Monday, December 1, 2008

it's my 500th post!

a brand new month AND a milestone blog. wow. it was less than two years ago when i started this... have i really had that much to say? i guess so. (i can hear Beloved already: of course you have, annie... it's all you write.)

in the last year and a bit, i've chronicled my grandmother's last year - almost to the day, the birth of my first grandchild. i've noticed the moonrise, the sunsets, the nights, the sky. i've even gotten myself thrown out of a coffee group - because of this blog. how way too funny is that?

it's funny but the best part about blogging isn't the writing. it's the reading - the other blogs i read, the comments left here. it's knowing i've connected with silent souls around the world, people who stumble here by accident, looking for all sorts of things - a cure for itchy eyelids apparently the most pressing.

but there're readers who come back - readers from obscure places i know i'll never see around the world who pop in and out with alarming regularity, and readers who check in on occasion just to find out what's new in the annie-verse. i have a lot of friends who say... if i haven't heard from you, i read your blog to find out what's going on, as if it's an ongoing version of those annual christmas letters. (i'm not sure mine's quite as relentlessly cheery as those tend to be, but maybe so...i'm an incurable optimist.)

why do you blog, i asked a few weeks ago, and here's why i blog... i blog to stay connected. so here... on my five hundredth entry...i'm waving... will you wave back?

and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.

12 comments:

Dina said...

waving back at ya! my aunt told me she learns more about me by reading my blog than anything I ever tell her..I think that actually upsets her a little!

Lynette said...

big arm wave back at cha'

Shades of Scorpio said...

Annie!!!!! Congratulations on your 500th post! And even better, I'm sure as you tumble on by day after day, you are picking more of us up to take with you. I love stopping in here...you just have a very serene space for me. I toast you with my morning's coffee!!!

Martha said...

Congratulations on your 500th post, Wow!!!! You got thrown out of a coffee group? Because of your blog? Too funny, any details you can share? (I am not a gossip, but this sounds too delicious to pass up.) Hmm, this makes me think why I blog, I started blogging, so I could comment. Now, it's an online journal and support group of incredible folks (like you) I have come to care about and learn from. Thank you, Blessings today and everyday to you and yours.

Kathy said...

Ha-ay!!!! (WAVING)
Congratulations on your 500th post. Thank you for sharing.

Mindy said...

My arm is up and waving, waving!

How cool is this!? 500 posts!! That is awesome =)

I blog to stay in touch with loved ones, both ones that I know and those I don't! And because I feel I have a lot to share =) I definitely talk enough, I figured typing would be just as good and this way I can reach even MORE people =) I'm oh so HUMBLE.

Walk in the Woods said...

::waves::waves::waves::

Kim said...

Big wave back at ya!! I think I've read all 500 posts - will read the next 500.

Allison said...

Big waves to you. Thank you for your blog.

Amanda K said...

Congrats on 500!! I blog because I want to nad because I can and because it is a journal for me to remember things by since I am not good at writing things down.

Patrice said...

Congrats on your No. 500! That's awesome. I discovered your blog about a month after you started writing -- and I do feel connected to you in a whole different way.

And guess what? I just started my own. You made it look like so much fun!

john white said...

500 wow! Good for you Annie.
I only have to complete another 480to catch up.

Waving both arms. Can you see me, here, across the pond?