My second blogging anniversary is in November so my plan is to repost one of my favourite pieces once a week, probably on Friday’s, until the actual anniversary.
But not wholesale, the Super Special Second Salted Anniversary posts will have new content with a link to the archived post. The idea being I’d like to encourage people to read the conversations which were started last year or two years ago… and hopefully take part in them.
…if someone wanted to jump ahead they could take a look at the Excerpts From 100 Posts page… which almost no one seems to do. I actually asked and your grandmother said it would be good idea. Don’t you love your grandmother?
Actually a bunch of my blogversaries are coming up. Like October 16, 2006, which was when I actually joined WordPress by creating my first username and test blog, johnnytesting. Then there was the creation of my [redacted] username and blog, and [redacted] on November 15.
But the anniversary I’ll be marking is the creation of Salted Lithium, which was on the evening of November 14, 2006.
Actually… I’m still trying to decide what it is exactly that I’m going to do… last year I published a post of quotes from the comments left by the seventy-nine people who left notes on Salted during my first twelve months, along with a link to their blog if they had one, and also left them all messages in the post.
It took about two solid days to create. Then I collapsed and died. Twice.
Revisiting all of those comments — I think I ended up re-reading close to a thousand of them — to put the post together really solidified for me the idea of how important being a part of a blogging community could be.
I might do the same thing again, but any suggestions on how to mark the anniversary without collapsing from exhaustion or spending money or visiting everyone, would be appreciated.
ahem… of course if anyone wants to do something for me they’d have about eight weeks to plan. cough.
I do know that to celebrate our second year of being friends I’ll be sending Clare something which may or may not put her family into a diabetic coma.
I’ve never heard of a blogger receiving a visit from someone searching for absolutely nothing… but it’s kind of cool.