Believe it or not, my friends, today marks my one year blogaversary. Yes, I have been banging away here on the the keyboard for a full year, trying to make you all laugh. I look back on my first post and still consider it one of my best: Spanx, Dunkin Donuts and the fear of YouTube. I had no idea what this crazy blog would become. Oddly that first post set the tone and made me realize that my life can be funny sometimes. 

I hardly remember life before blogging. Everything seems like it should be a post. Sad, funny, poignant, disgusting, it is all blogworthy.

I think what this blog has done most for me, is made me walk the walk of its mission; to laugh, sometimes to the point of tears.

Face it, life is hard, and we all get cranky… A LOT. Those who know me well hear me kvetch on a regular basis. But this is the place I come to at the end of every day to force myself to see the humorous side of things. No matter how down I get, the idea of a big box of shut the hell up will always get a laugh out of me. Sometimes the topics are ones where you would never find humor, like aging parents. Other times it is just the theatre of the absurd, like the Freakatorium, because that is the best place to escape.

Hey, without this blog I would never have been the Minneapolis fm107.1 Get Real Girl of the Week. A thrill no woman should be denied.

As a little gift to myself I submitted the word blogaversary to Urban Dictionary. If approved this will join my other words there: bloganoia, psuedosnarky, twitobirth, twirgin and twexpert. Yes, it is an odd hobby but someone has to do it. Why? I don’t know, but someone does.

I want to thank all of you that read me so loyally. Those I know in real life, and those I have met through this space. Social media has combined my two faves, connecting with people and technology. I was a natural for this crap.

In celebration of this event, you can stop racking your brains on what to get me (no I am not registered at Blogs ‘r Us), simply humor me and throw a comment out today. Those who read daily but stay quiet, show a little love and tell me what you like, or what you don’t like. A favorite post, a least favorite topic. Or hell, share a recipe or a story of your own. Just de-lurk and show me that you are there. Then you can go back into your little holes and read quietly again after today.

Thank you all, and I see you in the stats so I know you are there. For making me realize that there is always room for more humor in your lives.

Haven’t had enough of me yet? You can also read me at 50-Something Moms Blog.

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25 responses to “Blogaversary

  1. Congrats! Has it only been a year?

  2. How about I retweet your blog posts on Twitter?? Happy BLOGAVERSARY!!!

  3. Happy Blog-o, BBFF. Thanks for the daily smiles! Hugs!

  4. Gail

    congrats Amy! seems longer than a year that I have been entertained by you! oh yeah that’s because it is! Thanks for keeping my life interesting!

  5. Laurie

    Thanks for… a great year and the intro to blogging…for making me late to work on many occasions!…for the much needed laughter.. May this second blog year be even better than the first! xo

  6. Lon Levin

    Congratulations. A great day in history. And today is also Limerick Day. “There once was a blogger named Amy…….”

  7. Ronni

    Happy Anniversary…..of which we have celebrated many anniversaries that have made us laugh, cry, and think why?
    This blog-a- var-sary deserves a special shout out…..
    Love you Z
    Thanks for the read and sharing our 35 years of memories with the blog world!
    Love ya!

  8. Our 2nd grader went off early to school (World Drums practice. gotta love the extra energy output on that), gotta get to work (my own massage therapy & bodywork practice). I am getting inspired by your blog to again see the HUMOR in life. I’m pushing 50 in 4 years, married to mr. grumpy (a corrections officer, who can blame him really, just give him space to wind down), and friends newly divorced adjusting to new schedules, and me adjusting to their new schedules. I’m a total newbie on the text thing. But I like it. I prefer actually talking (remember almost 50) but I figure start now and when my son starts texting in 3 years I’ll be ready.

    Love the Blog in total, just your take on everyday life, loves, hates, laughs!!!! So I am your new reader, a Mpls.St Paul FM107 listener. The segment you were on, the “Get Real Girl of the Week” is why I get up Sat. mornings. Continual inspirational women, like Ann Bancroft, etc.

    We know how crazy life CAN be so when you were on the show and talked about how you and your friends managed to all get together to celebrate turning 50, and both inspire and disturb people with your laughter – I was inspired by your bodaciousness and thus signed on in the blogosphere. So it’s me, margi, with a crazy life, busy neighbors, remote family, just coming out to say thanks from the bottom of my (sometimes) tight little heart for your honest, very funny, smart blog. Isn’t it the BEST when you do what YOU LOVE and other people benefit?!!!

  9. Nothing like a little shameless comment solicitation. Thanks all. and Margi, what a thrill to pick up a reader from that radio show. It was a lot of fun. Hang in there, your life seems quite hectic.

  10. Happy Blogaversary! It’s a milestone for sure! My 3 year blogaversary was in February. Time sure flies when you’re online.

  11. How time does fly! I just passed my own one-year blogging anniversary and reflected a bit on why I do it in this post.

    For me, it has been a learning experience, allowing me to enter the world of e-writing and social networking at my own pace, honing my writing skills with my own artificially-inflicted deadlines, and connecting with a new, virtual community.

    Here’s to year 2 for both of us!

  12. jflorin

    I’m here baby!! I don’t always comment, but I am here!

    My favorite, of course, was about Mikey Buckets. They’re all great. Keep em coming!

  13. jana

    happy blogaversary mom! hopefully many more blog posts to come, especially ones that im in because we know everyone loves that 😉

  14. Congrats!! A year does fly by quickly — as all of us parents know. Blogging rocks — wishing you well on your next year and those beyond!!

  15. Happy Blogoversary to you….and many more!

  16. Zaide

    In case you didn’t guess, it’s your old man. I can’t really express how proud we are of you, your warmth, talent, sense of humor, love of family, loyalty. I really could go on, but i don’t want to swell you talented head.
    Your blogs are great. We luv them and especially love you.

  17. judy

    ok–i am one of the lurkers…often think i will comment later after reading you in AM…..but i fall asleep too early…..stayed up tonite to say happy blogaversary!! xox

  18. Wow, I knew you were out there. Thanks all. And thanks to Little Miss Cupcake who sent me a virtual cupcake so I did not have to eat a real one and deal with adding to my spanx laden hips!

    My dad, my daughter, friends old and new. I could not have asked for a better blogaversary.

    Thanks all

  19. Jeanne

    Happy Blogaversary!! I am a big fan!!

  20. Happy Day! (Okay, a day late) The honeymoon is over? Ha! Can’t wait to see what you write in year 2 🙂

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  22. Matt

    happy belated aunt amy…i usually catch up on a couple at a time…can always count on a laugh

  23. Congratulations. I just celebrated my one year blogaversary in March. How come I still feel like a newbie sometimes? We still have to meet up sometime, we are practically neighbors and we both are 50-something writers (although I usually hate to admit to that). We can toast our blogaversaries.

  24. Happy blogaversary! Your post made me wonder when I first began blogging so I just read my archived stuff and lo and behold, it’s almost my 1-year blogaversary too! I would never have known… Keep it up. We can all use a laugh til we cry day.

  25. Happy Blogiversary! I am late to the party. Per usual.

    Cheers! (raising my glass of red wine!)

    I’ve been blogging for 3 plus years. I think blog years are like dog years or something like that which means I’ve been blathering on like a crazy woman for a LONG damn time now on the Internet. 😉

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