Thursday, August 09, 2007

Happy Blog-iversary

This little experiment is one year old today. On this day in 2006 I put up my first post explaining why I was jumping in. Mainly because at my then-job I was having to ask low-income - some homeless - women to blog on our non-profit organization's website. I didn't want to ask them to do something that I didn't know about.

And what a year I have had.

I spent the first few months really writing for myself. I didn't know the games, err, repeat commenting, that were done to ensure "readership". Never mind the concept of linky love. But then I jumped into my first Blog Exchange, started visiting blogs of people who left interesting comments and I found a group of folks I really like. They are listed on the side. Go visit them if you haven't.

I've been thinking of the all the new people I've "met" (or e-met) this year. Of all the experiences, personal stories and perspectives you have shared. Some of you have even become close email buddies (doesn't that inspire you to leave your email address when you comment?). I'm grateful for all that you have taught me and inspired me to be as a blogger.

I've gone back and looked at the 226 posts from the year and these are some of my favorites (note some - I started with a much longer list):

The Red Balloon

Yaz: Medicine or Music?

Because You Asked

National (Public Radio) Exposure

For Good

Paris 1990 and Part Deux

Tongans, Fire and Sugar

Talking About It

Channeling the inner black Diva

Saying Goodbye

Those of you that have been regular readers, do you agree with the list? Was there one (or nine) you particularly liked that I didn't mention? Please let me know.

Thank you for being part of this journey, whether you comment or not. It's nice to have all of you out there.


Flower Child said...

"Interrupt for some Fun, High Tide and L'Amour" - only because I'm soooo jealous!

Jodi said...

Happy Blogiversary! And thanks for being an e-friend.

And for good is one for my favorites, and you know why!

Lady M said...

Happy Blogoversary!

I loved your red raisin story below.

Heather.PNR said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I only discovered you recently and I'm glad I did.

Fourier Analyst said...

Happy Bloggi-versary! Haven't read all these. Haven't read all your posts. But I'm working on it. Can't say what my fave is, but you dear SMID are one of my favorite bloggers and e-friends!

Jami said...

Happy Blogiversary! Ummm ... will there be cake? ... Then how about a little something to drink? We need to celebrate, dammit!

chelle said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! One year is awesome.

The Parents Zone said...

Happy Belated Blogiversary Allison...cheers...

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

happy anniversary!!! I am so happy we "met!" And obviously I lived going back to all the old posts. :)

Jenn said...

1 year already! yay!

Gunfighter said...

Happy anniversary, gorgeous!

The blogosphere is a better place with you in it!



Jen said...

Congratulations. Blogging is a wonderful way to learn about views, lives, etc. I love reading your posts!

Alex Elliot said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'll have to check out the posts you listed.

Jenn in Holland said...

Happy One Year mark! That is indeed a moment to celebrate.
You know which one is my favorite, which isn't on the list. But all of these, all of your writing, is worth a re-visit.
Congrats on the anniversary!