So, I was sitting, reading and trying to ignore the Malteaser Bunnies that were in the cupboard (no - they have not lasted all this time from Easter. They are 3 for £1 in my local shop. And I did not ignore them for long, rest assured. They are now in tummy heaven) and my mind drifted off for a bit. Being me - I was thinking about "this time yesterday / last week / last month / last year".... and then it struck me.
I have been blogging for a whole year. I graced the blogosphere with my post about Aldwych Tube Station a year ago today. Where exactly the 365 days have gone hence, I am unsure. It seems to have gone by lickety split, that's for shiz. It feels like I am still so new to all this writing/picture sharing malark, and yet, I seem unable to shush. I now have FaceBook and Twitter accounts, sponsors and over 200 followers.
The fact that I have any followers at all flummoxes me daily. You are all as sparkly as the sparkliest of things.
There are many things that I have learnt along the way. Namely, the community that exists within the blogging world. I have made comment based friends that I chat to regularly, twitter chums who I have never met, but know I would hug & buy a drink for and actual, real life make-me-laugh-until-I-think-I-might-puke pals who I think I talk to in some form pretty much every day. None of the above I was expecting. But, I sure am pleased that I found it.
So - how to celebrate?
Well. What better than presents for a Blogversaire? I thought I would give a whole bunch of giveaways a shot. I did toy with the idea of doing 1 a day for a few days - but - to be frank - I would like it to last a bit longer and not inundate everybodies dashboards with "Giveaway #1....#2....#3 etc". They shall be themed, some may be a 1 prize only, some may be 1st and 2nd. Oooh - how 'citing! Stay tuned for more details in the next week or so!
Thank you for popping over to Land Girl 1980, tweeting me, FaceBooking, commenting, and generally being grand.