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!

*ALSO*—don’t forget to enter my contest, if you haven’t already—we’re up to TWO prizes now (Julie Halpern’s Don’t Stop Now, which comes out next week)! All you have to do is leave a comment on that post to enter.


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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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