Last week I got tagged by Jessica Edouard at Send Sunshine with the First Post Challenge, the rules of which are below:

– Copy-paste, link, pingback or whatever, your first post.
– State what type of post it was (e.g. introduction, story, poem).
– Explain why that was your first post.
– Nominate five other bloggers.

My first post, an introduction, is here, and I wrote it for the usual reason of telling readers a little about myself and my blog. Because that’s not much of a challenge response, I decided to put it together with a Nurturing Thursday entry about first efforts.

Birds sitting on a wire.

This photo of birds sitting on a wire was my first header image. I came across it while browsing Creative Commons images and liked its fun, cheerful, social vibes. After that I changed the header several times before settling on the current picture of sailboats in Sydney Harbour. Now that my blog is in its fourth year, its content also has evolved. In addition to the original theme of “stories and musings on modern life,” I regularly write entries about nurturing, positivity, and clearing away clutter both physical and mental.

As with any “first,” I couldn’t foresee just where the blog would go when I posted my first entry, but I jumped in to enjoy the adventure anyway! I’m very glad that last year I discovered the Nurturing Thursday group, whose posts always help to put me in a cheerful mood. To return the favor, I’m tagging five of the group’s members for the challenge. Have fun!

Grace Notes
Woman of Art and Mind
Inside the Mind of Isadora

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Hi Meg 🙂 thanks for tagging me for the First Post challenge. Happy to accept the challenge. Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Thank you, Meg, for nominating me for this challenge.
    I am in recovery from back surgery. I have a great many limitations
    until I heal. I’m visiting my blog friends to keep in touch but this isn’t
    a time I can spend doing more than that.
    I appreciate your thinking of me.
    Happy 4th of July !!!

  3. The blogging world has been a great experience … so many firsts to add to your adventures! Thank you for adding to Nurturing Thursday!

  4. I love the birds on the wire, Meg and your reasons for choosing them. I agree, blogs do evolve, according to our changing circumstances. Over these past couple of years, Nurturing Thursday has got me through some challenges so I’m grateful to everyone for keeping it going, even when I haven’t been able to contribute myself. Ladyleemanilla passed the challenge on to me, so I’m thinking about that ~ looking back my first post seems a bit messy! 🙂

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