Friday, July 16, 2010

1000!

today is a milestone here.
my 1000th post!
i had no idea until yesterday when i signed into my blog and saw "posts written, 999."  it made me pause a little.  999?  really? my next post is my one thousandth post?!?! i had no idea i had 1000 posts worth of anything in me.  not ever.  i began this space almost 4 years ago as a simple way to keep in touch.  my husband, children and i had just moved away from our family and friends, 500 miles away to be exact, and i was at a loss on how to share our day to day life so far away.  everyone we knew and loved was bound to miss so much of what we did each day.   my best friend jen had called me "momma"  for years,  now i was momma in the state of maine so "maine momma"  became the name for this space.  what began as this simple online journal has become something so much more.  over time this space has grown and changed just like i have grown and changed.  photography became a passion,  photos became a focus, yet at its heart this blog is still a little place where i write down my thoughts, my hopes, my worries, share pieces of my heart & family, and sometimes simply journal our day to day doings.  the difference now is instead of a handful of my friends and family reading this, i have readers from all corners of the globe!  that is an honor i never take lightly.  i strive to share myself here with you all.  i love reading others blogs and feeling inspired, so i hope this space inspires others or maybe touches someone every now and then.  maybe you've laughed at something (possibly my horrid grammar...  lol) maybe you nodded in agreement or felt kindred to something typed here.  perhaps you came here through another's blog and decided to linger a little.  maybe you've even chair danced to a youtube video i posted here....  many of you have become friends.  some of you  i have been blessed to meet in real life.  i am not a fancy girl,  i am a mom, a wife, a friend, a daughter.  i like simple things.  i search for joy in my every day.  
i like having this space to hear myself think a little. to stay connected. to keep myself balanced and inspired.  

to all of you who have clicked on this little space and said hello,  and to the many of you who simply read and never comment,  thank you.
thank you for being here,  for listening, for encouraging, for sharing.
for showing up on this journey with me.  thank you.

as part of this mini celebration i decided to finally update my shop.  it has sat empty for some time now.  i chose some recent personal summery faves to stock it with.  i will be giving away 1 print from my shop to a commenter here on my 1000 post. 
so go ahead,  say hi!  
i am not sure when this journey may end or a new one may begin,  but for now i am here.  and i like that you are too.
xo times 1000!  :)
kristin~ "maine momma"

45 comments:

truly blessed said...

yay momma! how exciting! what a gift for your family and all who stop by to be able to read your thoughts and happenings. you exude happiness,sunshine and love and i'm so very blessed to know you. xo
congrats to you!!!
i've already faved a couple of your etsy photos! ;)

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Wow, 1000?! That's one heck of a commitment to your blog. I think I am around 400. Definitely something to celebrate! Glad I found you around 980 and something. :D

Cabin Fever in Vermont

Char said...

congrats!!! that's a great number and i look forward to that many more.

xo

Leslie said...

Hey there! Happy 1000th!

Erika said...

Congrats!! 1000 is huge! Personally you've helped me share my own stories through words & photos. Thanks.

Oh, How Happy We Are said...

Congrats on you 1000 post!

Heather said...

Congrats! I so enjoy your photos!

annette said...

You were one of the first photographers on flickr I found that I would sit and linger with your photos. There is something magical about them. I love how you capture the everday, the simple things, in such a beautiful way. And it’s fun to come say hi on your blog! Congratulations on your 1000th post.

Julie Alvarez said...

Oh, yay! 1000 sounds big!!!
Congratulations. And we all enjoy your tales and photography so much, but what I think we all agree that is the best of you showing up on the web is your gigantic heart.
PS: That lighthouse wants to hang in my house so badly...

Anne said...

Kristin, I have so enjoyed your 1000 entries and will enjoy every one that follows! You have inspired me...even tho I don't actually know you, I feel your incredible kindness in your words and your pictures, it inspires me to live with that level of kindness, too. Also, I check out your newly stocked store and all I can say is ooo-la-la!

ginger said...

What a wonderful thing to have this precious record of the times of your life - and what a gift for your family and all of us out here in the blogosphere! thank you so much.

Vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

happy 1000.
thank you for inspiring us 1000 times over

hugs~

Linda Palleschi said...

Hi Kristin! I have come by your blog since I started flickring but I never had the nerve to write!!! But I must comment on how you are a natural writer and your take on life is so uplifting and inspiring that I always come away with a good feeling! I hope you continue on for many more years to help other women see through your photos and read how an authentic women lives her life!

