I can’t believe I completely forgot the 2nd anniversary of my own blog! Two years ago, November 25, 2007, I started my blog and what began as a simple experiment became an almost inseparable aspect of my life. I get stressed whenever I miss a day without posting at least something. Some days, even when I’m really pooped and just ready to collapse in bed, I find myself in front of my computer, hammering away on the keyboard, just so I get to post something. It’s become some sort of inner sanctum, where I get to air some of my joys and yes, even my grievances, if you’ll have it. It’s nice having this little community of people who view, who comment, who lurk, and yes, even the occasional antagonizer, who make the whole process more dynamic. I joke a lot about how my blog was awarded “The Best Blog In The History Of Blogs Award”, but seriously, whether thousands of people visited or just a handful who’ll hear me out, I’d still do it, even for just one person who enjoys reading my posts, as much as I enjoy writing them. Writing is much like cooking. It’s really rewarding to know if people enjoyed what you prepared for them.
So I’m so upset that I didn’t get to post this on the day itself, November 25, 2009. I even checked what I posted on that day and it was blank! Sigh. It would’ve been nice if I remembered this specific anniversary. Oh well, I just feel like I’ve come a long way. From bugging Karen Pamintuan (my blog guru), who patiently taught me how to put pictures and stuff, to actually knowing some html myself (naks!).
I hope I get to maintain the blog this year as conscientiously as I did last year. I tried to target having an entire month where I got to post something, every single day, but my sked was just too hectic to succeed. Besides, I didn’t want a month of half-baked posts just to fill up the dates, I owe you guys better than that. Even if I have crappy posts some days, just know that it was the best I could churn out, given the circumstances. On that note, allow me to thank everyone who’s kept this blog alive by visiting, by sending comments, by suggesting posts, sending links, posting links to my blog, suggesting it to friends, especially to those who come over regularly, some even on a daily basis. I really thank you for fueling the inspiration to keep writing and posting and sharing whatever it is I experience under the sun.
So again, Happy 2nd Anniversary to Strange Fruit, I hope we have many stranger and more fruitful years together!