730 days, 762 posts, too many words to count

by DaniGirl on February 2, 2007 · 32 comments

in It IS all about me, Meta-blogging

Today marks two years since I started this blog. Two years = 730 days, and in those 730 days, I’ve put up 762 posts. This is what a year of blog posts looks like when you kill a small forest of trees in fear of losing your precious words to the interwebs, stored somewhere far from you with no backup:

I saw over at Elizabeth’s place in early January that she had put up a post with her favourite posts of the preceding year, and I liked that idea. So, if you’ll pardon the inherent narcissism, here are a selection of my favourite posts from the last year:

Coincidence (February – on registering Tristan for kindergarten)

Picture this (February – on getting our family portraits done)

Transitions (March – on the boys growing up)

The day my pants betrayed me (March – anecdote)

Bad words (May – on what makes a ‘bad’ word)

The one with the conspiracy theory (June – on sleep deprivation)

The one with too much information (June – on frostie and buying an OPK)

Sketches of Quebec City (July – a six-part series on our trip to Quebec City)

Saying goodbye to frostie (August – the end of our frozen embryo cycle)

Notes from a therapy session (August – on Tristan)

The memo (September – early pregnancy results)

Getting ready for school – a monologue (September)

I’m outraged (October – a rant on grammar rules)

The one with the coconut (October – anecdote)

Random attempts to cope (November – after the miscarriage)

An open letter to Proctor and Gamble (December – consumer rant)

CBS announces Rockstar: Wiggles! (December – a bit of fun)

How do you know? (December – on families)

Don’t ask me what criteria I used to category a post as a ‘favourite’; I have no idea. Some of them I liked because I think they’re well written, some of them are funny (to me, at least), some of them mark significant moments in the past year, and some of them just resonate with me.

It’s been a truly amazing year, and I’ve had the chance to do things and meet people I never would have imagined because of this blog. Thank you for making it possible, and thank you for coming along for the ride.


{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Andrea February 2, 2007 at 4:06 pm

Happy Blogiversary!
It feels good to be able to say that, with how many of hte oldies seem to be shutting down these days.

2 Andrea February 2, 2007 at 4:06 pm

Happy Blogiversary!
It feels good to be able to say that, with how many of hte oldies seem to be shutting down these days.

3 BubandPie February 2, 2007 at 5:19 pm

How do you go about printing off your blog? Do you simply print out the archive pages in reverse order, or do you figure out a way to get the posts to display in chronological order?
It looks so significant and dissertation-y, doesn’t it, all piled up like that!

4 BubandPie February 2, 2007 at 5:19 pm

How do you go about printing off your blog? Do you simply print out the archive pages in reverse order, or do you figure out a way to get the posts to display in chronological order?
It looks so significant and dissertation-y, doesn’t it, all piled up like that!

5 Phantom Scribbler February 2, 2007 at 5:29 pm

I had forgotten that we’re almost bloggy twins!
Happy, happy blogiversary, Dani! You truly are one of the shining stars of the interwebs.

6 Phantom Scribbler February 2, 2007 at 5:29 pm

I had forgotten that we’re almost bloggy twins!
Happy, happy blogiversary, Dani! You truly are one of the shining stars of the interwebs.

7 Sue February 2, 2007 at 5:36 pm

Happy Blogiversary Dani!!!

8 Sue February 2, 2007 at 5:36 pm

Happy Blogiversary Dani!!!

9 Miche February 2, 2007 at 8:01 pm

Happy Blogiversary! And keep up the fantastic work!

10 Miche February 2, 2007 at 8:01 pm

Happy Blogiversary! And keep up the fantastic work!

11 Mike February 2, 2007 at 8:38 pm

Love your The day my pants betrayed me post. Hilarious. Glad I stopped by to discover this post.
Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

12 Mike February 2, 2007 at 8:38 pm

Love your The day my pants betrayed me post. Hilarious. Glad I stopped by to discover this post.
Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

13 Mrs. Schmitty February 2, 2007 at 9:05 pm

Happy blogiversary!

