Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Second Blog-o-versary to Me!

That's right!  Two years ago I started writing about my kids on my lunch hour as a way to keep a virtual baby book for them because I am fundamentally lazy and have handwriting that is beyond atrocious.  I can't even read what I've scrawled sometimes, let alone my poor children thirty years from now when they want to know when they got their first tooth.

I came out of the blog closet in January and, boy-howdy, has my life changed.

I have made some wonderful friends, women to whom I genuinely look up because they're amazing people and wonderful writers who have fascinating and engaging stories to tell. 

I have shared more of my life with people who have known me forever, family members who remember me when I was the age of my babes, cousins living too far away for real hugs, and friends with whom I have lost touch.

I have found a community where my voice fits in, harmonizing with others who write on the melody of motherhood.  And my voice has become stronger, more supported, more able to be heard through the crescendos and decrescendos of life.

I have had face-to-face conversations with people about things on my blog, shared with them the joys and pains of the last two years of my life as honestly as I can.  I'm not really sure how to do it otherwise.

And, because this is me, I can't get away from this post without poking fun at myself a little...

The Soup Nazi tweeted "No soup for you!" to me because my twitter ID is IASoupMama.  For real.  The real Soup Nazi.  Althoughm the joke's on him as he hasn't been here (as far as I can tell) -- no Soup for him!

And finally, not one but TWO friends have compared me to David  Sedaris.  Wha-what?  I'm flattered, but my humor is to David Sedaris's humor as a drop of tequila is to a swimming pool of margarita.  So hand me a lime so I can go swimming, already!

Here are a few of my faves from the last year.  If you like 'em, great, let me know!  If you don't, please don't tell me -- I don't want to cry at my on party...

9 comments:

Devan @ Accustomed Chaos said...

HAPPY 2ND BLOGAVERSARY! I am so happy to have the opportunity to know more about you and to have 'met' you through the blogosphere. you are amazing & i wish you many more years of blogging ♥

Missy said...

Happy Anniversary! That's a great accomplishment!

Bethany@ImperfectMom said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! I've enjoyed getting to know you a bit through your writing.

IASoupMama said...

Thank you so very much!! Hope you all had a super weekend!

Life with Kaishon said...

Happy Blog o versary : ) So exciting. I know what you mean. The group of women on here and the support you get by blogging is out of this world spectacular! I love it and am so very thankful for it. What a blessing. Here is to at least 20 more years of happy blogging!

Just Like June said...

Congrats on two years!!!! :-) I love your writing style!

Mama Pipes said...

Congratulations! It's really an accomplishment, and EXACTLY why I started blogging :) Lazy moms unite!

I consistently enjoy your writing and your comments. I'm very glad you're part of the blogging world!

The Single Mothers Chronicles said...

YAY - congrats!! that's terrific and I certainly am glad you are out here making me giggle!
Swati

Life Without Pink said...

Congratulations to you! What a great accomplishment. I find that it is such a creative outlet for me. What did we do before blogging, lol.