Friday, May 09, 2008

What's Another Year

A year of blogging...


Aaaah, and I missed the anniversary. It was on the seventh of May.

What can I say? I think it's been a beautiful, interesting year.

First, I've met many wonderful people, full of talent and humanity. I think I've learned a lot from them - from you. Thank you!

Then, I wrote things I've never thought I would. I love science fiction and the literature of the fantastic in general (not fantasy, but fantastic or fantastique as Wikipedia nicely defines it) - instead, I took to ...poetry. I've only written a poem once before, when I was at the University.

Finally, I've been terribly, horribly stressed out for having to constantly fight the lovely void in my head and an unimaginable lack of time - and all this just to reconcile the writing for the blog with whatever little writing I can manage for my stories. I think I haven't done too badly considering the circumstances. A full-job at... work and then another full-job at... home, no other time for myself other than stolen minutes, here and there, maybe the luxury of half hour late at night, constantly thinking of my stories, frantically scribbling at work or in the car...

Well, here's to another year, just as good as this one and hopefully even better...

And this is Johnny Logan, singing and winning for Ireland, at the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest. Not very related to this post, except for the title, but a song I like very much.


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, although I refuse to believe you only wrote a poem once before in college. You are such a talented poet I thought you've been doing that for years!

I look forward to reading many more years of your posts :)

bleeding espresso said...

Happy blogiversary :)

I'm with strugglingwriter--surely you've been writing poetry forever! Anyway, so happy you've rediscovered your talent and are sharing it with us :)

Sarah Hina said...

What a wonderful accomplishment, Vesper! I've only been here for a small part of that year, but I have enjoyed my stay, and look forward to the next. :)

It is strange about blogging and poetry...I've experienced the same desire and the surprise that follows. Maybe that compressed time lends itself to the small moments, and sensations, of poems more than to the larger landscapes of fiction.

Anyway, you're doing beautiful work here. Happy Anniversary!

Jeff said...

Happy Anniversary, Vesper!

Emperor Ropi said...

Happy anniversary! My anniversary was in March or in April.

Akasha Savage said...

Happy Anniversary.
I've enjoyed visiting your blog and reading your poems and prose. Keep up the good work.

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Happy Bloggaversary, dearest Vesper. Thank you for sharing your wonderful words and thoughts with us. May you and your blog both go from strength to strength! And thank you for being such a wonderful and special person.

Travis Erwin said...

Happy blogiversary.

Vesper said...

Thank you, Paul! You're very kind... :-)

Thank you, Michelle! It's so nice "seeing" you again! :-)

Sarah, thank you! It is strange. It is also easier probably for blogging "needs" - as you said, a poem is a moment, while prose needs more of a beginning, a middle, and an end. :-)

Thank you, Jeff! :-)

Thank you, Ropi! The same to you. :-)

Akasha, thank you! And I enjoy visiting your blog. :-)

Vanilla darling, thank you so much! All this goes back to you and so much more... :-)

Thank you, Travis! :-)

Jon M said...

Happy blogging birthday1 I think mine was around this time of year too.

Johnny Logan???!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary!! Your world has been a wonderful place to visit. I hope that you go strong through year 2 and beyond.

ChrisEldin said...

It has been a real treat to get to know you through your writings. I remember when I came over here from one of Jason's contests. I'm so glad I did.
Happy Blogiversary!!!

(I posted about your poem)

Ello said...

Congratulations on the one year anniversary! And may there be many more!!!!

Chandni said...

hey just came across your blog randomly and am SO glad I did :) lovely stuff here!

SzélsőFa said...

Happy Belated Bloggiversary, Vesper!
Visiting you's like going into a garden full of fresh veggies, sometimes it's raining, but most of the time it's green and welcoming!
(and I think I will always remember that poem of yours about walking in the winter garden, being able to listen to the murmurs of veggies under the blanket of snow.)

Vesper said...

Thank you, Jon! The same to you then.
Johnny Logan - yes, this song; I don't recall listening to any others of his. :-)

Thank you, Jason. I'm glad you are a visitor of my world... :-)

And I am glad that you did, Chris! :-) Thank you!

Ello, thank you!

Chandni, welcome and thank you for your kind comments! Do come again. :-)

Szelsofa, thank you so much!
And you know that garlic I was talking about - it's green and nice... and yummy! ;-)

Taffiny said...

here here, cheers, and many happy returns of the day

Happy blog-aniversary.

Thanks for sharing your words

Keep on writing :)