18 Apr 2010

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY TO ME.



YEAH!!!!!!

Pen And Paper is ONE year old today and what a year it's been.


Hard to believe how long it took me to start blogging. After talking about it for years (and I mean years) Husband dearest 'set me up' with blogger in August 2008 and yet it still took me up until April 2009 to produce my first post which you can see by clicking HERE.

As it says in my profile, Pen And Paper started life as a blog :

..... mainly based around my love of books and silly jokes, (though) there will, no doubt, be one or two other things thrown in as the fancy takes me.

And though Book Reviews (click HERE for my first) and Silly Jokes (likewise, click HERE for my first) are still the mainstay of my blog, it's funny how the 'fancy' has largely taken me away from these and onto other things such as my 'It's a Mad Old World' and 'Religious/Cultural Celebrations' posts. Still, I suppose we all grow and change over time, hopefully for the better.

Yes, hard to believe that far from (metaphorically speaking) dragging me, kicking and screaming TO Pooter, I'm now dragged, kicking and screaming AWAY from him as the number of times I've posted over the year will testify.

But my posting is only part of the story that is Pen And Paper. You, the people, who read/follow/comment are the thing that really makes blogging such a pleasure so a million thanks each and everyone of you.

Not just my blogs birthday - today also sees another family member celebrate his. Nephew, Christopher is 17 today. Many Happy Returns to him.

One more thing, many thanks to all those who entered my Blogoversary Book Giveaway. After deliberation by my panel of judges, I'll post the winner tomorrow.

22 comments:

Chris and Jess said...

Contratulations - I can't imagine at this stage going for a whole year, it seems ages.

I've only started following within the last month so hope to be around for another year.

Traci said...

Yay! I get to be the first to wish you happy bloversary! You have such a fabulous blog. I look forward to coming over "here" and so appreciate your "visits".

Enjoy your special day! (And happy birthday to nephew dearest)
:-)
Traci

Traci said...

Well, I was the 1st when I started typing. Alas! I still wish you a happy day!
:-)
Traci

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!
Big big hugs!
Betty

Jen said...

Blogging is addictive once you get started. Congratulations on your milestone.

kathryn said...

Oh, congratulations on your 1 year! Time flies, right? It's quite the milestone....you should be very proud. Happy Birthday to Christopher as well.

susan s. said...

Happy, Happy Blogaversary!

Priya Parmar said...

yay! congratulations! and happy birthday to your nephew!

Kelly said...

Happy Blogoversary and here's to many more years of blogging!!!

Best wishes to your nephew on his birthday, too!!

themethatisme said...

Can I have my computer back now then please?

Trac~ said...

Happy Blogoversary to you! Congrats on making the 1 year mark! Sorry I just now saw this post and missed the giveaway - I never even got on the computer this weekend. Hope you had a wonderful weekend my friend! Have a great day! :o) xoxoxo

Nina said...

Happy bloversary! One year, wow! I love your blog and your fun posts, they are always fun to read. So cheers (Proost) for many more years to come.

Also Congrats to your nephew! :)

Good job!
Goed gedaan!

Chris and Jess said...

Hi - I have an award for you over on my blog.

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Congratulations! Here's to another year's awesome blogging! :)

Heather said...

I'm so glad to have met you via your blog. YOur posts are often the humourous highlight of my day.

as for the piggies, don't think they have a name yet. will let you know.

The Call of the Wild book had all four of the stories in it. The first is the longest and the others are much shorter stories. Don't know that all versions of the book contain the short stories.

Martha said...

Happy First Blogaversary, Dear Petty Wit! So glad I found you in cyberspace. Happy Birthday to your nephew too!

Pam said...

Happy Blogoversary to you and happy birthday to your nephew. I have enjoyed getting to know you!

tattytiara said...

Well a hearty congratulations, and happy belated birthday to your nephew!

Dorte H said...

Belated congratulations.I have a good excuse though as the 18th is also my daughter´s birthday - and then there is that part of my life called work :(

joemmama said...

Congrats!!!! We love you...so keep up the great posts!!

Short Poems said...

Belated.
Congratulations on your 1 year, have fun writing :)

hugs marinela x x

Cara Powers said...

Congratulations! One year is a super big deal!