One year ago today, when I was a mere fifty-four and a half years old, I started FiftyFourAndAHalf.com. A blog with a stupid name that I decided to keep. So yup, today’s my first Blirthday!
John Lennon is, in fact singing “Blirthday.” He was a man well ahead of his time, singing in celebration of something that hadn’t happened yet. (Kind of like when he sang about peace.)
When I started this blog, well, I figured it would be filled with rants about politics. That was the subject of my very first post, in fact. I was mad as hell that the GOP wanted to end Medicare for folks 55 and under. I took it rather personally, in fact, given that they were going to take it away from me.
So now that I fixed that –
Excuse me? I didn’t? I didn’t fix it? You mean they’re still talking about screwing people 55 years and younger? Damn! I guess I can’t quit now.
Anyway, I found that I was writing and posting kind of a mish-mash in here. A little politics, a little bit of silly stuff, way more embarrassing stories about me than I can believe I have actually put in print. And occasionally a serious piece. Oh, and I didn’t forget politics.
Yup. I find that FiftyFourAndAHalf.com has become a sock drawer of a blog. And I’m OK with that.
But to celebrate my Blirthday, I need to thank a number of people who have been helpful and supportive:
Other Family Members who would kill me if I named them
Jen and Keily and Judy and Bao
And to three friends I met in writing classes who encouraged me to blog. They became my first followers in the early months when, um, I didn’t tell anyone I actually knew about the blog. (These guys are all good writers and they need to post way more often):
Delajus at Higher and Higher
Jamie at SleepDeprivedAndInsane
Lisa at Eat Plants said the Cow
And thank you, my bloggin’ buddies, for reading, commenting, “LIKE”-ing and writing such great stuff that I spend all my time reading and commenting on your blogs instead of cleaning my house. Please remember me when the Health Inspector condemns it.