Happy Blogiversary to Me!

You might have heard me mention the boots my BFF bought me for a penny. Ask and ye shall receive: here they are!

You might have heard me mention the boots my BFF bought me for a penny. You wanted a photo. Ask and ye shall receive: here they are!

Miles run yesterday: 4.5

Passwords computer programs expect us to remember:59

Chapters my writing group has critiqued in my novel: 19

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

Shoot. Someone’s already done that.

Anyway, happy blogiversary to me! It’s been one year since I started posting at Writing by the Numbers, and I really appreciate everyone who has climbed aboard for the ride. Thank you for reading!

I never thought I would blog or share so many details about my life or get to know so many virtual people.

This year, I have blogged about:

how to make the best chocolate chip cookies,

how lightning struck our TV,

how my son was starting middle school,

how my daughter persuaded me to wear dresses,

how I surprised my mom when I was 5,

how I touched a strange woman’s bathing suit,

how I got all ninja on an imagined carjacker,

how ennui and pee go together,

how we should write real letters more often,

how the world could end, and

how I managed to lock myself both out of and into a variety of places.

I also turned 40, wrote a draft of a novel, started looking for a full-time job and ran many, many miles. (I should have kept a better account of that.)

I have enjoyed getting to know those of you whose blogs I visit regularly, and I appreciate the comments and support you have shown to my blog. If there is something you would like for me to write about more (or less), feel free to drop me a line.

And if you are reading this, give yourself a pat on the back. You are an awesome individual.


46 thoughts on “Happy Blogiversary to Me!

  1. Yay! I’m awesome!

    Or, rather, you and your blog are awesome.

    Here’s wishing you many many more years of bloggin’ goodness.

  2. Bernie Brown says:

    Wow! What a gorgeous lady in that picture at the top!

  3. kabe1 says:

    Happy blog birthday! I love your blog – here’s to many more years! πŸ™‚

  4. David Gentry says:

    Great work, Anne! I always look forward to reading your posts. They are a treat.

  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    Happy one year blog birthday! It’s been quite the year for you. And I LOVE that picture. You have your author photo right there. I wouldn’t change a thing–natural, fun, and real all at once. Not to mention you’re gorgeous!

    • annewoodman says:

      Gee, Carrie, you’re making me blush! (It’s actually just difficult to get a shot that includes both boots and face.) ; ) No, really, thanks. I know you’ve done a lot of thinking about author photos recently, which is wonderful! And I hope I will have to in the future.

    • annewoodman says:

      OK. Here is a totally stupid question, and you are my blogging expert friend: when I get messages saying I need to give pingback approval to something like when I link to my own earlier posts, do I approve it, or just delete the message? If I approve it, it goes into my “comments” list and looks weird. What is the right way to do that??

  6. Congrats on all accounts and I’m loving those boots! πŸ™‚

  7. E says:

    Happy blogoversery! I’m so glad you love the boots. You look so fab in that photo. I agree that this should be on your novel!!! Thanks for taking us along for the ride this year. I am lucky to have such a talented person in my life. You inspire me! See you on the run!!!

  8. robincoyle says:

    Finally! The one cent boots make an appearance! Very cute.

    I’m coming on my one year anniversary as well. Where did a year go?

  9. I agree that you should use that as your author picture, it’s totally fabulous! You look fun and relaxed and sassy, I love it. Congratulations on the one yearness of your blog πŸ™‚

    • annewoodman says:

      Thanks, Vanessa! So funny–I had my son snap it as soon as he got home from school. ; ) Maybe that takes the pressure off.

      I guess we’ll be wishing you a happy one year next January for your sweet, sugary blog!

  10. Amy Mak says:

    Yea! Love the boot look and hope you feel good about the past year. Interested in that novel you are keeping from us! Love your blog…and I’m off to find out how to make the best chocolate chip cookies πŸ™‚

  11. jmmcdowell says:

    Happy Blogiversary, Anne! πŸ™‚

    And here’s one more vote for that shot being your author photoβ€”you are rocking those boots! And that photo just shouts fun, confidence, and talent. I can totally see it on the back of a dust jacket. πŸ™‚

    “Passwords computer programs expect us to remember:59”
    Number of passwords I can remember: 3 on a good day!

    • annewoodman says:

      Just having a dust jacket would be nice… forget the author photo! ; )

      I totally agree about the passwords. It’s a wild world out there, with lots of letters and numbers spinning around.

  12. Melissa says:

    Congrats! Are those “THE” boots? If so, they were worth every penny πŸ˜‰

  13. 4amWriter says:

    Congrats on your blogiversary. LOVE the boots. You look so chic in them. Here’s to another year of blogging. Wooo!

  14. Now that I have seen those boots that were bought for a penny I am so jealous – I had it in my mind that they can’t have been that great, but oh they are. But you deserve them for being such a dedicated blogger!! I was meant to go to London yesterday, but I was too ill. I had planned to stop by my favourite shoe shop before the meeting I had to get to, so I’m feeling very boot deprived right now. But, thanks to you, patting myself on the back and saying, you’re an awesome individual has made my day so much better.

    • annewoodman says:

      I’m sorry you’re not feeling good right now, Gabriela. Maybe when you finally get to buy boots, they will be on a deeper discount? (Optimism. It’s catching. ; )

      Anyway, good boots are well worth the wait. Feel better soon!!!

  15. thepoelog says:

    Congratulations! I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for a year! I feel like I’ve known you forever. The recap titles are fantastic and totally made me click on a few. And those boots are the shizz.

    • annewoodman says:

      Thanks! I’ve met a lot of great people through blogging, and I definitely keep up with yours… seeing as how I’m writing a novel about reality TV. ; )

      The boots are now legendary. Put ’em down in the record books. ; )

  16. Congratulations Anne. It’s hard to believe it has been a year even though so much has been experienced and shared. I always appreciate your humor and insight.

    Also, I agree with the others that the pic above is your Bio shot for your book.

  17. I was going to wish you a happy blogiversary, but then I saw that picture, and figured you’re too gorgeous to be a real writer. Where are the yellowed teeth? The rumpled clothes? Aren’t you smoking and drinking your way to genius? ARG!

    • annewoodman says:

      I photoshopped out all wrinkles, yellowed teeth and evidence of misspent hours. The 3/4-empty wine bottle is hidden out of camera-shot. ; )

      But thanks for the compliment–I will mention it lots of times to my kids, who will laugh uproariously.

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