treat to follow your blog and see your wonderful paintings! 😀

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Calee you’re very kind. I love looking at your photography – it shows me an unbelievable world that I wouldn’t see.

  12. Congratulations Mary! We are all lucky to have you and be able to learn from you as well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us.

    • Mary says:

      Patricia you are so kind and generous in your comments. Thank you so much! I love the art you are creating, it’s brilliant with vibrant colors – your very talented.

  13. Francesca says:

    Happy Anniversary, Mary! And thank you for sweetening my days with your talent. Enjoy your day! 🙂

  14. Petronette says:

    I can remember you started your blog, but not that it was one year ago. Time flies !

    • Mary says:

      Hi Petronette, yes you’ve been right there from the beginning and I’ve appreciated all your encouragement. Thank you for your kind wishes, means a lot!

  15. Happy Anniversary!!! Let the journey continues to have more and more Anniversary!!! Beautiful flower!!!

  16. Stefano says:

    Congrats, Mary: happy blog anniversary! 🙂

  17. artscottnet says:

    Congratulations and Happy AnniBlogversary! The roses are beautiful. It’s been a pleasure to see your work and to be inspired by your informative, encouraging and supportive articles and comments, thank you, Mary!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Scott, so nice – thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate it and am glad that you happened upon my blog, I was introduced to your wonderful world – both art and life.

  18. Dear Mary,
    Congratulations. I follow your unique blog for almost a year and would like to say that I got a hug pleasure watching your works and following your activity. Thank you my tender soul friend. Wish you all the best in your blog and in your life.


    • Mary says:

      Thank you Arlen – your generous words mean a lot. It’s been a pleasure following your blog and seeing the world through your eyes – there is a sensitivity that’s unmatched.

  19. lovinchelle says:

    Congratulations to you and your wonderful blog

  20. Pink Saucer says:

    Happy Anniversary! 🙂 I love WordPress too!

  21. Happy Anniversary…the ONE year is such a milestone!!! Thank you for the flowers.

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Laurie, I’m so glad you like the flowers. I’ve learned a lot from your blog about taking photographs and what to do with them – so glad I’m following your blog.

  22. Happy Anniversary, Mary. May we have the delight of many many such anniversaries to come!
    🙂 …and a very happy August!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you very much Marina – I’ve learned a lot about marketing art as I watch how you’ve managed to create a fabulous store for your wonderful creations. Your following shows how much your talent and works are thought of. It’s been all my pleasure!

  23. Congratulations!!!! It’s an honor to see your work, and I always look forward to opening your most recent post!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Lisa can’t tell you how much I appreciate your comments and encouragement. You are an example of what good is in this world – it’s an honor to have met you and see your great works of art. Thank you!

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