Sunday, October 15, 2006

I'm Three!

I just realized I have hit my three year blogoversary (blogaversary? blog-versary?).

Whatever. This thing is three now.

This has been the hardest year of my life, and the trouble hasn't escaped my blog. I have struggled with being "public" through this horrible time and considered shutting the whole thing down. It's a tough thing to accept that most everything you've said publicly for the last three years is indexed by Google. I have loved, hated, needed and scorned this blog this year.

I learned to cope in some ways, though. I have the power to shut down comments if I don't want discussion. I don't have to share everything. I have found, however, that when I do want to share, this is one of the first places I want to come.

I don't want to take the blog down now. I have chronicled so much here that it's like a photo album (but please remember only a partial one) of the last three years of my life. I am past the point of feeling funny telling people about a good friend and saying "Yeah, I know them from my blog.". I have even started enjoying writing here again.

The comment section is open for public expressions of adoration and general well wishing. Thank you all so much for staying around, even when I wasn't sure what to do with you.

11 comments:

A.R. Linder said...

Funny. For a moment I thought I was reading a comment from Brad Pitt detailing the woes of being a megastar and thanking his loyal fans for staying with him through the times when he thought he might quit. But alas! I realized tis is only the Ramblin'Educat pontificating over another year.

educat said...

Yeah, that one year that Brad Pitt watched his father/good friend slowly and agonizingly die over a period of two months and then when he struggled with chemical depression?

Betcha you do great hospital visits.

Jim said...

Happy anniversary! I'm glad you keep puttin' it out there.

Amerloc said...

Naaa.... Thank YOU for staying around. Have a big slobbery dog-kiss to celebrate your big day!

Anonymous said...

Yes, so glad you are here. Happy 3rdaversary, or something.

SW said...

"An authentic life is the most personal form of worship. Everyday life has become my prayer.” (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

You're one of the most real people I've ever known. Time, distance and the internet may have changed the way it looks, but I'm still glad to call you a friend. Thanks for sharing.

brooke said...

Love your blog. Miss seeing you. Glad that I can keep up with your life through your blog. how many more times can i say blog?

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

Adoration! Idolization! Adulation!

Happy blogoversary, kiddo.

Freudian Slip said...

Congrats on the anniversary! Don't stop sharing, I sure do love the "realness" of this place :)
Matt

fellow educ said...

Thanks for introducing me to the world of blogging!! It has been fun, enlightening, uplifting, and encouraging to read your wit from time to time. Keep on keeping on!

educat said...

You know, the other night, I hesitated to say this since I did ask for adoration (and am now a bit afraid of "too much" introspection,a la Brad Pitt), but thank you all. Seriously. My imaginary audience (the people I think of when I write) has changed over the years and I am so glad you all are a part.