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Leave it to Sarah Brentyn of Lemon Shark, to think of a humiliating blog challenge, lol. Sarah has chosen me among her 5 picks to reblog my very first post on WordPress.

 

Now we all now how we cringe when we look back at some of our earlier works, especially when we first begin blogging and have no real concept of what on earth we want to blog about. But Sarah has chosen me as one of the blogger’s  to visit the depth’s of my archives and I’m not going to chicken out.

Ironically, although this was the first post showing up, February 2013, WordPress has recently congratulated me on 5 years of blogging. I’m not sure where they got that first year from, possibly when I began blogging at ‘Myspace’ and moved over to WordPress and had copied over some of those posts, and maybe I had deleted them when I moved over to self-hosted WordPress, but whatever the case, I SWEAR SARAH BRENTYN, this is the first one I found. LOL. As Sarah had made it blatantly clear, we are not to substitute for the first post we’ve made.

Now, I can’t remember that far back, but seeing as I like to read and write about inspirational things, I’m guessing I chose to write this post categorized in ‘inspiration’.

 

#MyFirstPostRevisited

Awakenings – My first blog post from the Hall of Shame

 

 

Arizona

ISN’T LIFE JUST FULL OF SURPRISES?  JUST WHEN WE ARE READY TO THROW IN OUR TOWELS AND ACCEPT WHAT IT IS WE THINK IS THE WAY IT HAS TO BE YOU CAN OPEN A WINDOW AND FIND THAT IF YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH THERE IS A PATH TO THE DOOR. 
STAY NESTLED IN YOUR COZY LITTLE LIFE THE WAY IT IS OR OPEN THE DOOR AND TAKE A CHANCE ON WHAT LURKS BEHIND IT.  YOU MAY JUST FIND THAT THE THRILL OF LIFE NEVER HAS TO END SOMEWHERE AT SOME POINT, 
DO NOT ACCEPT “NOT ENOUGH”, GO FOR THE BIG BRASS RING BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T YOU WILL NEVER KNOW AND THAT IS NOT LIVING LIFE COMPLETE.
DGKaye ©2013
Yup, I copied it over, caps and all!

 

Here are Sarah’s rules for being abducted participating in this challenge

 

Obvious rules:

  • No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.)
  • Link back to the person who tagged you (thank them if you feel like it or, if not, curse them with a plague of ladybugs).

Other rules:

  • Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)
  • Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.
  • Tag…um…ten two twelve five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge.
  • Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog (don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).
  • Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post.
  • Include “the rules” in your post.

Completely silly rules that I’m making up as I type:

  • Drink a glass of wine, bottle of beer, cup of coffee, mug of herbal tea or whatever floats your boat after you hit “publish”. (In other words, toast yourself. Go you!)
  • Read the post out loud in a Mickey Mouse voice.

 

Now go over to Sarah’s original post and read her first blog post, which, quite frankly, I don’t think is terrible at all.

 

“I’m calling out bloggers to publicly share their very first post. I want to see them all. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Whether you’re thrilled to have an excuse to dig out that old post and give it some fresh air or you’re seriously considering deleting it after I tag you, I want to see it. .  .”  CONTINUE READING

Oh, and who are my 5 victims bloggers I’m choosing to join in?

 

Sally Cronin

Tina Frisco

Sherri Mathews

Hugh Roberts

Shehanne Moore

Lol Enjoy! I can’t wait to read them!

 

Note* I wasn’t intending on posting anything new until I reached Arizona, but I couldn’t say no to Sarah and being that this post will be live the day before I travel, please bear with me on the time lag it will take me to reply to your comments, but rest assured, I will be reading and replying while I’m away. And I will be checking up on those of you who’ve I’ve dragged into this too! 🙂

 

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  1. That wasn’t so bad, Debby. Well, not sure why all the caps, but…Ha ha ha. It is fun to see how our blogs have evolved and matured over time as we find our niches and voices. 😀

    1. Lol thanks Diana. Yes, caps, beauty huh? I pasted it from the original. I think that was before I understood caps were ‘shouting’. LOL 🙂

    1. Lol, thanks Patricia. 🙂 <3

  2. I like it. The hell wi the caps! It is hard to go out there into the world and sound knowledgeable and all. Well done lady. A weapon even then xxxxxx (And xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for the nomination,)

    1. Lmaooooooooooo you crack me up! Love the weapons! And can’t wait to see what you’re going to come up with!!!! About time I got you back! LOLLLLLLLLLLL 🙂 🙂 xoxo

  3. PPS for some reason the like button never loads on your posts or the images of those who have liked it. Bloody blog probs x

    1. Grr, that happens to me lately on other people’s blogs. First I hear about mine. No doubt the Weirdpress gremlins are at work again! 🙁 o

