Monday, January 14, 2008

Two years.


January 14th 2006 I published my first post and now have 831 under my belt. Actually there was one before that on a green-edged background which is lost in cyber space – endlessly floating round like Bowie’s Major Tom.

I read somewhere that two years is the average length of a blog and as I would like to continue I have made a few mental notes to facilitate this:-

1 Not to panic when real life intrudes and I get behind with posts and visiting other bloggers.

2 To try to continue – at my own pace.

3 To try to brush up my technical abilities; I have improved – I can now add or subtract names on my side –bar, but not alas awards and two are waiting. I have got more awards than I deserve and don’t feel I should get any more but I’m most grateful for the ones I have. Thank you so much. And thank you to those of you who take the trouble to come back and plough through the stuff I churn out.


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R. Sherman said...

Congrats on two years. Of course, we wish you many more. Take your time. We'll be here.


sablonneuse said...

Happy Bloggie Birthday! Of course we'll keep reading as long as you keep posting.

Dandelion said...

Happy Blog Birthday pi, and congrats on reaching this milestone.

I think we all agree there's life in this old blog yet. Long may you continue with it. Looking forward to the next installment.

Grumpy said...

Happy Blogday from him, and Happy Blogday from me!

I still think you should publish your memoirs.

sister AE said...

Hello, Michele sent me to say happy blogiversary! blogaverary? blogoversary? Oh, well, you know what I mean! Keep doing what you enjoy with the blog - it is yours in the first place. I think I'll be reading your posts (off and on) for some time to come.

Eryl Shields said...

Congratulations for making it to the landmark two years. I wonder if this average works in the same way as the one about men and heart attacks: if they make it past fifty five they'll keep going into their seventies and beyond? If so, one more post and we can trust that you'll be blogging for years to come.

john.g. said...

Happy blogday Mum2!!

PI said...

Randall: you promise?

Sablonneuse> Merci bien!

Dandelion: thank you for those encouraging words:)

Grumps: I clicked on him and lost my comments and cursed in French! I hope to - when I've finished them but I have to find a publisher and they are a bit thin on the ground.

Sister ae: welcome! Come anytime:)

Eryl: lets get the next six months over first:)

Johng: thanks hon!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Many happy returns of the blogday!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Congratulations my dear Pat....It does seem like there are times one needs to sort of rededicate oneself to blogging...! Waxing and Waning...! But, I dearly hope you do continue as I for one am so happy I met you through this amazing thing called "blogging"...!

Kim Ayres said...

Happy Blogday!

You have an huge output - mine's been going for nearly 2 and a half years but I've published only about 320 posts.

Long may you continue :)

rosneath said...

Happy Blogoversary!

And here's to the next 831!! You know you are doing it right when you get all these awards - they are such fun!

Well done


PI said...

Zinnia: thank you - it's all your fault:)

Naomi: as long as you do too:)

Kim: the words quantity and quality come to mind.

Belle: fun until you try to put them on the side bar:)

Z said...

Happy blogday, Pat. I'm approaching my second anniversary this month too (can't remember the date) so I hope this won't signal the end of blogging for either of us!

PI said...

Z: thank you! I think you have done masses more than I have.

kenju said...

Congratulations on making it to 2 years, Pat. I hope you stick around for many more!

I have been blogging since 2005, and I have no plans to quit - it's too much fun!

PI said...

Judy: thank you! If you can keep going with all your committments I jolly well oughta!

apprentice said...

Yes Happy Blogday missus! I think you do splendidly on the techie side. You are light years ahead of my husband, he's clueless -can't even plug in the printer.

And I appreciate you warm, kind cyber friendship.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

831 posts in two years? That means you've posted every day and twice on Sundays. Happy blogbirthday anyway, and you ain't going nowhere until you finish that story!

PI said...

Anna: sounds like MTL. And ditto to you dear.

Daphne: cripes! When you put it like that it can't be true. I know what it is. Picasa only let me publish four photos at a time so I expect they are counted as separate posts. I didn't intend to deceive - honest!

zoe said...

Happy belated Blog Birthday. I know I haven't been around much - nor elsewhere ( -:( ), but this blog is always a joy to visit.

It really is - and I nominated you to be short-listed for this years Bloggies (again). Fingers and toes crossed :-)


We come back 'cause we love yer babe x

Nicest smile on't net ;-)

PI said...

4d: don't be daft - ya soft 'aporth!

Zoe:thank you dear. It's always great to have you drop by.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

You are just one year, two days behind me. Write faster.

PI said...

Hoss: OK so you are the older blogger BUT I am the senior and don't you forget it young man!

SpanishGoth said...

Happy Blogday my love

I don't always comment as I don't want my frivolous ambiguity to spoil what you write.

Long may you continue y en Espanol - Besos XXXX

PI said...

Spanishgoth: I would really miss your F.A. Gracias!

Sam, Problemchildbride said...

Long may you blog, dear Pat. Congratulations on reaching two years! It's been fascinating, refreshing and great fun. I'm so happy to have made your acquaintance and really feel you to be a most sweet dear pal. Lucky are all us lot to have found you and been allowed into your world.


PI said...

Sam: thank you and the feeling is mutual:)

rashbre said...

Congratulations of the two years. I also went through a shall I shan't I phase around the two year mark and decided to carry on, but also ot to get too bent out of shape if I missed a few days here and there.

Oddly enough, most days there seem to be bloggable moments and I'm amused when folk that know me well will even point them out to me!


PI said...

Rashbre: thanks and I'm glad you are keeping on. It's great when friends and family contribute.