When I was one I was just begun

Tomorrow is my blogiversary.

I was planning a big party, but then you know how it is with invitations. You don’t want to leave anyone out, and if you invite the cousins from your father’s side, do you have to invite the ones from your mother’s and what about the friends who used to hang around but haven’t been seen for a while? Plus, of course, it is December and I’m sure youse have better parties to be at.

Then I thought I’ll do a bit of a meta post about blogging. How it isn’t the new this or that or the other, it’s blogging. How it connects me to people I would never otherwise meet. How they’ve become my friends. How it has sharpened my writing up at the same that it’s slowed my writing down. Why I struggle to give focus to the blog, why it has deteriorated of late. But that would take ages to write and you know, it is December. I’m exhausted, and I’ve got other things to do.

So, I present – for your entertainment or otherwise – a round up of my favourite posts, all from my own blog(s) of course. The blogging equivalent of a slide night, I suppose. Indulgent? Narcissistic? Mais, oui. That’s why I blog.

Got your popcorn? Your wine glass full? Let’s go.

Well, here we are at the first post and seems not much has changed. And while we’re on weird South Australian politics, I still think this uranium, nuclear debate is more than a little worrying. Oh, no a little has changed, the airport is open now. My friend introduced me to the airport webcam game – her record is six planes I think. Mine is five. Feel free to join in.

This lusty post and this one have been worked into a short story. When I finished writing this one about the sister-in-law I cried – but I’ve got no idea why. The constitutional one still makes me laugh.

I would love to tell you more about the children I meet, and maybe I will, but it probably won’t be on a blog.

Here’s a mildly seasonal one about Christmas cards.

This is getting a bit boring now, isn’t it? I can tell that you’re fidgeting in your chairs. I promise I’ll finish soon. Go and have a laugh about the white sauce, although there are lots more people who come for the recipe for nuts and bolts.

Now, how on earth did I end up living this life?

Well, I think that’s about it. No, look, don’t wash up, just leave the dishes on the sink. I’ll wash up after I’ve finished the ironing.

Thanks for dropping by.

0 thoughts on “When I was one I was just begun”

  1. Happy blogiversary, 3C. I look forward very much to your thoughts on Christmas, New Year, 2007, and whatever else you may see fit to craft more fine and haunting posts about*.

    *Without any prepositions at the ends of sentences, either.

  2. Happy blogiversary, 3C. I look forward very much to your thoughts on Christmas, New Year, 2007, and whatever else you may see fit to craft more fine and haunting posts about*.

    *Without any prepositions at the ends of sentences, either.

  3. Happy Blogiversary thirdcat!
    And remember what I always say…ad nauseum..


    (But if you write them in a book and then tell us where to buy it, that’d be grouse too.)

  4. Hallo from WA,
    The Pea Soup Lady has ‘given’ your blog to me as a gift. I am sharing favourite blogs etc. as Christmas gifts, over at my Blog. I must say I am going to enjoy reading here. A daily read now I think.

  5. Have officially finished work and thus had a chance to read back over the bookmarked posts. PC was on the money in one of those comments strands – you should have an agent.

  6. Thanks everyone.
    PC, I’m afraid I’m not as good at prepositions and things as I’d like to think I am.

    SQ it would be easier just to change the ‘i’ to an ‘o’: ‘you’ve wrote magnificently’.

    Helen: poor sprawls. I have something to put up there next week I think. Tho I might not get it finished until after next week.

    hello herhimnbryn and nice to meet you…pea soup lady is lovely, isn’t she? And good socks she knits. Will come over to visit you in a minute. Not sure that I’ll be posting much on a daily basis over the next couple of weeks…

    You’ll be a nice, easy-to-get-on-with three year old won’t you, Drew? Not like the ones I seem to breed.

    Ariel – finished work for good, or just for the end of the year or just for the end of the week?

  7. Ooh, a blogthology! Or is that an anthoblog? Anyway, thanks for the tour and I also can’t believe it’s only been a year. May you keep me reading for many more. It’s been wonderful.

  8. Hi Blue!
    Ariel – think of it this way – at least if you’re working you’ve got a good reason to not be shopping or scrubbing the bathroom before the Christmas visitors arrive.
    &D – blogthology rolls of the tongue more easier, but does sound a little like a medical condition. Mind you, ‘blog’ as a word doesn’t give you much to work with, does it?
    Yeah, but Zoe, you are the one about to go off!

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