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— all said and done

Two Years

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HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY ALL SAID AND DONE!!!
Quite astounding to think I’ve been doing this – mostly regularly for 730 odd days.

As the tally stands, I have posted 776 times and it’s been a big fat mixture of irrelevance, real thoughts, real life, real complicated situations and really good times.

I’ve learnt a heck of a lot about blogging and writing (although I do tend to forget sometimes) and taught myself enough CSS to plug away at designing for my own enjoyment.

After two years, I’ve finally worked out that to get readers you either have to know a lot of people or put some effort into searching what else is out there and actually comment now and then.

I hope that I have developed some kind of distinct ‘blogging voice’ and felt out my writing from ‘too personal’ at the beggining to a well rounded (or me just getting more comfortable with sharing) narrative of what’s going on in my life and in my head.

I know I generally run with the customary – put a somewhat half relevant picture with the post (oddly it seems to appeal) knowing all very well that it feeds my own slightly unusual sense of humor about strange parallels and loose connections and has not a lot to do with you.

I hope that I’ve given off some kind of illusion of who I am, when you fully work it out can you let me know please?

I have had to contend with the ethics/morals/personal inhibitions of why blog, I’ve moved from a ‘silent presence’ to actually getting up the guts to let more than 3 people read it (let alone strangers), to having my family read regularly (believe me that was not a comfortable day).

All Said has played a part in removing all kind of small talk about ‘what’s been happening in my life’ because you start talking and people politely inform you that they ‘already know’. This as an unlikely positive – is. It suits me wildly. Of small talk I have never been that great a fan I have suspicions that it is throughly to do with my INTJ’ness. Either way it leaves room (hopefully) to get straight to the meatier conversation topics.

This blog holds a fantastic personal record of my life that has nothing at all to do with you and at the same time I enjoy very much watching my reader stats climb.

I hope that you have and continue to get something out reading beyond entertainment. I hope that I do a little more than feed your curiosity about a stranger or a friend’s life. I hope and will have succeeded if I have ever made you think a little harder about something.

Please know I am always open to suggestions and comments about what I should write about, what I should read, what I should do with myself.

Thanks for reading!

Until my next post…
Rebecca 

3 comments
  1. Steve says: December 13, 20061:49 pm

    Happy Birthday! In the world of blogs, yours is refreshing.

  2. louise says: December 14, 20068:11 am

    Oh how I wish I read this from the beginning!
    I love this blog bec. I love your writing style. I love how you can capture a reader!
    I’m hooked.
    Addicted, you could say.

    :)

  3. Rodney Olsen says: December 14, 20066:11 pm

    Well done on notching up 2 years of blogging.

    I completely understand what you’re saying about opening the blog up to a wider and wider audience. I didn’t tell my family about my blogging for quite some time and even then I felt rather self conscious.

    I’m so glad to have found your blog, even if it was only recently, and have been enjoying reading your posts.

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