Tuesday, July 29, 2008

That's one small step for man, one giant year for Janetkind

Let the rejoicing begin. Today is the day of all days -- my blogoversary.

Sheesh. What a STUPID word that is to express a year of amazing experiences.

Yeah, anyway, on this very day, one year ago, I put my big toe in the blogocean.

At that time, I had no idea what I was doing. I had read blogs, but I didn't know if I would ever really have anything to SAY in a blog.

Um.

Guess I was wrong about that!

As of this moment, I have written 320 posts, clearly surpassing what I thought was customary and reasonable for a shy, retiring creature like me.

Over this past year:

I have written more haikus than I thought humanly possible.

I have poured out my heart, soul and love for my children and my husband in individual birthday posts.

I have offered up my songs to the internet.

I have exposed the inner crazies of my dysfunctional family and regaled perfect strangers with my now-aversion to eating (or watching OTHERS eat) corn.

I have received and given awards, and done memes ... a word I STILL don't understand (and I will spare you the linkies to those -- you're welcome).

I have answered 44 Fun Monday challenges and hosted twice.

I have told a story that no one outside my intimate circle has ever heard.

I guest posted several places.

I have written about my concrete colon.

I have regaled you with tales of the carpool.

And I have made a boatload of friends. See blogroll to your right -- with the exception of a few "A-list biggies" on there, those are people I hang with, play Scrabulous and Challenge Sudoku with, Facebook-chat with, instant-message with, email with and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. (Did I not link you? It's not because I don't love you ... it's because this post was getting longer by the second!)

All in all, this has been one of the most satisfying, soul-enriching, happy experiences of my life.

And it wouldn't have been possible without the support of my husband, the unbridled and unedited mirth out of the mouths of babes and this whacky, amazing community of mommy(or whatever)bloggers that I have fallen into and in love with.

I couldn't get more saccharin here if I pulled up that old chestnut "Today is the first day of the rest of my life."

In this case ... Onward, upward, and here's to another year of the crazies.

I love you guys.

32 comments:

ChrisB said...

Happy Anniversary it's amazing how much one can pack into a year. You have written some memorable posts. I think I probably met you through Fun Monday.
Here's to the next year :)

The Laundress said...

Well, I love you lady.

Happy blogiversary.

So happy to have met you.

nikki said...

Well shucks, we love you too. I don't know where I'd be without the carpool stories or tales of family dinners.

LceeL said...

Happy birthday, Janet. Because it really is a birthday, of sorts. Because you began, on this day a year ago, to realize a part of you that you didn't know existed and you gave birth to a personna that many of us have come to know and love.

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Tink said...

Only a year? Wow. I feel like I've known you so much longer! Happy Blogoversary! Here's to another fantastic year.

Janet said...

Happy Anniversary, namesake :-)

Marmarbug said...

Happy blogoversary!! And I am not in your blog roll. Ahem.

melissa said...

happy anniversary. um...you facebook chat? HELLOOOOOOOO!!!!

robinellablog said...

Well, thanks for linking me sister-friend. I'm so glad you started blogging. It's been a joy!!!

Happy One Year!

Simply Jenn said...

You're an awesome blogger! I'm so glad you're around, you're quite the entertainer.

Melissa said...

Happy blogiversary!

And thanks for sharing all of your fab stories. They are just awesome.

And your title is perhaps more appropriate than you know. Today is the 50th anniversary of the congressional act that founded NASA.

Burgh Baby said...

Happy anniversary of the day that you joined us here in the blogosphere! Dang it. I was trying to get through that sentence without using a cheesy "blog" word. Oops.

Thank you for sharing your little world. I look forward to your most excellent reading all the time.

And, since those bastards shot down our few minutes of joy every day, I sent you an invitation to enjoy random words in another place.

Dory said...

We love you too! Happy First Blogiversary!

DIXIECHICK said...

Happy Blogoversery! I am so glad to have stumbled upon your blog...I may not comment as often as I should..but, I read you every day...who knows, maybe one day, we can both attend Blogher and finally get to meet! Keep on keeping on my friend!

Sandy C. said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! This really has been an eventful year here.

I'm looking forward to another! :) So glad to have met you.

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Judith Shakespeare said...

Happy blogaversary, honey! Hope you get to spend it in your birthday suit! :)

Marylin said...

Happy Blogversary!! :)

Hope there are many more to come!

Catwoman said...

I'd totally have champagne to mark the day, but you know... Darn unborn child...

Congratulations on making it to a year and here's to many, many more!

Immoral Matriarch said...

Happy Anni!

Rachael said...

Happy Blogoversary! You are awesome.

abritdifferent said...

Well done you!! Love ya!

abritdifferent said...

Well done you!! Love ya!

WT said...

Happy blogiversary.

Christine said...

Happy Anniversary!! I only just found you a month or so ago but I went back and read your archives and I am hooked!! You are at the top of my must read list!!

Here's to many more years of sharing!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Your globe rotates! I love it. And, how long did it take to pull all those links? GOOD LORD WUMMAN! Love you,too.

Kaytabug said...

Ohhh I just LOVE Iceel's comment!!!!
Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for linking me, my friend, my J! I love me some J! I'm so glad we "met"! Here's to many more years!!

Phyllis Sommer said...

happy blogaversary!!!!! you're great.

Sarcastic Mom said...

Happy Blogoversary, you wonderful woman, you!

Janet said...

As a HUGE fan of Janetkind, I wish you a happy blogoversary.

Janet said...

Another Janet chiming in to say Happy Blogoversary (we WERE close weren't me!)

 
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