Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging at Speaking of China!

Okay, first of all, a confession — this past week (and for that matter, this entire month) has been kicking my butt. Big time.

I don’t know what it is about May, but it always seems to be the month when everything happens at the same time! I’m moving to a new apartment this week, which is already a huge deal. On top of it, I’ve had several articles with deadlines all at exactly the same time (including one I’m scrambling to get done right now, because it’s WAY past the deadline). And did I mention I’m traveling in China for a few days at the end of this month?

Exhausting? You bet.

But in the midst of all of this craziness, I realized another reason why May matters to me.

Six years ago on May 18, 2009, I first pressed the “publish” button on Speaking of China, never realizing that this blog would grow into something far beyond all of my hopes and dreams.

It has evolved a LOT since that moment, but one thing remains the same — my appreciation to everyone out there who reads and follows this blog.

Thank you for your support over the years. Thank you for reading. And thank you for your wonderful comments. You’re the ones who have truly made this blog something special and I’m so grateful for the fact that you’ve “tuned in” so to speak.

(And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some not-so-fun things to do…like moving. Ugh.)

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32 Replies to “Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging at Speaking of China!”

  1. Congratulations Jocelyn!

    As you know Speaking Of China inspired me to start my own blog, so it holds a special place in my heart.

    Let’s celebrate!

  2. I’m happy to have found your blog when I did…. and I was just a kid in high school! Now I’m grown up and in my twenties learning about life.

    Hope the moving process isn’t that bad!

  3. Jocelyn- I have been reading your blog for a few months now and it constantly makes me smile. The pictures, the sweet insight, and the personal stories are something I look at daily. Seriously everyday.
    Congrats on your success as a writer! Congrats on your SIX years of helping others! And Congrats on being able to be yourself while uplifting others! You are very rock and roll in my book.
    Thank You for the sharing your world with us. <3

  4. Congratulations and thank you! You’re definitely expanding the minds of many people, so many more than you’d probably guess. I can say that you and an articulate circle of writers very much influenced my decision to write publicly. Take care and here’s to many more success in your future!

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