Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Bloggy Birthday

Crikey, have I really been doing this for a year? I didn't mean to. When I first started I didn't have a clue about the blogging community; I remember being too anxious to leave comments on other blogs because everyone seemed to know each other, but then Mr Bananas left a comment on my blog and this encouraged me to go exploring... and I walked straight into Mrs P... 'Chin up, tits out' I said. I don't think she needed much encouragement to be honest. It's also her first bloggy birthday this week.

Kate was also amongst the first blogs I commented on and she is celebrating her bloggy first birthday next week by publishing her blog as a book - all profits are going to War Child, an organisation which works with children who have been hit hardest by the joint forces of poverty, conflict and social exclusion. I have put a link here and on my sidebar.

It's been a funny old year... I never imagined I'd find myself writing about my bush, or for that matter, incontinence pads... and what have I learnt from all this? I've learnt that there are lots of great people out there and... erm... that I should write in a bigger font cos then it looks like I've written more... Oh... and that it's really good fun taking a pop at L'Oreal...



P.S I might take a little break now, as recently I've found it difficult getting round to read everyone else... I think I might have over expanded my blogrol...

53 comments:

Whirlochre said...

Happy birthday to you-ou.

Technically, you're due a candle...

MJ said...

I must bake you a cake!

savannah said...

happy bog-o-versary, sugarpie! here's to many more! ;~D xoxoxo

EmmaK said...

can't live without you
seriously
when you had that CLOSED sign up I wondered if you'd gone for good and was very sad
I am a bit miffed that you won't show us what you look like tho. Go on what about a pic with big Jackie O glasses on?

fairyhedgehog said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I know what you mean about blog lists... but this blog has to stay on my list. It's special.

xl said...

Happy Blogday to you! Your posts and comments are always a treat.

Beware of Canadians with cake.

Oh Hai MJ!

PI said...

Congrats and many of then. You're nice to have around:)
BTW I'm having difficulty trying to order Kate's book. It won't take me to check out.

The Famulus said...

Congrats and may there be many more to come. :-)

I liked you talking about your bush.

Will it get another mention in the coming year, do you think?

Gorilla Bananas said...

Miss Scarlet, you will always be my favourite discovery. I'd really like to discover you again....and keep on doing it.

Wow, that was awkward said...

Happy blogging missy. You are quite lovely.

mapstew said...

xxx

The Dotterel said...

You can never have too big a blogroll... It always comes in handy!

KAZ said...

Congratulations Scarlet - love your blog and the double entendres.
The L'Unreal ad is marvellous.

Geoff said...

It took me a year to pluck up the courage to start commenting on blogs.

Happy b'day, Scarlet.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Whirly: I'm probably due quite a few candles!

MJ: Hmmm... as long as the cake fart woman doesn't turn up.

Savvy: I hope so too!

Emmak: My younger self featured on Infomanic... but I'm a bit blonder now! If I get the hang of photo-shop then I might publish a pic of myself.
I really like your current avatar.

Fairyhedgehog: Thank you, that's very sweet!
I've got more blogs on google reader, I get in a right muddle.

Mr XL: Hmmm...I will be very wary of MJ's cake in future. I will stick to muffin.

Pat: Did you enter the quantity of books you wanted? I made that mistake - I forgot to enter the 1.

Fammy: Probably! And perhaps my carpenter will come back with a selection of knobs.

Mr Bananas: Every blog post is a revelation!

Mr Awkward: Thank you! So are you!

Mr Maps: ;o)xxx

Mr Dotts: It's true... there is always somewhere new to investigate!

Kaz: Thank you! I am a bit of a Ronnie Ancona fan.

Geoff: It's quite daunting to start commenting. I was terrified of MJ!! That was one of my scariest first comments!

Sx

Eryl Shields said...

I'm so glad you commented on Savannah's and Pat's blogs as that's where I noticed you. Happy first year, and may there be many more.

Now I'm going to check out Kate and maybe treat myself to a fag at the same time.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

You too, Scarlie? Happy blogday dear. You don't have to read all the blogs ... just mine. xxx

Emerson Marks said...

You mean you haven't got somebody to administer replies and comment on other blogs on your behalf? Oh Dear. I have a young Philipino lad, who I'm dictating this to very second.

Kevin Musgrove said...

I hardly notice you're there. (-;

are we getting the photo with the ginger wig?

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Scarlet,

It seems I'm either congratulating or acknowledging you now. As you know, I like how you tend to poke fun at people and things (yes, myself included).

I admit I haven't become fluent in shite (in my own way I push on). I guess I'm smitten with Scarlet Blue, so please keep writing.

U

Lulu LaBonne said...

I had no idea about comments when I started (also nearly a year ago).

It's a bit like being on a merry go round isn't it? I think the year mark must be a bit of a re-evaluation point.

I've really enjoyed meeting everyone and I love coming here - but I'm also gong to slacken down the pace - there's stuff to do n'est ce pas ?

Lulu LaBonne said...

going

mago said...

Congratulations!

debra said...

Happy day to you! I missed my 2nd blogiversary this year!

