Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Belated Blogiversary!

Good morning one and all! I missed a very exciting day! How could I? February 21st was my 5-year blogiversary, and I can't believe how fast it's all gone.

I started my first blog, The Waste Land in 2004, but due to some life issues at the time, I erased that blog and started over in February of 2005. Estella's Revenge (and all her legs) was born. First it was the blog, then the 'zine, and then the Bibliobuffet column. Now it's back to just a blog since my life has taken over the everyday and pushed more and more projects aside.

It's amazing how much has happened in five years, and you can document a good deal of that in this blog. It wasn't all about books when I started. I ranted about life, love (or lack thereof), family, the news, politics, and graduate school. However, as I went along and began to find myself deeper in the book blogging community, things changed.

Obviously, I still write about my personal life here and occasionally even about issues that fire me up (politics and environmental issues, hello!), but it's mostly about books and reading. Things have evened out a great deal in the last couple of years in my personal life, so I have much more time to spend with my books instead of fretting about the everyday ups and downs and hits and misses.

For those of you who are *still* reading, or for those of you who are new, thanks so much for taking part in this blog with your perusals, your comments, and your friendship. It's so good to have a community of people who understand the book obsession and who take an interest on a personal level as well. The community is the bestest part of blogging--especially book blogging.

Here's to another five years!

Note: Image from http://www.danzfamily.com/archives/blogphotos/09/260-5th-blogiversary.jpg

33 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary to you! I'm looking forward to many more.

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  2. Wow! Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! I think it's thanks to reading yours that I started mine and for the most part I'm grateful. ;)
    A bit of book shopping to celebrate?
    Here's to many more wonderful years!

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  3. Woot for five years! It's been pretty awesome to watch how much things have changed for you- and me- and some of the other 'old-timers'. Look where we are now, who would have thought???

    Congrats!

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  4. Yay! Congratulations. Five years is definitely dedication, here's to five more!

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  5. Happy blogiversary, you're one of the oldies now at 5 years y'know ;)

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  6. congrats, that's pretty awesome

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  7. Congratulations, Andi! I think I've been following you for most of those five years...the blog-o-sphere wouldn't be the same with out you :)

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  8. Happy blogoversary! I should look and see when mine is. Five years is a true accomplishment!

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  9. Congrats Andi! 5 years is a huge accomplishment! I've got to say - you were one of the people who got me interested in book blogging, so thank you. I'm eternally grateful! See you 'round the blogosphere!

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  10. Happy blogiversary! Five years is such an accomplishment :)

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  11. Woot! You're like a blogging guru now. :D I've been following you since I began blogging-so crazy to think that was 3 years ago.

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  12. Woo, happy blogoversary -- and many more! :)

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  13. Happy blogiversary!! Keep up the good work! :-)

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  14. Happy blogiversary. 5 years is a LONG time, but the blogosphere wouldn't be the same without you. Here's to many more!

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  15. Happiest of Blogiversaries, Andi!!

    Lezlie

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  16. Congratulations on 5 years and here's hoping there will be many more for your most enjoyable blog!

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  17. Wow! Five years! Happy Blogiversary :)

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  18. Congratulations on 5 years!!! It goes so fast. Hope to hear from you for many more years!

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  19. Congratulations on the 5 years in the blogging world Andi - a great achievement!

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  20. Here's to another five years, indeed! I'm so glad I met you four years ago, when I first began. I don't even know if Twitter was around then, and life seemed so much simpler...certainly blogging did, and I'm glad we began this journey roughly together.

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  21. of course i'm still with you! five years is quite the accomplishment - i can only hope you'll stick around for five more (: - especially after baby greyson is born

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  22. Five years!! Congratulations, and happy blogiversary!

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  23. Yay!! Congratulations!

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  24. Congratulations and happy blogiversary to you!

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  25. Congratulations, Andi! It's a great blog whether about books or life.

    Suzz

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  26. Congratulations! Five years is a huge accomplishment. :)

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  27. Happy, happy blogiversary, Andi! You're one of the pioneers :D

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  28. Happy belated blogiversary, Andi!! I vaguely remember when you started blogging. You must've mentioned it on the Yahoo group we were on, but back then I really wasn't into blogs. My, how things have changed! :)

    Here's to another five years of great book reviews (and baby pictures, please!!!!!).

    Love ya, Andi!

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  29. Congrats! Here's to another 5 years!

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  30. Oh, heck. I missed out on this! I remember those early, early days. A lot has certainly happened over these past five years!

    Congratulations on the milestone!

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