Thursday, January 6, 2011

Follow Friday 40 and Over!!! Plus.... a Blog Anniversary!!


Never Growing Old turns 1 tomorrow!!! I can't believe its been a year already that I started this blog! Lots have happened in those 365 days! From a son graduating college, to him moving out and then to getting married....vacation, mother-of-the-groom and wedding stories...lots of son's stories.....beauty tips.....Over 40 Bloggers.....Meet Me On Monday....my life in a year...and you were all here to share it with me!

One thing I never expected is that I would meet so many wonderful people, who would generously offer such incredible support, warm friendship, and delightfully sweet and entertaining feedback! Thank you all so much!!!

If you are a “regular” commenter here, you can be sure that I recognize your name and that I remember all the comments you leave, and I even feel as if I know you a little! If you are new to this blog, please visit often – I’ll recognize you soon!

So Happy Blogiversary to me and my heartfelt thanks to you!!!!

I could never have done it without you!

My stats as of this post:


292 Posts
1096 Followers

144,984 Page Views

253,978 Alexa Traffic Rank


So many wonderful forever friends!





Welcome to the 32nd edition of the  
Follow Friday 40 and Over!! 



Are you a blogger over 40? Yeah, welcome to the club!
Please join in the fun and get to know your fellow bloggers!!






Congratulations to my friend Yvonne at "Socrates' Book Reviews" 



Socrates’ Book Reviews


Her blog was randomly selected from the participants of last  Friday's Blog Hop
to be the featured blog this week!!


She holds the #2 Hot Spot this week. Make sure you show her some love and follow her blog.

I hope you like your button Yvonne!

As a special gift, if your blog is selected and you do not have a blog button, I will make one for you!!!  Plus I will add your button to my Awesome Blogs  page!!

Maybe you will get selected next time!  Wouldn't it be great to have your blog showcased here!!!
Good luck to all!

The RULES to join in are very simple!

1. Grab the button
2. Add your link to the list
3. Visit as many other blogs as you can
4. Follow the ones you like (and comment on their blog to say that you are following)

NOTE:  PLEASE leave your blog address when you leave a comment!!  I have had several people wanting to follow back but the blogger can't always be found through the google info page!!

This list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up  each week for new participants to find your blogs. It will be visible all week to visit  the blogs listed.


While you are here, make sure you check out the
Over 40 Blogger List!!

Be sure to join if you haven't already!


HAVE FUN!

67 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary! I did not realize you have only been blogging for a year..great job and I enjoy visiting and joining your Hops.
    Shawn

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  2. Okay, you have to tell me how you got so many followers, I am green with envy.

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  3. Happy Blogiversary! I am new this week and have been waiting for Friday!!

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  4. Happy Blogiversary!! Congrats on your stats!! And thanks for starting the over 40 Blog Hop!!
    Julz

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  5. Happy Blogiversary! Oh wow! Thank you so much for featuring my blog! I'm so excited and I love the button. Thank you so much!

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  6. Happy Blogiversary!

    I've been enjoying your blog from the background and through your Friday hop for a few months now.
    Last few months were very difficult for me to concentrate on blogging, but with the new year I got a fresh start and I will be a permanent fixture on my favorite blog like yours.

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  7. congrats on the blogoversary!

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  8. Happy Blogiversary to you! Happy Blogiversary to you! Happy Blogiversary, dear Java...Happy Blogiversary to you!

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  9. Happy Blogiversary to you! May you have many many more...

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  10. Love your blog. Here's wishing you many more blogversaries.

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  11. Happy blogaverary dear friend! May this be the first of many for you!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  12. Happy Blogiversary!

    Linda @ Linda's Lunacy
    http://www.lindaslunacy.blogspot.com

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  13. Dear Java,
    You are a wonder for all that you do for blogging. You create happiness for people and give them an opportunity to come together.
    Thank you and congratulations on your blogiversary .
    Sending you love and a huge applause.
    Manzanita

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  14. Wow, Java! Happy Blogiversary and WELL DONE on your stats! So glad I could share some of that time with you. blessings, k

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  15. Congrats! You've done a great thing here. Cheers to you! xo

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  16. Congratulations! HOW exciting! I'm raising my wine glass to you right now! :)

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  17. Congrats! Happy Blogiversary! You've done a great thing with your blog. I love coming and visiting! The weekly memes are great and I'm always made to feel welcome.

    Barb at Sugarbeat's Books

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  18. Congrats!!!!! great going gurl. You are awesome, so what else is new. I love coming to your blog.

    Lesapea xx.

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  19. Happy Bloggerversary to you!!!! I am loving this site!

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  20. Whoo hoo, CONGRATULATIONS!
    Helen x

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  21. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, JAVA! You've done so much in one year - and what a service you've done for us over 40 bloggers!
    http://RaisingFigureSkaters.com

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  22. Congrats on your 1st Anniversary!
    You have a wonderful community here.
    Thank you for hosting the twice weekly socials.

    Enjoy ur weekend!


    carol

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  23. Happy Blogiversary!! That's a very, very important day! Joining in on the follow...thanks! Have a happy day!

