Saturday, May 30, 2009

An ode to my blog

Oh blog... I just realized that our one year anniversary together passed, and I failed to acknowledge it. So here is my long overdue anniversary post.

Dearest Blog,

Twas just (over) a year ago when you were but a gleam in my eye; a lone (and lonely) idea peculating in my brain. I had so much to say, yet wasn't sure I was ready to play in traffic on the world-wide-web-information-super-highway. So I started you off as quietly as I could. Just another small voice staking out my corner and not caring if the world even heard what I had to say.

Then, just a month into our courtship, our relationship was foisted out into the open by my husband. As good as his intentions were, I wasn't sure I was ready for other people to read the various things I rambled on about. In the end, it happened for the best, because it taught me so many things.

First and foremost, it helped me remember how much I like to put pen to paper (in a manner of speaking), and express myself. I had forgotten how much I love using words to form ideas, tell stories, or make people laugh. I love the artistry that writing entails, and I feel that I do have a bit of a knack for it. Dear blog, you have done my heart good by just being here.

You have also become an important way to relieve stress. Let's face it, although it would be nice to sit down with someone for an hour a week, and allow myself to unload some of the baggage that adds up from day-to-day, it is not a luxury I have time for. You, sweet blog, have allowed me to express myself, and get rid of some of the pent up frustration. Plus you are way, way cheaper than therapy.

Through you, I have learned that not everybody on the internet has malicious intent. When I read other blogs, or articles, and then read some of the comments; I wonder how on earth we can be so cruel to each other. The promise of anonymity has made some of us ugly, and more prone to say the twisted things that we should not give voice to.

But with you, dear blog, I have learned not everyone is like that. Through writing on you, and your sister-blog
Death of a Pancreas, I have met some truly kind and wonderful people that in my small physical world, I never would have been introduced to. People like Maria, or some of the other D-Mommas out there. I am thankful for their cyber-friendships, and hope they realize how supportive they have been through the trials we've dealt with over the past year.

So thank you, dear blog. It has been a fun year together. I'm looking forward to all the nonsense I will post on you in the future.

Bloggingly yours,


MaRia said...

Happy anniversary!

Emily said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary Jo! I enjoy reading your sometimes-crazy ramblings, as well as getting a peek into what's going on in your lives!! THANKS for writing!