Sep 9th, 2007
Hard to believe but true: today marks the second birthday of this blog. Wow.
When I started this blog two years ago, it was a place for notes and photos of my knitting projects. For a long time, that’s pretty much all I wrote about. But gradually, the scope of this blog expanded, and I found myself talking about religion, electricity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, food, and even the Hoff. And knitting, too.
It’s amazing how blogs facilitate a certain type of communication. Through the blogosphere, I’ve encountered lots of people I never would have met otherwise, and some of them have even become friends. I’ve gotten to know some real-life friends better (both through their comments here and through their own blogs), and I’ve renewed contact with people I haven’t seen in years who happened to stumble upon this blog.
In the last two years, I’ve switched from Blogger to WordPress (and never looked back!), changed the name of this blog, written lots of posts (this one is #300, in fact!), and even gotten my own domain for this blog. A celebration of sorts seems in order, both to say “Happy birthday!” to this blog and to thank everyone who’s stopped by and joined in the conversation here.
I thought about asking people to write about why they blog or why they read blogs, but that’s already been done before in many other places. Besides, everyone generally come up with the same answers to that question.
My most recent food post, with its mention of one particular cookbook as being desert-island-worthy, inspired the question I do want to ask all of you: What three things would you take to a desert island with you, and why?
If you have a blog, post your answer there (with a link here) and let me know in the comments here that you’ve done so. (Between the comments and trackbacks, I’ll be able to find your response.) If you don’t have a blog, just post your answer in the comments here. In either case, make sure I have your e-mail address.
Participants’ names will be written on pieces of paper (if your answer especially strikes my fancy, you’ll get your name on two pieces of paper–whoo!), and on the last day of this month my two-year-old daughter will pick one piece of paper out of a hat (or a bag or a box or a bucket or whatever I can find that day).
The winner will get eternal glory (yes, that’s right, eternal–remember, everything that appears on the Internet never completely disappears!) as well as a box of goodies via good ol’ snail mail. I won’t specify the contents in advance, since they’ll depend a bit on who the winner is (e.g., a knitter will get some knitterly goodness, whereas a non-knitter, um, won’t), but they’ll definitely include stuff that would be pretty nice to have on a desert island.
Anyone can chime in on this topic–knitters, non-knitters, old friends, new friends, people who’ve stumbled across this blog for the first time. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
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