Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Happy 3rd birthday, Fluttering Butterflies!
Today marks the third anniversary for my little blog! Happy blogiversary to me!
I started this blog three years ago, just a few months after my oldest son Elliot was born. I needed some .. proof, let's say, that I wasn't just a mother. That my whole life, including all my thoughts and feelings, hadn't shifted into motherhood and got lost there.
I wanted to prove that I was still interested in books and movies and television. I still needed to work through my own issues with motherhood and leaving America. Today, this blog has transformed into something I wouldn't have even imagined three years ago.
It's been difficult to find my place with this blog. I write about my children, but I'm not a mommy blogger. I write about the books I read, but in no way am I a book blogger. I live in another country from the one I was born, but I wouldn't consider myself an expat blogger. I think that having no specific audience to write for, I've struggled. But at least it hasn't been in vain.
According to Google Reader, I have 25 subscribers (eep! I just checked and it's since jumped to *39* subscribers!) and write 5.8 posts a week. 17 people have followed me on Blogger. At one point in my life, I might not have been happy with those modest figures, especially compared to other websites I visit. But I am happy. I get a steady stream of comments, I'm involving myself in interesting conversations with good people, I feel part of a community. So thank you all. For making me feel welcome, for the comments, for including me.
Star commenters in order of commenter awesomeness! (80-150 comments):
7. Christie O.
Honourable Mentions (30-79 comments):
1. Mamacita Tina
2. Ms Mac
4. PD & M
6. Diana - Teacher Mom
7. Literary Feline