Sunday, February 16, 2014

10 years. 10 YEARS!


All of a sudden, ten years is today!, and I have to make a fabulous post, an hour after I've already taken my Ambien, which means...nooooo fabulous post is coming from me tonight! Maybe tomorrow...

But my ADD couldn't just leave this date empty, so this WILL be the official 10-year anniversary post! Sad, very sad, but true...

I've been trying and I can't really remember what prompted me to start blogging to begin with.

It was the days of AOL dial-up, so we had lots of open time while we were waiting 20 minutes to download one song at a time from Napster, and AOL started something called AOL Journals (it was blogging), and all us nerdy writer types signed up. And then we went from there.

And a lot of people quit along the way, or moved sites, but I stayed...I tend to stay somewhere until I'm forced from the building. Finally I was forced to move to Blogspot, and I've been here ever since. Yay!

I truly love my blog. It's a purely personal blog...when I started it, I was a young mom with a young daughter and we were having a sometimes difficult, sometimes wonderful life. 

As we both got older, our lives changed, and as Chelsea was able to take better care of herself, my grandmother got sick and my world fell apart. 

My blog became a record, and an outlet for the things I couldn't tell my family, because they were in as much pain as I was in.

So...I'm trying to gather my thoughts because the Ambien is kicking in big time! ... This blog has been a lifesaver for me. When I write down the things that have happened, the things that I have felt, I know them to be true. It's been cathartic. I think it's helped my mother and daughter, too, who've also read it.

I love my blog and I love the friends it has brought me, that's definitely the most important thing. Thank you all for sticking with me through my migraines and meltdowns and mild little freakouts; I'm totally appreciative (hope you don't stop now!), and you rock!, thanks y'all!!!

24 comments:

  1. What you do here is write exceptionally well about life --its trials, solutions, imperfections and rewards. And that helps people. My congratulations on your blog decennial.

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  2. It's good that although you started this for yourself it's also helped your family.

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    1. Thank you, Tony, I never expected it but it is really good!

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  3. 10 years is a long arse time, congrats on such a feat. Even through the freak outs you keep at it at your street haha

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  4. I've read every word. Do I get a sticker?

    Keep on!

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    1. A gold star, definitely!! You are totally the teacher's pet!!! LOL

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  5. That is a tremendous milestone indeed! Wow I am only 2 1/2 years in. I hope to make your milestone someday. Congrats my friend!

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    1. Thank you! It seems a little unreal, but when I start thinking about Chelsea growing up...oh yeah, I feel every single one of those days!
      I am sure you will make it, you seem to love Blogging, and that's what's important...just to do it because you love it!

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  6. Is that title a quote from Grosse Pointe Blank? :)

    Happy ten years, my dear!

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  7. OMG, I love that movie! LOOOVE IT!
    So, what have YOU been doing since high school?
    Bahbahahahahaha!!!

    Thanks for my congrats!

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  8. Wow. That is true dedication. Happy anniversary.

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  9. I'm so much of a fan, I feel like a stalker!!!

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  10. Ten years. Simply amazing. I thought I was doing good with almost three. Then again, I've had just as many blogs in that time =)

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    1. LOL!! I am waaaaayyyyyy too lazy to start up another blog, this is my one and only! :)

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  11. Ten years? Michelle, that's amazing. I guess I'm only 4 years away from hitting that anniversary, but wow. That you had the patience to deal with AOL and dial up while blogging... That's epic. I'm so glad you're here though, and that I found you. (Was it through the A-Z Challenge last year? I can't remember.) I love your rants, by the way.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you found me too! Or did I find you? LOL You probably found me, because I'm shy, LOLOL!!!

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  12. Congrats on your 10 year anniversary. It's my One year anniversary! Have a nice weekend Grace.

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    1. Thank you, and congratulations to you, too!!! :)

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