Friday, September 10, 2010

Blogging it... for almost three years

Well, readers, this is post number 80!

I've noticed my posts are getting higher in number. This makes me remember when I first started my blog. Many of you will remember when I started to pop up around the web site...but actually, though still somewhat of a newbie, I started blogging just about three years ago.

Here's the difference between then and now: I had no idea what I was doing.

You want proof? Here's my first-ever entry. With such a clever name...(insert eye roll here). (I still like to use dashes and ellipses, by the way.) I wrote one more entry that year, and then didn't write again until--March of 2009. Then another in May. My friend Amalia found out about my sad blog sometime around July, and since then, mostly because she keeps me in the blog circles, told me about some good blogs to read, first told me about blogfests, even mentioned me from time to time--because of all that, I am still here. With 80 posts under my belt!

Well, these 80 posts later, not a lot has changed, but at least I have a better idea of what I'm doing.

I'm sort of thinking, too, that maybe I should host a blogfest on my 100-post marker. Or something just for fun. Of course, many fantastic ideas have come and gone...so I'll have to try to be clever (which always works oh-so-well) and come up with something clever and fantastic of my own. And that means I'll have to figure out how to use that Mr. Linky form...and people will have to spread the word...

But then again, that's twenty posts from now! An eternity! Or so it seems.

Eh, but what the heck. I've just about decided. In fact, I have decided. This is a go.

Within the next few posts, I'll discern the theme. And then...on November 16--my three-year anniversary of joining, and if I'm lucky, sometime close to my 100 post-mark--I shall have a blogfest.

An emdash blogfest! No, totally joking. I wouldn't do that to you. We don't want too much of a good thing!

But we do want...something. (Ominous music in the background.) (Maybe with some flashes of lightning for dramatic effect.)

 So...beware. It's coming....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Eric W. Trant said...

I haven't done a blogfest for a while, but if you can come up with a good teaser, maybe I'll come out of my cave and post one up!

It'll sure get your numbers up, these blogfests. Make sure to stop by if/when you announce your theme. I don't always see the announcements.

- Eric
Digging With the Worms

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats on three years. That's a long time to continue.

CD

Donna Hole said...

Waiting, waiting , waiting. . .

Is it time yet?

......dhole

Amalia T. said...

Yay!

I think I started my blogger blog back in like... high school. But I exported and deleted all those posts when I started blogging "professionally." I think the earliest post I have now is from my sophomore or junior year in college. :P

Can't wait to see what you settle on for your blogfest!! You can count me in!

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

I liked your first post! I liked the introduction -- and the honesty. I think I just dove right in two years ago when I first posted... and I wasn't in the greatest "place" at the time. I was just struggling w/ a lot of changes... yeah, you've made me want to go back to my own first post and have a laugh. ;)