14 Mrs. Schmitty February 2, 2007 at 9:05 pm

Happy blogiversary!

15 jo(e) February 3, 2007 at 12:24 am

Happy blogiversary!

16 jo(e) February 3, 2007 at 12:24 am

Happy blogiversary!

17 DaniGirl February 3, 2007 at 12:33 am

Thanks, everyone!
Phantom, that’s right, I forgot too! Happy blogiversary to you too!
B&P, nothing special in the printing, I’ve just been printing off each month as it ends. It’s in reverse chronological order, but oh well. I’m sure there’s probably a more eco-friendly way to export the whole blog file and save it, but I haven’t stumbled across it.

18 DaniGirl February 3, 2007 at 12:33 am

Thanks, everyone!
Phantom, that’s right, I forgot too! Happy blogiversary to you too!
B&P, nothing special in the printing, I’ve just been printing off each month as it ends. It’s in reverse chronological order, but oh well. I’m sure there’s probably a more eco-friendly way to export the whole blog file and save it, but I haven’t stumbled across it.

19 BeachMama February 3, 2007 at 1:08 am

Happy Blogiversary! I have been happily captivated for two years, can’t believe it has been that long already. Congratulations and great idea printing it off.

20 BeachMama February 3, 2007 at 1:08 am

Happy Blogiversary! I have been happily captivated for two years, can’t believe it has been that long already. Congratulations and great idea printing it off.

21 liz February 3, 2007 at 3:26 am

Happy Blogiversary!!

22 liz February 3, 2007 at 3:26 am

Happy Blogiversary!!

23 snackmommy February 3, 2007 at 4:32 am

How can I still literally, laugh out loud at Tristan’s future therapy session. The moment you grab his ankles creates the perfect visual. Thank-you for letting me relive the moment…at your poor son’s expense.

24 snackmommy February 3, 2007 at 4:32 am

How can I still literally, laugh out loud at Tristan’s future therapy session. The moment you grab his ankles creates the perfect visual. Thank-you for letting me relive the moment…at your poor son’s expense.

25 Miche February 3, 2007 at 8:47 pm

Hey Dani. If you wanted to save your blog posts electronically, you could either have them e-mailed to you and archive your e-mail. Or if you had Adobe Acrobat (not just the reader) on your computer you could “print directly to PDF.”
Alternately, you could get Beloved to get a bound copy of your blog at CafePress.com for your Blogiversary every year! (This is WMTC’s http://www.cafepress.com/wmtc.60537185)

26 Miche February 3, 2007 at 8:47 pm

Hey Dani. If you wanted to save your blog posts electronically, you could either have them e-mailed to you and archive your e-mail. Or if you had Adobe Acrobat (not just the reader) on your computer you could “print directly to PDF.”
Alternately, you could get Beloved to get a bound copy of your blog at CafePress.com for your Blogiversary every year! (This is WMTC’s http://www.cafepress.com/wmtc.60537185)

27 Madeleine February 5, 2007 at 2:20 pm

Happy Blogiversary! Lucky, lucky us!

28 Madeleine February 5, 2007 at 2:20 pm

Happy Blogiversary! Lucky, lucky us!

29 twinmomplusone February 5, 2007 at 5:28 pm

happy bloganniversary Dani! I’ve loved having something to look forward to reading every day ๐Ÿ˜‰
but man, that’s a lot of paper, did you print all teh comments as well?

30 twinmomplusone February 5, 2007 at 5:28 pm

happy bloganniversary Dani! I’ve loved having something to look forward to reading every day ๐Ÿ˜‰
but man, that’s a lot of paper, did you print all teh comments as well?

31 Marla February 5, 2007 at 10:17 pm

I’m so glad we met this way.

32 Marla February 5, 2007 at 10:17 pm

I’m so glad we met this way.

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