Sunday, April 01, 2007

Happy April


April Fool's day is a pretty inauspicious day to start something new, but it does mark the beginning of my year in blogging. A whole year today. One hundred and eighty eight posts, thirty-thousand odd visits, forty seven subscribers, two hundred and forty nine bloglines feeds (yup - I really need to rationalize those), sixty three blogs which link here.


Reducing things to numbers never does tell the real story does it?


Because the number that means the most to me, is the one I can't count. The incredible number of new friends to share with - our triumphs, our sympathy, our plans, our laughs. They don't do a counter for that.


So, thank you friends. I can't tell you what fun it has been to share this past year with you. And never being one to miss out on the chance to celebrate, leave me a comment and I'll get the boys to draw names for a bit of a giveaway...

41 comments:

ljmax said...

Congrats on one year of blogging! I've enjoyed your blog...keep it up.

Megan said...

A whole year! Fantastic. 365 congratulations to you.

And beautifully written, my friend.

caroline said...

Congratulations Ali!

velcro said...

Happy first birthday. Keep going..please!

Poshyarns said...

Hey, Happy Bloggiversary to you too! I am chuckling at your 249 blog feeds, surprising how those creep up on you isn't it?

raspberry said...

Happy Blog Birthday Ali, we all seem to be having one :)

capello said...

what a day to mark for a year!

and vroom vroom!

Sarah said...

Oh, happy blogday, friend. May your second year be even better than your first. Thanks for indoctrinating me into the sisterhood.

kirsten said...

Happy Day, friend!
I'm happy to know you.

Anonymous said...

wooohooo- happy 1st Anniversary!! Looking forward to celebrating many more with you.
Cheers .... Anne (NZ)

eren said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! Yours was one of the first I ever added to my links list, and I have followed off and on ever since. Can't wait to see what the next year brings.

Blessings!

madmommy said...

So glad you're here!

Allison said...

Ooh, I have to join in too! And well done, my blog is about a year old too and I've only manage fifty-something posts. Just scraping through on one a week!!!! Well done on keeping yours full of life.

greetingarts said...

Happy One Year! Goes by kinda fast, doesn't it? Those are great stats you have, but I had to laugh at the 249 feeds. Because I thought *I* was bad with 74! Ha!

TinkerBlue said...

Congratulations on your one year blog birthday. 269 feeds? I thought I was bad, on a good day it takes me 2 hours to read thru everything.

Gemma said...

Congratulations! Happy Blogiversary. I've loved dropping in and spending time with you.

Angel Jem said...

What's a blogline feed? Is it the list of blogs you like to go see now & again?
Happy blogoversary & may there be many more!

Max said...

Happy One Year and I love those cars!

Lesha said...

Happy Blog Birthday!

Simone said...

Happy first year of blogging Ali!

Megan said...

Congratulations! Yours is one of the blogs I most enjoy reading. Here's to many more posts!

Amy said...

Glad you're here, Ali. Kuddos on the year. Those drawings of the vehicles are just charming!! Love them. You don't need to add me to the drawing - you've been plenty generous with me already (I DID thanks you for the book already, right! hope so. We've enjoyed it and passed it on!)

julie said...

Belated happy blog birthday! Wow, 188 posts is quite an achievement! Hope you keep writing your wonderful blog and make many more friends - like you, I'm so glad to have found such a warm and friendly community. Enjoy the Easter break x

Penny said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging - here's to another

rebecca said...

Doesn't the time fly when you are having fun!

jennpal said...

Happy Blogversary!

nuttnbunny said...

Happy Birthday!!! Totally loving those cars too!

Here's to more years of blogging, knitting, cooking, parenting, drinking, friending!!!

P said...

aw, happy one year :)

I have to keep my bloglines down to under 50 or it's fatal - i can't even manage all those sometimes!

Candlestring said...

You make me smile, too, Ali. Many happy returns of the day. Thanks for sharing your life will us.

Rachel said...

Happy anniversary! I'm late to the party but I wish you a new year full of joy and hope.

louise said...

ali, that was so beautifully written. congratulations on a whole year! tis a wonderful community!

jojo* said...

Congrats, Ali! So glad that you are a blogger, otherwise we never would have "met."

lucy said...

Well done, well done and please keep going!

monica said...

wow, a year old. You wear it well!!

to many more anniversaries!! hip hip hurray!!!

hazeljoy said...

snap - april fools day - me too!!
though i don't suppose anyone will ever read it - it's not really what i want it for though. i reckon i'll use it like a (very public) diary
congratulations.
hazel x

ikkinlala said...

Congrats on a year of blogging!

karen said...

What a great set of drawimgs = just imagine that on fabric! Congrats by the way

Zoe said...

happy bloggiversary!

Alicia A. said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you!

tiel s-k said...

congratulations. Mr A is very impressed with those drawings.

simple me said...

Happy blog anniversary! Oh wow! but you have posted much more than me :)