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  24. Happy Blogiversary Java!!!! I enjoy your posts
    and the happy and positive attitude you give to
    us. Look forward to following you in 2011!

    Lesay

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  25. Happy blogiversary! I am doing this 'Follow Friday 40' and I am now following you! This is such a cool idea isn't it?!

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  26. Happy Blogiversary Java!!!

    www.momentsofwhimsy.com

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  27. Happy blogiversary! and congrats. I look forward to visiting your blog when I can.

    www.thewovenspoke.blogspot.com

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  28. Many, many congratulations Java and you are to be thanked for allowing so many of us to find fellow bloggers through your great hops. It was because of your Friday hops that I met so many wonderful people. Happy Blogiversary and very well done.
    Carol
    from www.facing50withhumour.blogspot.com

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  29. Happy Blogiversary, Java! I thought you'd been around longer than that! ;) Thanks for all you do - and for hosting this hop! :)

    Aloha: Pets

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  30. Congrats on your anniversary....you've accomplished a lot in one year!!! If you get a chance, I'm having a little linky party at Jeremiah 29:11...with no obligations...just link up your blog!! :)

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  31. Seriously? You've only been doing this for a year? You are now one of my heroes! :D Happy Blogiversary!

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  32. Yippee, well done and congratulations! Hugs and wishes for a great weekend, Katherine

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  33. Congratulations happy blogiversary! Great stats too. :-)

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  34. Congrats...and now back to blog hopping!!!

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  35. Congratulations Java! I am honored to be one of the people who are blessed to a follower of Never Growing Old! You are a most wonderful person!

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  36. Happy Blogaversary!! How cool. We you offer so many cool things on your blog. Its easy to see all the hits and followers. May your next year bring you more of the same!

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  37. Java, I had to read your blog when I saw the name. I, too, can't believe I'm not 20--well, 30, anyway! Happy blogiversary. My blog will be hitting the one-year mark on February 10. My stats are not even close to yours--you must tell me your secret!

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  38. Lovely blog!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Sue
    xo

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  39. WOOHOO!! Happy Blogiversary!! You've really rocketed your first year!! WOW!!
    This day is ALSO my son's 20th birthday! AWESOME!!

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  40. Happy Blogaversary! Congrats on such great stats!

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  41. OMG ONE YEAR? However did you get so far. I started a year ago last year & I'm only half as far as you are! Congrats my friend! I give you a standing ovation. APPLAUSE APPLAUSE! I was here last night, but couldn't find the your linky, but I'm here now & so is the linky - thanks for hosting a great follow party. Love it when people closer to my age is who I'm visiting for a change. You duh best GIRL!

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  42. Happy Blogiversary Java! Congratulations on one whole year of blogging!!!

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  43. Happy Bloggaversary to You!!!! Congratulations! I'm so glad you have gathered together this lovely community and made room for me at the table. Here's top another fabulous year of blogging and life!

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  44. Congrats, Java!!!! I just finished one year, too! Hurrah for us!!!

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  45. Congrats on the wonderful milestone! I will join in here and there all year!

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  46. Congratulations lovely lady! You have a lot to be proud of> I can't beleive all that you have done with this in one year and in life too. Amazing! You are an inspiration and I love this blog. Also I love your friday bloghop! Have a good weekend and a great year.

    Paula thriftymommastips
    thriftymommasbrainfood

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  47. Hi Java,

    I'm sorry that I've been absent . . . I've got a very ill father that has been having serious problems since the middle of December and have not even ran any of my blog hops. I do apologize. I have not visited my other blogging friends' blogs and just saw that you have been in the hospital!!!! I hope that you are healing and doing much better now! Thank you for hosting this; and a happiest of blog birthdays to you! Please, if you are well enough, stop by and post one of your (always) inspirational posts for improving our lives in the ways that you know best! Love you and praying for your health, Roz at La Bella Vita

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  48. Happy Blogiversary sweet friend! I have been so busy lately with LIFE, holidays, trips, etc. that my blog visits have been limited, but I think I'm finally getting to a point where I can get back to normal. (Whatever normal is! LOL) I've had fun catching up a bit with you tonight.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Kat

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  49. happy anniversary... In my wildest dreams I would never have thought you were only blogging a year... You are amazing!

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  50. Oh MY, I think I forgot to wish you a Happy BlogBirthday/versary!!!!

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  51. Happy Blogaversary! I've awarded you the stylish blogger award, congrats!

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  52. Congratulations on your 1-Year Blog Anniversary!!! What a milestone indeed! I haven't been participating in the blog hop much lately or visiting to comment, but I'll be back!!

    Hope you're doing well!

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  53. Happy Blogaversary! I have mine this month too and I must thank you you have truly been an inspiration :)

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  54. Happy blog birthday! You have an amazing blog! I tried to grab a button,hope it took,will check later.sounds like a great year congrats!Blessings,jane

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  55. You should be so proud of yourself. You have accomplished so much in one year. Congratulations!

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  56. Holy crap you have a lot of followers for only blogging for 1 year. Congratulations!

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