Friday, February 7, 2014

5 Years!

It was 5 years ago this week that I started blogging!  And now here we are over 1400 posts and 66,000 visitors later - thank you all so much for your comments, your visits and your support.  What a ride!!
Here's that first post -


First post from the coast!

Well, I'm finally doing it. And I actually figured out most of it myself. Thanks and kudos to Destiny Carter for the very cool banner and to my wonderful wife Margot for computer support and hand-holding. This is my birthday month and I had made a promise to myself to take the blogging plunge in February, if not before, so here goes!

It's a lovely 76 degrees here in Morro Bay today, the ocean is five or six shades of blue, the sun warm, the sea breeze cool. Doing an amazing amount of errands and packing, getting ready for a trip to Taos this Saturday. My Christmas/birthday/anniversary present is the Lynne Perrella/Anne Bagby joint workshop at the Mabel Dodge Luhan house next week. Woo-hoo! Very excited, nervous, as always before a workshop, but hearing Lisa's wise words in my heart; "retain your authentic self BEFORE walking into class."

Mabel Dodge Luhan House - Taos New Mexico

Welcome to my little piece of the coast here at Altered by the Sea.


  1. Welcome to the Blogging World, my Dear Friend!
    your banner is excellent. Your readers are in for a REAL treat. Enjoy the workshop with that Teaching Power Couple!'ll have an amazing time and they're lucky to have YOU in the class.....
  2. Yay!

    I'm so glad you've done it. I added you to my list of blogs to read, and am so very happy I'll have another way of keeping up with you, and what you're doing.
  3. A beautiful beginning from another February birthday-ite. Thanks for your comment - the days when we thought hiding under our desks was protection from radiation fallout. Wishing you an unforgettable experience with Lynne and Anne and the joy of your freshly-minted blog where you can bring all your stories to share.


  1. Happy Blog Anniversary and Happy Birthday, Erin. February seems to have that ability to spawn milestones. In addition to staying in touch (to the best of my ability) with you, I get frequent looks at parts of California I love best. xo

  2. bobbie - Thanks, it's been a fantastic experience.

  3. Marylinn - I love sharing pictures of our gorgeous coast, I feel so blessed living here.

  4. Holy moly! That's a long time. And you post almost every day! Happy blog versary!