One year ago today...

There was this girl. This girl was a huge fan of blogs, particularly EMS blogs. She loved to read about other folks experiences.

She started to believe that she had some stories of her own to share. She had a voice, now she could have a platform to yell from.

She created a blog. She named it Pink Warm and Dry. Partially because of her absolute love of all things pink and girly, partially for the medical reference.

One year, 290 posts later, She's still here, sometimes yelling, sometimes crying, sharing her work experiences, her family stories, sharing her proud moments and those she's not so proud of. And people are actually out there reading. To her it's humbling to think that people are interested in what She have to say.

It's humbling, but it's also a little scary at times. Last November She posted about Megan Meier. CNN.com picked up on the post and it was on their main page for several hours. She got a ridiculous amount of traffic off of it, but also some scary comments. It was a reminder to her that in the end, She's responsible for what She writes.

If you asked her, She would have to say that the most amazing part of this entire experience has been the friendships that She's made. There are people out there who She's have never met who She cares about as much as members of her own family, some of them more. Who would have thought that someone could love people She's never met?

Obviously, She is Me. I'm grateful, folks. I'm humble and grateful. Thank you. Thank you for sharing YOUR lives with me, thank you for sharing yourselves, your experiences and your knowledge with me.

Epi

11 comments:

Ambulance Driver said...

Happy Blogiversary, Epi. :)

Medic61 said...

Awww, yay! You're superb :D
And...I love you, duh.

asthepumpturns said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I have enjoyed your posts so very much!!!

Evil Lunch Lady said...

So glad you decided to blog:) Happy Blogging!

NannyOgg said...

Happy blog anniversary! How exciting! You are a good writer, and I always enjoy reading your posts.

I hadn't read for a few days with all the naturalization stuff going on, and was happily surprised by your new looks. Awesome!

Keep blogging, and I am very happy you entered the blogging world a year ago,

Karen

danny said...

:D woo! Pink Warm and Dry is the second blog I had ever read when I started blogging, and I still continue to read it now. You're awesome, Epi!

Dawn said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Here's to many more!

Douglas said...

Happy blogday! I was one of the old school political bloggers from 1999-2003 or so. Somewhere along the way I lost the desire and the time to do so. I was always flattered when I read the comments of the folks who stopped by on a regular basis to see what I had to say. It's sort of a humbling experience, isn't it? Keep it up, here's to many more anniversaries for you!

Rogue Medic said...

Congratulations.

You do a great job.

Epijunky said...

I just wanted to take a second to thank everyone who left such wonderful comments. As Douglas said it is definitely flattering, and at the same time humbling to read the comments people leave.

It still blows my mind that people actually read this.

Thank you all.

Ambulance Mommy said...

You tell a great story, with a lot of wit, and heart. Good job, and let's hear it for another year of cool stuff!