Monday, August 22, 2011

BLOG POST 100!

By Judy Haughton-James
JAN ( LEFT) & JUD ( RIGHT)
JUD (LEFT) & JAN ( RIGHT)
OVER THE YEARS!


        Yeah!  This is Blog Post 100 and it is just under 6 months since I started this Blog.  I  got connected to the internet shortly after my twin sister's death in 2008 and I remember my cousin Audrey in New York suggesting that I start a Blog then. I was not in the frame of mind as yet and furthermore there was still quite a bit to learn about using the internet!


          I have been a Freelance writer for many years and just about every writer's publication that I receive stresses the importance of a writer having a Blog. Well, I finally took the plunge in March of this year and decided it would be about issues that I am very passionate about - being twins, becoming twinless and the many interests that my twin and I shared.


          It has been a difficult journey but I am happy that I have not only been able to look at the sad times but the good times.  I actually started the Blog with a poem titled 'BEING TWINS' which summed up the life that my twin and I shared for almost 47 years. In these posts I have covered a wide range of subjects.


           I want to thank the many persons who have visited this Blog, those who have become Followers and those who have written comments. So far I have had visitors from 114 countries. I know many of these persons are not twins or twinless twins, yet they have shown interest in my posts. As the saying goes "Gratitude is the right attitude."  I look forward to your continued support and welcome many more Followers and comments. Until we meet again on Blog Post 101, Take care and greetings from my 'Island in the sun - Jamaica!"

45 comments:

globalblackenterprise said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR 100 BLOG JUDY. I LOOK FORWARD TO READING MANY MORE. IT HAS CERTAINLY BEEN A HELP TO ME AS A MOTHER OF A TWINLESS TWIN. GOD BLESS YOU IN YOUR FUTURE POSTINGS.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot globalblackenterprise. I am glad that I have been able to help you. I know God will continue to help us both on this journey. Take care and my best wishes to you and your family.

Kristy said...

Congrats on your 100th blog post. I'm a new follower from the Tuesday Blog Hop. Please check out my blog. http://www.kristy-s-place.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Greetings from Jamaica Kristy! Thanks a lot for your comments. I will definitely check your Blog. Take care and my best wishes to you.

Anonymous said...

Judy, you are a gift and an inspiration to me. Getting to know you through Twinless Twins, reading your blog, and chatting helps me so much. I feel a little less alone. We are on the same journey. You bless me more than I can express in words. Bless you my friend. Kris, twin to Kim xxoo

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Kris twin to Kim. I am so happy that we have met through the Twinless Twins group. It is a difficult situation but I have also learnt so much from you! You have helped me to understand a lot of things as a twinless twin and you have also inspired me with wonderful quotations and comments. I am truly happy to be your friend. Lots of Love & Friendship, Judy twin to Janine.

Isra said...

Thanks for joining my blog. What a beautiful blog you have, congrats on post 100! I'm joining!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Isra,
Thank you very much for joining my Blog and writing your comments. I am truly grateful. I look forward to more of your Blog posts. Take care and my best wishes to you.
Judy

Frugal in WV said...

What a great blog you have created! Thanks for following my blog, following you back! Have a great rest of your week!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Frugal in WV,
Thanks for your comments about my Blog. I am also very happy to be a Follower of your Blog. Take care and my best wishes to you.
Judy

cheerfulnuts said...

Wow! You've written so many entries in a such short time. I can't do that LOL. Congrats!
I'm a twin, and I'm always fascinated with other twins. Although I didn't get a chance to meet Janice, I got a glimpse of what she was like through your blog. I'm glad to meet you two.:)

Itin said...

Hi Judy. Aren't you gonna throw a party for reaching this milestone? Much love from Cebu! =)

seriousnuts said...

Wow, 100 blog posts already? That's great, Judy. Congratulations! Hope to read more blog posts from you in the future. :)

May said...

Congrats Judy. When i first entered your blog it really touched my heart after reading your blog description. I know how painful it could be loosing someone so dear to you. But God will remain your strength. Thanks for stopping by my blog and i look forward being part of your blog. Have a great week.

