Birthday week continues

by DaniGirl on February 2, 2006 · 40 comments

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It seems the theme on blog this week is birthdays. First Simon’s birth story, then a recap of his party, and now today, (**blows kazoo**) it’s blog’s first birthday!

It’s been an amazing year for blog, and for me. When I started writing, I had no idea where it would lead, but I never dreamed it would be as much fun as this. I had hoped to reach an audience of 10 or 20 people a day, and instead I’m reaching between 150 and 200. How cool is that? Just yesterday, we tripped over 30,000 hits on Sitemeter. Wow!

I was going to make a list of all the incredible people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting (and “meeting”) over the past year, but the list is just too long. And I can count more than a dozen “in real life” friends who have started their own blogs since then, including one entire extended family. I’m not taking any credit for that, but it just goes to show you how quickly and thoroughly the virus that is blogging has innundated one little corner of the universe.

In honour of blog’s birthday, I think I’ll host a comment tea party tomorrow. When Nancy held one a couple of weeks ago, it was a blast, and either she tagged me or I tagged myself to host the next one. I’ll open the doors around 8 am, and you can wander by and say hello any old time. I think I’ll limit mine to 12 hours, so make sure you come by before we call in the wrecking crew at 8 pm to clean the place up. I’ve vaguely heard that there are rules to this sort of thing, but I’m trying my best to ignore them. I’ll provide the snacks and the firefighter strippers (in all three genders, bien sΓ»r), you bring whatever else you might want. Think we can clear 120 comments in 12 hours?

And finally, in the theme of comment whoring, here’s an idea that I’m blatantly ripping off from Suzanne. It’s “customize your blog experience” day! After a year of yammering, I’m starting to run out of ideas. So help me along – ask me a question. Anything you’re dying to know about parenting two preschool boys? Want a debrief on living in a constitutional monarchy? Itching to see a list of my favourite Timmy’s doughnut flavours? Go ahead, ask me a question or propose a topic, and I’ll write a post about it in upcoming days – or, depending on volume and laziness quotients, weeks.


{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 nancy February 2, 2006 at 1:23 pm

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!
HAPPY BLOGDAY!
HAPPY BIRTHBLOG!
Ah – whatever.
You are so NOT closing the doors at 8 PM – that’s just when all the real goofy ones show up. Please just keep it open so some of us nighthawks can have a LOT of fun, very likely at your expense. Please? PLEASE?
PUL-EEEZE??????????
Let’s just carry it right through the weekend and then tag on to all the Superbowl Tailgate parties until Sunday and I’ll even serve the chili & buns.
I don’t have any questions to ask you cause I know you, I really know you.
xoxo

2 nancy February 2, 2006 at 1:23 pm

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!
HAPPY BLOGDAY!
HAPPY BIRTHBLOG!
Ah – whatever.
You are so NOT closing the doors at 8 PM – that’s just when all the real goofy ones show up. Please just keep it open so some of us nighthawks can have a LOT of fun, very likely at your expense. Please? PLEASE?
PUL-EEEZE??????????
Let’s just carry it right through the weekend and then tag on to all the Superbowl Tailgate parties until Sunday and I’ll even serve the chili & buns.
I don’t have any questions to ask you cause I know you, I really know you.
xoxo

3 Danigirl February 2, 2006 at 1:27 pm

Sheesh, the doors aren’t even open yet and the party’s already crashed!!!
Oh alright, I was a little leery of leaving the place unattended (no telling what Marla and Robert Downey Jr might do), but if you promise to keep an eye on things then I guess it will be okay. Cuz you’re plenty respectable and responsible, right Nancy??

4 Danigirl February 2, 2006 at 1:27 pm

Sheesh, the doors aren’t even open yet and the party’s already crashed!!!
Oh alright, I was a little leery of leaving the place unattended (no telling what Marla and Robert Downey Jr might do), but if you promise to keep an eye on things then I guess it will be okay. Cuz you’re plenty respectable and responsible, right Nancy??

5 nancy February 2, 2006 at 1:53 pm

Ooooohhhh Yes Dani (snicker) I am most responsible (stifle snort). I am sure to take care of things when you aren’t around. (outloud snort). Everything will be just fine.

6 nancy February 2, 2006 at 1:53 pm

Ooooohhhh Yes Dani (snicker) I am most responsible (stifle snort). I am sure to take care of things when you aren’t around. (outloud snort). Everything will be just fine.

7 Nancy February 2, 2006 at 1:58 pm

Happy Bloggiversary!

8 Nancy February 2, 2006 at 1:58 pm

Happy Bloggiversary!

