Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Year Two

Some people may have noticed, and I did too don't worry, that my blogaversary happened quite recently. I was patiently waiting until a good time to commemorate it. Such as when "Y" came up and I felt like bending the rules once again.

Of all the people who thought I wouldn't last a year, I'm probably the person who thought it the most. Probably. It's been a pretty long journey. It's been mentally challenging sometimes, physically challenging others (yay for interrupted sleeping patterns!) but I've struggled through and I've even been posting once a day for maybe 10-11 months. I'd decide I have too blogaversaries but the dates are too close to eachother.

This isn't exactly how I wanted to commemorate the occasion but I hadn't counted on this whole A-Z thing to last nearly two months. That's how great I am, I can make 26 posts take two months to do. I'm not even sure what I'm going to do when I'm out. For now I have one or two ideas but I guess that's a bridge I'll cross when I come to it.

I actually don't remember how I found most of your blogs either. I find that a bit of a shame because some of you I've managed to become quite close to, or at least accepting of. When I take over the world, you get a few seconds head start.

I've seen bloggers come and I've seen them go, and it's probably not good I have such a detached and old sounding attitude after just a year but the same was probably true after just a year of life. Though there was a time I was actually boisterous and full of life. Hard to believe I know.

I don't think anyone has been here from the start. Though of course no one was here at the start. If you think your blog needs more viewers then the only word of advice I could really give you is to follow blogs and see what happens. People might read you out of courtesy but you can also get genuine readers. I can't even do that myself now thanks to Google. Wankers. They took the follow button out of the shiny orange navbar, but they've also still not fixed the button to manage the blogs you're following. What this effectively means is that you can no longer unfollow blogs. But you still have the 300 blog following limit. I limit I have long since surpassed and been dancing around (I've seen a LOT of people come and go). As such I can't really whore myself out for comments anymore. Ho hum.

Anyway, a nice thank you to anyone who has stuck around, for one day, or for one year. Here's to another one. Though I'll be genuinely surprised if I am still blogging this time next year.

22 comments:

  1. congratulations ;-) You've done a good job! Usually I don't stick to one thing for too long so... I'll just have to wait and see what happens next - but it would be fun to celebrate my blog's birthday lol... I never thought of that before!

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  2. At least you're keeping your spirits...oh.

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  3. CONGRATULINVITATIONS! We all missed by 4 days, BAH, but anyway. Better late than never.
    Congrats buddy.

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  4. Congratulations on your anniversary.
    I have done 2 years now and like you I have seen so many great bloggers come and go. I miss many of them I admit.
    But I keep finding new ones so that is pretty cool.
    I use Google reader to follow blogs now. Not sure if there is a limit but there is a "subscribe button" which works well. I find it easier for reading than the blogger reader (esp since I moved to wp)

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  5. Happy Blogerversiary or however you spell it. I'm the same as you, I can vaguely recall how I found some bloggers but others I simply don't recall...and I don't even follow that many. How sad is that??

    I love to write so unless I start working full time again (health depending) I'll keep on blogging - just not every day like I was...more like the schedule I'm on.

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  6. congrats on your blogaversary!! :D Honestly I don't remember how I found your blog but I think it was through Leah's blog and I saw your comment and was like, lemme check this fella out. I liked your blog so I followed :D anyways I hope you're here this time next year and who knows? you might still be blogging five years from now ;)

    lol I hope I'm one of those people who get a headstart when you take over the world :P

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  7. If anything, I'll gladly make sure you're still blogging in a year from now. We'll ALL still be blogging in a year from now, I hope. Look at all the wonderful people it's gotten us! <3

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  8. I give you kudos for sticking to your blog for two years. I hope you have enjoyed writing as much as your followers have had reading your posts.

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  9. wow you're at 2 years too? thats awesome. I think im at two years two or close or just over. I don't remember how to check. congrats though!

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  11. Congratulations! That's quite a feat!

    I'm not even relatively close to 1 year yet and blogging has already been taxing enough. But, I'm going to stick with it for as long as I can.

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  12. Congrats Mark and hears to Year 3?

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  13. congrats mark! glad you're here :)

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  14. Huh, I totally haven't even thought about when I started my blog. I've got to be coming up to year 2 myself pretty soon here...

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  15. As Mynx said, to subscribe to blogs go to google.com/reader , and click on the red subscribe button. To unsubscribe scroll down to "subscriptions" click next to the right arrow pointing down and click on "manage subscriptions." All the blogs you have been following are already in there. It does the same thing as "google friend connect" or the button on the navigation bar, except there are no limits as to how many blogs you can follow. Hmmm...well, let me know if this helps any.

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  16. You can manage your blog subscriptions using the gear icon in the top right corner of your Reading List. Click Settings next to the blogs you're following and there's an option to Unfollow.

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  17. Gratz man i recently hit my 1 year anniversary :D

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  18. and you are one of my genuine readers..(I was upstairs today and I can't help to comment to I went downstairs to use the laptop instead :)

    thank you for being one :D

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  19. congratulations and i hope you are still around in another year!

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  20. I don't think I could continue blogging long enough to complete a year. It takes a lot out of a person. My life is too busy, and any free time I have, a minute here and there, I like to devote to Facebook. :) That's where I do my crush stalking.
    Congratulations!

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  21. Congrats on your blogiversary! You're one of the most loyal Blogger bloggers I know, not only b/c you comment on blogs all the time but because you post every day, or close to it. I can't imagine where you find the time, but I salute you sir. You are most deserving of the Liebster Blog award!

    And Blogger's changes are annoying me, too. Their new format is gonna suck if it's what they 'previewed' before, and I do not like the fact that the 'follow' link is gone. Haven't had trouble unfollowing yet (I really need to clean out some old blogs, so that better work) but I have had a lot of trouble adding your blog (and 1 or 2 others) to my dashboard. They stay on my blogroll at the side of my blog, but not in my 'blogs I'm following' list. Which partially explains why I've missed so many of your posts!

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