Sunday, February 06, 2011

More Than Just A Clipshow

All kinds of ideas occurred to me about today's blog entry.

It's my 200th, and I'm pretty damned pleased about it.

Most of the concepts I came up with were flashbacks to earlier entries, and had more than a whiff of me bouncing up and down and shouting, Lookit all this cool stuff I done!

I'm proud of my blog, but it was all rather self-congratulatory.

And it misses the point, which is this:

I blog because I enjoy writing, but without folk reading it, I'd have stopped long ago. So, thank you for reading my blog over the last couple of years; you've made it all possible.

I'll write some more entries soon, and I hope you'll enjoy those too.

Pip pip,


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  1. Congatulations on blog entry #200! Sounds like a great occasion for cake. I'll go eat one now in your honor. :-)


  2. way to go man! =D

    and, you're welcome ;)

  3. Congratulations Indigo - that's a great achievement. I'm starting at the beginning of your blog this week and I'm going to read them all - available time is the curse of the unemployed - and I'm looking forward to it.

    This week will see me pass the 365 post mark, but subjects range enormously - almost 50 covered Dad's WWII Bomber squadron 1945 experience in real time Jan - May last year - from music to politics to creative writing and curmudgeonly rants about everything from coffee to job-center beaurocracy via banking and muslim fundamenalists.

    Good luck for the next 200......


  4. Love the photo my dear!! And congratulations! 200 is a big number!

    I don't know what I would do without your blog, so you better keep 'em coming! I am so glad I found you here on this giant internet thing! :)


  5. Way to go, Indigo! And a wonderful 200 posts it has been! I look forward to each and every one of them! Here's to many happy returns of the day!

  6. Hey Chrissy! Cake? Oooh, sounds good. Did you save me a slice?!

    Hey Eolist! Thank you, especially since you've been about since Day Zero. It means a lot! =)

    Hey Alistair! I dipped into your blog earlier today, and will do so again. As for reading all my entries, you'll discover a different agenda for the first three months. All useful, but the blog moves closer to my current style in July/August 2009. Feel free to comment!

    Hey Kato! Well, you just said a very special thing. I'm delighted to be part of your days x

    Hey CatLady! As one of my early followers, I take both my hats off; one for you, and one for your immortal and much-missed mutt, Hickory.

    Thanks to your all, Indigo

  7. Congratulations. That's quite an accomplishment.

    You're so right about a writer needing an audience. Without out, we're like that proverbial tree that falls in the forest and wonders if anyone heard.

  8. We can share a piece of my So-You've-Quit-Smoking Cake for your 200th post.

    Good job, Indigo. All this success and you've retained your newbie, fresh-faced enthusiasm.

    Down the Hatch!


  9. Awww, Babycakes, you've reached a lovely and significant milestone! Every post a pearl, I'd say, and we look forward to the next 200!



  10. Hey Jayne! I suspect you've published way more than me, but thank you. I always wear loud clothes when I go to the forest, just to maximise my chances. And they say I'm insecure.

    Hey Pearl! Oooh, cake?! Just a large slice for me (I have to watch my figure). As for fresh faced, it's actually a soft focus photo, but bless you for not noticing.

    Hey Leah! Good grief, I've never been called that before! And dammit, now you've made me all hungry. Thank you for the positive thoughts, I'm genuinely humbled by them, and that doesn't come easily to an egomaniac like me.

    Thanks one and all! Indigo

  11. Congrats, Indigo!! It is wonderful to have a place to share the stuff we write--and get feedback too! Cheers to many more stories!

  12. Hey Ms. Fin! And now a very lazy fortnight is over, I'll be back to reading and commenting. So I;ll see you over at your blog soon! Indigo x