Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy Three Year Blogiversary To Me

It was April 23, 2005. I'd never heard of widgets, or YouTube, or blog rolls. Fighting writer's block, bored with my own brain, I stepped out to a place where a few children's book people had started to gather.

The old blogger platform.

Remember that? The whirling wheel that hypnotized you for at least a minute after you hit publish. Syndication and html coding were part of the vast unknown, and blogger error messages became as familiar as my own posts. Nonetheless, I kept blogging. And learning. And making mistakes.

Okay, I'll admit it. I'm proud of my forty-something brain for grasping an entirely new language and way of communicating. It's crazy fun, I've made wonderful friends, and I've blathered on about lots of subjects, blissfully uninterrupted and uncensored.

HOORAY FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

As always, thanks for stopping by, and please do keep coming out to the Fire Escape. You're always welcome!

8 comments:

MotherReader said...

Happy Blogiversary! It wouldn't be the same Blogosphere without you.

Susan T. said...

Mitali! Happy 3rd. I'm so glad the Fire Escape is celebrating an anniversary.

Kelly said...

Happy Blogiversary, Mitali! The world AND the blogosphere is a better place because you're in it.

(And I totally remember the whirling blogger wheel. It came back to me in full force as soon as I read this post. Akh, nostalgia.)

Sarah Rettger said...

Count me among the many who are grateful to that particular episode of writer's block!

Happy blogiversary, Mitali!

jama said...

Happy Blogiversary, Mitali! Yours was one of the first I read when I finally discovered blogs early last year. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mitali Perkins said...

Aw, thanks! One of the best reasons to blog is to make like-minded friends like you guys.

padmatv said...

Mitali! I can't believe you were once unaware of what widgets were...you are my inspiration in more ways than one!!!

orb28 said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm so glad you're here. I remember being so pleased with your blog the first time I came across it while preparing for your New Moon book club chat; I've been recommending it to folks ever since!
Lacey