Thursday, July 8, 2010

Blog-iversary


“Could you could contribute to our blog once a month”, my boss of four months asked me.
“I guess I can”, I replied.
“I wouldn’t normally ask”, he clarified. “But it would be nice to have a view from the ground.”
“I’ll give it a shot”, I assured him.
“You don’t have to write much. Just throw in a lot of pictures and describe them.”
“Yeah, sure.”
“The first few posts may be hard”, he said. “But after that you should discover your voice.”

I nearly snorted. Should I have just told him I have been blogging for two years?
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Yes, you heard it right. It was on July 8, 2008 that the first post went up on Coffee Rings Everywhere, and except one day in November 2009, I haven't missed a single day.

Time to gather the balloons and celebrate, don't you think?

Today is also the day when my first post is up at Burrowers, Books & Balderdash. Head there, grab a coffee, and read a requime to the Cafe Steinbeck, one of the finest places in the world.


And thank you everyone for your supportive comments on yesterday's post. It never fails to amaze me how, when I am so often misunderstood by people around me, people I have never met, and who I may never meet are able to offer exactly the kind of comfort that I need.

Thank you.

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A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

30 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!You've done a fantastic job with your blog and every post is thoughtful, Rayna.

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary. You are an inspiration. Two years and only missed one day, WOW. I've enjoyed visiting and look forward to all your post to come. Now, time for the balloons, flavors and happy dance. :)

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

aLmYbNeNr said...

Congratulations! That is such a feat, not ever missing a day save one. Wow!

KarenG said...

Happy Blogoversary! And can I say that your boss sounds rather condescending?

Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - Congratulations! You've got a wonderful blog here, and I hope you're taking some pride in what you've accomplished.

Deb and Barbara said...

Congratulations! You have most certainly "found your voice"!

ladyfi said...

Snort! Perhaps you really should have told your boss...

HUGE hearty congratulations! Here's to many more wonderful posts!

Doli said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I just love your posts.. they are so neat and straight to the point

Mary said...

Congratulations, Rayna, you have one of the greatest blogs around. Sorry I took so long to follow. I lurked for a year, checking in everyday.

Mary
Giggles and Guns

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging! I always find your posts fascinating and delightful reads.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy anniversary, Rayna!

Karen Walker said...

Wow, two years and only missed one day. That's impressive, Rayna. Congratulations to you. I love reading your blog.
Karen

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on your bloggy-versary! That's awesome :)

Not Hannah said...

Happy blogiversary! You rock.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Congratulations! Two years with only one day missed is quite a record! I think your boss will soon figure out that you are a blogging pro.

Hannah Stoneham said...

Congratulations to you!

dipali said...

Happy bloggy birthday!It's been a pleasure knowing you, blog- need to meet your author some day:)

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

Oooo, party time. Happy Blogiverasy.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Congratulations Rayna you are a credit to the land of blogs,

Yvonne,

Laura Eno said...

Every day? Wow! I barely keep up with getting my flash story posted once a week. My hat's off to you.

Hart Johnson said...

it's so funny the things people we interact with don't know about us, isn't it? I suspect you may be adequate at blogging *snort* (or brilliant!)

Jan Morrison said...

Happy Happy Blogging Birthday dear dear woman! I hope you did have balloons or at least a virtual cake. Oh, here's one - it is a chocolate hazlenut torte - a specialty of mine. Very dense and rich - a nice Zinfandel would go just the ticket!

Trudy said...

Happy Blogiversary Rayna! That's amazing that you only missed one day in two years, I'm so impressed! I think I'll have to go back into the archives and read some more!

God bless you!
Trudy

arlee bird said...

You have quite a record going there. I'm going to try to make it to my one year of everyday blogging in September. But after that I don't think I'll go for the everyday posting-- maybe knock it down a few days.

But you have done a great job. Keep up the good work!

Lee
Tossing It Out

Cruella Collett said...

Happy blogiversary! You're the one that started the ball, you know :) I don't know about Tami, but I am pretty sure I would have never joined the crowd had I not had this blog as an inspiration.

Bryan said...

Congrats. I've only been enjoying your blog for a few weeks, but I keep returning.

Al said...

Congratulations on two years.
Oops I just realised my first blogoversary passed while I was away.
I don't know how you find the energy to post every day.

Ellie said...

Congrats....I'll bring cake~

LTM said...

belated congrats! Yay!!! So glad to have found you and your delightful stories~ :o)

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Thank you, everyone.

It has been a wonderful ride- the first year, when I don't think I had anyone reading, and this year when I made so many new friends. Hope for many many more years of being friends with all of you.

Thank you, for being so wonderful.

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