Sunday, June 06, 2010

You spend the first five years trying to get with the plan

Once again, I missed my blogiversary: as of May 26th, I've been blogging for five years, four of them in this space.

That's a pretty incredible length of time. It's longer than I've ever lived in one apartment (four years) and approaching the lengths of my longest relationship and my time in grad school (six and six-and-a-half years, respectively).

It's hard for me to comprehend what that even means. I started blogging when I was finishing my dissertation and starting a job as a lecturer. I blogged about my second run at the job market, getting this job, and moving to Cha-Cha City; the end of one long-term and one shorter-term relationship, and the beginning of my current one. And in between there have been writing projects, a couple of fellowships, and conferences, conferences, conferences. If I keep at it--God help me--I'll probably be blogging the process of getting my book published and getting tenure.

And through it all, somehow, my navel has retained its charms.

Thanks for reading, peeps.

11 comments:

What Now? said...

Happy blogiversary -- it's been lovely being one of your peeps!

Flavia said...

Thanks, WN! As I recall, you were one of my very first readers--and I think also the first blogger I met. So nice to have shared so much with you.

annieem said...

Happy anniversary, Flavia. And thank you for keeping at it.

Just said...

Happy Blogversary! Five years is so long!

Moria said...

Huzzah, huzzah! Here's to another five.

(Also, I don't know how recent your new subhead is, but let me take this opportunity to say: lulz!)

medieval woman said...

Happy Bloggiversary, Flavia-Flave!

Yes, keep at it. :)

Renaissance Girl said...

Five years! Has the internet even existed for that long?

Happy BVday, Flav: in all seriousness, you're a gift.

Sisyphus said...

Yay! Happy Blogiversary!!! Hoping for many more such happys!

Wendy said...

Happy blogiversary. Do you know yours is the only blog I always check?

'Tis true.

Carin said...

Happy 5th! Hard to believe how far all of us have traveled in five years.

Michael Bérubé said...

Congrats on your fifth! That's pretty amazing -- not only vis-a-vis apartments and relationships, but also with regard to the fact that (as science has shown) one blogging year equals seven dog years, so it's as if you've really been blogging now for 245 years, or basically ever since blogging was invented at the close of the French and Indian War.

And good luck with the book and tenure thing! And, of course, with blogging about it all....