And to celebrate, I’m going to go meta-blogging on you.
I can’t believe this is the thousandth post I’ve written at Blag Hag. If you estimate a half hour spent writing each post, that’s nearly 21 days of my life I’ll never get back.
Just kidding, of course. That’s time well spent. I started this blog mostly out of boredom, but now thanks to it I’m a published author, speaking to groups (even internationally!), and have people who actually call themselves fanboys and fangirls.
I’m still not quite used to it – the last bit especially – since it has happened so fast. I started blogging in March of 2009, and I still see myself as a random opinionated student with an internet connection. It’s bizarre that a year ago I was the one fangirling over bloggers like PZ, Hemant, and Greta, and now I consider them all friends and “colleagues” – as much as atheist bloggers can be colleagues.
But – forgive me for being cheesy – I couldn’t have done it without you guys, my readers. Thank you so much for reading, sharing, commenting, showing up to meetups, and supporting me through sweet emails (even though I don’t always have time to reply, I swear I read every one with a huge grin on my face). And thank you for hanging in there when I say something stupid – blogging is my way of thinking out loud and learning about myself, and already when reading older posts I can see how much I’ve progressed.
I’ve always had a passion for writing, but never felt like anyone would care about my work. You proved me wrong and are helping make my dreams come true.
And since this suddenly got too sappy, have a silly photo:I was playing Pictionary with my friends, and the word was “blogger” – so they drew me! (Yes, the name was written after the clue was guessed, rule freaks.) A perfect likeness, as you can see.
Anyway, feel free to celebrate in the comments. Or at the very least, if you’ve been lurking, say hello!