It’s finally here—my one year anniversary writing Abby Gabs!
|What’s this? You got me a birthday cake??
With DONNIE WAHLBERG jumping out of it?!?!?
Why, readers, you shouldn’t have! *snort*
On February 10, 2011, this silly little blog–with too much punctuation, crazily Photoshopped images, and my own brand of humor–was born. My, how the time has flown. What started out as a way to pass the time has become my creative outlet, my safe place to vent, and the thing that exercises my brain on a daily basis.
In short, I’ve loved every single minute of it.
That includes the days I’ve fought my computer for hours just to complete a post, my occasional bouts of writer’s block, and my constant struggle with Blogger as a delivery system.
In an age when so many of my favorite bloggers are hanging up their hats to pursue a different dream, I have to tell you, readers, I have no such plans. I love my blog. I love everything about it. It may not be much, it may not be internationally known, but it’s a little piece of me out in the world. And for this chick, that’s enough. (For now. Until I publish my world class novel that you will all read and adore. Someday…)
I’m grateful for every single reader–from those of you who comment on a daily basis, to those who drop by on the weekends just to take a peek. It is your enthusiasm, your dedication, your ideas that fuel my blog. For those who come up to me in person and start our conversation with “Your blog today made me laugh/cry/think/snort chocolate milk through my nose”—I thank you. For those who leave thoughtful comments and critiques—I thank you. For those who forward my blog to their friends, mothers, co-workers, and dogs—I thank you. And for those of you who may be newcomers–whether you found me on Twitter or through a linky, or by Googling the phrase “squashed dancing banana”—welcome, and I hope you’ll stay awhile.
Today, we celebrate my little corner of the internet–the one where you learned all about my fear of spiders, my undying love for my childhood crush (Donnie Wahlberg), and my quirky but adorable husband. I’ve told you about my struggles with weight loss, infertility, and my own insecurities. We’ve laughed together, cried together, and pondered over which Saturday morning cartoon from 1989 was the best.
And today, on our first birthday, I’m going to give you the gift of Gab. For your reading pleasure, here are my favorite blogs from every month since February 2011. Enjoy.
March: Let’s Pretend We’re 8 Again — (Published 3/22/11)
April: Childhood Memories — (Published 4/11/11)
May: Letter to My Daughter — (Published 5/12/11)
June: They Say Dreams Do Come True — (Published 6/13/11)
July: Everybody Loves Abby, Especially Me (Brian’s First Guest Post) — Published 7/29/11
August: Friday Fright Night — (Published 8/20/11)
September: Humiliation Central — (Published 9/12/11)
October: Three Hundred and Sixty Five Days — (Published 10/25/11)
November: Five Things I’m Grateful For Today (After Seeing Breaking Dawn Part 1, The Midnight Show) — (Published 11/18/11)
December: This Morning, I Became an Assassin. — (Published 12/20/11)
January: Adding Another Resolution to 2012 — (Published 1/12/12)
February: It’s Just One Of Those Days… — (Published 2/6/12)