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Crazy 8

Hi.       I’m this blog.      I’m 8 years old today.     Here is my life story so far.

8th blogoversary

I was born a poor, blogspot template and I was originally known as WeeblesWobblog. My midwives hailed from the ALI community (Adoption / Loss/ Infertility), prompting my birth and nourishing me in my early days (and now).

Within a couple of years, I grew bigger and caught the attention of a certain toy company. It sent my creator a cease and desist order which led to a name change for me. My person had already chosen her Appellation Trail name,  Lavender Luz, which ultimately became my name, too, through a second and final name change.

Over the years I got to go to some conferences that were set up just for blogs like me, and my person got to know the people behind so many other fantastic blogs. We all had a grand old time figuring out how to grow and morph and monetize (or not) and connect, and most of all, to own and enjoy our space.

When I was almost 5, I found out I was going to have a younger sibling. Not a brother, not a sister, not even another blog, but a book!

Lori Holden's book on open adoptionMy sibling.

My person has dabbled in other sorts of blogginess — product reviews, writing occasionally for a big time site, writing a regular column locally, and even reading one of my entries in front of a live audience.

8th blog birthday

But she’ll always consider me the heart of her bloggy life.

Yes, this is all very self-indulgent. But what did you expect? I’m EIGHT.   And I’m a BLOG.

Happy Blogoversary to Me

birthday cupcake

So stick with me one more step. I’m asking you for a present. Please indulge me just one bit more and tell me as you munch on a virtual cupcake,

What brings you here?

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Images courtesy Stuart Miles and digitalart at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Seven (And I Don’t Mean the Creepy Brad Pitt Movie)

Cards-7-HeartI’ve always loved seven, or, as Brad Pitt might type, se7en. It’s prime. It’s imbalanced, yet sturdy. It’s grounded but reaching. Other than zero, it’s the only digit that requires more than one syllable. Seven is special.

I feel the same affinity for the number 7 that I do for the letter L. I lo7e them both.

There are seven chakras, seven dwarfs, seven notes on the musical scale, seven colors of the rainbow, seven days of the week, seven wonders of the world, seven seas and seven continents. Some championships come from a best-of-seven series. There are seven sisters and seven samurai. I suppose there may even be some fun in the seven deadly sins if you have a measure of self-control.

In numerology,

Acute heptagram (blue)The 7 is the mystic and the philosopher, the number of creative, mental activity and spiritual evolution. The 7 relates to cycles of time and the movement of the sun and the planets as seen from Earth. Many vibrational things, such as chakras, colors, and musical notes, come in 7s. — Source.

Hmmmm….d’ya think that resonates for me?

Seven years ago, thanks to Melissa Ford and Daisy Orenstein, I gave birth to this blog. So, happy birthday to this space (on Mother’s Day, no less)! It’s had half-of-7 names, 137 x 7 posts,  1183 x 7 comments, and an estimated 90,000 x 7 words (seems like more. It has  brought me 70 x 7 new friends (at least) and the richness of getting to know readers like you.

Thank you, Friends, for joining me on this 7 year journey and celebrating my hepta milestone with me.

Wanna send me to seventh heaven? Tell me something about your favorite number. What do you like about it?

Playing card by me SVG Playing Cards  [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Heptagram by User:Fibonacci. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons