I am going to host a virtual blog party today. Yes. The decision has just been made. (I had another blog all written–a totally different blog–but woke up in a celebratory mood and, well, you know, celebratory moods always need parties!)
Why? you ask. Why are you havin’ a blog party, Kathy? (You may be even asking this in a bleary-sort of way, especially if you just got out of bed.)
We’re having a party because–within the next few hours–this blog will have 100,000 hits. The blog is fourteen months old now, which is kind of like a teenager or young adult, so we’ll call it a Coming of Age Party. This is also the 333rd post, which is a Big One. Just because it contains three three’s. Blog magic, you know.
Please email for directions to our house. There is not a lot of room to park cars in the driveway, because we recently received a new load of wood. Job for spring: splitting into firewood. But we won’t talk about that today. Today is for celebrating!
We’ll have cake…would you like angel food cake with chocolate whipped cream? (That’s what our family always eats on birthdays.) Do you want a dinner, too? Yikes, that will be challenging with work and everything. How ’bout a potluck? Tell us what you plan to bring.
What would you like to drink? We have really good coffee and lots of tea. Oh, yes, some wine and beer. We don’t really have much hard liquor though. Maybe a bottle of peppermint schnapps that has lingered in the top of the cupboard for maybe ten years. You could mix it with hot chocolate if you want! (Then we can get rid of the darn bottle…) I may have to buy more in town today, though, depending on who decides to come. Please provide a drink order.
We can’t sit on the deck and celebrate because it’s too cold. (OK, you can if you want to. Wear your winter coats.) We’ll gather in our little living room and chat. We’ll wear name tags with the names of our blogs. (No,no, no! No name tags. We’ll know who we are. We’ll just know. Name tags are far too impersonal.)
I will thank you all for supporting the blog…for becoming friends. Then I will roll my eyes and tell you the Commenting Experiment is Over. I am now responding to blog comments on the blog again. Two days of email responses were enough.
It was actually fun emailing & talking more intimately with others this weekend. But I prefer the public approach. It’s actually quicker–and now that I know who reads and who doesn’t–the responses can be adjusted. Plus–here’s the biggee–I learned that it doesn’t matter if the original person comes back and reads or not. The response isn’t always for the initial respondee! It’s for EVERYONE! I love how we keep learning things, don’t you? (And thanks, Dawn, for your kind request this morning –you sealed the decision.)
OK, let the celebration begin! The countdown starts now… Thank you again for coming to the party! The blog and I are so grateful for you. Every one of you! Without you, it just wouldn’t be the same…