Jodi Chapman - Soul Speak said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I am so glad to have found your blog, and I hope that writing it has been a healing experience for you. It's an inspiring act of love that you are doing this and helping yourself and others in the process.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks so much cheerfulnuts! I am really glad I met you and your twin sister through this Blog. Believe me, it has helped me to know that the healing process is moving ahead as I can be so happy for twins who are together. Of course you know I am a big fan of your Blog! Take care and lots of best wishes coming from Jamaica.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Jodi,
Thanks so much. Writing has been a very useful grief management tool for me. It has helped me not only to focus on sad times but on the many good times as well as help others in a similar situation. I am glad I met you through Blogging and wish you continued success!
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi May,
Thanks so much. God has certainly helped me along the way. Entering the Blogging world has also been wonderful and I am glad to link up with you. Take care and my very best wishes to you.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi seriousnuts,
Many thanks! It has been so good meeting you and your twin cheerfulnuts. I also look forward to your Blog posts. Take very good care of yourself and have a great day!
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Itin,
Greetings from Jamaica! Thank you very much. You certainly put a smile on my face! Take care and all the best to you. Much love also.
Judy

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

Congrats om your 100th post!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Jessica! Take care.

Diane and Chad said...

congratulations on #100...I am following you back and glad to have found you. You have a lovely way with words!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Diane and Chad! My Best wishes to you and I look forward to your Blog Posts. Take care.

Pearl said...

Congratulations Judy! You're a great writer and awesome sister to your twin. It's amazing how you two looked exactly the same:-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot for your comments Pearl! You have certainly helped to brighten my day. Take care.

Twinpossible said...

Sweetie, thanks for the comment on my blog and BIG ((HUGS)). I can't imagine the terrible loss of losing your twin. The pictures of you and your lovely sister brought tears to my eyes. You both are so beautiful.

That is such a tragedy, but my how you have used your horrible loss to gain and draw strength from. Writing a blog was a VERY theraputic thing to do for your healing. You need to FEEL.

I lost my son in 2005 and it feels like literally yesterday. The only thing that keeps me sane is knowing he is always right by my side through everything, as is your sister.

They may leave this world, but they never truly leave US. God bless you my dear. New follower and fan:)

Hugs,
Shelly

http://www.twinpossible.com/blog

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi TwinPossible,
Thank you so much for your comments and becoming a Follower. Your words have lifted my spirit and I am so fascinated by your twins!:) I am sorry that you lost your son in 2005. You are so right, we have to remember that our departed loved ones are right by our side. I find comfort in these words:-
"Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near.
Still loved, still missed and very
dear."
I wish you and your twins a lot of joy. I look forward to seeing your Blog posts and of course the twins!Take care and lots of hugs to you all.
Judy

Chloe said...

Congrats! I'm a new follower from the hop. Hope you can stop by! www.mamasmusingsblog.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Chloe! I will definitely check your Blog. All the very best to you.

Mie said...

Aww i am very sorry for you loss.
I have identical twinboys at the age of 6.
Following you back of course, really nice blog!!

Clairejustine said...

Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog.
best wishes :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Clairejustine, I am happy to be a Follower of your Blog and look forward to your future Posts. Have a good day!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Mie! I am also happy to be a Follower of your Blog and look forward to your posts and seeing the twins! I wish them many, many, years of happiness as twins. Take care.
Judy

Maria said...

Hi Judy! Thank you very much for visiting my blog and leaving such a comforting comment! I am terribly sorry for your loss. I think it is wonderful you started a blog with such love and dedication to your twin sister. You both are beautiful and i love all the pictures you share. My husband and I honeymooned in Jamaica 2 Octobers ago :)
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
:) maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Maria,
I am truly grateful for your comments. God has certainly helped me through a difficult time of my life. I am happy to link up with you and look forward to visiting your Blog regularly. I am glad you are also participating in my Blog. A wonderful weekend to you and your family.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello again Maria,
I am so glad you and your husband came to Jamaica for your honeymoon! I hope you get a chance to visit again. Take care.
Judy

Agnes said...

Congrats on your 100th post. Your blog is so inspiring.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Agnes. Have a good weekend.
Judy

Candice @ Where Nothing Good Comes Easy said...

Congrats on the 100+ posts! Thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm happily following you back :)

http://wherenothinggoodcomeseasy.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Candice. Take care.

Cherished Events said...

Stopping by today to read several of your previous posts. Writing can be a truly therapeutic journey I'm glad that you are able to share all the good memories you've shared with your twin.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello Cherished Events,
Thank you very much. I am truly grateful that you took time out to read some of my posts today. Writing has been so therapeutic for me. I am happy that I have wonderful memories to share. Take care.
Judy

kendra kay said...

what a great reason to start blogging. sisters are forever regardless of where we are. thanks so much for joining an aloha affair hop-so so glad to have you and meet you! have a great day, i am following back :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot kendra! Blogging has been therapeutic for me. Have a good weekend.

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