Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Five Years

Is a really long time. That's how long I've been plugging away at this blogging thing. I've been telling myself all year that I just have to make it to five and then I'm off the hook. Oh how I've fantasized about shutting down the computer for good, but the reality is that I'll keep doing what I've been doing albeit with less compunction. I should probably switch up the template too after all this time. We'll see.

In five years there have been periods of drama and lulls of calm, much as I imagine you all have experienced in your lives. There have been funny stories and sad ones, jokes and deaths and various other notations that really fill the notion of web log. I'm glad I've done it, having a record of events is nice when you want a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Also, I can direct people to certain posts instead of having to rehash a story. Especially the Road to Montreal which details how I ended up in Canada in the first place.

A few statistics:

Post with the most traffic is the one about how to make french fries.

Post with the most comments is the one where Sara passed away.

Funniest post is a toss up between Love Is and The Ball, the latter of which I was regaling family members with in New York. Poor Serge.

If you've been around for the long haul, you probably remember the saga of Nude Dancer which gave oh so much blog fodder, but which cost me oh so many nights of sleep. So glad that water has passed under my bridge.

Funny too is how we change as we get older. Even in the last five years, many of the things on my 100 list are no longer true. For example, I LOVE alcohol now. Perhaps a bit too much lately, hic. I own a cell phone even though at the time I was certain that I'd never own one again. I think we only really know ourselves one moment at a time.

Thanks to everyone who stops by and reads my humble (or egotistical) writings. I love you all dear audience!

24 comments:

Birdie said...

Honey, I'm here for as long as you are. Your blog is one of the first ones I discovered and I'm so glad I did. Your look on life is filled with humor, gratitude and honesty. I love it (poop posts notwithstanding).

CoffeeDog said...

Ok I HAD to go read the Sara post again...I am glutton for punishment. I *heart* her...even though I never met her. I *heart* you guys too.

Anonymous, too said...

Congratulations on five years of blogging.

As long as you keep posting gratuitously cute pictures of Serge and Georgie, we'll keep coming back.

Mark My Words said...

Every time you threaten to stop blogging, I think to myself, "Noooo, don't go yet!" You've got the magic, judging from how many comments your posts routinely get, even for mundane things like laundry. I still remember that Sara post, and crying after reading it. First, and only, time that's happened to me reading a blog.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and it is the first thing I read every day - thankfully you post early every morning - LOL. Love your point of view - and perspective. If it were up to me - don't ever stop. Congrats to you on the milestone

Sincerely

Aaron

Jay Simser said...

My first thought when I read that you may quit blogging is that I will come up there and beat on you. Then I think - No you are too much of a pacifist....but I would probably come up and start stalking you. I love being able to follow you and Serge and am very envious of Georgie.

Thanks for including all of us in your life. Your blog is ever so much more interesting than mine.

Jabacue said...

I'm glad you've almost decided to stay with your blog. Your's was the first one I read and I have learned a thing or two from you/it.You can't take the teacher out of the blog!
Keep truggin' along......

Rox said...

"We only know ourselves one moment at a time."
I totally get this and feel the same way about my blog (in all it's various stages!) We are not the same people we once were but we still are who we are.
Big love to you on your Anniversary, my friend!

Blobby said...

Always enjoy stopping by. Will continue to do so as long as you're here.

GayProf said...

You should really do something to celebrate five years -- Like throw a party and maybe hire a nude dancer for entertainment.

I'm glad that you are still around the blogosphere.

A Lewis said...

What?? No striking, amazing statistics about one of your POOP posts? Those were classics.

christopherc said...

I think we all have the notion to simply pack it up and close up shop from time to time. I've often taken a holiday from posting and more often feel less than inspired to write anything. In the end, it's therapeutic for me to read posts by wonderful people like yourself and to try to find something noteworthy to post myself.

All being said, I understand either way and hope to find more from you for another 5 years. Now go celebrate a milestone!

Mel said...

Aw, we love you, too. Seriously, I'd miss you if you weren't around the blogosphere anymore.

franck said...

Here's to 5 more!

anne marie in philly said...

happy blogiversary! I also like stopping by for serge and georgie and torn pix. and you lead an interesting, travel filled life.

BUT you will NEVER get me to eat poutine! YUCK!

Snooze said...

Five years - that is a long time but I feel like I've known you forever. I'm so grateful that you keep blogigng and inviting us all into your life.

Greg said...

I'm so glad you're not shutting down yet. Even though I've not been reading as often lately, that's certainly a reflection more on my own issues and less on how much I enjoy every time I follow your link.

Thanks for sharing your unique view of the world, my friend. I hope you'll do it a good deal longer.

wcs said...

Glad you'll be sticking around for a while. It's always fun to stop by.

Fresco said...

Joyeux blogue anniversaire!

Stephen said...

I've been a fan since the beginning and Sticky Crows is still my favourite daily read.
Thank you.

truthspew said...

Congrats on five years. Mine is coming up in December. I started in late 2005.

Started on blogger, moved to wordpress and the rest is history.

Patricia said...

Ah yes, the times... they are a changin, and so are we. So true about how long 5 years is. In some ways, it feels like a lifetime since the last 5 years have been among the hardest for me. Having you and yours in my blog family has made the trip richer and more loving. My, how sappy I get at anniversaries.

I can't re-read the Sara stuff yet, it's too painful. She will always be in my blog family, too.

xo

J-o-h-n-n-y said...

:_)

Dean Grey said...

Five years?! Whoa!

Congrats on your blogging stamina!

-Dean