Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Last Night Of First Year

Tonight marks the last night of my first blogging year. I started this blog on Wednesday January 19th 2011 with The first Question About Daddy. A modest little post about a subject I thought would be huge. It's still on my Popular Posts list but slipping slowly towards the bottom.

Funnily enough, DD and I were dancing to a song from her Hanukkah CD last week, that we'd danced to at the Hanukkah party at her Nursery School. It's a song about families and the teacher had invited all the children to get up and dance with their mummies and daddies. As we danced in our living room, she suddenly said, "DD hasn't got a Daddy."

"No." I replied, "DD's got a Mummy."

DD agreed, "Yes, DD's got a Mummy."

And that was it. So I guess she knows and that's her reality for now. I'm sure she'll have all sorts of emotions and questions about it as she gets older but that first post was about the first question. I didn't even use my prepared and rehearsed line as it wasn't even necessary to make the point.

I could write loads more about what a fantastic year it's been for me in the blogosphere, where I've been, where I'm at, where I'm going with it all (who knows?), who I've met, friends I've made, things I've learned.... but I think I'll leave this as another modest little post to reflect the full circle of my first blogging year.

Happy Blogiversary to me.


  1. Happy birthday! I love your blog. Long may it last.

  2. Thanks Keren - you were my one of my first inspirations to blog (along with Sashinka and Hipstermom). xxx

  3. Penblwydd Hapus i ti. The first of many to come. Glad to have met you my cyber space friend, I probably never would have in the real world and that would have been sad.

  4. Happy Anniversary. You obviously love blogging as it really shows in your writing. I love dropping by to watch you and your DD grow. x

  5. happy blogversary! my kids have to get used to no longer having a daddy in their lives. There are still sometimes awkward silences when people ask where their daddy is... I'm sure your DD is brought up so fabulously by you that she will be more than capable of living with no daddy x

  6. Happy Happy Birthday to your blog! Keep up the good work! Emma :) xx

  7. Thank you for your lovely comments.

    Lins - I thought the same.

    MumB - Thank you I really do enjoy it.

    Becky - I hope so.

    Emma - I'll try.

  8. Happy Blogday! It's a wonderful blog- Congratulationsxxx

  9. Thanks Lucy - this really is beginning to feel like my birthday all over again.

  10. Happy Happy Blogday Midlife - and I would like to thank it personally for its wonderful hospitality. A life-saver without a doubt!

  11. When we look back on our first year of blogging, we see how far we've come, not only creatively, but on a personal level, too.

    Here's to another successful year of blogging!

    CJ x

  12. Dancing - you are always welcome.

    Thanks CJ, you are so right.