Saturday, 18 January 2014

Three

I love blog birthdays. Blog birthdays are a big deal to me because they represent that time, however many years ago, that you decided to take a big leap and share parts of your brain with the entire internet. In a way, it's a bigger deal to me than my actual birthday, because that's just the day I came into the world, and... didn't really do much else (this is especially true for me because I was born at 11:58pm) whereas my blog birthday is the day I made something myself and, you know, did a thing.

The fact that I would probably have forgotten when it was if I didn't have a little calendar record in my sidebar is neither here nor there.

So, yes. Three years ago today, I took a leap into the unknown, writing valiantly about how terrible Season 5 of Brothers and Sisters was (SO terrible. And still no one has acknowledged that particular post) and it continues to be one of the best things I've ever done. I always say this, and I know it's probably really boring at this point, but when I started this three years ago, I could never have foreseen all the friends I'd make and all the amazing (and hilarious) discussions we'd have, and I definitely never ever even considered that it would translate to real life activities with real life friends, but it has and it's wonderful.

And so. Even though I don't really feel like celebrating anything right now, and even though it's been weeks since I've posted a review of anything, and even though I didn't even bake my blog a birthday present (which I do. It's a thing.) I still want to acknowledge this date because this is a pretty special place for me to come to and write things down and communicate with all you lovely people. I haven't even thanked you for all your lovely comments on my post about my nan, but I really really appreciated them and I just thought, how wonderful- that people I haven't met in person (mostly...) care about what happens to me and are there to console me when things are horrible and celebrate with me when things are good. It makes me feel like I'm doing pretty ok at life, to be honest.

So thank you. For being here, and for being you and for being awesome. Basically.

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations on 3 years! Go eat some cake!! :)

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    1. Why thank you! And I did, in fact, eat some cake. So it was a fairly good day just for that :)

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  2. Congrats!!! <333

    Love,
    one of your regular stalkers

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    1. Hello stalker! That's not at all creepy hahaha. And thank youuu (please don't kill me in my sleep.)

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    2. Lol, don't worry I enjoy your posts too much to do any lasting damage. But really, I'm totally harmless, just a bad commenter. :)

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  3. Awesome! Congrats on 3 fab years! :D

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  4. OH MY GOD I JUST WROTE A WHOLE POST ABOUT SHIT THAT'S BEEN HAPPENING IN MY LIFE AND FORGOT MY BLOG BIRTHDAY.

    AGAIN.

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME????

    Ok, caps lock off I'm going to read your post now.

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  5. You are awesome too and we love you the most. Apparently I am now Queen Victoria and have a royal we, but you know. I think you and I should meet up in February or March when I have time off and go to the Hummingbird Bakery and buy each other celebratory blog birthday cake :-)

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    1. Firstly, LOL at your above comment. May I say the words baby brain? I may? Cool.

      LET'S DO THIS THING OF WHICH YOU SPEAK! We can go to Richmond and eat all the cakes and go to Oxfam and that other cute bookshop! OMG.

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  6. Happy Blog Birthday and many happy blogging years to come :)

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  7. Three years? That's longer than many relationships I've had. Your blog is wonderful and funny and thoughtful and so are YOU. Way to go.

    And it's never too late to bake your blog a nice cake. Because nothing says "Way to go for all of your cleverness" quite liked baked goods.

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    1. Awwwww, Emily! Way to be the nicest! *walks around being wonderful and funny and thoughtful and IMMODEST, apparently* You are all of these things AND MORE and also we have that Snape thing so it's all good.

      This is very true. Maybe I'll bake my blog some brownies at some point. Or make pancakes. Something delicious, anyway.

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  8. YAY for your third blog birthday. And I agree with Emily, it's never too late to bake your blog a cake

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    1. Duly noted. THREE YEARS ALLEY, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! That's like nearly 3 years we've been nattering and whatnot. BLOODY HELL.

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  9. Happy blog birthday!!! You're totally right about how cool blog birthdays are... it makes me feel lousy for never really noticing mine. Bad, Sarah. Bad.

    Here's to many more years of blogging about books and randomness and chatting with awesome people!!!

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    1. Aww, I think I only really remember because it's like 2 days before my cousin's birthday, and it's right at the start of the year and yeah. I just remember stuff.

      YES to many more years of those things! Honestly, I don't know how anyone ever stops!

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