Today -- July 29, 2009 -- is a special day on the Planet of Janet.
Not only is this my 600th post (!), but two years ago at this very moment, I poked my big toe into the blog waters -- and promptly fell into an ocean of amazingness that is the online community.
My own beginnings were humble. I didn't have a writing "voice" yet. I didn't know how to turn a photo rightside up.
And I certainly had no idea that the words "birthday dinner" would make grown women weep with joy.
I have loved every minute of my blog life -- the friends, the community, the fantasy football, the Plurkiness, the Scrabulous/Lexulous, the craziness -- and wouldn't turn back any of it.
So what would I like as a blogoversary gift?
Well, truly, the only thing I desire is a comment.
If you are a lurker, please delurk and say howdy (I can hear you breathing, ya know).
If you are a passer-by, then pass by with a noisy shout-out.
If you are a regular, just do your regular thing.
In return, the random number generator and I will select one lucky commenter to receive a $25 gift card. I couldn't decide which card to give, so the winner will get his or her choice of:
* that fabulous French boutique, Tar-jay
* the lovely morning saver, Starbucks
* the online shopper's dream, Amazon.com.
There could even be some surprise prizes, depending on how creative I get in the next several days.
One comment per person, please. The contest will close on Saturday, August 1, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. I will announce a winner on Monday.
Meanwhile, I'll just sit back and enjoy the pleasure of your company.