Guess what I'm celebrating this month!

No, not my birthday, but the fifth anniversary of the founding of this blog!

Lest you be too impressed, I certainly haven't been posting here for a solid five years, but I did make my first post here in October 2003. I kept that up into February '04, moved to a xanga for a few weeks, and then threw in the towel (or rather, as it turned out, took a very long break).

The fabulous blogs of the online friends I made through Little Red Reading Hood inspired me to return to blogging last fall, and though I chose a new address and name, I kept all my old posts, for the same reason that I fill up old journals instead of just moving on to completely blank ones.

So, taking inspiration once again from a LRRHer, I've been having notions of a blog fĂȘte of sorts for you my online friends, to celebrate all the months of good words and thoughts and connections that I owe to having stepped into this corner of the blogosphere - basically, some giveaway love for a couple weeks. Vhat you tink?


Gretchen 10/06/2008 1:53 PM  

Congrats! I'm always in favor of giveaways. If you need help with any of it, let me know.

Edge 10/06/2008 1:55 PM  

I'm suspicious of giveaways, as I usually expect them to contain letter bombs :-) Bring them on!

Q 10/06/2008 2:25 PM  

I don't like giving my address out to anyone I haven't met, so the idea of a giveaway is excellent, but I probably won't enter.

Nerd Goddess 10/06/2008 5:29 PM  

Um, hello, free stuff is ALWAYS a good idea. ;)

enc 10/06/2008 8:24 PM  

I think congratulations are in order. It's a lot of work maintaining a blog for as long as you have. Pat yourself on the back.

Patrice 10/06/2008 8:29 PM  

Wow, 5 years! Congrats! Even if you did take some long breaks in there... everyone needs breaks :)

odessa 10/06/2008 11:37 PM  

congrats! i think a celebration is definitely in order :)

Heather Zundel 10/07/2008 8:35 PM  

That sounds wonderful! I didn't know you were on/knew about Little Red Reading Hood?! That is so cool. I knew you and never knew (or was just completely oblivious, which is terribly likely

Sarah Louise 10/09/2008 6:04 AM  

FIVE YEARS! Wow! That's huge. I'm on year three and change I think.

I still have to google Shannon Hale.

Giveaway love is always fun.



Sarah Louise 10/09/2008 6:17 AM  

ah, yes, Shannon Hale! I tried reading Goose Girl but I think I was in an anti-fairy tale mode. I'll take a second look. Her blog is pretty great. (Google->her blog->her post about morals->meander to blog of a commenter->shut that window->back to you.)


Erin 10/09/2008 7:48 AM  

Sounds ver ver exciting and fun!!

Heather Zundel 10/09/2008 7:56 PM  

I'm a total lurker over there, and in fact I haven't been on in a while. But I love it over there, so many nice people and such a friendly environment. Did you help start it?

cuileann 10/11/2008 12:52 AM  

Sarah Louise - Yes, but I have only been posting continually for maybe a year and a half, so this is more the one-year anniversary of the blog's resurrection. :) And I agree, Shannon is a wonderful blogger. You might try one of her other books...she's got a graphic novel and a chick lit-ish adult novel as well as the fantasies. Anyways, I love her books. :) As you can tell.

cuileann 10/11/2008 12:52 AM  

And thanks for all the congratulations. :)

lishlove 10/15/2008 11:42 AM  

well i've never been a part of a blog giveaway, i'm not sure if i can be of yours since i'm a newbie to your blog? but either way i'd love to be!

i was on LiveJournal for 5 years before I stopped updating it (setting myself false targets of 'must-post-everyday' led me to getting tired of it a couple of years ago) so now i've joined blogger and am happy :) i do make different blogs for different purposes though to keep my main lishlove separate as it's mostly full of crap lol! Xx

cuileann 10/15/2008 1:49 PM  

Lishlove - Of course! The fĂȘte is for all of my blogging friends, old and new. And five years, wow!

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