I can not believe 365 whole days have passed since the day that i decided to start this blog. I have to thank my dear Bernalwood.wordpress.com and Curbed.com for leading me into the brilliant and hilarious and informative creative genius that inspired me to begin this art experiment.
When i started this blog, it did not have a real direction or purpose. (I dont know if it has a purpose now other than it being my current creative outlet and a very satisfying activity to be able to exercise my right to my own free speech without being sensored in any way (for now!).
I have always been a talker. I think it is genetic because my mom is a BIG talker and even was a politician so i think it naturally runs in the blood. But i also like to talk and always seem to have an opinion. I am not trying to push my beliefs onto you, but i really do like the idea of being able to open up a conversation with total strangers that are based all over the world. You, my beloved blog followers are representing many different parts of the globe. It just goes to show, that issues that are important to me over here on the west coast of California can be related with in a place on the opposite side of the world. There is not so much difference or separation as our media and governments and churches would like us to think.
Just for you to get an idea of what you all have helped me to accomplish in this year of my blog…
- as of 2:58am on Nov. 17 2012, i have received 59,107 individual views on 417 postings. (my goal was 50,000 but dang i wish i had made it to 60,000 so that way i can figure i get about 5000 each month. Now it is 4??? a month and i suck at math so i just dont do it. :) But 59 thousand is not too bad for a little girl who just babbles online! Thank you!
Now, i would like to share some of the things that have occurred over this past 52 weeks. A lot has transpired. Probably no more than any other average year, but this year, i have markers so i can actually really see what has gone down.
We will start with the farewells…. I lost both friend, family and pet this year. My Grandma passed away along with my friends Big Ben, John Paizon & Lentle. Our kitty of 16 years; Tiki and our little Beta fish Tyrone passed as well. However I have gained a new Beta named Finochio and saved King Arthur from the clutches of death by less than an hour. He is now my new family and so lovely!
I had 2 reunions, a family reunion and a 20 year High School reunion that both were great!
I have begun a daily intense exercise program and cleaned up my diet a bit (less sugar and trying to avoid fried at all costs! Why then i ask is the fried food the tastiest food?)
I rode the farthest on a bicycle in SF ever (around 30 miles) in one night for the 20 year anniversary of Critical Mass. As well as attended the 20 year anniversary of my friends awesome party by Wicked Sound Systems (yes… i used to be into early 90′s San Francisco house music scene and it was INCREDIBLE!!).
I also used for the first time and then again 2 more times (totaling 3x) , rideshares. I really had a good experience with all three in fact and would highly recommend anyone trying it as a cheap, and environmentally friendly way to travel without having to deal with airport security! Plus, you get to talk to people you may never meet otherwise. I have enjoyed the ride sharing experience a lot and it is nice that there is a mode of transportation that actually has positive connotations associated with it.
I also cleared up some of my credit.
Not too bad in a single year!
But… Now for the most important message of my anniversary blog… My thanks to you, my readers. You make writing for you so special to me. I absolutely love that you feel comfortable leaving your comments as well as share some things about yourselves in those comments. I love that we have an international conversation here even though one would never know it just by reading what you wrote. I basically love you all, my blog followers and readers. You make this oh so worth while.
While i would like to say that it doesnt matter if anyone is reading what i am posting, it makes it so much more, more… well… EVERYTHING to have you here along for this journey with me.
You all are my originals. The first to be a part of my blog experience. This i find very special and cool and i thank each and every one of you that took the time out of your life to share in what i have to share with you let alone leave feedback. You all have made this first year of my blog an incredible experience and i am really looking forward to seeing what is going to be on topic for the next year.
So, in short… WE DID IT!! HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVERYBODY!! And from the bottom of my heart… THANK YOU!!
- What to Wear to Your High School Reunion (fabsugar.com)
- Laughing Squid Celebrates 17th Anniversary (laughingsquid.com)
- Finding Time (onlinejobpower.wordpress.com)
- Insanely Adorable Polar Bears Enjoy San Francisco Snow on Their Birthday (blogs.sfweekly.com)
- What I’ve Been Up to Since Last Post/One Year Anniversary (theevolutionofeloquence.wordpress.com)
- Celebrating my blog anniversary – Win a stay at the Westin Diplomat in Florida (mrsoaroundtheworld.com)
- Happy 1st Anniversary to The Langels! (thektdid.com)
- TRIP CITY at One Year: The Shock of the New (comicsbeat.com)
- happy birthday to this blog (yoonanimous.com)
- Launch Anniversary! How Crazy Are We Now? (beeminder.com)