Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Me! Now With More "Blog Candy!" (That means I'm going to give something away)

One year ago yesterday I made my very first blog post! I had planned to celebrate this festive occasion on the actually anniversary but due to illness I was prone on my sofa most of the day yesterday. I'm still sick today but apparently not too sick to blog so I guess I'm on the road to recovery. I did call in sick to work again though because every 5 minutes I feel the need to cough up portions of my lungs. I didn't think that would go over well with most of my colleagues or clients so I'm "taking it easy" at home with my cat, wallowing in self-pity and a sea of Kleenex.

I started this blog a year ago with the intention of improving my skills as a writer and sharing my (often unconventional) point of view on everyday life with friends and family. I had hoped I might by chance gain a loyal following of readers who appreciated my observations and were entertained by my insights. I was worried I would run out of things to say or that perhaps no one would be interested in hearing it. Because really, if I didn't care about having an audience I could have just started a diary.

Blogging is not only my way of putting down my thoughts and adventures, it's a way of getting attention and being noticed--but not in a bad way like when I dyed my hair orange. I'm glad I had lots to share over the past year and I'm honoured people are interested in and receptive to what I have to say. I'll take that as a positive omen for what the next year of blogging may hold and I promise to continue to give you entertaining coverage of all that is to come.

**UPDATE**

Thanks to Mindy, I've been goaded into giving something away to a lucky individual who leaves a comment on this post. Leave a comment and prove you love me I mean possibly win a prize!

5 comments:

Mindy said...

a year for you too?! Holy smokes! I offered a prize on my blogiversary... what's your prize?

And you better hurry up and get better for Kareoke.. you don't want to disappoint your adoring fans!!

And... I don't know who you are trying to kid.. but those who write blogs do it out of complete narcissism and nothing but! ;)

kendall said...

Um, hello? The prize is me, of course! But if you insist, I can rustle something up...what the heck is "blog candy?"

Leave a comment and you might get some, although my Mom always told me not to take candy from people stranger than me...

psychsarah said...

It has been a lot of fun reading your unconventional POV all year! Time flies when you're having fun. Can't wait to hear what the blog candy prize is.

Mindy said...

peer pressure... gets you every time...

kendall said...

Yeah, well it looks like it's gonna work in your favour 'cause so far only you and Sarah have commented...

Where's the love people!?