Thursday, February 5, 2009

Three Little Chickies is 2!

Today is my "blog-o-versary," and I'm celebrating!  Yea!  

So silly, but I love my little blog.  This past year, I've made new connections through it, started telling people about it, made good on commitments to make things, and found a sort of rhythm in almost daily! writing.  All of these are unexpected bounties from a venture I started on a bit of a whim two years ago.  

I stumbled into blogging by accident.  In fact, until January 2007, I knew of one blog--Dooce.  And when I remembered to read it, I loved it, her sharp wit and fierce stance.  But it didn't feel like something I could do.  If it had dawned on me that I could write a blog, I would have said right away that I didn't want to write like that myself, actually.

In January 2007, we were readying for Ada's homeschooling, which was to begin that summer.  We were dealing with sleepless nights, as Esme was only a few months old, and I was hoping I could find a little time to get back to making stuff in the studio.  I had crafts on my mind, and I wanted advice...

On a Google search for ways to use chalkboard paint, I found a link to a mom who had painted entire walls of her home in chalkboard paint, and written a lovely post on it, called "Cover the World in Chalkboard Paint."  On closer inspection, I realized that this woman, Blair, was writing a blog called Wise Craft.  Not a commercial and herculean blog like Dooce's, but a little blog, a blog in the sense that it was less about who read it, and more about the she who was writing it...does that make sense?  It felt like something I could do.  As I looked through the photos of things she'd made, I saw that these photos homey and personal, not unlike the ones I took.  

And I started looking at the links there.  Exploring blogs.   Discovering a new bloggy language.  I was hooked.  

And so emerged 3littlechickies, on February 5th, 2007.   Here is my first post. Almost 200 posts later, it is a different thing from what I imagined it to be.  As am I.   

I'm so glad I started this journey.  I like what I'm creating here.  I like it even more that you're reading it, and therefore creating it, with me.  


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9 comments:

The Seeker said...

***H*A*P*P*Y***B*L*O*G*A*V*E*R*S*A*R*Y***

I think this is a very interesting experience and no matter what we blog about makes us evolve.

Here's t many more year and post, darling.

xoxo

angela said...

Hi Kirie

Daddy and I went back to 2007 and reread your first posts for about an hour before we went home last night. I have been a fan from the start and it is wonderful to see how this blog has grown.
We look forward to it every day - Happy Blogaversary!!
Love, Mom

Irene Latham said...

2 years! That's AWESOME! Glad you got hooked on blogging so I could get hooked on YOU. :)

La Belette Rouge said...

Happy terrific two to you.Two years of maintaining a blog is a serious achievement. Really, it is. So many blogs burn out. Yours seems only to burn more brightly. I am so happy we found each other's.

Not at all silly, I love your blog too!!

Hilary said...

I'm a couple days late, but happy blogaverary, Kirie! I so love reading your blog. It puts a smile on my face, every time. A few of my favorites are:

* Your Open Heart letter to Kim http://3littlechickies.blogspot.com/2009/01/open-heart-letter-1-to-kim.html, which made me really cry with those bittersweet kind of tears

* Your Secret Celestial Obsession http://3littlechickies.blogspot.com/2008/11/secret-celestial-obsession.html, which is yet another thing we have in common (the night sky is a magical place)

* Naked Crayons http://3littlechickies.blogspot.com/2008/09/naked-crayons.html. I dunno why, there was just something about teh simplicity of muffin pan crayons that struck me; the absence of yellow, which I hate, was a bonus.

* Your Joyful Moment blog was a true favorite http://3littlechickies.blogspot.com/2008/09/joyful-moment.html. I still remember, I was having a terrible day, and reading it just made me feel like the awfulness of that day was not important; it washed away in your soap bubbles.

* Too Many Cookies, Hilary -- I mean Corduroy http://3littlechickies.blogspot.com/2009/01/too-many-cookies-corduroy.html. Something for me to aspire to is to not let my insecurities mire me in their web; preventing me from enjoying. which reminds me, I need to get to the Y. First, tho, I need a snack.

Lydia said...

Happy Blogaversary, a bit late, but nonetheless heartfelt. I am SO glad to be among your newest readers. :)

Judy said...

Happy blogaversary! I love new words. I'm enjoying reading you site. The "you factor" really comes thru with each one. I look forward to reading the posts each week. Aunt Judy

Judy said...

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY. WHAT A SUCCESS STORY. You have a really nice spot to relax and enjoy and I love the stories. I look forward to looking in on you each week. The "you factor" really comes thru for me each time. Aunt Judy

Judy said...

Sorry for the double post: I'm still learning! But, then you can enjoy it again....

 
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