Ponita in Real Life said...

Happy anniversary to you, Scarlet!

You must only be wary of West Coast Canadians with cake... those of us from elsewhere in Canada do nothing offensive with cake...

I love how you put stories to adverts... you've got a real knack for that, my dear!

Dave said...

You cheer me up. Ta.

(Dave is sad at the moment.)

Beverly Hamilton Wenham said...

Happy B-Day! I adore you and hope you will still check in with me when you can. How lovely that you have made so many dear friends!

PI said...

Thanks Scarlet. I'll try that - comforting that even you can omit something:)

Scarlet-Blue said...

Eryl: Put that fag out! I have some ideas about smoking...

Daphne: I will still read everyone.. I can't help myself!

Mr Marks: No... but I am employed by other blogs to leave comments...

Kev: I am indeed working on the glamorous Shirley Eaton lookie-likie photo... okay, so far I look more like Lulu/Dougal.

Mr U: Heavens! What are you saying?!! No, no... I didn't ask...

Lulu: I know! It's a steep learning curve... and guess what I have to finish right here cos I've got to go out!

Sx

Scarlet-Blue said...

Magoo: Thank you!

Debra: I missed my 100th post... I think I was having a bad day!

Ponita: Thank you! Now there's a reason to plant myself in front of the telly!

Dave: Apologies! I have been out and about today! I will come and see you in a bit.

Beverley: I'm addicted to my blogrol, so no worries!!

Pat: It's all very hit and miss here Pat!

Sx

Madame DeFarge said...

Hope you had a truly fabulous blog birthday. And many more to come. I shall invite you around for birthday cake and jelly on my anniversary and we can dance to Wombles records. Hurrah.

Ava said...

Happy belated, Scarlet! I'm an infant in the blogworld. Hope to be as busy as you someday!

BEAST said...

Miss Scarlet is moaning because I havn't comment
well
Pffffffffffffffffft
***dances about making obscene gestures and flshing me bottom***

( ! )

Scarlet-Blue said...

Madame D: Welcome back from your hols!!
I love the Wombles... I had their album!

Ava: I imagine you're going to be more organised than me. I'm a bit messy... I can never remember where I've been or where I'm going.

Mr Beastie: Yeah... but now you've tripped over your pants and MJ has stuck a banana up y'bum.

Sx

mutleythedog said...

I missed the blog about your bush - could you reprint sometime? ... ahem...

eroswings said...

Happy B'Ltd Blog Birthday! The blogosphere is much more fun and beautiful with you around!

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Mutts: Here is my bush.

Mr Swings: Thank you! I received another postcard from you yesterday!!

Sx

Dave said...

Thanks for leaving your knickers at my place.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Happy birthday, scarley! Ha, Ronni Ancona, excellent, an under-rated commedienne.

Jane P said...

Ooooh! Whatever have you been doing, leaving your knickers at Daves?

having my cake said...

Happy BlogDay! So, what advice would you give to any aspiring blogger about to commit their soul into print?

Scarlet-Blue said...

Dave: Please wash and iron them before returning.

Gadj: She's brilliant on quiz shows and she does a bloody good Audrey Hepburn impersonation.

Jane: He was just borrowing them!

Ms Cakes: Now there's a question! Go with the flow... you never know where it might lead you!

Sx

Kate Lord Brown said...

Mwah! A big smoochy kiss for our Scarlet - happy blogoversary. May your chin always be up and your tits always (... no that doesn't sound right).

Thanks for the link too x

WV 'farke'! (as the hooray said to the bishop)

Scarlet-Blue said...

Kate: Tee hee! Ah well, it's getting chilly now so I've put on a cardy.
Best of luck with the book!
Sx

eroswings said...

I'm glad you got the postcard. I enjoyed sending it!

tony said...

Happy BlogDay!

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Swings: I'm intrigued by your most recent posts... I think you have some tales to tell!

Tony: Thank you! I'm very surprised that I made it this far...

Sx

laughingwolf said...

yappy barfday, all ;) lol

Mia Dickinson said...

Happy (slightly) belated Blog Birthday! Yippee! I loved Roni's impressions of Alastair McGowan's show. She's so funny!

Misssy M said...

Ah you're entering that difficult second year where everything that happens to you, you think "I'll blog that!" I'm embarking on that difficult fourth year where I'm blogging about people who looked at me funny in the corner shop, or contemplating knitting jumpers out of shed dog's hair and because people you know don't tell you anything anymore because they are frightened it'll end up on your blog.

Happy 1st Blogday

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Wolfy: I have blown out my candle Mr Wolfy!!

Miss Mia: Hello and Welcome! Ronnie is a talented lass.

Misssy: My problem seems to be that I'm repeating myself. I spin a cycle of chocolate, sex, chocolate, sex, incontinence pads, sex, chocolate, cars, incontinence pads, chocolate, Bold 2in1... and so it goes on... oh, I missed out tampons...

Sx

tony said...

(I,m fashionably late) Happy Blogday!

Flores Hayes said...

Congrats and Happy Blogday!!!!
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