Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Blob Turns 5!



Today's my blogiversary..."Blob" (as my mother refers to this blog) is five years old. I was living a very different life back on March 11, 2004. When I started this blog, I wanted to have a single theme: Books and reading. Over the years, I think I've stuck to that pretty well, but it's amusing how much of my "real life" has crept into these posts.
It's so strange that this extreme love of reading has brought me so many friends, both real and real-virtual. I'm thankful, and I'll never cease to be amazed at the warm community I've found among booklovers around the world.
Happy birthday, Blob. Back when you were born, I was broke, unemployed and frustrated with nearly every aspect of my existence. I've always felt that you helped to save me. I was pleased that we were able to continue together when I took my show on the road and lit out for Asia in those last weeks of 2004.
Pass your plates for a slice of cake.

21 comments:

Chris said...

Wow! 5, that's dedication. Happy Birthday Blob!

Lezlie said...

Good for you! I'm glad you can look back with a smile. Happy Blogiversary!!

Lezlie

jenclair said...

Happy Blob Birthday! I may begin referring to my blogs as "blobs" -- that is how I frequently feel about them! Remember that old B movie?

Jess said...

Congrats on 5 years!

Joy said...

Wow! Congratulations on 5 years of blogging!

Heather J. said...

Happy Blogiversary to you!
Happy Blogiversary to you!
Happy Blogiversary dear Bybee (& TCIB)
Happy Blogiversary to you!

I'm glad you are still around after all this time - the book blogging world wouldn't be the same without you.

Suey said...

Congrats! It make my 2 year one coming up seem like nothin'!

raych said...

Wheeeeeee! Happy birthday! You were one of the first ever commenters on my blog, and it was through you, Jeane, and John Mutford that I figured out that OTHER BOOK BLOGGERS EXIST!!

chartroose said...

Hey, easy on the frosting! Congrats, Susan -- I hope you keep it up for another 5 years, at least.

Nymeth said...

wow, 5 years! You're one of the pioneers! Happy blogiversary :)

Susan said...

Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Blob and Sue, happy birthday to you! lol 5 years...gosh, I was having my last baby then! eek. That's what people at my workplace said anyway! I know I feel much happier and richer because I know you - richer because I have this amazing friend who lives in Korea, so it sounds good - I feel so cosmopolitan! and you know now that Canada isn't a literary wasteland! (well some of us still think it's kind of empty, but....) from one Susan to another, I'm raising my glass to you and saying thanks for all you do and your fabulous sense of humour (uh oh, is that your T&CIB staring at me?), and may I have a slice of yummy cake please?

SFP said...

Happy, happy 5th, Bybee blog! Long may you prosper!

Maree said...

Happy birthday, Blob!!

Jeane said...

Happy birthday to Blob!

Sam Sattler said...

You do realize that a five-year-old Blob is an old-timer, don't you? That marks your blog as one of the earliest ones I've seen. Congrats, and keep all that great stuff coming...love it.

Marg said...

Mmmmm...cake!

Happy Blogiversary!

Tara said...

Happy Birthday Blob!

I sending you a virtual chocolate cake.

Hey! my word verification is 'fiver' how about that???

Care said...

AWESOME! Happy Bloggaversary! -Care (aka bkclubcare)

Eva said...

Happy birthday blob!! So glad you're part of the blogosphere. :D

jessi said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Blob! :)

Jeanne said...

Many happy returns of the day.