Today marks my first blog anniversary. My blogiversary, as others in blog land call it.
Well, to be honest, my first actual post was on New Years Eve 2011, but it was more a test post (as evident by my teeny tiny photos). On February 7th of last year I posted a picture of me and some friends watching the Superbowl, and from that point on I’ve consistently posted at least three times a week.
The comments I received from my post yesterday just confirmed how much I love having my own little space in the world wide web. My blog might be small, but my readership is authentic, and I love the relationships I’ve developed with some of you, and that I am continuing to develop with all of you reading this.
My most popular posts continue to be “Engagement Pictures Are Awkward” and “On Being White and Privileged” which is kind of funny to me, considering that they couldn’t be more different.
Then again, it’s probably a very accurate portrayal of who I am.
As I said yesterday, my blog personality and my real life personality are one and the same. I say bad words (sometimes a big old F-bomb is just necessary). I drink alcohol. I’m a proud liberal democrat. I don’t write about Jesus. I laugh at stupid things. I grab my friends’ boobs. It’s who I am.
As my friend Nancy said in a comment regarding having a blog, “as vain and as shallow as the surface seems, it’s really fulfilling for my mental health.”
And it’s true. This blog makes me so happy, and I really do think that having an outlet like this helps keep me sane.
(My husband agrees.)
So to all of you out there reading, thank you, thank you, thank you!
You really are the bees knees!