Friday, 15 January 2010
My 500th blogpost!
I am just loving Friday fragments- so tempting to be able to just wrap up the week in little tidbits and as this is my 500th blog post, I will fragment about.... blogging!
Currently I have 72 followers - at least half of whom I have never had a comment from. So come on, this is a special day - COMMENT!
So you follow me, but I do not follow you? Well, it is simple, I follow no-one! Jip! I only follow two blogs - SITS and the Multiples and more network.
I use my blogrol extensively - if you are on there - I read you almost every day.
So what? You are not on my blogrol but I comment very regularly? Well, I have a very nice bookmark system - if I find your blog somewhere and I like it, I bookmark it. If I start to read you regularly or you comment regularly, I move you to my bookmarks- regular folder. I check your blog as regulary as I check the guys on the blogrol.
I really have to find the time to move this system to my blogrol - it will save me heaps of time.
I really need to clean out my blogrol too - some people on there are not even blogging anymore.
I am keeping by my word to publish a "South-africanisms" item on my sidebar. Promise! Someday soon. In the meantime - "Ag shame" means either - "oh cute or "so sorry", "braai" is a barbeque, boerewors is a spicy beef and/or venison sausage and blitong is pickled dried meat (not like jerky). Nogals means something like "after all" - but that is not the best translation. "jip" means yes. "Skinner" is gossiping.
I have some followers and commenters who have no blogs showing on their profiles or blog that are months or years outdated - this drives me dilly - I want to know who you are - so please please comment today and add a blog address. Thanks! IF not - I am going to make an appeal name by name. Really!
So I call you "girl" - well, I believe we are all girls, even if you are 80, as long as you are young of heart. To be a woman is just not me. I like to think of myself as a girl.
So my blog is not a secret anymore - but just Hunter knows about it - and I have never said anything nasty about him - and he deserves it, believe me. So maybe I will skinner a bit less about the rest of the family, because maybe, someday I will tell them too.
I am really enjoying meeting fellow South Africa bloggers. I originally started reading blogs when I happened on Tertia's So Close - probably SA's best known blogger (see blogrol). I also read her sister Mel's (Doula Mel). Now I am exploring South African bloggers - and really loving it.
I am also actively seeking out other Southern Hemisphere bloggers - the Aussies, Kiwis and South Americans. And loving it.
The bloggers I still mostly read and get comments from are my fellow moms of multiples. Girls, you are my rocks - I know if I had a problem, you might have also had it. And life is "normal" even if you get it in double (or tripple etc) dose. Thanks girls!
Although I am only going to do memes this year if it suits the post I have planned, I will not forget every single one of the hosts. I promise. I just need to cut myself some slack.
Blogging is now so much part of my life that I can not imagine not doing it. But how do I with my busy programme. Well, if I take a break at work, I read yours. Lunch time -I type mine and maybe one or two "stock" ones for if I get a day that I can not find time to blog. (Like yesterdays). I also write a lot of my blogposts on my phone (that has a full keyboard) - I copy and paste them into drafts and add pictures later.
I over use exclamation marks just because I like to! And I overuse "of course" because that's the way I talk. And I use "and" wrongly at the start of sentences because that's the way I talk and I talk too much. English is still not my first or mother language. (Now that explains a lot)
So thanks for reading these random thoughts on blogging - may we spend many happy blogging moments together in future.
Hosted by Cecily and Carrie
Photo 14/365: Party time!
Hunter and I made these up on Monday night for tomorrow's party. They contain sweets, crisps, a coloring book made from free coloring pages ( a great website) and crayons. The boys get Mr Men coloring books.
We are not doing too many sweets this year - I am having lots of good snacks like open sandwiches, salty pastries etc and there will be birthday cake - already baked last night and ready to decorate tonight.