9 SilverCreek Mom February 2, 2006 at 2:12 pm

Happy Whatever Nancy is trying to say. Yours was the first BLOG I ever read. (Partly becasue I had no clue Blogs exsisted) Hangsheadinshame. And Your still my morning read every day. (with my cuppa tea)
Now I’ve started my own (and Never expect it to do whatever it is they are supposed to do) And I like the idea of being able to boast and vent without people getting tired of me. If they don’t like it they can leave.
And YES PLUEASE Keep the doors open past 8. Cause Friday is my busy day and I can’t get on as much as I did for Nancy’s until the evening. G & S and School stuff with Mir.
Happy BLOG Versary! Its A great one my friend!!!!
X0X
Sharon
I can testify that Nancy is a responsible adult and will not take advatages not given to her. Snicker Snicker. πŸ˜‰ Your site will never be the same.

10 SilverCreek Mom February 2, 2006 at 2:12 pm

Happy Whatever Nancy is trying to say. Yours was the first BLOG I ever read. (Partly becasue I had no clue Blogs exsisted) Hangsheadinshame. And Your still my morning read every day. (with my cuppa tea)
Now I’ve started my own (and Never expect it to do whatever it is they are supposed to do) And I like the idea of being able to boast and vent without people getting tired of me. If they don’t like it they can leave.
And YES PLUEASE Keep the doors open past 8. Cause Friday is my busy day and I can’t get on as much as I did for Nancy’s until the evening. G & S and School stuff with Mir.
Happy BLOG Versary! Its A great one my friend!!!!
X0X
Sharon
I can testify that Nancy is a responsible adult and will not take advatages not given to her. Snicker Snicker. πŸ˜‰ Your site will never be the same.

11 suze February 2, 2006 at 2:15 pm

happy blog-o-versary…(or whatever *grin*)…
and firefighter strippers? in all three genders? at a tea party!!! do you know how to throw a tea party or what?!?!?

12 suze February 2, 2006 at 2:15 pm

happy blog-o-versary…(or whatever *grin*)…
and firefighter strippers? in all three genders? at a tea party!!! do you know how to throw a tea party or what?!?!?

13 Suzanne February 2, 2006 at 2:21 pm

Happy Blogiversary!
Now, for a question. In a comment on my blog, you mentioned having a crush on editing as a profession. Other than what you are doing now, what kind of career could you see yourself pursuing?

14 Suzanne February 2, 2006 at 2:21 pm

Happy Blogiversary!
Now, for a question. In a comment on my blog, you mentioned having a crush on editing as a profession. Other than what you are doing now, what kind of career could you see yourself pursuing?

15 Barb February 2, 2006 at 3:10 pm

I work until at least 9….gotta keep it open for me!!!
Pretty Please
Barb

16 Barb February 2, 2006 at 3:10 pm

I work until at least 9….gotta keep it open for me!!!
Pretty Please
Barb

17 Batman February 2, 2006 at 4:17 pm

Happy barfday you cute little blog you.

18 Batman February 2, 2006 at 4:17 pm

Happy barfday you cute little blog you.

19 Renee February 2, 2006 at 4:23 pm

I’m so glad you decided to blog; otherwise we never would have met.
and that would be very sad indeed.
So, Happy Bloggiversary! Now, go choke a chicken.

20 Renee February 2, 2006 at 4:23 pm

I’m so glad you decided to blog; otherwise we never would have met.
and that would be very sad indeed.
So, Happy Bloggiversary! Now, go choke a chicken.

21 twinmomplusone February 2, 2006 at 4:33 pm

Oh, special day, one year old blog, awesome and congrats. Any reason you decided to start on Groundhog day? When did you first discover this addictive world?
Like Sharon said, you introduced me to the world of blogging too. Reading yours is a cherished daily ritual and your gentle prodding led me to start my own. Its small, but all mine.
Another party I’m gonna miss, heading to the mountain lodge tomorrow πŸ˜‰
As for leaving nancy in charge, ya right, I’ve seen her at parties, totally dependable and respectable πŸ˜‰

22 twinmomplusone February 2, 2006 at 4:33 pm

Oh, special day, one year old blog, awesome and congrats. Any reason you decided to start on Groundhog day? When did you first discover this addictive world?
Like Sharon said, you introduced me to the world of blogging too. Reading yours is a cherished daily ritual and your gentle prodding led me to start my own. Its small, but all mine.
Another party I’m gonna miss, heading to the mountain lodge tomorrow πŸ˜‰
As for leaving nancy in charge, ya right, I’ve seen her at parties, totally dependable and respectable πŸ˜‰

