Wednesday, April 22, 2009

One Year

In the past two days, I've started and abandoned several posts about Hamstack newspapers, about my budding scientist, about coming out of our cocoon and experiencing nature again. I tried to write them but the time was not there to fully flesh them out. Maybe I'll go back, maybe I won't.

Those abandoned posts sent me on a little search through my archives. How many posts had I started and abandoned? What were they about? Why did I stop writing them?

As I was doing this exercise in self-reflection I noticed something, something big. Its my blogiversary. That's right. I started this little experiment one year ago yesterday (to be exact).

When I started I had no idea what I was doing or why I was even blogging. Partly it was to record Bunny's life for our friends and family who did not get to see her on a regular basis. Partly it was because I felt a bit isolated as a new stay at home mom. Partly it was because I have a lot of crazy shit in my head and I needed a venue to get it out.

Whatever the reasons were, this little blog has been one of the best things I've ever done. I've discovered quite a bit about myself. How much I love writing. How much I love connecting to others through what I type out on my keyboard. I've made friends through this blog. I feel like this blog has given me so much more than I've given it.

So thanks for stopping by. Thanks for reading what I've written. Thanks for leaving comments. Thanks for just being the incredible people you are. If it weren't for you, I probably wouldn't have made it this far.

P.S. I know that gifts are not required on a blogiversary but I'm going to ask a big favor . . . could you please press that shiny button on the side bar and vote for me. You will have to register and set up an account but its worth it (to me). I've only got 11 votes so far and I'd love to get a few more for my blogiversary. Thanks again.

7 comments:

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I voted for you already - but you know that. Happy Blogoversary! So glad you didn't lose interest.

anymommy said...

Happy Blogoversary! I'm slacking on my own voting. I'm off to rectify.

Christy said...

I voted too. So glad you stuck with it too, and so glad I recently discovered your blog because I love reading about your exploits with Bunny - it's a glimpse into my own future, I do believe!

iMommy said...

I've loved reading you :) Off to vote!

Karen said...

Happy blogoversary!

EatPlayLove said...

congrats!

Kristin said...

Congrats! I will go right away and vote! :) Not sure where I even found your blog and even though I took a bloggy break (I'm back now, yay! haha) I still read, and still loved it :) Congrats again!