Friday, November 27, 2009

200th Post+ Giveaway!

Thank you.

It's been a long haul, and I don't say it enough, but thank you.

I started this blog three years ago for a plethora of reasons, I have gone over but also because before this blog I honestly thought noone read blogs other than friends back home looking for updates. Then I stumbled across Steph who I still think holds the bar and she was sharing hilarious stories, and painful truths and there was a whole community of bloggers supporting and each other.

Then came 20sb and I fell down the rabbit hole to this wonderful and wacky world.

It's hard to believe in 200 posts, I've been through 2 jobs. 2 apartments. 2 relationships (I'm starting to see a pattern here), and one broken heart.

Facing the hardest thing, and dealing with mental problems head on. Dealing with fears, and near death experiences. Addressing friendships solidified, and friendships changed. Spur of the moment trips, and falling from the sky. Oh and lets not forget that I'm on my third car since I started this thing.

More bad dates and trainwrecking nights than my archives would like to justify. Sharing waaaaay too much information, lonely nights, and hungover morning. Oh and you were there when I met Tinkerbell, on numerous birthdays, and have dealt with a couple blog breaks. Over the last year I have met a couple of bloggers, and hope to one day meet more.

Throughout this blog I have changed as a person. Throughout my twenties I have had a pretty good grasp of self, but through applying it to this blog it's given me confidence in my choices, my truth, and myself.

It's been a wild ride, but honestly for all the times I've had writers blocks, and days of frustration and thoughts of quitting, I always come back. Because it's not about simply entertainment and validation, it's become about friendships and release.

It's hard to believe I've gotten to 200, and lord knows if I'll get 200 more out of this, but all in all, I know I wouldn't have done it if not for you, so I have to say, from the bottom of my heart,

Thank you.

.....so now onto the good stuff. I wanted to give something back to say thanks for reading, and to continue to read so I have a 15 dollar ITunes Giftcard and 10dollar Starbucks giftcard* to send away to one lucky reader. You know the routine.
Comment= one entry.
Tweet and link it back= 2 entries.
Become a follower*= 3rd chance to win.

You have til next Wednesday. Good luck!

*That's all that I can afford. It's Christmas and I'm broke/don't have blog sponsors.
*Current followers already are counted for one entry.

22 comments:

Ben said...

Love this as much as I've loved the past year (at least?) of reading your work. Nicely done!!

jamie said...

You forgot to mention the time you wrote about screaming in a strippers face on my blog. It's EASILY one of my favorite blog posts of all time.

MsDarkstar said...

Happy 200! Hope you have another 2000, but even if you don't, it'll be a fun ride!

Stevie said...

I'm so happy that I've found your blog. Your posts definitely brighten up my day! I love seeing your new posts on my Google Reader :-) Congrats on 200 posts! I'll be there eventually...

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

You rock and your blog rocks. It was fun looking through all those links and learning more about you so I can freak you out, I mean have more discussion points, the next time we meet up ;-) Not that we don't already chat each others faces off!

Congrats on your 200th post, lady! Here's to 200 more! XO

Bruce said...

Congrats on all the bloggie goodness. I have to concur about blogging being and evolutionaire thing.

I have come to realize that maybe, just maybe, blogging and its resultant community may just be the promise of the Internet that we all hoped for when it was new, but which never came true, at least in the short term. In the long term, who knows? Blog On Sister.

Mike said...

comment!

what the hell is itunes?

Clarisse Teagen said...

Congratulations on the 200 blogpost. It's a lovely toast to it and i'd drink to that. Even I have changed through writing. I never noticed it. but it's wonderful to read the previous posts that were laid down in the past.

Julissa said...

That was a really great/cool way to post a blog about being thankful! Loved it!

FoggyDew said...

Ohh, count me in!

And here's to many more. I remember when I hit 100 and never thought I'd make it to 200, but now I'm closing in on 250. I've slowed down a bit, but there's still things I want to say.

Best of luck going forward! Here's to your next 100!

P said...

Well I'm glad you've stuck around the blogosphere, you're by far one of my favourite bloggers - and if I ever make it to Canada, you're the first person I want to meet!!! :)

SassyGirl said...

I don't use ITunes but I could definitely use a holiday coffee pick-me-up (their Peppermint lattes are to die for)!

You know I'm a follower, and there is nothing wrong with sharing TMI on your blog, that's what they're for! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kelsey said...

Congrats on 200 posts!!! I hadn't even looked at that count on my blog until now. 152 posts for 2009. I could get 48 more in over the next months. Just watch me.

I imagine they will start to look like this:

"Today I woke up.

Check back in an hour to find out what I did between breaky and brunch!"

Riveting.

Racquel Valencia said...

Giveaway. Me likey.

I always "quit" and come back, too. It's what all the cool kids are doing.

missrandell said...

Haha. I have multiple aliases now. Does this mean I get multiple entries?

walkingonsunshine18 said...

Congrats on 200 posts! :)

Bathwater said...

I have been blogging for 5 years. I have made great friends, bad relationships and some good posts during those years. Keep it up and I can't wait for my itunes card ;).

Lucy said...

Wow! 200th post way to go!!!

J-Rock said...

I found your blog via my niece and I love it. Congrats on 200!

Joker_SATX said...

Congrats to you! Sorry I missed the first 175 posts but I plan to be around for the next 100 at least!

Hillary said...

happy 200!

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on 200 posts!