23 Robin February 2, 2006 at 8:41 pm

Well, this does sound like a great time to me.. But, I will be at Swim, Cosmic Adventures and then a Martini party.. So I will not be able to join in the fun..
Happy Anniversary Postcards from the Mothership… You were my first blog and I hope to always get to come by for a visit.. πŸ˜‰

24 Robin February 2, 2006 at 8:41 pm

Well, this does sound like a great time to me.. But, I will be at Swim, Cosmic Adventures and then a Martini party.. So I will not be able to join in the fun..
Happy Anniversary Postcards from the Mothership… You were my first blog and I hope to always get to come by for a visit.. πŸ˜‰

25 Kristina February 2, 2006 at 10:56 pm

Ok, first of all I love kazoos. Second of all, HAPPY BLOGGY B-DAY! I am honoured that you started your blog on my wedding anniversary. I’m sure that on a psychic level you did that intentionally. (*Ahem*…puffs out chest…puffs out chest…puffs out…no one speaking…puffs…face…turning red…deflates to take another breath…)
I will SO be here for the tea party tomorrow!! WHEEEEEEE! πŸ™‚

26 Kristina February 2, 2006 at 10:56 pm

Ok, first of all I love kazoos. Second of all, HAPPY BLOGGY B-DAY! I am honoured that you started your blog on my wedding anniversary. I’m sure that on a psychic level you did that intentionally. (*Ahem*…puffs out chest…puffs out chest…puffs out…no one speaking…puffs…face…turning red…deflates to take another breath…)
I will SO be here for the tea party tomorrow!! WHEEEEEEE! πŸ™‚

27 SilverCreek Mom February 3, 2006 at 12:23 am

Yeah! tea and bailey’s!!!!
Rock ON!
I ain’t gonna miss a thing! Well after I get home from gym and Swim.

28 SilverCreek Mom February 3, 2006 at 12:23 am

Yeah! tea and bailey’s!!!!
Rock ON!
I ain’t gonna miss a thing! Well after I get home from gym and Swim.

29 SilverCreek Mom February 3, 2006 at 12:24 am

Wait a minute..Robin said a martini Party? Awww MAN Dani Do you serve those here tomorrow?

30 SilverCreek Mom February 3, 2006 at 12:24 am

Wait a minute..Robin said a martini Party? Awww MAN Dani Do you serve those here tomorrow?

31 Phantom Scribbler February 3, 2006 at 1:12 am

Happy blogiversary, Dani! I can’t wait for the party….

32 Phantom Scribbler February 3, 2006 at 1:12 am

Happy blogiversary, Dani! I can’t wait for the party….

33 Helene February 3, 2006 at 2:46 am

Happy Blogiversary!
?? I’ll ask you question that my 6 year old posed to me yesterday…
“what’s the scariest thing about having your kids growing up?”

34 Helene February 3, 2006 at 2:46 am

Happy Blogiversary!
?? I’ll ask you question that my 6 year old posed to me yesterday…
“what’s the scariest thing about having your kids growing up?”

35 SilverCreek Mom February 3, 2006 at 12:29 pm

I THOUGHT THE TEA PARTY HAD STARTED! WHERE IS EVERYONE?

36 SilverCreek Mom February 3, 2006 at 12:29 pm

I THOUGHT THE TEA PARTY HAD STARTED! WHERE IS EVERYONE?

37 nancy February 3, 2006 at 12:52 pm

Ding…dong…
Ding…dong…
knock knock knock
KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK
It’s ten to 8….I came early bringing snacks…why aren’t you opening the door??
I guess Sharn and I will just sit on your front step and eat everything until you decide to let us in…

38 nancy February 3, 2006 at 12:52 pm

Ding…dong…
Ding…dong…
knock knock knock
KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK
It’s ten to 8….I came early bringing snacks…why aren’t you opening the door??
I guess Sharn and I will just sit on your front step and eat everything until you decide to let us in…

39 SilverCreek Mom February 3, 2006 at 1:29 pm

Man What a hostess…Invite us to a party and not let us in. Gee whiz know who her real friends are now. I even brough my own cuppa tea!
Hullloooo?????
Dani????????????
Well I’ll be….Not going to sit here all day. Nancy common’ over I have a new bailey’s we can drink.

40 SilverCreek Mom February 3, 2006 at 1:29 pm

Man What a hostess…Invite us to a party and not let us in. Gee whiz know who her real friends are now. I even brough my own cuppa tea!
Hullloooo?????
Dani????????????
Well I’ll be….Not going to sit here all day. Nancy common’ over I have a new bailey’s we can drink.

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