Monday, June 9, 2008

100th Post!


100 posts! This time last year I was a Blogging Virgin. Now I’m a bit of a slag. It’s become the highlight of my week, both reading yours and writing mine. Which means either:

a) I don’t get out much
b) I don’t get out much, or
c) I don’t get out much

(I think it's C)

This was my first ever post. Not a single comment did it receive. I dry-heaved into my hanky for an hour and considered leaving the country. Then I cottoned on to leaving comments in order to entice readers over.

Anticipating disappointment, outrage or (worse) apathy, I was pleasantly surprised to trap some lovely Readers in my cage of blathery nonsense. I nearly threw a Comments Party, but daren't push my luck.

It’s been a real journey, as they say on bad reality TV (is there any other sort?) On the way, I’ve been given some fantastic advice from you lot, as well as from a Real Published Author and more importantly I've learned that…

Mugs CAN live without kettles
The price of gravy changes with the wind
You can live in a cul-de-sac and still be inspired
Fact IS stranger than fiction.

The only downside of all this blogging, as someone annoyingly pointed out, is that I could have written a whole novel what with all the words I've bashed out. I chose to ignore that foolish person. He has Blogging Blindness.

My daughter calls you my 'imaginary' friends, but all I can say is I must have a bloody vivid imagination if that's the case. In fact, if I don't get published after all your help, encouragement and words of wisdom over the last 100 posts, I'll have no-one to blame but myself. Which won't do at all.

Here's to the next 100, and don't you dare desert me. I can't do without you now.

32 comments:

Lane Mathias said...

Happy 100th!!
And what a top-notch, super-dooper quality blog it is. It's been a pleasure getting to know you and here's to many more!

You have to feel sorry for those with Blog Blindness. They know not what they say, poor souls:-)

Cheers! (I'm raising Red Mug to you btw:-) x

Jill Steeples said...

Ah, Happy 100th post!
You've kept us muchly entertained.
Bottoms up to the next 100.

HelenMWalters said...

Happy 100th post! Woo hoo!

Kat W said...

Happy 100 posts! Just found your blog and enjoyed your 100th post! Seems I now have 99 posts to catch up on. Best get reading :-) Kat

Jen said...

Joyous, bloggy felicitations from the cul-de-sac of Suburbia.

100 posts is very impressive. I dare you to write another 100 that are just as ace...

X

DAB said...

Clarkey, we are on this "gravy" train together. Let's enjoy the ride.

100! Did you get your telegram from old Queenie? (I wonder if she blogs?) My husband and I ....
Shit! I'm going to be late for work now. My public awaits me ;-) Tommox

auntiegwen said...

Whoop whoop

Long may they continue

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Happy, happy 100th birthday. All I can say is that my imaginary friends never fail to cheer me up and make me laugh, so here's to another 100 blogs.

Dx

Cheryl said...

Congratulations!!!! Keep them coming. Your posts make me lol (espcially the last one - I am still laughing about the Botox line). Heres to the next 100!!!

Tamsyn Murray said...

I luv your blog - it never fails to make me smile (oh except for when you said you'd deleted your manuscript - I'm not over that yet).
Keep it up, Your Cardigan-ness. I am most certainly waving my bottom at you, as Maddie suggested.

Anna Scott Graham said...

many congrats!!! I just finished my latte, but a cuppa isn't far behind...

have a lovely next 100 posts!

Marcie Steele said...

Congrats on so many words on so many posts. At least you're writing a few times a week, so does it matter if it isn't a novel? It's certainly entertaining than some of the novels I have read xx

Faye said...

Hearty congrats to you from across the pond, Karen! One thing that drives me crazy about blogging is that I can't remember how I found some of my favorite bloggers--you being in that select group. VERY glad I did.

Now, knowing that you're a serious student of the art of procrastination, go back and read the best of you 100. How proud you should be.

Keep writing and we'll keep commenting!

Alis said...

Congratulations, Karen! And keep up the good work. I love your blog and would miss it horribly if it wasn't there. You so often make me smile - it's one of the reasons I know you're going to make it to publication. But don't give up blogging to concentrate on the novel, we need you now...

Lorna F said...

Congratulations, Karen! Before you know it you'll be celebrating your 1000th. I've been writing my blog for over a year now and yes, there are times when I think 'What about the novel you're supposed to be writing. you dilatory fool?' - but it's so satisfying and liberating to post to your blog whenever you feel like it about any topic under the sun, without worrying about whether a publisher will like it. You are in charge, you are the publisher - and you build your own community of readers who stop you from feeling all alone with your Art and your Angst. Blogging is the last refuge of literary freedom, fellowship and fun. Here's to us all! x

Liane Spicer said...

Happy 100th, Karen! I enjoy coming here, love your sense of humour. I'll drink to the next 100!

Casdok said...

Certainly is a journey!
Well done and keep it up!

Yvonne said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, here's to many, many more!

Karen said...

Wonderful comments from wonderful readers :o)

I feel like an Oscar winner without the trophy, the designer frock and the, er, film? Maybe that should be Man Booker Prize winner without the, um, talent?

Anyway, you know what I mean.

As lorna f put it, so much better than I could, "blogging is the last refuge of literary freedom, fellowship and fun. Here's to us all!" xx

CL Taylor said...

Happy 100th post Karen. Here's to many more :o)

Milla said...

from one set of pixels to another, congrats and thanks!

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