Monday, August 16, 2010

Post by post, until...

I finally got this sucker up.


When I started this blog, I had serious doubts about whether I'd keep at it. I've had blogs before (we won't go into how many, or where you can find their sorry carcasses on the web), and I've always petered out relatively soon after starting them. Mainly because I only have a certain amount of time to devote to writing, and I'm kind of dedicated to churning out the fiction.

But this time I've stuck with it. I've made it this, my 100th post.

*\o/* YAY, ME! *\o/*

(This: *\o/* ... represents a cheerleader. In case you were wondering.)

(Oh, and this: 8\o/* ... is a cheerleader who took her bra off. She's a little over-excitable. *ahem* Never mind. Carry on.)

In celebration, I dyed my hair brown, put on a bikini dove into a pool with the number 100:

Okay, that's a lie. I would never dye my hair. But it's the sentiment that counts, right?

This process has taught me something important. Sometimes, even when you're not sure you can do something, even when you're relatively certain you absolutely suck at doing that something...sometimes if you just go ahead and do it anyway...well, sometimes you'll be glad you did.

Like I am. :)

I'll probably never be a regular five-day a week blogger, but I'm going to try for at least two or three times a week. Probably M/W/F, but don't freak out if you see me on a T or a Th instead.

And to all of you who've been reading -- THANK YOU. Thank you so much. You're awesome, and your comments always make my day.

P.S. Remember, the Caption Contest closes tomorrow (Tuesday, August 17) at midnight. If you haven't entered yet, there's still time!

P.P.S. I'm taking Blogger's word for it that this is my 100th post. Do they count the ones I wrote but am waiting for an opportune time to "publish"? I don't know. But what the hey. I wrote 'em, even if you haven't seen them yet, so I guess it's okay to celebrate.


Jen J. Danna said...

Congratulations on reaching your 100th post milestone! It's truly something to be proud of, so good for you for sticking with it. Even if you don't post daily, I think that most of us would agree that quality is more important than quantity, so we'll happily await your postings, whatever that schedule might be. *pats you on the back for a job very well done*

Jessica Lemmon said...


And thanks for giving the husband and me something to chuckle at this a.m. I told him from now on in the morning when you hear me laugh and say, "What?" and I say, "Linda" - you know who I'm talking about.


Still getting me. LOL

Adriana said...

Congratulations!!! And thanks for the braless cheerleader -- what better way to start the week off? :)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations!! Quite an accomplishment! And I'm wondering how long you had to scour the internet for that picture of the guy with the posts! LOVE IT!

Or ... did you ask your husband to go out with a post-hole digger and throw up a dozen posts before posing for the photo ...

Patty Blount said...

*cheers* Congrats on the 100th post!

Susan Adrian said...

Yay!! Well done, bb! I'm happy to keep reading them.


Steph Schmidt said...

Yaaaaaaaay!! Confetti, cake, & Congrats are in order. Of course may there be many more!

abby mumford said...

hooray! you're 100! erm, i mean your blog is 100 posts old. CONGRATS!!!

*steps out of limelight so braless cheerleader can do her thang.*

Elizabeth Ryann said...

Congrats! That's pretty terrific. I love learning new cheers.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

So glad you kept at it! I always enjoy your funny posts. And comments. I'd miss you if you disappeared!

Anonymous said...

Oh. You're fickle with blogs too? Yeah, I just merged all mine together :)

Bess Weatherby said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to read the next 100 :)

Candyland said...

Yay! Congrats! I like the cheerleader with her bra off!!!That sounded weird.

Linda G. said...

Jen -- Thanks so much! :)

Jessica -- You're so welcome, both of you. Glad if I can give you a chuckle.

Adriana -- She's an uninhibited little piece of ascii, isn't she? ;)

Dianne -- Not long at all. TG is the one who suggested I google "fence posts," and that guy popped right up. (TG will do a lot for me, but I don't think digging post holes is on the list.)

Patty -- Thanks! :)

Suze -- Wow! Double pompoms! Now I feel special. ;)

SM -- Mmmmm. Cake. *drools*

Abby -- LOL! Nah, but some days it feels like it. ;)

Elizabeth -- You could always demo some new cheers for us on your blog. ;)

Karen -- Thanks! Don't worry. I think I'll stick around for a while now. :)

Suz -- I don't think I'm tech-savvy enough to actually merge blogs. I just abandon them and start over. ;)

Bess -- Ack! *panics at thought of coming up with that many more topics*

Candyland -- Yeah, a little. But that's okay. I like her too. (Does that make us "progressive"?)

Thank you all for reading and commenting! I love "chatting" with you guys. :)

Unknown said...

I enjoy your blog so much! It's doesn't matter what it's about, you manage to make it funny, and it always lifts my mood. :) Congrats!

Elizabeth Ryann said...

You are determined to turn me into a vlogger, aren't you?

...I will consider it.

P.S. Did you see today's entry on Totally reminded me of your last few posts.

Deborah Small said...

Yay, you! 100 is a cool number. Christine B and I wrote about the number this week, too. :)

Congratulations, Linda. \0/



Linda G. said...

pseudosu -- Aw, thanks. That makes me feel really good. :)

Elizabeth -- YES! Vlog, baby, vlog! Oh, and that website is a hoot. Love the "eating rocks" comment. Tee-hee.

Deb -- I saw! Just remember -- 100 is only a number, with no more significance than we choose to give it. :)

Sierra Godfrey said...

YAY!!!! The cheerleader with her bra off is the proper level of excitement here!

Keep going because you are such a joy to read, Linda.

Anonymous said...

Yay for 100 posts! I'm glad I found your blog.


OK, I'm seriously cracking up over the cheerleader with her bra off! I'll have to send that to my mom.

Congrats on achieving 100 posts! I always love your blog (and I'm not just saying that because you're my agency sistah!)


Linda G. said...

Thanks, Posey and Tawna! Glad y'all enjoy my little corner of blogdom. :)