Tracy said...

congratulations on your 1,000th post! and on all of your accomplishments. you are such an inspiration!

jackie said...

1000, could you ever have imagined that you had all of that in you? Cheers to you and all of your adventures! I have to leave a comment because it was some of these shots that left me longing!!

{Amy} said...

kristin-
if your goal here has been to inspire others, then that, my friend, you have most certainly accomplished!
i have found much inspiration in words and pictures here and love visiting! Xo and congrats on 1000...wow!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I've followed your blog for many months and regularly visit your Flickr stream. Your shots packed full of special moments inspired me to get my D60. I aspire to create shots as beautiful as yours.

keli @ kidnapped by suburbia said...

congratulations, kristin!!! you are truly an inspiration!

Monybean said...

Congrats on your 1000th entry :) I have to tell you, your an inspiration to me daily! Thank you so much.

michel said...

Wow that is a serious accomplishment. congrats. wonderful photo too. those faces are priceless!!!

Becky Sue said...

You had me at "Maine". Congrats on 1000!

Jessica Rilling said...

Congratulations on 1000! I am just starting a blog of my own to help keep in touch with friends and family. It's exciting that you have such a special record of the last four years. Cheers!

Andria said...

Wow, congrats on your 1000th post...awesome! I love following you on flickr and now I will have to stop by the blog more often!

Maegan Beishline said...

HOLY S%*T!!!! 1000???? Wow. I sit here in utter awe. Go you, Kristin! You have opened your heart to the world 1000 wonderful times! That is fabulous!!!! Now go have a lobster dinner cause it's like dirt cheap in Maine!

Ashley said...

Congrats on your 1000th post from one momma to another. I'm a new reader (as of last week) and I've really enjoyed everything that I've read! Your posts and photography are very inspiring!

Hannah said...

I have been following your blog for several months now and very much enjoy your writing and photography. Your photos make me smile because some of my favorite childhood memories are from Maine- my family is originally from Vinalhaven.

Oliag said...

I am not a frequent commenter but I always enjoy visiting here...your blog has been an insiration for me since I started blogging. Your photos are wonderful! Congrats on 1000!

Twiggs said...

1000 is indeed an important milestone! Congratulations for posting/sharing 4 years of your life with us, although I just found you few weeks ago! But you got me with your talented eye, Maine Momma (and I always read that in german... and then I figured it out... "Oh Maine, like the state of Maine, US!" :) Keep up the good work, Kristin!!! We'll enjoy 1000 more!
xo, Twiggs

Lisa Gutierrez said...

What a milestone! Congrats!

Beverly said...

happy 1000!!! congrats!

Leah said...

Happy 1000!!! I found your blog via Shutter Sisters. I LOVE your photos. Hello from BC, Canada.

SUEB0B said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to the next 1000.

Carmen Farrell said...

You are amazing! Thank YOU for sharing with us. It's been a joy getting to know you through this space. Here's to 1000 more!

Becca said...

Am I too late to enter? Congrats!

Vanessa said...

hi kristin! congratulations on your 1000th post :) i love clicking over here from flickr and sharing a delicious look at your sweet life. thanks for the inspiration!!!

grandmaq said...

Hip-Hip-Hooray for #1000!!!

radiantreflections said...

Congrats on 1000!
Thanks for being such an inspiration :o)
x

Traci said...

Congratulations on #1000, that is a wonderful milestone :)

Mary said...

Congratulations!!! What a terrific accomplishment! I have loved stopping by now and then to see your beautiful images and read about your thoughts and happenings. May you have many more joyful, thoughtful and beautiful posts. :)

Isa said...

999. How wonderful! Congrats!

jodi said...

congratulations kristin!!

ELK said...

a very amazing milestone from a very special lady ...

Jenny Coleman said...

Wow, 1,000! That's great! I just started a little blog of my own, and I think I'm at 10 posts, and no comments LOL! I've really enjoyed your pictures on Picture Summer too - you have a beautiful point of view! Thanks for sharing!

Queen said...

Congratulations on 1000! I'm no where near but I only started a few months ago! It's amazing to be able to have this outlet. I found you today... on you 1000th post... and I'll be reading many more. The one on your Grandmothers hands touched me... the photography is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

kristin said...

thank you everyone.
it is monday morning so comments are closed in this one. we done did the drawing.
congrats to kylie of radiant reflections, the winner of the print giveaway.

big love!
~kristin