Today marks exactly a year of LG. A year! I am feeling very puppies and unicorns and rainbows. La la!
I'd like to thank you all for reading. I started writing in a vacuum, and that was fine, because I wanted a way to make myself write every day, and to improve my story telling ability. And I found that blogging was a way to do that. The fact that it was public, even though nobody was reading (except maybe Betty and a couple friends) prompted me to put stuff up. And it was a safe place, because nobody read it.
And then Wonkette linked to a disgruntled post I wrote on foot prostitution, and people I didn't know started reading. Little by little people started to comment, and the feedback was so much fun! The nice comments are still like a little present every time I get one, goofy as that may sound.
There are two best things for me about this blog. One is the amazing catharsis it provides. Do you know how dramatically I've cut down on angst-ridden calls and emails to friends? Do you have any idea how much of a relief it is to put some of this stuff down and let go of it? There's a lot of power and release in it.
And that leads to the second best thing. Not second best. Just listed second. And that's the incredible support I've gotten for writing down things that many people don't even talk about, much less send out into the wide world of the Internets. I've gotten so many virtual hugs, so many notes of kindness. I'm constantly reminded that the world is a good, kind place. It's extraordinary.
I've come into contact with some fantastic people through LG. Some of you I've actually met in person. Some of you I've exchanged emails with. Some of you have blogs I read. Some of you leave sweet, funny, kind comments. And lots of you I do not know.
I know I did this a few months ago, and it was so much fun for me, I'd like to do it again, if you're feeling indulgent and willing to play along. Because I have this massive curiosity about who you are and what you're like. And as you already know, I can write about myself endlessly.
So could you tell me something about YOU? You know, for my blog-o-birthday and all.
I'd love to know as much as you'd like to share. And if all that you want to share is your height, or your favorite pair of shoes, or what you listened to on the way to work this morning, or your least favorite vegetable, or who you took to prom, or why you didn't go to prom, or three things you have in your fridge, or whether you put the toilet paper on the roll over or under...
You get my drift. Anything. Something that will give me a little bit of insight into you.
And, of course, if you're not in the mood, that's OK too. I'm just glad you visit.
Thank you! And big hugs to you all!