Saturday, December 3, 2011

December 3rd - A Day that Will Live in Infamy

It's my 1 year Blogaversary!

I've been thinking about this post for some time.  I was of the opinion that I needed to reflect on the past year and draw important take-aways, perhaps deliver sage wisdom to the bloggosphere, and wax poetic in general.  So I kept thinking and thinking.

The funny thing is that each time I sat down to do some writing some other thought popped into my head and I started writing something else.  In fact I have about 9 posts either scheduled or in draft form just waiting for the next Riff post so I can scam off his surge in hits!  :)

What was my problem, such an epic date deserved an inspiring post don't you think?

So then I started to worry, nothing was coming to me.

Then I started to re-read my blog, perhaps to get some inspiration - or at least some humor.  I was sure I would find some stuff to laugh at myself with!  What was funny is that I found all types of stuff I had simply forgot about.  Some of it I thought was kind of good like the time I came out of the closet about liking Neil Diamond, my ode to female bloggers, and even the time I posed the philosophical question as to the appropriateness of looking at women's butts at the gym or stressed about naming my favorite female blogs!  :)  Yes, please see those links, I set them up for you so you would take a look!

And then it started to hit me.  This was not so much of an epic date as it was somewhat of a crossroads or movement to a new epoch!  You know, kind of like what they think the Mayans were saying now about 2012; not the end of the world but a gateway to a new age.

Wait Ryan, stop the BULLSHIT!  How is moving from writing about looking at women's asses to whatever you are planning on writing next a gateway to a new age!  For Christ sake, get REAL!  :)

OK, OK so what I am really getting at is not so much looking back and waxing poetic as much as looking back fondly at what I have done and looking forward eagerly to what I hope to write about in the future.

So instead of writing anything important to recognize this day, (let's be real what kind of important stuff is going to come from a guy that stresses over the appropriateness of looking at women's butts at the gym) let's celebrate the past and look forward to the future.

And to do this I am asking each of you to take about 30 minutes to go back and re-read your blog and remember fondly at what you have done, celebrate that, and then start to get excited about what you are going to do next.

If you want to post a comment here about something you would like me or someone else to read from the ghosts of your blog past please do so!

Or better yet, tell us something you would like to forget!

But in the end -

Treasure the past but keep moving forward
I'm just Master Shifu passing on the Kwan!
for as a wise turtle once told me:

"Yesterday is history, the future a mystery, but today is a gift and that is why it is called the present!  :)


Victoria said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Rosie said...

Just the sheer fact of having written for a year AND having written something interesting and well-written is SUCH an accomplishment. And how fantastic you have articles “in the can” so we can look forward to those. Congrats, on a year well-shared. And the Kung Fu Panda reference is great.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to celebrating the past and looking forward to the future. ;-)

Anonymous said...

As one of your biggest fans, I want to wish you a very happy blogiversary!!! Keep the fun stories (and the yummy recipes) coming ;)

Elle said...

Happy Blogaversary! Hope your next year is just as memorable and entertaining!

Ryan Beaumont said...

Thanks for all the well wishes!

Holly, I have a great holiday cookie post coming out on Wednesday.

I have some stuff I think is fairly good coming out later this month or first of the year. It's been a fairly active last six months with a lot of stuff to talk about.

I can't help but lay out a hint that I will be coming out with some scientific theories about e-mail queens and a guide to catching married men (Married Men for Idiots). Trust me, they are more illusive than you think (married men and e-mail queens) and catching them is all about where to find them and where you find them can be hilarious!

Same sassy girl said...

It's a little freaky that I started blogging the exact same day as your one year bloggobirthday... kismet I suppose! Hope you continue for a good long while!