Saturday, 8 March 2008

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Today is the First Anniversary of ChumpletWrites. Drop by and have a beer on me.

One year ago, I was newly contracted with The Wild Rose Press. I had lurked in Cyberdom for a while beforehand, making a few cyberfriends and cyberacquaintances. I cherish them all!

I managed to blog about writing (mostly) and dispensed advice that some felt was actually helpful (surprisingly). But mostly I had a blast. In my early blogging days, I honestly thought I was a notorious Thread Killer. Whenever I commented on a blog, the comment thread mysteriously stopped dead in its tracks. I thought I was boring.

But later, I actually got a few LOLs, a few 'Hey Chumplets' and even an invitation to guest blog. I love to cruise blogland and enjoy all of your sites. I've received great advice and managed to procure a few books written by my blogger buddies.

I'm learning every day and I hope to learn a lot more. Especially when I get an agent and finish my current novels! Thanks to each and every one of you who visited me in the past year, and I hope you all return often.

How appropriate that the First Anniversary gift is paper.


bunnygirl said...

Happy Blogiversary!

ORION said...

Happy Anniv!!!
Boy am I COLD!!!

BernardL said...


Chumplet said...

Thanks, guys. Haha, Pat! It's a balmy 12 Celsius in Calgary. I'll post pics of our snowstorm later today.

Ello said...

Congrats and happy aniversary!

ChristineEldin said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Chumplet, today is the first day I see this post. It seems that while I'm here in Dubai, there is a time lag to what I see on blogs. For example, if you post today, I won't see it for another few days to a week. But there are a few times when I can read blogs realtime, but these are few and far between. Dave Fragments sent me an email and explained this as a 'mirror-blog.' I've found a way to get around it on EE's (by clicking on the sidebar where his posts are labeled by months), and I can get around it on my own blog, but haven't figured out on other blogs.

So please please forgive me, but I really am coming here just about every day. It's just that I don't get the new stuff until it's already outdated for you.

I post this long rant because I adore anniversaries, and hoped my wishes would be timely.

Now, off to your lovely snow pics!


Chumplet said...

Don't worry Chris; I know your internet is a little wonky out there in desert land. Thanks for dropping by, everyone, but I'm afraid I drank all the beer.

The Anti-Wife said...

Happy Anniversary! And many more!

pjd said...

Many happy returns!

I know what you mean about being a Thread Killer. Probably we've all felt it at one time or another.

Chumplet said...

I still manage to slaughter a few threads in Absolute Write. But not the one called This Thread Will Not Die. I tried. Really, I did.

wordtryst said...

Happy first anniversary! I feel the same way about blogging. It's a real gift to writers, IMO.

Your Thread Killer remark made me laugh. I've felt that way a couple times myself...

And it's okay about the beer. Can't stand the stuff, so I'll substitute a glass of wine. Here's to year 2!