Monday, 3 May 2010

Happy Birthday, Ramblings!

birthday-giftThere could be a gift for you!!! 

Wow – hard to believe but The Ramblings are a year old now! I sat down exactly a year ago today and unleashed myself on the Blogosphere – and what a year it’s been. I’ve memed almost compulsively, I’ve followed almost compulsively, I’ve commented on all sorts of things and I’ve obsessed over such trivial things as how many legs would there be if the visitors of the Twelve Days of Christmas all stayed until the end! And I’ve reawakened my interest in crochet!

So today to celebrate I’m going to have a giveaway – nothing to big because I don’t know where I will have to post to, but it will be something tasteful and useful!

So what do you need to do – simply leave me a comment on this post with, if you’re a blogger, a link to your own very first post on the linky thing at the bottom of this! I promise I will read all the links that are left, just to satisfy my curiosity. I’ll wait until Friday (7 May – 17:00 BST) until I perform the draw of the winner – may be some technical way or good old fashioned asking John to call out a number in a range!

To start you off here is my first effort – please share yours as well (otherwise I’ll feel completely unloved and you wouldn’t what that now would you?)


  1. What a great idea. I've added my link, but it wasn't a very interesting beginning LOL. If I'd known what would happen, I'd have made it a more exciting introduction. Happy blog birthday :-D

  2. Hmm well my first post was a YouTube vid of a cat!

    I had no idea what I was going to do on the blog and no idea if I'd even continue, but here I am almost 4 years and 1584 posts later!

    Happy Blogoversary and I look forward to many more Ramblings!

  3. Happy Birthday RR
    My first post was very boring but you were kind enough to leave a comment!

  4. Congrats on your blog anniversary! I just checked and my first post was in November of 2008 - where on earth did the time go??! Looking forward to many more post from you! Kathy

  5. Happy Blogversary!!

    My first blog post was nearly 4 years ago and made me laugh looking back at it as it was a message warning oh my rubbish blogging and me wondering how long the blog would last this time lol .... I don't think I had any idea that near on four years later I would still be going.

  6. Well, well, Happy Blogsday. I hadn't realised how close to you I started my blog - 14th May in blogger and I moved to WordPress in January, once the legs quest was finished.


  7. It was fun to look back at my first post - it was back when we lived in Iowa and they sculpt a cow out of butter at the Iowa State Fair. So fun!

    Happy blogoversary to you!

  8. Happy Blogaversary. OK, I did it but it isn't too exciting...although there is a cute little Granddaughter moment in there!

  9. Goodness.. my very very first blog post...

    it's here..

    and I think it probably says a lot about me. I am SO scatterbrained. But really my first blog was just a diet diary for me, I used it to keep track of what I was eating so I could go back and see if there were any trends. The first blog post of any actual interest is here and even that is rather miserable.

    Oh I did kvetch a lot on that early blog. In fact, don't go and read it, it will just depress you. :(

  10. and I have just realised I didn't wish you a Happy Blogversary!

  11. Happy Blogaversary. Sorry I missed the fun! Tried to find the McLinky that would take me to the first posts of everyone but couldn't find it.


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