Today marks the one year anniversary of my blog. It is very close to the one year anniversary of Kacy's blog, which is no coincidence. I started blogging because she did, just like I got a Masters degree in Rhetoric because she did. When it comes to Kacy, my motto is "monkey see, monkey do."
Actually, the exact date of my blogiversary is unknown, because I started a blog and then deleted it in a post-op-medication-induced fit of depression and self-doubt. I got my appendix out, started a blog, and had a breakdown because I was sure that Sarah Marinara (the first non-relative to ever read my blog) had removed my name from her list of links. Over a period of, let's see...24 hours, I thought better of deleting my blog, and started it up again, this time lowering any expectations of Sarah Marinara ever reading it again. See? I told you I was all whacked out on my pain meds. Alas, my first blog ever written (entitled "Kitchen Sluts and the Bible") is lost forever. Now Sarah Marinara is married and I am about to give birth to child number two. Who knows that would have happened if I hadn't continued to blog??
I've been thinking a lot about my wild blogging ride, and I've decided that I am qualified to give others lots and lots of good blogging advice. So, those of you who are thinking about starting a blog of your own (Emily, this means YOU), here are some tips:
1. Never accidentally steal someone else's bandwidth. And, if you do, send them 12 cents immediately to rectify the situation. If the person happens to be an ardent Japanophile who is very sensitive about his picture of a girl in a kimono, you are in especially big trouble.
2. Never, ever, ever JOKE about the phrase "Junque for Jesus" because someone may give you a lecture about--heaven forbid--your own need for charity some day. Hey, I'm already there, my sensitive friend. I'm already there....
3. Never discuss the boys you went out with--even in code, and in innocuous terms--because there's the slim, but present, chance that one of them will google you and feel a need to write several lengthy blogs detailing his version of your short-lived relationship. Woopsie daisies!
So, that is basically the blogging trinity. Follow those three rules and you'll be fine. Learn from my mistakes.
And, to commemorate my one year, I will refer you to an early post and provide the accompanying picture that should have gone with it (but it took me a year to figger out how to post a picture).
Ahhh, those were the days. I knew so little of what lay ahead...