Thursday, July 06, 2006

1st Blogiversary

I suddenly realised late yesterday evening that owing to my melting state, I missed commemorating my first Blogiversary on July 3rd ! I can scarcely believe it's more than a year since I started my Blog - and even less can I believe how convinced I was that it wouldn't last ! I was sure I'd struggle to find the time (I still do occasionally) or books to write about (odd, that one, given the terrific rate at which I read !), but here I am, just over a year later and going so strong I started a second Blog only two months ago to accommodate my spoilerish reviews !! Thanks to everyone who reads my Blogs - and especially to those who take the time to post comments and enter into conversations with me about the books I've read. The reason I chose to start my Blog was that I missed talking daily to my best friend Margo about the books I read and I missed bouncing my ideas off her. Although no one could replace my soul mate, my regular readers have done a fair bit to fill the gap that she left behind, and I am glad that I made the decision to start my Blog last year on what would have been Margo's birthday.

* * * * * *

Talking of my spoilerish Blog, I've added a review of Louis Sachar's There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom to the Scholar's Blog Spoiler Zone.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I'm glad you stuck with it; I enjoy reading your blog. I'm sorry about your friend.

Michele said...

Thanks Sheila ! I do miss Margo as I know how pleased she would have been at the advances my writing career has made - and she'd have loved me having a Blog !

As I said in my post, I appreciate your feedback. It's nice to know people are regularly reading my Blog - and even nicer when they leave comments and we can get into conversations.

Jen Robinson said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Michele! It is amazing how time flies. I just had my six month anniversary, and I'm completely blog-addicted. Sorry about your friend. But what a nice memorial, starting your blog on her birthday.

Michele said...

Thanks Jen !! I know what you mean about being addicted - it took me 6 months to come around to the idea that it was OK to miss a day or two (although I still apologise when I do !!)

I'm glad you think it's a nice memorial - that was what I had in mind...