Thursday, March 31, 2011

This baby is 5 years old

This month I celebrated my fifth year as a blogger. Wow. Other than being a mom/sister/daughter, this is the longest relationship I've ever had. We don't need to comment how sad that is.

My blog is five years old this month.

I love blogging. In reality, I can honestly say it doesn't ever feel like a chore. I feel bad when I'm running behind and post late or don't have time to post, but it doesn't feel like something I have to do or that's tedious. I like blogging, which is probably why I've kept at it.

I have to say that I've wanted to write a book so this is a nice way to get "published" or to at least have an audience. Thank you readers for being my audience.

I realize that I might not always be that fun and interesting. Thank you readers for reading me even when I'm boring.

It's been an interesting evolution over the last five years. I feel that the last few years since I've moved back to Civilization I've been less interesting. Maybe I haven't been interesting ever, but as I examine myself, my life, and re-read some of my old posts, I feel like I was more interesting 'back in the day.' Thank you readers for continuing to read me even though I'm not as exciting as I used to be.

My writing style has evolved, too. Maybe maturing? I have no idea what causes a change in writing styles. I think I'm not always as funny as I used to be. But it could be a catch 22 situation. Maybe I'm not as funny because not as many funny things happen to me because my life isn't as exciting? Who knows? Maybe I'm a bit more private? Maybe I've lost my sense of humor? Thank you readers for indulging me in my less funny, moments and during my evolution in tone.

This has been not only a cathartic outlet for me, but a place to explore my own writing, my own thoughts, to try different stuff with words, to be silly, to be serious. Thank you readers for allowing me this opportunity to be self experimental.

Lastly, this is a fabulous way to meet some great people. I've met some of you in person, some I just email or talk to on the phone, some I read your blogs, and others I just enjoy getting to know you from your comments here. Thank you all for allowing me into your lives, for becoming blogger buddies, for becoming friends.

So, happy blog-iversary to me. But thanks to all of you for giving me these five years! Here's to many more! Cheers!

Pink lipsticky kisses to you all,


Curley said...

Happy blog-iversay, your'e the greatest. By the way, that drink looks ummmmy. Congrats on 5 years.

Bragger said...

You're never boring! Happy 5 years. That's longer than my first marriage lasted. And way longer than the second one SHOULD have lasted.

Maggie said...

Curly- thank you! (and doesn't it look good? I want a whole bottle of 'em!)

Bragger- thank you! My marriage was just barely 5 years. I enjoy blogging a lot more than I did being married to SD!

Wiley said...

Here's to many more 5 year blocs to come!
And life is never boring. It may seem same-old-same-old as we lurch through it (well, I lurch. I am sure you are more graceful and composed.) but thank god it's not just one crisis after another. Sometimes the simple things really are the best.

Shan said...

Yay Maggie! Congrats to you malady! I'll throw back a couple of those drinks with you and celebrate (even if I'm late and the party's over). I enjoy knowing you through your entertaining blog. I'm feeling for cranking mine back up just like you said, to work stuff through and also just to have for the future! Wishing you much more blogging fun and success! xoxo