Two Years!

3 Jun

Happy blogobirthday to you…

Happy blogobirthday to you!

Happy blogobirthday dear blog-o’-mine—

[insert warbling that goes on longer than it should]

Happy blogobirthday to you!

Ahem. *clears throat* (A warble got lodged in my windpipe.)(Never a good thing.)

As of today yesterday, the blog is a two-year-old! Now, we all know what they say about two-year-olds—they’re terrible, and whatnot—but my blog is determined to shatter that stereotype and prefers you think of him (I guess the blog is male?) as a terrific two-year-old instead.

These two years have flown by—in fact, it feels like just yesterday that I wrote this post (last year’s “it’s been a whole year!” blogobirthday post).

Following the tradition I started last year, here’s a list of things I have now that I didn’t have a year ago:

  • A so-close-to-being-finished novel (albeit one that still needs a bit of work)
  • Two more novels in the first draft phase
  • More amazing Twitter/blog friends, and deeper relationships with the ones I already knew
  • A very, very, very full bookshelf
  • A new apartment in a new city
  • A baby boy (currently, uh, still baking)
  • A first writers’ conference experience
  • Numerous in-person writer friends
  • A fantastic critique group, and more experience giving/receiving feedback

I’m sure I’m forgetting things, but that’s a good thing! There is much to be thankful for. Happy writing and reading to you all!

 

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17 Responses to “Two Years!”

  1. Liza Kane Friday / 3 June 11 at 12:28 pm #

    Happy blog-o-birthday!! I LOVE your milestones and can’t wait to see what this year will have in store for you!! ^_^

    • Kayla Olson Friday / 3 June 11 at 12:46 pm #

      Yay! Thanks, Liza! It was weird to look back and think, “A year ago, I didn’t know Liza yet!” I can’t really remember not knowing you, haha. Thanks for being such a supportive friend—can’t see where the next year takes BOTH of us!! *hugs*

  2. Elena Friday / 3 June 11 at 12:29 pm #

    Happy birthday to you!! You were one of my first blogs to follow when I started up last July. I’m looking forward to my own blog birthday.

    • Kayla Olson Friday / 3 June 11 at 12:47 pm #

      Whee, thank you, Elena! Happy almost-blog-birthday to you, too! It’s so crazy how fast a year can go by, and how much can change within that time! :)

  3. HannahFergesen Friday / 3 June 11 at 12:47 pm #

    Yay! Happy Blog o birthday! That’s so exciting, and sounds like many wonderful things have happened since its birth.

    • Kayla Olson Friday / 3 June 11 at 12:49 pm #

      Thanks, Hannah! Looks like we were commenting at the same time, haha. It has been a wonderful two years so far, and I’m excited to see what happens during this third year (including meeting awesome new people like you!). :)

  4. J.C Friday / 3 June 11 at 4:09 pm #

    Happy Blogbirthday!!! may there be many more to come :-)

  5. Linda Cassidy Lewis Friday / 3 June 11 at 5:47 pm #

    Congratulations on surviving another year in blogging! And wow, you’ve had a very full year. Of course the best is yet to come after the “baking” time is up. :-)

  6. Anju Friday / 3 June 11 at 8:39 pm #

    Happy Blog Birthday!

  7. joyofdawn Saturday / 4 June 11 at 8:59 am #

    :) Congrats!

  8. Chibi Saturday / 4 June 11 at 10:23 am #

    Happy Blogobirthday! Here’s hoping that there are many more to come.

  9. Megs Saturday / 4 June 11 at 10:13 pm #

    Happy Blogobirthday!! Yay! Really looking forward to the little bit and the book!

  10. Laura Best Sunday / 5 June 11 at 6:29 pm #

    It will soon be two years for me as well. Happy blog-birthday, Kayla. Some wonderful things in your life at the moment. :) So happy for you.

  11. Beth Sunday / 5 June 11 at 8:20 pm #

    Yay! Happy blogobirthday!

  12. Genna Sarnak Monday / 6 June 11 at 11:09 pm #

    Happy blogoversary, Kayla! Congrats on all of your accomplishments over the past two years! Here’s to another great twenty years! :)

  13. Kayla Olson Tuesday / 7 June 11 at 8:45 am #

    Thank you so much, everyone! I’m so excited to have met you all in this blogging process, and am excited to see what this next year has in store! :)

  14. aleeza rauf Tuesday / 14 June 11 at 5:54 pm #

    ◦A baby boy (currently, uh, still baking)

    LOLOL. i donno why, but that TOTALLY cracked me up :D

    and yes, i’m late, but happy blogoversary! mine’s coming up in two months, and i’m pretty awed at the progress i’ve made, too :)

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