Today marks the one-year anniversary of my blog.
Do I look one today? Have I aged well?
I’ve been searching for something profound to say on this day, as I watched this milestone get closer and closer.
The first thing I have to say is a HUGE thank you. I am very, very humbled.
Thank you for your loyalty, your support, your friendship, your laughter, your stories and your love. It has moved me more than I can say, and I really DO feel lifted by every comment and email I receive. (I read them all- and it irritates every one in my house…)
What have I learned? Here’s my list.
1. Always check your pics before putting them on your post. Sometimes things hang out that shouldn’t hang out. (OR have Scope check them first. He’s a doctor.)
2. Never use real names for ANYONE –not your sister, your brother, your friends, or children in your neighborhood, school, class or sports team. Never. Trust me.
3. If you are going to tell the bloggy word that your brother pooped his pants in second grade, you might want to check with him first. (Although it DOES serve him right for the whole "selling peeks into the bathroom keyhole" incident.)
4. Always think before commenting. Sometimes something I might think is funny might be taken the wrong way. (It was never intentional, and sometimes my humor gets the best of me. Please forgive me.)
5. If you make a mistake fess up, own it, learn from it and move forward.
Now, I would also love to give something to you. I don’t know if anyone CARES or not, but here is my little bit of advice to people who are blogging. (Take it or leave it.)
1. When posting, make it short. I have a very short attention span, and cannot POSSIBLY be the only one out there. (Oh, unless you’re Steve King in disguise, then WRITE AWAY. Right, Irish???)
2. Try to use a font that we can see. If it is too small and I have to search for Tightwad’s reading glasses, I move on.
3. Make me laugh.
4. Make me cry.
5. Make me say “HEY, that happened to ME!”
6. Link your name to your "profile" so we can respond to your comments! (Like I say in my classroom AND at home, "HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT?")
7. Be good to your friends, and shout them out when you can. They deserve it!!! (I try to shout out as much as i can. I'll do more. Honestly. )
That’s all I got.
Now, perhaps a gift from you? I would love for you to let me know, in a comment, what you enjoy when you come here.
If nothing else, I would just love to know that you were here today.
(And a funny story wouldn’t hurt.)