Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Happy Blogday to Me

Wow. A whole year.
I never imagined it would be so much fun.
For sure, I never imagined I'd ever get any readers, other than the ones I would have to beg (or pay) to drop by. My mom and dad. My brother once in a while.
Huge props to Sam at Becks & Posh, though, for hosting my coming out party at her blog, as she has with so many other Bay Area food bloggers. I got a few tentative sniffs from folks that day as a result of her generous announcement (I remember Dr. Biggles leaving a comment for me that there wasn't enough meat, but ever since then, he and I have been pals. Meat or no.)
And then it just kept growing.
OMG! I'm a food blogger! People actually read this crap now and then.
I'm not an A-list blogger, and I'm not trying to be one. I'm not hugely popular. I'm just me.
But when I signed up for the Eat Local Challenge last year, I met more and more food bloggers, and we've mostly kept in touch ever since, either in person or completely cybernetically. That was really neat. I suspect that my idiotic quest for local salt vaulted me into some renown. OK. I can live with that. (But I've seriously *got* to find another prank to attempt!)
I've visited bloggers all over the world, and I've left comments for them. And it occasionally results in them paying a visit to I'm Mad and I Eat, which is cool.
There are so many other food bloggers I don't regularly visit yet, and of course, there are new bloggers every day. I've got to get out there.
It's just an amazing world.
Are you having as much fun as I am?

23 comments:

Kalyn said...

Happy birthday to you!! It's interesting how many of us started right around the same time. It's been fun getting a little peek into your world. (I would be having a lot more fun blogging if school was over already. NCLB tests suck. The poor kids are tested to death.)

cookiecrumb said...

Thank you Kalyn! Yes, it's an anniversary-rich time of year. Very interesting.
When I lost my job three years ago, I thought I'd go nuts not writing... So I began a personal diary. I didn't know then that blogs were free.
I coulda been three years old by now! :D

Clare Eats said...

Hip Hop Happy Blogday!!!!!! :)

I can't beleive I misssed mine :P

Catherine said...

Ahhhh...Happy Birthday cookiecrumb! And many more....

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! Cookiecrumb I'm so glad you entered the blog world 'cause I LOVE your blog. Thanks for the great posts over the past year.

Tea said...

Happy, happy day! May there be many more!

(great picture of you, by the way. love the hat:-)

ilva said...

Happy Blogday, keep on posting!

anni said...
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anni said...

Happy Blogday!!!
May the coming year bring lots more of your wonderful posts!
Bon Anniversaire!

Tootles,

Anni

s'kat said...

I only discovered you a couple of months ago, and have been regularly visiting since. So happy blog-day to you!

ps- I miss the old header. ;)

Jennifer said...

Happy, happy! I have a feeling that you'll find a way to top the salt stunt... and we'll all be reading about it. To many more!

Sean said...

Happy happy! As today is my 100th post day, I find your one-year mark inspirational and aspirational. Keep up the excellent work!

Dagny said...

Happy blogday! By the way, where is Beansprout these days? I must admit that Beansprout is what first brought me to your blog (I have a friend who is obsessed with finding a dog like that.) but it is the food that kept me around.

Jamie said...

Happy blogday, cc! Yes, I am having just as much fun as you are.

Whatever your next "stunt" is, I hope it is as thought-provoking and fun as the Great Salt Quest. You always bring a smile to my face.

cookiecrumb said...

Thanks every one for the good wishes! Whoo! Makes me shivery and smiley.

drbiggles said...

Happy happy!

Too cool, too cool.

Can you hardly believe it? Now get to work. I'm hungry, what's for lunch?

Biggles

Greg said...

Happy bird day 2 U. May the blog be with you.

mae said...

Happy birthday! [what a coincidence! my bday is the day after!].

happy birthday, happy birthday......

Happy Birthday, to you.....!

Tana said...

Happy blogday, dollface! Mwah!

Liz said...

Happy belated blogday, Cookiecrumb. What a great little community you've created here. :)

KathyF said...

Happy belated Blogday. Hope you aren't mad much longer, know what I mean?

cookiecrumb said...

Yeah, KathyF, I know what you mean! Here's hoping I'll have to change the title of my blog soon. :D

mrs d said...

I'm woefully late (long story) but Happy Blogday!

Oh, hell, just call it blogweek and keep celebrating.

Or blogmonth, for that matter.