What Do You Gift Your Blog On Its Third Birthday?

Posted By on October 19, 2009

Today is my blog’s third birthday. Today, Kristabella: Full of Snark Since 1977 is three years old. (Gah! I can’t even read most of my older stuff. No wonder I had no readers.)

I mentioned this fact to my mom on the phone the other day and she was like “is that all?” Which wow, mom, thanks for the support. (Kidding! She’s been commenting since like day one.) Actually, she’s right. It feels like I’ve been doing it a lot longer than that. Maybe it is because a lot has gone on in those three years. Like, for instance, I’ve had FOUR different jobs, including the one that fired me for this blog. Or maybe it is because this site quickly became a big part of my life after I started it and I’m so thankful for everything that has come from it. Even the whole losing my job thing.

This year, I’ve been struggling with some issues. I’ve been having a rough go of it. I always thought this blog would help me in those times, help me to get some therapy through writing. But lately, I’ve felt like writing here is more of a chore than a pleasure. Part of me wants to shut it all down together, but then I remember all the wonderful, awesome people I have met through this blog and I am reminded that I do enjoy writing here, sharing with all of you, letting you all in on the craziness that is my life.

And you’ve helped me. When I wrote about The Sads, quite possibly the hardest post I’ve ever written because it was so personal, so raw and made me so vulnerable, I was scared about what people would think, what people would say about my struggle. Because as I mentioned in that post, it wasn’t full of snark, wasn’t my typical kind of post.

But the outpouring of support I got from writing that, the people who told me they’ve suffered the same thing, well, it is just indescribable. I was overcome with emotion. THAT is why I blog. THAT is why I continue to do this and why I choose to share my life. Because of the support. Because it is a community. And without this community, I wouldn’t have met some of the nicest, funniest, awesomest people in the world. People I consider some of my closest friends.

So on this blogiversary, I wanted to say thank you, to all of you, who read and laugh and stick around to hear mundane details of my life. I didn’t start blogging to get any kind of readership, it was just something to do to pass the time. But now that I’m part of this awesome community, I’m not going anywhere.

And since the traditional gift for a third anniversary is leather, I shall go out and buy myself a new leather purse or leather boots!

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.

Comments

32 Responses to “What Do You Gift Your Blog On Its Third Birthday?”

  1. Angella says:

    Happy Anniversary!! I sure am glad you started this site, for ir is the only way we would ever have met.

    Love you!!

  2. Yv- says:

    One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read that I think you’ll totally understand:

    rvannoy.asp.radford.edu/rvn/312/whyiwrite.pdf
    .-= Yv-´s last blog ..The Drought =-.

  3. tracey says:

    I am at around 3 years as well. I think the time frame of the blog has something to do with the bleh feeling associated with it. I mean, if I haven’t written it out in THREE YEARS, what makes me think I can write what I feel now?!?

    Whatevs. Lemme see the purse.
    .-= tracey´s last blog ..It’s amazing what a little sunshine can do for the soul… =-.

  4. HouseofJules says:

    Happy blogiversary, lady! I know exactly what you mean about that “chore” feeling…. sometimes I step away for a little while (like most of the past year!) and then I’ll get some more writing wind in the ol’ sails and come back. As those wisemen .38 Special taught us in the 80’s: the best thing we can do is to hold on loosely, but don’t let go. ;)

    Can’t wait to see pix of your new purse or boots (or both!)
    .-= HouseofJules´s last blog ..And so it goes until the day you die =-.

  5. Mahnee says:

    Happy anniversary! I can’t begin to tell you the number of times reading your post first thing in the morning has just made my day. You’re sooooo talented….in so many ways!

    XOXOXOXO

  6. Jen says:

    I love reading your posts! I don’t have a blog of my own and a large part of that is due to the fact that I just don’t know how all you bloggers have the time to lead your lives and then write about it so well. You somehow manage to do this and I think it’s great – well done you! Happy blogiversary – show us what you buy yourself!

  7. paperdiva says:

    Happy Anniversary or birthday, or whatever you want to call it! I for one am glad you haven’t given up writing, becasue you make me laugh my ass off. And I have very few chances to do that right now, so you are vital to my sanity.
    .-= paperdiva´s last blog ..more of the busy! =-.

  8. Kate says:

    Happy 3rd Birthday! I really think that you should get a leather coat, boots, and a new purse. Why not indulge!

  9. Schwerer says:

    Happy Anni-Birth-Blog-Day!

    I cant wait to see the new purchases and to read more posts for many years to come!

