It seems like a lifetime ago when I wrote my first Blogger post, and like only yesterday when I was happily gibbering to myself because I had 55 followers in Google Reader. Now I have 162 (not that I'm obsessively keeping track or anything) and Google tells me I average 10 posts a week. Some of them are even good posts!
When I started this Blogger blog in February, I had no idea that I would ever meet so many wonderful people, be broadened by so many valuable points of view, and have so many incredible comments that made me laugh, cry, and in many cases both at the same time. I certainly had no idea that I would end up being so conflicted and challenged by my deconstructions, or that I might meet so many talented writers through the comments who would go on to inspire me to pick up writing again.
You are all -- all of you -- such wonderful people. I cannot thank you enough for being here, for reading what I write, and for creating such vibrant and meaningful discussions. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
It occurred to me today that you all know already how to stay connected with me via all the colorful buttons at the top of the blog, but I know I do not have all 162 of you (and goodness know how many of you don't use Google Reader and aren't in that number) as friends on Twitter, Facebook, the Blog Bounce, etc. If you'd like, please feel free to drop those into the comments for this post so that I can friend you.
Thank you all again for a truly wonderful year. Here's hoping the next one will be just as fun. I have a good feeling about that. *cheers*