Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My blogging natal day!

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.

Anyway.

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.

54 comments:

Joyce-Anne said...

Happy Birthday! And, please Mr. Random Generator pick me, pick me!

LSM said...

What good timing with the 600th post falling on the anniversary! I read often and comment less than I should, so I'm not sure if this counts as delurking or not!

Ali said...

Happy Blogversary. I always mean to comment but never get around to it - but I always read.

Lilacspecs said...

I don't think I've commented in quite a while, but I always read. Happy blogiversary!

Suzanne said...

In the words of the flintstones

Happy Blog O Versary
Happy Blog O Versary
Happy Blog O Versary

HAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPP PY
Blog o Vers a reeeeeeeee

Stacie said...

Wow! You've got a lot to celebrate. Happy 2nd Blogoversary! Happy 600th post! It is so neat that they fell on the same day. :-)

(I mostly lurk, but I have commented in the past. I always read, though.)

misty said...

Happy Blogoversary! I love your blog. It's the first one I check every night when I get online. So congrats to your 600th post/blogoversary, and hopefully you'll be entertaing us for at least another 2 years.

Maisy said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm glad you're enjoying writing for us.

Ali

Simply Jenn said...

Happy 2nd Birthday, your awesomeness! I look for your posts every morning and I am never, ever disappointed. I suspect your posts will always amuse and charm me! We bonded as cheer moms, and then when my daughter no longer cheered, you still let me be a "cheer mom in observance" of your very own Roo girl. But, I have already told my next two daughters who are now 12 and 7 that starting next year (missed the cutoff this year) they will begin cheering, and that they ARE cheering all the way through varsity. We can be bonded again through cheer, but we are bonded through so much more. You, lady are the best. I'm grateful for you.

Lauren said...

Happy Blog birthday! I'm delurking officially I believe (or I may have commented before, I don't quite remember). I totally and completely appreciate your blog because a. your kids sound oddly like my brother and I (x 2, I don't know how you do it with 4 of them!) and b. your blog provides a happy smile before I get all serious reading my book-y blogs. Congratulations!!

Rema said...

I registered my blog with the blogoversary site and saw your blogs anniversary!

Just wanted to wish you a happy Blogoversary!

By the way..My Blogoversary is today too:)

Rema

Jenni said...

Happy blogiversary!

Ooh la la! C'est Tar-jhay, the store where everything matches and you can buy a bra to match your beach towel to match your summer dishes to match your comforter.

Charmed said...

Lurker here...happy blogiversary!

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary! Or Birthday! Or whatever! :)

(I'm in, right?)

Tammy Howard said...

Well - how lucky am I? This is the first time I've stopped by, but I shall return!

LceeL said...

Felize Navidad. יום הולדת שמח (That's Hebrew - Japanese and Chinese do the same thing - the translations come out in their script/ideograms instead of transliterated English spelling - now, on to Latvian) Daudz laimes dzimšanas dienā. Whew.

Roger said...

Happy Blogoversary (sic), don't really know if I spelled it correctly, so I figured I would cover my bets. :)

600 posts! Whoo hoo!

Randome Generator needs to hear this: "Pick me, pick me!"

I haven't been here for all of your bloggy amazement, but what I have seen I have enjoyed. So keep up the good work, and as long as work allows me to comment, I shall.

As to the fantasy football... did you send out invites yet? If so, I haven't received one. I hope it wasn't something I said. :)

Have a great day, and go let the dogs out! :)

Eternal Sunshine said...

Happy Blogoversary! I'm am so glad that you decided to start blogging two years ago, and I'm glad that I found you and got to know you! Maybe it's silly, but I count my bloggy friends as some of my best friends, you included!!

owlfan said...

Happy Blogversary!! I don't comment often, but I think I have before. I always enjoy your posts. You provide a glimpse of what may be coming my way, as my kids are a bit younger.

Oh, and if your lovely random generator picks me, I choose Tarjay.

Allison Says said...

