Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Creation Halt!

Year One

Today is my blog's birthday. Creation Halt is O-N-E. How do you celebrate the birthday of a blog? I created this blog around the holidays last year in order to come to terms with all the stuff in my life and stuff that was likely going to come into my life (and my kid's lives). During this past year, I have worked hard to get my "stuff" into some sort of reasonable order. I have given lots away to friends, given some away to Goodwill, recycled a lot of paper, and the list goes on. This blog has provided me with a "non-stuff creating" creative outlet, a place to bounce ideas off my readers and a way to keep me honest. It has also been a vehicle for me to learn a new skill (blogging) and to participate in NaBloPoMo.

A big thank you goes out to all my readers (all 3 or 4 of you). :)
A special thanks goes out to anyone who has ever posted a comment or linked to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Year Two
As I move into year two of this blog, I need to think about what my focus will be. I know I enjoy reading blogs that have a focus. Here is a question for all of you readers...what do you want to read about? I know that M has requested more "dooce-esque" type stories and I will try to capture those when they happen (but they don't happen every day). More sustainability? More novel writing? How about the novel editing process? What else? I'd love to hear from all of you. You can help guide this second year.

Thanks again!


William Hertling said...

I'm happy with whatever you share. It's a fun way to catch up on things I wouldn't necessarily hear about through other channels, particularly some of your more introspective thoughts. - W

Maureen said...

I have to second W's comment. Also, you're just interesting, in general. In the past year or so, I've had the chance to see, up-close and personal, the difference between someone who is a boring dullard, and someone who is the complete opposite and pretty exciting. It seems to me that since you're the antithesis of "boring dullard" most anything you write will be great. Just stories about you, your surroundings, your perspectives will fun for me. That's been true for me since you were at least 9 years old.

ering said...

um, what about before i was nine years old? :)

Anonymous said...

Ummm, before you were 9? If only blogs could hear. There's that noise you used to make. You know the one! A small thing, yes, but really that sound is very defining. Which is why we keep coming back to it. Also, remember the bet about sitting still in the chair? Also, very defining. You were,let's see, a wiggly, giggly [that was the good part] bowl of cherry jello. An impish, slightly-in-need-of-a-bath, hyper-active, hopped-up-on-sugar, wiggly, giggly girl. But not boring then either. Quite the opposite! And also... cute.

Maureen said...

Sorry, I didn't mean for that to be "anonymous." (!)