12th Blog Anniversary and 1000 Posts

Two milestones to celebrate – my 12th Blogging Anniversary and my 1000th post on this blog; (another 87 posts – the more serious and political ones – are at my alternate identity, Counter Current)!

Highlights (and a few low lights) of the past twelve years:

Morgan or Montana Moose – though Mandate Moose would have been a better name…

How many people can say they get frequent visits from the  Munching Moose Tree and Hedge Maintenance Service?
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Three Great Horned Owlets

Our property was also home to a Great Horned Owl family that nested in a large spruce tree on the edge of our driveway.

I also did 138 Wild-life stories that document all the birds, bugs and animals I saw and 88 posts about Plants.
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On the Humour front, I did 95 posts of funny Quotations and 1000 posts that had at least one moment of happiness embedded in the verbiage.
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I’ve posted 45 Craft Projects.  The interior decor of the Red House reminds me of the front of the family fridge when there were school age kids in our house: a bunch of crafts that sometimes only a ‘mother’ can love…
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“Into each life a little rain must fall.”

In 2012, The Car Guy was in a bad motorcycle accident. Man and bike both recovered, though the Harley looked like new after the restoration and The Car Guy  – not so much.
In 2013 there was a lot of rain. Our entire Cabin Community was destroyed. Though we weren’t able the save much from our cabin, the Car Guy did manage to salvage   our old lawnmower!
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My review wouldn’t be complete without a mention of  Covid-19. I did about 40 posts about the virus, none of which went viral…

2, 4, 6, 8… Who Needs to Isolate?
My blogging life started in November 2009 during the peak of the second wave of the novel virus H1N1pdm09 pandemic. It was also known as the ‘Swine Flu’. The Cornell Daily Sun joked about the pig connection with the headline: ‘It’s the End of the World As We Know It, And I Feel Swine…’

I’ve also lived through two other relatively serious pandemics – two Avian flus: the  Asian flu of 1957-1958  and the Hong Kong Flu of 1968-1970 . How did all three of these pandemics compare to Covid-19? No one will ever really know. Covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths have been tracked differently and the collateral damage from lock downs, reduction in non-covid medical treatment and school closures will be difficult to measure.

Is “Baby It’s Cold Outside” a Deeply Offensive Song about Climate Change Denialism?
My blogging ‘career’ also coincided with COP15 (Conference of the Parties) which was held in Copenhagen in late 2009. COP26 (the 2021 version) is in full swing in Glasgow.  21,000 delegates, 13,000 observers and 3,000 members of the media will talk about how to cut emissions… do they understand the irony?

I’ll end this retrospective with this:

My blog is a collection of answers people don’t want to hear to questions they didn’t ask.
― Sebastyne Young –

29 thoughts on “12th Blog Anniversary and 1000 Posts

  1. Congratulations on both front Margie. You put me to shame. I just celebrated my 11th anniversary on WordPress but I’ve only got 221 posts to show for it (I don’t have nearly as many interests and hobbies [or enthusiasms] as you do!) I enjoy your posts! Keep writing.

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    1. Thanks Margo. Quantity isn’t necessarily better than quality. You are a much deeper writer than I am!
      You are right about it being easier to blog when you have a lot of interests and hobbies to write about.

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    1. I’ll just have to take your word for it.
      I’m going to have to pick up the pace if I want to do 1000 posts in the next 12 years… maybe there will be lots to write about in my older old age…

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  2. Congrats, Margy – 1,000 posts is a whole lot of words! “… posts about the virus, none of which went viral.” OOF – love that humor 🙂

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  3. Congrats on your blogiversary Margy – that’s a lot of posts. I’ve only been at it since 2013 myself and the only followers I had from 2013 to right around this time in 2017 were three friends. Suddenly I was discovered and things blossomed with new blogging buddies and posts to comment on (so much so that I was six days behind when I got here to Reader this afternoon).

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    1. How wonderful that you have been discovered! I’ve got lots of followers, but few people who are real readers. I have no problem keeping up with comments, but I’m okay with that.

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      1. Well, it may appear I have lots of followers, but many followed for a follow back and some are long gone. Sometimes I will go to send an old post to someone and see people’s names who commented and they’ve been gone for years. So, I’m really in the same boat as you. What was fun for me was someone (who has also dropped off the map) had a moniker of “Uncle Tree” and I had written a post about the trees changing colors. He read it and commented. I said “how did you find my blog?” Mind you, this was four years ago and I was merely writing for the joy of writing and was happy with the three people following me, though one never commented or liked. I’m always behind, but it will get better now that the weather is going to be snowy and I won’t be going out on weekends as much. I’ll keep up better when I am retired. My boss is 75 and it’s just him/me so not sure when that will happen, maybe in the next year or two.

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