Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Happy Blogiversary to Me!

Ten years...where does the time go?

2003 I wrote this--my very first post--on my dissertation director's computer while we were dog sitting in Marina del Rey. Neither my dissertation director nor the dog are still with us. And his widow sold the house. And still I write.

2004 My 154th post. I went back and read all the ones that came before. And look! I had blogging friends already, but not, apparently, the word "blogiversary."

2005 Now I know it's a blogiversary. We've moved across country and are living in my cousin's basement. I'm down there surrounded by craft supplies. But can we tell me not to take that job I'm so excited about? ;)

2006 It's true what I say, I've never been a one to keep a diary. And yet...

2007 I'm eating lots of lobster, and funnily enough, recounting the changes in blogging, bloggers, ang the technology. (I'm also up to 858 posts!)

2008 Five years! A little history (including Usain Bolt's birthday) and a giveaway. How industrious of me.

2009 Silly metaphors and a new-to-us dog help celebrate six years of blogging (and actual stitching content!)

2010 I was on vacation in Maine for my blogiversary this year and didn't post. I did do a meme on the 22nd. Funnily enough, of the books I was reading at the time, I only finished The Art of Racing in the Rain. Much later (because I finished on an airplane, so I'm thinking March?) with giant sobbing tears running down my face.

2011 Again with the skipping the blogiversary post; this time we were in the midst of a visit from two of my nephews and their parents. Instead, I give you a post that references the blogiversary giveaway from two years earlier. Two? Shouldn't that have been three?

2012 A retrospective post where I chose favorite "representative" posts from the past nine years. Still worth following those links!

If you had told me ten years ago that 2013 would find me
  • still blogging
  • across the country
  • un(der)employed
  • in our own home
  • living with a dog
I would have been hard pressed to believe it. What do you think the next 10 years will bring?

29 comments:

Chris said...

Congratulations! It is great to see where we were and where we are now :)
Loved seeing your stitching in the prior post.

Annie said...

Congrats on 10 years of blogging! Here's to 10 more!

Annie said...

Yea for you! Hope the next 10 years bring only good things.

Daffycat said...

Happy B-Day, Nikki! I must remember to go home and re-read this post on the computer when I get home so Ivan better follow the links. I'm on my phone at work, lol!

CalamityJr said...

Thanks for sharing for ten years and not burning out - your posts are too interesting to lose!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

God only knows what the next ten years will bring. Well, Him and the lady with the crystal ball, but I'm not her....

Congrats on 10 great years!

diamondc said...

Congratulations on ten years, lots of things going on in life and we still blog.

Catherine

riona said...

Congratulations on ten years. I enjoy your style. I particularly enjoy the posts in which you alert us to the "new" and astonishingly cutting edge artistic trends in our craft as discovered by a press continually surprised to learn that it's not just grannies and geese.

Margaret said...

Wow, 10 years! Happy blogiversary! What a fun post this was!

Melody said...

Congratulations on your blogging milestone!

Needle Nicely said...

Thanks for sharing your life and insights with us. And may we have many more years!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Happy, happy blogiversary! I look forward to many more years of being entertained by your witty and insightful posts!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations! Its amazing how life never goes in the direction you've planned!

Glenna said...

Happy B-versary.

Cole said...

Congratulations on your 10th blogiversary! What a milestone!

Linda said...

Wow Nikki. Congrats on 10 years. Happy Blogoversary.

Linda

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Nikki! I'm glad you are still blogging with 10 years under your belt! Here's to another 10...and yes, I am sure there will lots more changes that you hadn't expected - I hope they are all good ones! Blog on!

Melinda said...

10 years. Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Whoa! Happy 10 years of blogging!! Here's to the next 10, and the 10 after that, and the 10 after that...

Donna said...

Yeah for you, your awesomeness!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I've only been with you for three or four of your ten, but I have really enjoyed reading your blog. It's scary to look at all the unexpected things that have happened isn't it? Better not knowing the future - but here's to a long and wordy one for you. Irene xxx

MelissaD said...

Congratulations on blogging for 10 years and giving us plenty to read!

valerie said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!

Berit said...

10 years, same blog? WTG, you!

Kerri said...

Congratulations on 10 years! I could only do it for 6 months! major fail! I enjoy your blog and hope the next ten years brings more dogs, more granny stories and lots of stitching/crafting!

Sharon said...

Wow, 10 years is pretty awesome! Happy Blogiversary!

Coral said...

Happy blogiversary! I wonder how many years I have read you? It seems loads!

Annemarie said...

Happy Blogiversary, dear girl! What *would* we have done without you and your bitchy, witty, clever, crafty posts? As for the next 10 years... more of the same, please!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats on the tenth anniversary. It's tin so not very inspiring!

Open a tin of beans maybe?

Not sure how long I've been following but it was just before one of Maggie's Birthdays because I sent her a card.

Here's to the next ten years of stitching and bitching.