Thursday, June 4, 2009

Diary of an Eccentric Turns 2 Today!!

Wow! It almost passed me by, but today is my 2nd blogiversary!

Yup, I started blogging on June 4, 2007, but it took me about a year to really decide what I wanted my blog to be. Diary of an Eccentric started as a knitting blog, with some side discussions on books and writing. I wanted a place to write something -- anything -- so that I'd be writing on a regular basis. Back then Serena and Dawn were my only readers. (Love you guys!)

I didn't do so good with the regular posting at first, since I'm not a speedy knitter, but switching to mostly book reviews was the best thing this lifetime bookworm has ever done. Today, I'm happy to say the blog is pretty much an all-books-all-the-time zone, but when I dust off my needles and get knitting again, I'll be sure to post about my projects.

I just want to thank all of my readers and commenters. I'd still be blogging about books if no one stopped by, but you all bring a smile to my face and brighten my day each time you visit.

Here are some firsts from the past 2 years:

My very first post
My very first book review (thank goodness I've improved since then!)
My very first knitting post
My very first author interview
My very first book tour
The Girl's very first book review
A poem by The Girl

Thanks again for stopping by my humble abode, and I hope you come back again soon. Now let's party! I've got the books...who's bringing the drinks??? :P

49 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love The Girl's poem - she sounds like a kindred spirit.

Lezlie said...

Congratulations!!
Lezlie

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Awesome poem by The Girl! She's got talent!

Congrats on your blogiversary!!! My first one is tomorrow. Here's to many, many more years of book blogging!

shelburns said...

Happy Blogoversary! Wonderful poem by your daughter.

gautami tripathy said...

Happy Anniversary. Do I get a piece of chocolate cake?

Tell The Girl, I loved her master piece! And lots of hugs for her from Auntie Gautami from Delhi!

Did I ever tell you I write poetry?

Click on my name to reach my poetry blog but keep it away from The Girl!

*grin*

Blodeuedd said...

Happy Birthday to your blog!!! :D
And lol, yes I can see who she takes after.

I brought some chocolate cake, and books ;)

Dawn said...

Happy Blogiversary Anna! :)

ANovelMenagerie said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love your blog and I think you are one of the best review writers around! I mean that... and you should consider doing it professionally!

Keep up the great work! You've got a forever fan in me!

Sheri

Mary said...

Congratulations!

Meghan said...

I think the Girl has inherited the book love! That is excellent. I love her poem.

Congrats on your blogoversary!

Jules said...

Happy 2nd Bloggerversy!

Molly said...

Two years is a wonderful milestone - congratulations!!

The Girl has quite a writing talent! She deserves that new bunk bed :)

Serena said...

Happy Blogiversary...I was wondering when that poem would get posted! I love that she read it to me over the phone.

I'll bring midori!

lilly said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! it's obvious that you're here to stay. I read your firsts and especially as far as your first book review goes, I don't think you're giving yourself enough credit, the review was awesome.
And The Girls is awesome too and very talented to write a poem like that at age 8 is amazing.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm so glad we've connected... happy blogiversary. And many more to come! (including poems; that was awesome.)

Julie P. said...

Happy Birthday! Two years is really impressive. I love that you enjoy books and knitting. We have so much in common (not to mention that we both have daughters the same age.)

Hey THE GIRL, your poem is fantastic!!! I know just how you feel.

teabird said...

Happy!
Here's a cup of tea for you, and hot chocolate for the budding Girl poet!

♔ jessica.marie said...

Happy blogiversary!!! ^_^

OnlinePublicist said...

Congrats on hitting 2!! I'm so happy you ventured into the bookish part of who you are. You're such a joy in this world!

And beautiful work on the poem from The Girl! :-)

Sandy Nawrot said...

Way to go Anna! Two years is an eternity here in blogland! I love The Girl's talent...she is following in mom's footsteps!

Kaye said...

The Girl is a fabulous poet and she should know it! Happy blogiversay too. 2 years is a big accomplishment.

Bookfool said...

Congratulations on two years of happy bloggerhood. :)

Scobberlotcher said...

Happy Blog Birthday. LOVE the poem.

Marie said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday Anna! :-)

Paula Krapf said...

Congratulations on celebrating your 2nd Blogiversary!

Florinda said...

Happy Blogiversary - my, how time flies!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Happy Birthday! I'll eat cake and think of you!

Veens said...

Hi Anna@! tHats a real good day when I return back on your blog :) I hope The Girl is doing well too :)

and i hope you remember me too :)

My old blog got deleted and well .. I have started a new blog with the same name Giving Reading a CHance :)

I hope you will update your blog roll :)

Happy Blogiversary!

avisannschild said...

Congrats, Anna, and thanks for sharing The Girl's poem. I love it!

Alyce said...

Happy Blogiversary!

avisannschild said...

Stop by my blog for an award!

Dar said...

Happy Blogiversary Anna! You know I love visiting here and seeing what you and The Girl are up to. I'd like to get some knitting stuff up on my blog too. lol.

To The Girl: awesome poem! Perfect for all of us book lovers!

Staci said...

Happy 2 Year Anniversary!!! The Girl has talent!!!

Literary Feline said...

Congratulations, Anna! I really like that poem. Has your daughter been to my house without my knowing?

Off topic, I will come back to your review of Hantover's book later. I hope to be reading that one soon.

Bonnie said...

Happy Anniversary!! Great poem by The Girl!!!

Luanne said...

Happy Blogiversary Anna! I think the Girl's poem says it all!

Teddy Rose said...

Congratulations Anna!

Andi said...

Congrats on two years of awesomeness!

Rebecca :) said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congratulations! The Girl's poem is too precious. I think she has some real talent. I think I was writing poems like that at 20...hehe

Book Escape said...

Congrats on making it 2 years! I seem to peter out and in on my blog. I'm impressed with your dedication.

And, I think you have a budding writer/poet there. I think her poem is great and I can't believe she's only 8.

Iliana said...

I'm so late to the party! But, hey that just means the celebration can go on even longer right? :)

Love visiting your blog Anna and wishing you many more blogiversaries!

Oh and of course, love The Girl's poem. A true bookworm!

Anna said...

Thanks everyone from me and The Girl. Your kind words really mean a lot to us both.

And Veens, of course I didn't forget you!! Glad to see you're back!

Darla D said...

A very merry blogiversary to you! I'm sure glad you, your blog, and The Girl are around. (Loved that poem!) Whatever would we do without you?
:-)

Keyomi said...

awesome poem. just lovely. happy blog anniversary!

Kristi said...

Congrats on the 2 year anniversary! (I am a little behind on my blog reading. . .) The poem was great! She'll be publishing in a few years.

Lisa said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!! I feel like such a heel for being so late in my post to you! The last 4 weeks have been hell-ish for me and I'm just now getting caught up on my blog reading. Anyway, Congrats to you and thanks for all of the support and inspiration you've given me!

Anna said...

Darla: Thanks! You're so sweet.

Keyomi: Thanks!

Kristi: Thanks! She's already writing and illustrating little books. I'm so proud. :)

Lisa: No worries! I'm behind myself. Things have been crazy lately.

monnibo said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Congrats! Here's to many more :)

Anna said...

Thanks, Monica!