Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy 2nd Blogaversary to Me!

It's true what they say about time flying by while you're having fun as I find it extremely hard to believe that it was two years ago today that I sat down and wrote my very first post - "How I Got Here and Where I'm Going - Maybe!" - that began my journey of Are We There Yet??

Since then I've gone through several template changes; learned that there was a huge Blogosphere out there made up of some truly wonderful people; had the opportunity to meet some of those truly wonderful people in real life who turned out to be even more wonderful off of the page; subscribed to 75 fantastic blogs in my Google Reader; improved my photography skills; and shared the ups and downs of my life with people who have given me hope, encouragement, support, love, and laughter. And those things are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the impact blogging has had on my life.

This post is #1,111 for me and even though I had mentioned to Mags this past weekend that I hoped that for my blogaversary this post would be that number, it wasn't intentional that it turned out that way. Instead, it was because of yet another very sad Line of Duty Death in Florida that it turned out to be that number. Even though those posts get sadder to write each time, I feel I owe it to those fallen officers and their families to acknowledge their sacrifices. It's the least I can do given the circumstances. Since I began doing them at the beginning of the year, I have written 23 posts honoring 59 brave men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty as law enforcement officers - 23 posts that I would rather never have had the chance to write. Had this been post #1,088 rather than #1,111 I think I would have been happier but alas, such was not the case.

Anyway, enough sadness for now. This is a celebration and there's cake to be had for what's a party without a cake?!?

In closing, I'd just like to say to the 85,556 visitors (at the time of this post) to my blog - thank you for stopping by and for being a part of my blogging experience; it's been a great two years and I'm looking forward to the next two as I continue to ask Are We There Yet??


  1. wow, two years, this is cool linda. I started in October so we were close together.

  2. No, Duchess Linda, thank you for sharing your life with us. It is a pleasure to come here and read everyday. We admire the way you parent and the way you write. It was such a pleasure to meet you and Princess Patti in Connecticut this year - two warm and caring people stepped off the blogpage to greet me.

    Congratulations on 2 years in the blogosphere. That is eons on the internet!

    Your changes have been lovely to watch. Hugs to you my friend (ooooppsss....I keep forgetting!) OK OK. No hugs.
    Just one?

  3. Hi, little sister. I turned 2 in April. You got an interesting blog and you do a great job.

  4. happy 2 years honey! and thanks for the cake. this made me go look at mine and i missed my two year mark! drat! never gave it a thought, i just keep plugging on blindly. ha ha ha

    smiles, bee

  5. Thank you all so very much and because this is a special occasion, Queen Mimi, I will gladly receive hugs and maybe even a kiss or two if someone wants to throw one this way!

  6. Anonymous11:54 AM EDT

    Here's to many years more... Ok, I was nice... now can I have a piece of your cake?


    Seriously, thanks so much for sharing your life with us these last two years. It's been wonderful getting to know you and your family. HUGS!!!!!

  7. Happy Blogaversary Linda. Have a great day and weekend. Big hug. :)

  8. Whoo hoo!! Congratulations.

    I'm a newbie here, but thanks to google reader I will be back.

  9. No kisses from me, BUT, I...uh...made cupcakes for the occassion-did you see 'em on my blog?!?!



  10. I wish I could write on a cake as neatly as you did.

    So you started when you were 27. It takes a lot out of a person.

    You have a lot to say. Ummmm...interesting things, I mean.

    How's your back? I haven't gotten a report since I've been back home. Better, I hope?

  11. Well done on being with us for two years. Your blog is such a favourite!

  12. Congrats on two fine years. Your posts are always fine reading, and mostly of great, fun topics.

    The 'Line of Duty' posts are important, especially as those of the bravest lost their lives while working to make lives easier for us. You are wise to make sure that their sacrifice is not forgotten.

    Keep posting and your audience will be happy.

    Patti and I have to meet you soon, you are only 65 miles away. Any cuisine is fine, the conversation is the real treat!

  13. WOW! You're only two months ahead of me! All this time I thought YOUR BLOG had been around much longer than that! Congrats, Happy Blogoversary or whatever you want to call it! Now go have a drink and celebrate.

  14. ooo very good, congrats!!

  15. Yay for cake!
    Yay for Linda!
    (So glad you're my friend!)

  16. Congrats to you sweetie!! I am so glad we have met eachother thru this wonderful thing called blogging... Super Duper for all of us!!

  17. CONGRATULATIONS on your Blogging Anniversary.
    You're awesome Linda!!

  18. Many congratulations indeed! By the by, you forgot the candles! Whoo hoo.

  19. Anonymous12:41 PM EDT

    Happy Blogaversary, Linda!

    We look forward to discovering Are We There Yet.

  20. Anonymous5:40 PM EDT

    Wow, congratulations!

  21. Duchess Linda,

    What Ralph the Airhead said!

    And what Mo said too. I love his little poem for you.

    Congrats on two years. Your blog is always fun to visit.

    Hugs :-)

  22. Anonymous1:28 AM EDT

    And to think of how we met *wink*

    You're one of my all time favorite bloggers eva' and I look forward to reading your blog for many more years. Congrats!

  23. Anonymous7:48 PM EDT

    Happy Blogaversary to you indeed!

    Here's to many more.

  24. Woo-hoo! Congratulations, Linda! I hope you are never there yet so I can read your posts forever :o)

  25. Anonymous1:38 AM EDT


  26. had to stop my rapid reading of Reader (trying to catch up ) to come by and offer my congrats and thanks for your two years!

    you have an amazing weblog....always something interesting or fun...or both.

    I count you among my friends in the offline life as well.


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