  4. I just love your enthusiasm, Debby!! It points to where your thoughts were and is a shout out to all like-minded people! ‘YOU MAY JUST FIND THAT THE THRILL OF LIFE NEVER HAS TO END SOMEWHERE AT SOME POINT.’ I’ll toast to that!!🍸😀

    1. Yay thanks so much Annika for liking my ‘shameful’ first post, lol. 🙂 <3

  5. This is FUN!! LOL! Your first post was so good and inspiring, just a little short 🙂 Mine was also short but a little lengthier 🙂

    1. Lol, thanks Balroop. What did I know about, short, long, caps. I just let it fly. 🙂

  6. Not too shabby. LOL at the caps. You heard about the nearsighted student driver that startled the instructor with a shout when he or she saw the “Yield Right of Way” sign? “It said yell right away,” the driver said.

    1. Lol John. That was funny. YA I HAD A THING FOR CAPS! 🙂 🙂

  7. I am laughing so hard…I can’t stop. Debby! 😀 You are too much. I am so glad you decided to take part in this. AND YOU EVEN COPIED OVER THE CAPS! THAT IS SO AWESOME! LOL! Other than that, and your excellent sense of humor in this post, I actually loved the content of that first post. Truly. <3 And great choices for your five bloggers. Looking forward to seeing their first posts.

    1. Wait a minute here: “Leave it to Sarah Brentyn to think of a humiliating blog challenge…” I RESEMBLE THAT REMARK! 😉

      1. LOLLLLLLLLLLLL You so do resemble it! OMG you are cracking me uppppppppppppppppppppp! Now I have to go sleep fast to wake at 4am to get ready to catch a plane! I’ll see ya from the west coast tomorrow! 🙂 <3

        1. 😀 We’re cracking each other up, it would seem. Go to sleep! Have a wonderful (second) holiday.

          1. Lol, thanks Sarah. Yes, this blog challenge has certainly been most enjoyable on many counts! Ok, ok, ok, I’m replying to you from my balcony with morning coffee, looking at mountains!!! It doesn’t get much better than that. 🙂 🙂

    2. LOL thanks Sarah. It was a fun hunting expedition. Ya, I copied it as it was originally copied to WP from Myspace, lol. When I first started chatting on the internet yearsssssss ago, I had a bad habit of typing in caps. I thought they were easier to see, lol, and many people told me to stop ‘shouting’. Seriously, who decided caps meant shouting? Anyhoo, it may have been my rebellious nature to retain the caps at the time. And it seems the caps have become the highlight of the post LOL. 🙂 🙂 <3

      1. It really is fun. It’s so interesting to see where we started, if we changed our focus, our style… Or even our, um, love of ALL CAPS. That does seem to be a highlight, doesn’t it? I DON’T KNOW WHO DECIDED IT WAS SHOUTING BUT I CAN SEE HOW YOU’D THINK IT WAS EASIER TO SEE SINCE, YOU KNOW, IT KIND OF IS. 😉 Although, again, I do think the content is lovely. Sweet dreams!

        1. Lol Sarah, so glad to know you understand where my love of caps came in. Honestly, it is easier to read, but I can appreciate how caps stand out as a louder call to attention. Now, would I be classified as a raging maniac if I were to use bolded caps? LOLOLOL 🙂 <3

  8. That’s a great first post, Deb. I appreciate being targeted… Oops! I mean being nominated 🙂 I’ll slog through my billions of posts and try to make my way to the bottom 🙂 Enjoy Arizona! 💛

    1. Lol T. I know you have lots going on, so don’t stress. There is no deadline. I’m curious to read when you find the time. Hello from beautiful Arizona! 🙂 <3

  9. That’s a nice start, Deb. It’s forward thinking, positive, unending journey–much like writing. Twere I you, I’d be proud of that. Mine–not so much. I wish I’d delete it!

    1. Lol Jacqui, so I’ve heard that from quite a few bloggers. I have no shame, lol. 🙂

  10. Thanks so much for choosing me for this challenge, Debby. Unfortunately, I deleted my very first post sometime ago when I was going through all my posts deleting those images I was not quite sure were 100% free (can you guess who it was that got me onto doing that? There were two of you). The post did get two likes and was viewed five times, but it was defiantly written at a time that I was not being myself. I’m sure I was possessed at the time, so it had to go (along with another 50 or so posts).
    Your first post certainly gave readers something to think about. And, because it was all in capital letters, I imaged you shouting it. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging. I’ve just passed the 3 years milestone.
    xx

