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March 09, 2004

Hey, i Made It To One Year!

Today is my one year blog-versary. Gary, the proprietor of Soul Parking, introduced me to blogging back in 2002. i posted a few poems and a couple of journal entries there before i discovered Glogger quite by accident. It was one year ago today that i posted my first Glogger post on a site entitled: annika's journal and poetry. Now here i am, 674 posts later, and what have i got?

  • A total of 177,805 words ± a few dozen;

  • 62,901 hits and 2719 comments;

  • 5086 occurrences of the pronoun "i" in lower case, of course;

  • 167 utterances of the word "fuck" in all its glorious varieties;

  • 58 "shits", 42 "hells" and 14 "damns;"

  • i also overused the word "probably" 97 times;

  • The word "love" was used 107 times;

  • My favorite verb "was" was overused an embarrassing 1513 times. My Freshman English teacher would be so disappointed.
Major highlights from my short blog life would have to include:A confession: For most of the last six months, i had secretly toyed with the idea of quitting on my one year blog-versary. i would have done it too, had it not been for Pixy Misa who rescued me from Glogger. Switching to Movable Type from Glogspot is like trading a Yugo in for a Lexus. i'll keep doing this as long as it's fun, and thanks to Munuviana, it's still a lot of fun.

Posted by annika, Mar. 9, 2004 |
Rubric: On The Blogosphere


Awesome. Congratulations on your accomplishment.

And I'm so happy that you are sticking around!!

Posted by: ginger on Mar. 9, 2004

Congrats. Here's to this year being better for ya than last.

Posted by: Publicola on Mar. 9, 2004

Congrats and Yay!

Posted by: Ted on Mar. 9, 2004

Yay and congrats!!! (I'm not as much of an early bird as Ted).

Posted by: Susie on Mar. 9, 2004

Congratulations. And thanks for not quitting your blogiverse. We'd all miss you.

Posted by: physics geek on Mar. 9, 2004

Well, thank goodness you had a change of heart, Annie! You have been a daily read of mine since I went "live" myself in July of last year... and I think it was MCJ that led me to you all those months ago, back in the rage of the Gene Robinson consecration.

You are my favorite blogging right-leaning, over-educated Cal grad/Celtic supporting gal in the whole danged universe.

Posted by: Hugo on Mar. 9, 2004

Congratulations! I loved the run down of your anniversary highlights.

Posted by: Dawn Summers on Mar. 9, 2004

Nice to have met you too annika! 1 whole year...how 'bout some tix to the june dodger/yankee series to celebrate? you can send them care of Matt Scofield, Dallas TX...har har Keep pluggin' away, your site is 3 kinds of fun to visit :)

Posted by: Scof on Mar. 9, 2004

Congratulations. I won't hit 1 year until August, and that just seems very hard to believe. At this point, I can't imagine quitting and I am very glad you're not.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin on Mar. 9, 2004

Nice going, and I'm glad you decided to tough it out!

Posted by: Rich on Mar. 9, 2004

You've got a lot to give and I'm glad you're sharing, annie. Thank you for a great year!

Posted by: d-rod on Mar. 9, 2004

Congratulations, Annie! And let me add my voice to the chorus of "thank-heavens-you-didn't-go"s. Of course I've been blogging for a year and a half (I'm not leaving OS out; he wasn't with me in the beginning), and have only about 2/3 the hits you've gotten . . . So thanks for making me even more aware of my inadequacies! ;-)

Speaking of the TTLB Ecosystem, you forgot to update your URL over there. 'Course, I don't know how one goes about doing that, but there must be a way . . .

Posted by: Matt on Mar. 9, 2004

You're all very sweet, thank you!

i've been submiting update requests to NZ Bear for about two months now. No action yet.

And according to my Reglogger records, The very first people to leave comments, who still visit here are in order:

Shae, Matt Rustler, Zombyboy, Ginger!

Posted by: annika! on Mar. 9, 2004

Happy bloggy birthday!

Posted by: Leah on Mar. 9, 2004

Yay for Pixy Misa! Yay for Munuviana! Yay for annika!

Posted by: Pixy Misa on Mar. 9, 2004

Happy blogiversary!

Posted by: Chris on Mar. 9, 2004

Congrats, and best wishes for many more.

Posted by: Dave J on Mar. 10, 2004

Congrats Annika. Keep it up!

Posted by: javaslinger on Mar. 10, 2004

Yay! We are so happy to still have you around.

Posted by: candace on Mar. 10, 2004

Congratulations my dear!

Please excuse me for being late on this as this date I spent most of it at the VA....I think that's a pretty darn good excuse.

I'm very glad you are not going to quit blogging as you are one of my favorites. You have a nice mixture of posts from the very smartly written annikapunditry categories to the posts that let us get to know a little bit about you, the Annika, the person behind the blog.

Keep it up hon...you do good.

Posted by: Serenity on Mar. 11, 2004

Thank you Serenity, you're one of my blog idols! And i'm so glad to hear that you have Veterans benefits! i was praying for you!

Posted by: annika! on Mar. 11, 2004

Oh, how I wish I was still in SoCal....it's ccccold here.

Congrats on the blogoversary (mine was in January). I have 8,000 hits in the last year, 350 in the last week (thanks to a few links).

And I don't get the third place finish, either. I think you should have finished higher...

Posted by: greg on Mar. 11, 2004