Monday, November 26, 2012
Hi, World
"Hi, World"

It was nine years ago when I sat down and made my first post.

I didn't know what I was going to blog about and had no idea what doors it was going to open for me but one thing I knew:

"Hi, World" was a good title!

Not until recently was my mind refreshed by an interview I had with Setarreh Massihzadegan who writes for Brooksby Village's Erickson Living Tribune.

Hi World
Image: Erickson Living Tribune

Apparently she did her research and looked back and read my very first blog and used "Hi, World" as the lead-in to the write up.

Read all about it here, ‘Hi, World’, One of the Internet’s most seasoned bloggers begins tenth year with new material:
“Hi, World,” Millie Garfield addressed readers of her first blog post, written more than nine years ago. At 77 years old, she was diving into a world created and managed largely by younger generations.

An article in The Boston Globe piqued Millie’s curiosity about blogs—online discussions or diaries created by a series of “posts.” She conveyed this to her son Steve, a video blogging expert, who asked if she wanted to give blogging a try. Seeing it as a way to connect more with Steve, Millie said yes.

“My Mom’s Blog by Thoroughly Modern Millie” launched in 2003 with her shy greeting, an admission that she was new to the scene, and a promise to “write something exciting” the next time. Initially, her short, comical, and honest musings didn’t elicit many comments from readers.

“How come you people aren’t responding to me? I’m 78 years old!” Millie says she posted in frustration.

Fame and reward
In the years since, the world has responded. Millie, who now lives at Brooksby, an Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass., gained fame in the blogosphere for her status as one of the Internet’s most seasoned bloggers. She has grown her readership with her optimism, humor, and thoughtfulness.
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Thanks Setarreh for your visit and nice write up. You really got me.

What a wonderful article. I love reading your blog...and I am just a 65 yr. old youngster! :) I would love to meet you...but it's unlikely--I live in Florida! haha.Take care--Jane
Love it!
You are amazing!
An excellent article about an amazing woman. You have accomplished what I had hope to do but didn't quite make it. Keep the good work going and I'll be around to read it!
What a great article.
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