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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Jan 4th 2006 I started blogging

This is post # 295

This is the link to my very first blog post.
http://barbwheeland.blogspot.com/2006/01/introduction.html#links

When I started blogging this time last year I had no idea where it would bring me.

It brought me to good friends like the stroumboulopouli and the strombo forum and many more on the links to your right.

I met interesting characters like Kyle of One Red Paperclip.

I met George Stroumboulopoulos and Jian Ghomeshi of The Hour along with the wonderful crew of The Hour. The one member of that crew that was key in nudging my life in a new direction is Jeremy, the original Web Producer of The Hour. He linked this blog to The Hour's website via the blogtracker when I wrote a post about George breaking the news about Jose being traded...Over the next few months Jeremy answered my emails and sparked my brain. was that just this past spring? Bloggers gathered, we created the stroumboulopouli and by doing that with Alana, Allison, Becky, Barbara B, Evelyne and Jas, it gave me more inspiration and more confidence to do different things. George is my inspiration as well. He tend to inspire all kinds of people, as I meet more and more of his fans I hear it all the time. You too eh?

I moved to Toronto over the summer because there is more opportunities in the media industry and more things for me to blog about.
I'm a Leo, I need to be in the action.
I love to be free to go to The Hour if I am going to write about it.
I need to grow and stretch and learn and experience new things and blog about it...this blog is a testament to that.
I do currently have a job in media and it's giving me great experience. I won't say where.
You got it, I don't blog about everything. I hope my blog is entertaining to you. To me it has been a therapy helping me in my period of mourning to become who I am today. I started it trying to be... able to step to the next level in my life.

I have taken many small steps and missteps (you learn more from those) in this last year.
I would like to thank all the people in my life, my family, my friends on-line, my friends in Montreal past and present, my co-workers, my new friends in Toronto, all the people who put up with me. So sweet of you.

My love is Graham MacNicoll who died on June 2nd 2004. The journey with you in it for those three years helps me get through the rest of lifes journey. I feel your energy around at this moment and in odd moments.
I wish you were here physically every day. How different would that journey be?

Don't worry about me Graham, I won't be sad and I won't be lonely. Those were not things I was trying to be, but things I was trying not to be.

Being myself now that I know who that is.
Barbara W.

Cheers!
Happy New Year!

13 comments:

Allison said...

Happy Blog anniversary!!
Sounds like you've had a great year. You knew blogging could help to open so many different doors?

Ocean said...

Happy Blogaversary! Glad you stayed with it. I enjoy reading your blog. Someone needs to bake you a bloggy cake :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

My cakes always turn out bloggy, hahaha.

Happy Blogaversary!The internetz is fabulous at make increasingly large circles of influence.

Barbara said...

Thank you Allison, Ocean and Barbara B. To celebrate I'll bake the cake for you guys.

I went to a cheery little movie tonight called Pan's Labyrinth... OK not so cheery more a dark and violent tale of death and rebirth.
with subtitles. Beautiful film 'cept for the parts I had to close my eyes for...

TMcG said...

Happy Blog anniversary and Happy New Year.

Wishing you all the best for 2007!

Looking forward to seeing Pan's Labyrinth. (not playing here in MTL yet so maybe I need to move to Toronto ha ha!!!)

Take care.

Barbara said...

Odd that it's not playing yet... maybe the French translation is not ready yet... the movie is in Spanish with Eng subtitles....

Smalltown RN said...

A Canadian....haven't come across to many of us on my walk today. I just left Oceans place and thought I would drop by. Happy blog anniversary!

Cheers

Barbara said...

Hi smalltown RN welcome. Most of the links on my sidebar are Canadian... lots of us around.
I recommend them all

Toccata said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Wow, it will be fun reading to see what new and exciting things you do in 2007!

Rose said...

Happy Blog Anniversary. Did you know that I live two hours from you? By the way I drop by your blog by way of RN's Blog Hopping.

Barbara said...

Thank you Toccata. And thank you Rose, welcome. Two Hours is like commute time to some Torontonian...

I better go do exciting things now so I can post.

I did just recently post on the Stroumboulopouli about my week so far...LOL

Jas Bhambra said...

Happy new year and a happy Blogoversary as well. Hope you are doing great, Barbara.

Barbara said...

Hi Jas, Happy New Year. I am doing well as you can read on the stroumboulopouli I am having fun with that... and here.