Thursday, April 29, 2010

To My Four Faithful Readers, I Salute You!

Well, whaddya know? Today is my blog's 2-year anniversary. As usual with me and any momentous occasion, I don't remember it's coming until the day it arrives; I was getting ready to publish an entirely different post this morning, went to add the "Exactly One Year Ago" link at the end, and . . . oh! exactly one year ago I was celebrating my first anniversary. And by "celebrating" I mean "mentioning how I'd forgotten it was my anniversary."

Two years. Normally, I'd sniff at a measly two years. I've got split ends that are older than that. I've been wearing the same bra for longer than two years. I've got a wart on my foot . . .  oh, give it a rest, Kim. I have to admit, though, that in the blogosphere two years is actually a sort of accomplishment. That's what I tell myself, anyway. I have seen so many great blogs come and go in the short time I've been online; who knew that my little site o' drivel would hang in there? Will power, people! Self discipline! Or possibly delusion! and misguided use of free time!

I started this blog in total and complete anonymity. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I received my first comment, which of course was from a random stranger, since I hadn't told anyone I knew about my little writing adventure. I honestly didn't realize how important my readership would become to me—no man is an island, and all that. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for checking in on a regular basis. You really are the reason I'm still here after two years . . . turns out that writing by and for one's self isn't all that gratifying.

In honor of this 2-year milestone, I will be adding a new feature. You think "Dinner Last Night" is exciting? You can't believe the genius of "Exactly One Year Ago"? Well, now I've come up with "Exactly TWO Years Ago." Enjoy.

And thanks again. I really, really mean it.



Dinner last night: Polish sausages and spinach


Exactly one year ago:

Exactly two years ago:
Here We Go . . .




12 comments:

CambridgeLady said...

Congratulations Kim! Two years is a fabulous achievement. Keep on blogging ... I love to visit :o)

Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

You're right. 2 years is a pretty good accomplishment in blog land!

Happy Blogiversary!!!

(It might me just me, but the link for "here we go" isn't working)

Katherine said...

Congrats on the accomplishment!

And I love your dinner link...it makes me think I should branch out with my dinner ideas. Three days straight of frozen pizza is just a little boring.

Helene said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging!!! I'm glad you've stuck around for so long, as I too have seen many wonderful blogs come and go in the time I've been in the blogosphere as well.

I've always loved your "what's for dinner" feature and I have to admit I've borrowed a few of your ideas from time to time!

varunner said...

2 years! Awesome accomplishment, congrats :-)

KLZ said...

Congratulations!! That's so exciting...maybe next year you'll...oh, I can't come up with anything funny right now. So, just congrats!

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Congratulations. Keep up the good work.

Michelle Hoad said...

congrats! I don't even know when my anniversary is.

The Shultzs said...

Yay Kim! =]
Keep blogging. =]

Sadia said...

Hurray. I'm a relatively new reader, but so glad you're "still" around.

lilmansworld said...

it really is a great blog, Aunt K!

glitzen said...

I love your blog! You were one of my very first blogs to read, and I became a loyal fan. I love the same-ness, and yet the difference of our lives, just a four hour drive apart. And you are a FABULOUS writer. I think you should write a book. Or at least some serious graffiti. LOL. (if you wrote a book I'd buy it though)