  10. Happy Blogiversary! I’m so glad you’re still writing- otherwise we wouldn’t be friends! Seriously, let’s get together soon and consume some wine.
    .-= Kitchen Vixen´s last blog .. =-.

  11. fifi says:

    Happy Blogiversary! In a completely selfish way, I hope that you do keep posting because, in general, your posts crack me up and I look forward to reading the new ones.

    Also, can’t wait to see what you ending up buying :)
    .-= fifi´s last blog ..Scenes From the fifi House, 4 =-.

  12. Cis4Connie says:

    Woohooo! Happy Blogiversary! And I believe the official third year blogiversary gift is wine, I looked it up =D
    .-= Cis4Connie´s last blog ..Moving the Blog! =-.

  13. Candy says:

    You should tell all your other readers that you meant me, by the way ;)

    Happy Anniversary, Snark!
    .-= Candy´s last blog ..I’m Raising Lillies =-.

  14. mouncie123 says:

    I have been reading it since the beginning and always feel like it’s kept a friendship even if I only comment a little bit. When I miss is I try to catch up I live my old single girl life through you and you always make me smile at some point.
    ;)

  15. Happy anniversary! I’m coming up on the three year mark myself and, you’re right, it does seem like a lot longer than the lifespan of the average toddler. But at least it gives us license to have tantrums every now and again.
    .-= Jen on the Edge´s last blog ..Pumpkin Tales: The Blues Brothers =-.

  16. michele says:

    third anniversary is leather?! awesome. i am about to have my 3rd wedding anniversary and i think i need a new wallet, leather of course.
    .-= michele´s last blog ..June is for Camping =-.

  17. HollyLynne says:

    Happy Happy blogoversary! Please don’t leave us! :)
    .-= HollyLynne´s last blog ..Meet The Bean =-.

  18. TUWABVB says:

    Happy Leatherversary – I definitely think a new purse and/or new boots are a proper reward for three years of writing!
    .-= TUWABVB´s last blog ..He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not =-.

  19. Happy 3rd Blogiversary!

    Your willing to be so honest in your posts, especially the one about “The Sads”, helped me more than you will ever know.

    Keep writing, and I will definitely keep reading! Looking foward to your 4th Blogiversary! :-)
    .-= Liz J in Central Illinois´s last blog ..This Blog Has Been Down . . . =-.

  20. Lori says:

    My thoughts are more along the lines of, “I can’t believe it’s been 3 years, already!” Time truly does fly and I like being able to virtually “catch up” with you via your blog – so please don’t ever stop! :)

  21. JRM says:

    Happy anniversary! Assless leather chaps!

  22. Chibi Jeebs says:

    Happy blogoversary! :)
    .-= Chibi Jeebs´s last blog ..Doof Mom likes me! =-.

  23. jodifur says:

    happy blogiversary
    .-= jodifur´s last blog ..Sadness Shield =-.

  24. Ree says:

    Ooooh, Happy Blogiversary! I’m so glad we started blogging so we could meet.
    .-= Ree´s last blog ..Nothing to be done – except what they’re doing =-.

  25. slynnro says:

    I wouldn’t have met some of the nicest, funniest, awesomest people in the world. People I consider some of my closest friends.

    MEMEMEME!

    Right?
    .-= slynnro´s last blog ..Halloweenie. =-.

  26. ali says:

    oh my god, I can’t read through my archives either…horrific.

    happy blog-o-versary ;)
    .-= ali´s last blog ..I told them that I was king of the where the wild things are. They just didn’t want to listen. =-.

  27. Jess says:

    Happy blogoversary – I always love reading your posts, keep up the great work!

  28. jennster says:

    happy blog-o-verse!!!!! fun stuff!
    dude.. we all go through periods of time where we feel like our blogs are a chore. where they feel like more of a burden, than a help.. you know? don’t shut down altogether, cause eventually- you’ll want to come back. worse comes to worse you just step away. and then come back when you’re ready. the thing is, we’ll all still be here….. ready for you to come back.. embracing you with open arms. you may leave for you, but we’ll be here waiting. :)
    .-= jennster´s last blog ..so. how will this change you? =-.

  29. Fairy Godmother says:

    Happy Anniversary! Keep writing! I look forward to hearing about your days. That’s how I keep up with my Fairy Goddaughter. Love you!!!!!

  30. metalia says:

    Aww. Happy blogiversary, K. I’m so happy and fortunate to have met you. xoxo
    .-= metalia´s last blog ..Snotty People =-.

  31. Yay!!! Happy Blogoversary to you! I am so glad you stick with it because I enjoy reading reading your blog so very much!
    .-= Sensibly Sassy´s last blog ..So Close To Keeping In The Crazy =-.