Posted By Kristabella 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!