A Blogging Thanksgiving PDF Print E-mail
Written by OHmommy   
Thursday, 26 November 2009 00:00

Recently, Neil and Jennifer (whom I've both met IRL) and countless other bloggers gave thanks to their first commenters.


I am a "blogger." So...  feel free my dear IRL friends/family/neighbors/PTA moms to BYPASS THIS POST and make fun of me for reading my twitter stream during the Thanksgiving baking frenzy that took place this afternoon in my home, only for ME to get all sentimental about this online-hobby of mine as I teared up at all the connections that have been made. Because.  Going through my old posts and comments tonight was a special treat.  Nearly three years of blogging and my biggest advocate, Dziadek my father, knows all of you guys by name. And frequently calls me to ask, "What the heck did she mean?"


The first post to receive any comments was three months after blogging.  Kellan from On the Upside was my first commenter and is still very much blogging.  I had three other commenters but their blogger IDs have been canceled. My second comment came from the Girl's Momma, Lisa, whom approached me in Chicago at Blogher09 and gave me a hug.  My third comment came from JustMiss whom is now JustOneMiss. She dropped everything to see me in LA some weeks ago but that's not why she has a special place in my heart.  What happens with awesome people like Miss and countless others I could not even link to all, is that they start out as online friendships, flourish with twitter and solidify in real life. That's just a sampling of bloggers I have met, in real life, that have actually commented on my blogging.  I am running out of words to link to all the people I have met in real life that commentGeesh, can you see why I got all sentimental as this list is only for the people I have met?  See the rest hereAnd email me if I missed you & you want a mention.... a thumb grows sore after a dozen inserts, yo! Can you imagine the list of commenters I desperately want to meet? Yes, like you!  I would be up all night.

KarenMeg and Kat and Cecily R and Melissa and Crystal and Mr. Lady (her first comment, just days before the new year) have been regular commenters since 2007.  Bless your hearts people, aren't you bored of my ramblings?  It's almost 2010..... 2007 seems like forever ago.


I had no idea when I wrote my first post in August of 2007 that my tech-savvy baby brother, seven years my junior, knew that it would be a therapeutic outlet for me to chronicle my life as a SAHM.  Both good and bad.  All of it.  I never imagined that one of my silly posts would end up as one of the keynote BlogHer09  posts read out loud in-front of thousands, GAH, hold me.....  keynote posts.


I am thankful for your comments and more importantly your friendship.  This hobby of mine, is not too shabby.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2009 13:02


# Jenera 2009-11-26 00:31
Have a happy thanksgiving!
# shannanb 2009-11-26 00:42
I feel like I have been reading your blog for eons! Its crazy how this whole online world has evolved. I have so many great friendships with women scattered all over the country that never would have been had I not decided to start a blog back in 2006.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
# dysfunctional mom 2009-11-26 01:44
You've come a long way, baby!
Happy Thanksgiving.
# Christine 2009-11-26 02:29
I am very much thankful for YOU.

That is all.
# JulieBouf 2009-11-26 03:49
I would love to meet you in person! Maybe Blogher '10?

Happy Thanksgiving!
# Pauline 2009-11-26 09:13
What do you mean MAYBE? Aren't you a stones throw away from NYC? Happy Thanksgiving Julie.
# Scary Mommy 2009-11-26 07:45
It's not too shabby at all, and I am so grateful for it and for YOU.

Happy Thanksgiving, Pauline!!
# pamela 2009-11-26 09:16
Id love to meet you too! I love reading your blog and wow your blog has come far! Congrats!
# Jennifer 2009-11-26 09:21
Happy Thanksgiving! If it weren't for BlogHer09 and Ree's link to your site I never would have found you but I am so glad that I did!
# Managed Chaos 2009-11-26 09:47
So, so very glad and proud that I can call you a friend, online and IRL. You're really a blessing...Happy Thanksgiving my friend! xoxo
# Hockeymandad 2009-11-26 09:47
Happy Thanksgiving Pauline! Hope to make it to BlogHer 10 parties next year and meet in person.
# Mr Lady 2009-11-26 10:48
Happy Thanksgving, baby! I'm so thankful you started blogging!
# tracey 2009-11-26 11:06
Happy Thanksgiving, Pauline. I never knew I'd love blogging and be thankful for it, either. But I AM!
# Avitable 2009-11-26 11:44
Happy Thanksgiving! This is very sweet. And wayyy too much work for me to try to do on my own. :)
# traci 2009-11-26 12:12
I'd never want to be confused for anyone else's assistant! I am thankful for YOU, too!!
# QuatroMama 2009-11-26 12:16
We are fortunate to have you in the blogosphere and the twitterverse! Happy Thanksgiving!
# lceel 2009-11-26 12:34
Happy Thanksgiving, Pauline. To you and all of yours.

