|A Blogging Thanksgiving|
|Written by OHmommy|
|Thursday, 26 November 2009 00:00|
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 comment. Geesh, can you see why I got all sentimental as this list is only for the people I have met? See the rest here! And 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|