Saturday, December 30, 2017

ten

Ten years ago today I started writing here on this little blog.



Thank you for joining me along this journey. 

In 2007, I had no idea how long or where this blog would go, but I have met some wonderful people through my words here and I have even been fortunate enough to meet a few of you in real life.  Without your input this blog wouldn't be what it is today.

There have been times I thought I would stop writing, but here I am ten years on, and although writing has become a lot less consistent, I am still here.  

I have seen many blogs come and go in this time.  Some of them I really miss reading, but there have been plenty of new bloggers to take their place.

Rhonda @downtoearth blog was my initial inspiration for blogging and she continues to inspire me everyday. I have followed her writings from the very beginning. Thanks to Rhonda, I have made it onto the Top 100 Simple Living Blogs, (along with many of my favourite blogs) so I had better up my game! 

The good news is I will be back in 2018.  I want to post more simple living posts in the coming year. With the theme of getting back to basics, you will see more recipes, frugal tips and ideas, maybe a few crafty bits and pieces, and of course the usual updates of what is going on around here.

So on that note I will wish you all a fantastic New Year celebration and will see you very soon.

In between blog posts you can find me here on Instagram or I am in the process of starting an Out Back facebook page. 

xTania

34 comments:

  1. Tania, I hope you have a wonderful 2018. Don't stop blogging will you :-)

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    1. Aww Nanna Chel,

      I do intend to continue blogging for now, thank you for the encouragement.

      xTania

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  2. Happy 10th anniversary Tania! I look forward to reading your simple living posts in 2018.

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    1. Thank you Nil, and thank you for following along.

      xTania

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  3. Congratulations, keep up the good work and may you and yours have a happy and prosperous new year ahead.

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  4. Best wishes for 2018 Tania.

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  5. WOW, what an achievement, I love your blog Tania, and always look forward to your posts, keep 'em coming! :)

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement Cheryl.

      xTania

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  6. Gosh Tania - 10 years is quite an achievement! Well done to you. I came rather late to discovering your wonderful blog & have only been following you a couple of years. I love visiting your blog - your writing is great & I love seeing how you live in that very beautiful part of your Country. Keep up the good work my friend .... & Happy New Year to you Xxx

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    1. Thank you for following and contributing to my blog Julie.

      I love visiting your part of the world too, and seeing your beautiful creations.

      xTania

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  7. I love your blog Tania and am grateful that you intend to continue. I marvel at what you achieve at the edge of the outback with your garden too.

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    1. Thank you so much for your continued support Phil. I am definitely going to try to post more this coming year :)

      xTania

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  8. I checked when I started and I will be 9 years in April, felt longer. It takes a lot of effort to keep up with it some days but I think it helps especially people in remote areas where there aren't many neighbors. Some days I don't see anyone else until the girls get home. Anyway congratulations!

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    1. You are so right Sunnybrook Farm. Blogging is good for people that live remotely. I find most people I mix with in real life, do not have the same interests as me, so blogging opens up a whole new world. A whole variety of neighbours right there on the computer screen :)

      Thanks for dropping by,

      xTania

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  9. I love visiting you here, Tania, and reading about what you do at your place. Happy new year to you! Meg:)

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  10. Congratulations. Well done
    We all get writers block and slow down I think. But yes your still here
    I love reading your blog. And who knows. One day while traveling this amazing country of ours. I may even pop in for a cuppa!
    Congratulations to your parents on their 60th wedding anniversary. What a milestone xx

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    1. Angela, You are most welcome to call in for a cuppa if you are ever passing through :)

      Thank you for sticking with me for so long :)

      xTania

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  11. Love your blog Tania, I think that I started following you through Rhonda's blog. Please keep blogging.
    Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and wonderful 2018
















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    1. Hi Chookasmum,

      Blogging is definitely on the agenda for now. I just need to get my consistency back :)

      xTania

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  12. i saw that list too & was very happy that a few of my favourite blogs were in the top 100!
    glad you're staying here, do enjoy reading your blog!

    happy new year to you & yours too!

    thanx for sharing

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    1. I was very surprised to receive and email informing of my blog making it to the list. I thought it was a hoax at first until I checked it out for myself.

      Thank you for being a regular visitor here :)

      xTania

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  13. Congratulations on 10 years! I do not comment often but do love reading your blog and was quite relieved to read that you intend to keep blogging.

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    1. Thank you Candace, so glad to have you here.

      xTania

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  14. Happy New Year to you and your Tania. I love the updates of all that you do. I really am looking forward to seeing how permaculture ideas are being put in place in your garden. See you next year.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to always comment Jane.

      The permaculture is coming along a lot slower now that the hot weather has arrived, but what I have done with mulching has greatly improved the plants growth during the hot periods.

      xTania

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  15. Mulch is magic, isn't it? Congratulations on making the list for the top 100 simple living blogs.

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    1. Thank you TheAwakenedSoul, and yes mulch definitely changes things for the better :)

      xTania

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  16. I love reading blogs to however I think Instagram has taken over from many of the olds ones I used to read. Happy New Year to you.

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    1. You are so right Kathy, there are a lot of bloggers over on Instagram. Unfortunately people move on when something new comes along...its a shame for us readers and it is one of the reasons I chose to use Instagram, that way I can still keep in touch with some of my favourites. The other reason was to keep track of my travelling daughter when she went overseas, I could see what she was up to :)

      Happy New Year to you too.

      xTania

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