Jesteś amzing kobiety.
# Zoeyjane 2009-11-26 12:49
Happy thanksgiving, love.
# Mama Kat 2009-11-26 13:22
Couldn't have said it better myself! And it's always sad when someone just disappears. At least...we'll always have...ourselves.
# Rhea 2009-11-26 15:53
Happy Linksgiving, you must mean?! lol
# Tiaras & Tantrums 2009-11-26 19:07
aww - you wrote a thankful post to bloggers - so did I - great minds you know!

Happy turkey Day - hope your survived miss hostess!
# Krystyn 2009-11-26 19:51
Happy Thanksgiving! What a nice note to all of your bloggy friends.
# Angie of Nothing 2009-11-26 20:17
You have me wondering who my first commenter was...

Happy Turkey!
# Krista 2009-11-26 21:43
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family! This is such a lovely post idea and I so hope to meet you some day as well!
# Loukia 2009-11-26 22:10
Aww! I'm thankful you're such a great blogger to read - and I do hope to meet you at BlogHer in Auguest! :)
# Jeni Hill Ertmer 2009-11-27 00:56
Your blog hobby is far from being "shabby!" For one thing, you keep me feeling a bit younger with your tales of your children, your life, your parents and Poland too! If it were the least bit shabby, you sure wouldn't have the following you have today, would you? Keep doing what you're doing -well as long as you enjoy doing it anyway! I'll keep following you -that much is for sure!
# Amy 2009-11-27 08:08
Many blogging blessings! You "hobby" is giving a voice to and for may of us. Thank you from me.
Hugs and Happy Holidays :)
# jennyonthespot 2009-11-27 11:48
Happy post-Thanksgiving to you, OHMOMMY :)

Love the post - and KNOW it was a labor of love. I recently wrote a post with all that wonderful linkness... and something technical happened *insert ignorance here* and all the links became NOT and, and... I posted it sans links, cuz - oh my goodness! So, golly heck your mind must be exhausted! :)

Anyway... thank you for the delight you bring, not only to me bu the masses. Blessings and love to you...
# Tiffany 2009-11-27 16:18
What a great post - I just spent an hour getting lost in all of the different blogs you listed! What a fun discovery... It is so representative of what your blog has meant to me though - yours was one of the first I started reading when I started my blog and I have always looked to you as a resource, and as an example of what I hope I am able to create with my own blog. Love your writing and have always loved your transparency! Happy Thanksgiving!
# melissa 2009-11-27 16:55
and i'm so thankful for you!!
# DE Heather 2009-11-27 20:59
I have no idea how I even stumbled across your site-I don't even remember how long I have been commenting, but I am glad to have found you.

Keep writing-we need your wit and insight.

# Yo Mama Morris 2009-11-27 21:38
I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me.

Okay. So, that was Sally Field's 1985 Academy Awards' acceptance speech. What I really meant to say was, "Awww, shucks. You shouldn't have! Thanks for all that you do. Not too shabby!"
# pgoodness 2009-11-27 22:36
Happy Thanksgiving! I wasn't one of your first, but I'm glad I found you!!
# Piper of Love 2009-11-27 23:21
Ever the inspiration,

I'm quite thankful for you, too
# Tara R. 2009-11-28 19:31
Thank you so much for including me in your links. (I did a 'view source' to find all the names).

I can't tell you how grateful I am to all the friends I've made and the wonderful people I've met through blogging. It is phenomenal. And, you my dear, are one of a kind.
# Rachel 2009-11-28 21:18

It feels as if it's been forever :-) Hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!! XOXO
# Melanie - ModernMami 2009-11-29 07:52
That was a lot of work. Too sweet of you to try to fit everyone in. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
# moosh in indy. 2009-11-30 14:22
From now on I shall call you my link turkey
# maggie, dammit 2009-11-30 14:53
Awwwww! This must have taken you FOREVER.

I am glad to know you, girl. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

# Jaina 2009-11-30 17:43
What a great post! I remember my first commenter, she's still around and awesome. :) I love when new people pop by. There are so many wonderful people in the blog world. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
# Crystal D 2009-11-30 17:52
Oh silly girl, I never get bored hearing all your stories. I am so happy you are still blogging away. Happy Holidays to you my friend. :)
# Lisa 2009-12-01 15:22
I remember when I first came across you - still like one of my morning cups of coffee :)
hope your thanksgiving was grand!

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Pauline Karwowski.

Is a self proclaimed globe trotting, minivan driving, SAHM stiletto ho.

Happily married mother to 3 Cleveland natives: Jay the son, Lola the daughter, and Fifi the banshee.

Now in Chicago, IL.

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