Friday, April 9, 2021

YAY! and HOORAY! It’s our 12th Blogiversary!

 According to my trusty calendar, come April 22, my fellow 

TeachingAuthors and I have been posting for TWELVE years!


My opening sentence deserves 11 more exclamation points, plus 

one for Good Luck.

Traditionally, anything silk celebrates a 12th anniversary.

Here’s a photo of several of us raising our voices in thanks 

to our trusty and trusted incomparable Administrator and Founder, 

Carmela Martino, who continues to make sure our weekly posts 

unfold as smooth as silk.

To celebrate, for the next 4 weeks, each TeachingAuthor will share 

another TeachingAuthor’s post she especially holds dear.

It goes without saying: all of my fellow bloggers en-courage-ed me 

to raise my voice and share my Writer’s Life and Truths with our 


I’ve always been in awe of both April’s oh, so poetic posts and her

fearlessly-and-fiercely-acquired illustration skills.

Her October 23, 2020 post, however – “Hop to it!” -  had me printing 

her fortifying words pronto and keeping them nearby in case my voice 


Here’s April’s original poem “Exercising My Voice” from Sylvia Vardell’s 


Thank you, Readers, for twelve glorious years!

And thanks to Tabatha Yeatts for hosting today’s Poetry Friday.

Esther Hershenhorn


Carmela Martino said...

Thanks so much, Esther, for kicking off our blogiversary celebration! I had no idea 12 years was a "silk" anniversary. I'm honored to be part of this terrific team and had such fun at our virtual celebration.

April Halprin Wayland said...

Esther! First of all, thank you for taking the picture of our surprise celebration! And second of all, what a fabulous surprise to wake up to this morning... I am so so so surprised and also delighted that you chose my post. (I just reread it and it feels like it was written by someone else. Isn't that always the way it is? Who wrote this???)
Namaste my dear across-the-country friend 💕

tanita✿davis said...

Happy Blogaversary! And what a cute page in the poetry collection! Congratulations!

Ruth said...

Congratulations and happy blog birthday!

Linda B said...

Congratulations to everyone! I imagine April did not know how important her wonderful poem continues to be. I'm glad to read it again!

Bobbi Miller said...

Congratulations to all the TAs! ❤❤❤

Linda Mitchell said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate...each other! Many congratulations. Here's to 12 more years!

Esther Hershenhorn said...

Thank you, ALL - Our Readers AND my fellow TeachingAuthors - for joining the celebration.
I'm glad I brought you a smile + affirmation for your singular talents that ALWAYS inspire.
Lucky me to hang with such talented and inspiring writers!

Mary Ann Rodman said...

Esther--Great choice of post...April's words are just what I needed to re-read this morning. And thank YOU, Esther for your cheery posts. Reading them, I feel as if I am sitting across the table from you at Starbucks with a soy latte. And some day soon (I hope) we really will be at Starbucks!