Aw, Happy 2 years! I'm a semi-lurker. Much more chatty with you on Plurk :)

I completely forgot about my one year that was...two months ago? Whoops!

justmylife said...

Happy Blogversary! What no additonal chance with a Plurk shout out! Truly disappointed! *wink* May the birthday dinners and blogversaries keep coming!!!!!!!!!

Frances said...

I just found your blog through Suburb Sanity. I loved your blog name so had to click! LOL!

Happy Bloggiversary!

red pen mama said...

Congrats on your 600th post and your Blog-o-versary. It is an amazing place out here, isn't it?

ciao,
rpm

Carolie said...

Happy blogibirthday! Thinking of you often, and lurking always!

The Duchess of Wessex said...

Happy Blogaversary!

I cannot tell you how grateful I am for your Blog and your friendship.

Looking forward to many more rich and entertaining years on the Planet of Janet!

Best,

Janet

ChrisB said...

Happy Blogiversary. I just went back to re-read your first post and I see I was the first to comment although it was done at a later date (as a result of a Fun Monday post I think!).

I always enjoy your posts so thank you for being a great blogger.

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

Whilst I'm not a regular commenter (I suck at leaving comments that make sense), I am a regular reader!

Happy Blogiversary Janet!

Hopefully my mom will come out of lurkdom as I know she is a faithful reader!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi! Happy birthday!

nikki said...

Happy Blogaversary. My life hasn't been the same since you started......

Frenchgirlrn said...

Wow...600th?? You BlogDiva you!

Happy Day!!

Burgh Baby said...

Two years and 600 posts is something to be proud of. Congratulations!

wright said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!

heavenlyginger said...

Hey there! I'm a lurker who found you recently. Happy Blogaversary!!

songbird's crazy world said...

so cool ...600 posts on your bloggerversary.

love the Roo girl stories, keep 'em coming.

K said...

I don't comment often, but given its your anniversary and all, I'll giev you some love.
Which I totally should do more often cause I heart your writings and I realy your blog all the time :)
Here's to many more years!

hannah said...

YAY for prizes!!!! Happy Blog B-day!! :]

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Junebug said...

I'm back from vacation and wanted to comment that I have enjoyed your blog since around August of 2007.

Huckdoll said...

Happy happy birthday Planet of Janet!! I honestly cannot remember how we hooked up, but it seems you've been around my bloggy life forever. Love ya.

Gina said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Nap Warden said...

Happy Birthday...er Blogday?:)

Daisy said...

Happy Bloggie Celebration Day!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday! You're certainly a better blogger than I am! I don't think I even have 300 posts, and I'm only a day younger than you are! You have a present on my blog by the way.

ClumberKim said...

Has it been only two years? I know I haven't been reading that long but it seems like I have known you and your family forever. Hope we can meet in March, if not sooner.

A very happy blogiversary to Janet and her planet.

Momisodes said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I'm not a lurker, perhaps just a crazed fan :)

Looking forward to many, many more years of your posts...and family dinners.

Siobhan said...

Well done Janet! It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you, my dear!

I hit 4 years last month, it came and went quietly. I'll probably return to blogging, just don't know when.

morningaftershow said...

bwahahaha, Planet of Janet is too funny of a title for a blog!

Stumbled by from Huckdoll's blog, just say'n hi on your birthday blog post.

When a Problem Comes Along, You Must Whippet... said...

Love your blog - it's part of my early morning routine - right before I dive into the work stuff!

RobinAN said...

Ok I'm delurking for the big birthday. Congrats!!

Kila said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!

Blogging is the best therapy there is. Besides Plurk. Have met so many wonderful folks.

mommy4life said...

Congratulations! This is my first time here!

Thanks for stopping by for my special SITS day earlier this week!

Kaytabug said...

Happy Blogiversary, my J!!
600 posts?!?! Way to go babe!
Wow! You sure have a lot of lurkers, but you ROCK so I'm not really surprised!!

Here's to many,many more years!! XOXO

carma said...

600 posts - impressive!! Fingers crossed that I get a giftcard to the French boutique you name as one of the possibilities :D

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