Monday, June 4, 2012


Ten years ago this month I started writing a blog titled Joy's Updates: Straight from the Horse's Mouth.  It was more difficult to do it then.  Blogger has made changes which help so much now.  We had to go to sites with comments, guest books, counters, and other bells and whistles to add to our blogs.  Mostly that involved copying and pasting html code on the template.  I bought an html book that helped, but it wasn't easy to do all this and took quite a bit of trial and error.  Later when I read other blogs and "met" some people who could help, I asked where they got things and searched and found.  A couple of former female students who first encouraged me to have a blog helped the most!  I gave one of them my information and password, and she got on there to fix some things.  I'm glad it's easier now but glad I learned some things.

I wish I'd had comments on it during those first months.  People emailed me at best when they wanted to say something or would mention something I'd written when I saw them in person eventually.  Comments would have helped so much.  As most of you know, I began the blog to update people on my treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma.  I hope I never have to experience that again!  It's horrible.

I went back and read those posts from the lymphoma treatment and am glad I did.  More on all this later.


the dogs mother said...

Makes sense someone from Tennessee was there at the beginning ;-)

mistress maddie said...

Well, if we were still in that time, I would have never been able to blog, as Im a computer idiot!!! And I wouldn't have met ya!!!!!!!

Miss Ginger Grant said...

Auntie Flame- I missed all that time you were struggling with Hodgkins, but I'm glad I'm here now! Keep blogging- I love to hear from you!

Joy said...

Thanks! I've decided to come back and blog. :-)

mrs.missalaineus said...

i've been missing your trivia!

i swear it's help us win when we play on thursdays.

congrats on your ten-year and even more sone, congrats on beating the lymphoma!


Bob said...

That's quite a blogiversary Joy!

And I'm with Maddie. If I started blogging and they had all that mess to go through, I would have given up and gone back to chiseling my rants in pieces of stone!

mistress maddie said...

LOL,LOL,LOL! Stone, that damn Bob cracks me up!!!!! But not un-true.

Sam said...

Blogs changed my life too!!!! Free therapy for me. So glad you did hang in there and kept blogging away.
Happy Anniversary