Anniversaries and Such

Dear Readers:

I realized on Thursday night that I didn’t have a blog written for Friday, which left me with 3 options: I could write a pathetic post about how I was too busy to write a post (but I’ve done this with alarming frequency lately and I’m getting tired of it, I’m sure you are too); I could post a LOL dog, as threatened (but if you wanted to see those, you would already subscribe to that blog) or I could write nothing at all.

The nothing at all was a particular problem. For 2 years today, I have come here, and I have written stuff. Almost every day. Usually a quote on Saturday and random stuff on Mondays, but I’ve written, daily. Very rarely twice a day. 761 posts in total.

So, there I was, standing in my bathroom, and I realized that if I didn’t write a post, 150 or so people were going to come by and they were going to look at my blog and realize that I didn’t post. Or, they would be disappointed that I wrote a crappy post. Anyway I cut it, people were going to turn up, and they were expecting something and as things stood, I had nothing. So I put down my toothbrush, put on my bathrobe, crossed the hall to my office and wrote a post.

I’m always a bit flattered and surprised when people tell me that I’m brave, smart, wise or heroic. Don’t get me wrong, I’m human and I like hearing it, but truthfully, I’m not really any of those things. I’m me. Just me. I’m not particularly funny or smart or wise. I’m a good writer, I use good English and break my writing down into paragraphs. I mostly use correct punctuation. I’m good at painting pictures with my words, and I’m profoundly gratified that so many of you find weight in what I say. I think about my blog, about all of you, often. I try to write about interesting things, and I try not to get into a writing pattern. I write blogs in my head now, I think about things, I see things, I experience things andΒ  I decide that I need to write about them.

And that’s exactly what it is now, a need. In 2 years I’ve seen bloggers come and go. Sometimes they move on, sometimes I do. I’ve made friends and I’ve made a few enemies. More friends than enemies, and that’s a blessing. I write about things, and sometimes, often times, I’m surprised by what people get out of it. I’m surprised at what is funny, or that something I wrote unintentionally gives someone comfort. Sometimes I write hard stuff, and no one notices, because it’s only hard for me. More often I write about life, its funny parts, its good parts, its sad parts, and I think we find something shared in the commonality of life. I read your comments, and to misquote Stuart Mclean, I think “If I would have known that this would bring your comfort or a smile, I would have written about it before now, I would have written it more carefully, I would have written it better.”

Which leaves me with this – just a thank you. For being on the other side of the screen, for your hands on your keyboard, typing comments in response to me, to my thoughts, on this side of the screen, on this keyboard.

It means a lot, and I wanted you to know that.

Mrs. S.

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23 Responses to Anniversaries and Such

  1. Jayme says:

    Thank YOU for being one of the bloggers that has stuck around with consistency and quality posts for me to read and think about and be inspired by πŸ™‚

  2. lisa says:

    So glad you blog. Happy blogoversary.

  3. HereWeGoAJen says:

    Happy blogoversary. I am glad to have met you.

  4. Sam says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! (sorry for being contrary, but I actually prefer blogiversary to blogoversary – but as it’s not a real word I don’t think that anyone will complain – ha ha!)

  5. Jamie says:

    Thank YOU! For continuing to come here and post your thoughts and feelings. And for the record – I’m never disappointed and think you’ve written a crappy post.

    Happy Blogoversary!!

  6. happy blogoversy! thanks for letting us into your life!

  7. Mr. Spit says:

    Happy Blogoversary!

    Glad to be on the same side of the keyboard as you.

  8. Jess says:

    Thank YOU!! πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks for being such a dear person, bloggy and IRL. You mean alot to me, us too. (((HUGS))) Mwah!

  10. Debby says:

    Happy blogoversary. Oh. And you mean a lot to us, too. We just wanted you to know that.

  11. loribeth says:

    Thank YOU, Mrs. Spit, & happy blogoversary!! The pleasure is definitely ours! : )

  12. linds says:

    Happy two years. πŸ™‚

  13. Kristin says:

    Happy Blogoversary.

  14. a says:

    Happy anniversary!

  15. Seraphim says:

    Happy Blogoversary. Lots of love xxx

  16. Angie says:

    Happy blogoversary! Thank you for writing.

  17. JuliaS says:

    A very happy Blogoversary Mrs. Spit! (and to be totally self serving of course) I wish you many more.

  18. Trish says:

    Happy anniversary dollface!

  19. The blogosphere got better two years ago πŸ™‚

  20. Mel says:

    Happy blogoversary. Thank you for all the times you cross the hall and write.

  21. K says:

    I enjoy your posts. Happy blogoversary.

  22. Happy Blogoversary! And many more.

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