    1. Lol Hugh, you crack me up! And I completely understand your situation. And no worries, I’m going to give you a free pass to bail on the challenge because your reasons are valid! LOL. Yup, I DID LOVE THOSE CAPS!!!! Congrats on your 3 years my friend. Look how far we’ve come!
      BTW, I have a post coming out on the weekend about something else we should be leery of as bloggers regarding email requests. Stay tuned! I’m in sunny Arizona now, drinking coffee on my balcony looking at the beautiful mountains. 🙂 xoxo

      1. I think that post you talk about is my email box. Looks interesting, especially as I’m getting lots of enquires about guest posts at the moment.
        And I’m so envious about you looking at those mountains while drinking coffee on your balcony. We’ve got mountains as well, but it’s pouring down with rain today and just 48F. Plus, the weekend is looking the same.
        Enjoy the warmth and the sunshine.
        xx

        1. Arg Hugh, sorry about the drizzle and grey. I know well what that is like. This is a fantastic change for me. Now, perhaps I can take some photos this weekend to post for you to look at and put you in a sunnier state of mind, lol. 🙂 <3 Arizona hugs to you. xo
          P.S. Yes, of course the more popular your blog becomes, the more you are out there in the web world for people to seek you out, so we have to be diligent at what is genuine and what is beneficial 🙂

          1. Just left a comment on the post. Thank you, you’re a life-saver. 😀
            xx

          2. And you are too kind. <3

  11. Oh Deb, you crack me up! Your first post captures your inspirational spirit that’s for sure, even down to the caps!! You sure didn’t throw in the towel, here you are 5 years later living proof of pushing that door wide open! Thanks so much for tagging me as one of your victims – sorry, I mean, nominees lol! – I will try to get to it asap, it’s a nice easy challenge this as I don’t have to think of what to write, except for a few lines! Will have to think about who to tag… This will be great fun! Thinking of you in Arizona my friend…oh for that glorious sun! Enjoy every moment and see you soon! Love & hugs 🙂 <3 xoxo

    1. Lol, thanks Sher for being a sport. No worries, there’s no time limit, just when you get a chance, I’d love to see it, lol. As I won’t be around regularly, please message me when you decide to post so I don’t miss it! 🙂 Just unwinding today after a hectic travel day yesterday. Stay tuned for pictures as I capture some great moments in the coming days. 🙂 Big hugs back! xoxo <3 <3

      1. I will Deb, but don’t worry, it will be after you get back, I’m sure, but I will be sure to message you if not, you can count on it! Now go and relax and have a super fun time…and I’ll look forward to your gorgeous pics! More hugs coming right back! 🙂 <3 xoxo

        1. Thank you my sweet friend. Pics will be coming soon! 🙂 🙂 <3 xo

          1. Yay! 🙂 <3 <3 <3 🙂

  12. Hee heel, just read Hugh’s comment. I think I kept my own first posts, but they’re so boring and academic, no wants to see those again. I think I added a photo in case someone found one. Congrats on 5 years, enjoy Arizona!

    1. Lol, and thanks Terri. Sunny and warm here. 🙂

  13. I think it is just fine, Debby…caps and all, ha ha! Oh those first blog posts, so funny. I shudder to think!

    1. Lol, thanks Lana. A little embarrassing, but what’s a few caps among friends. 🙂

  14. Ha! There’s no shame in that at all, Debby. You’re still an inspiration. She got me too! Five of us in one blow! Thanks for sharing yours.

    1. Lol, thanks Norah. Ya, I know, I saw your name, lol. Now I’ll have to visit and see how you began too. 🙂

    2. Hi Debby,
      I thought I should share my post about revisiting my first post here, so here it is! http://wp.me/p3O5Jj-Sh Just to show there’s no shame in firsts. 🙂

      1. Thanks so much Norah. Ironically, I did come across it late last night while I was blog reading and left comment. 🙂 Thank you.

  15. Great to see your very first post too Debby.. 🙂 And haven’t we branched out since we tentatively pushed ajar that first door into blog land.. I am pleased our doors led us onto the same path.. And we now knock upon each others door often..
    I hope you are enjoying Arizona.
    Hugs and Much love <3

    1. I love the way you’ve phrased that Sue – we now knock upon each other’s door. So true, when we open doors we never know who will come in and it’s nice when the universe sends us many with common bonds. Glad to have exchanged doorways Sue. 🙂 xoxo <3 Photos will come soon from beautiful Arizona. <3

      1. My door is always open Debby and I look forward to those photo’s 🙂

        1. Thank you kind friend. 🙂 <3 <3

  16. This is a great idea, Debby. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to read your first post. 😉

  17. Pink AND caps?! Awesome way to make an impact 🙂

    1. Lol Raili, no kidding huh? Live and learn. 🙂

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