A is for Aardvark!

Or A could stand for Anniversary. Either way, both will work.

If you're wondering if I've gone bonkers, mmm, not yet, but really not. It's the first day of the A to Z Blogging Challenge! And it also happens to be my 1st Blog Anniversary!

1 YEAR PEOPLE! I've had this blog up for one whole freaking year!
And it's not dead yet. :) 

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

So, aardvark, you say? This strange little dude happens to be the first word in the dictionary (ok, according to some, that's debatable since "A" can be a word. But where's the fun in A as in A, right? Aardvarks are way cooler!) Aardvarks, therefore, represent THE BEGINNING.

A = Aardvark = First word = Beginning = First Blogiversary (See the logic in that? Booyah!)

When I started blogging, I was all weak-kneed and gangly, pushing black-rimmed glasses up my nose, with sweaty hands and barely able to mutter a comprehensible hello to the other students bloggers. I ate alone in the cafeteria while surreptitiously watching the "cool" kids hang out together. Until one day, a lovely girl decided to come sit with me. Soon, others followed until we had to keep on adding table after table after table to accomodate everyone. And thus, I survived my freshman year with the help of good 'ole friends I found through blogging. (You guys know who you are. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!)

I'm sure this story is like countless others. After all, we were not made to be alone. We thrive on making connections with other human beings just like ourselves. And when we do find these people--the kind who can laugh and smile with us, and hold our hands through hard times--we become eternally grateful. Blogging is not about being popular, or being cool, or getting 10 million hits a day. Blogging is sharing. Blogging is connecting to people we would otherwise never find on our own because of demographic and geographic factors.

So! I'm thankful for the aardvarks in my life.  Here's to a wonderfully fascinating and fulfilling first blogging year! Cheers!


Jenny Phresh said...

Love that we've held hands through the Interwebs. Happy Blog-o-versary!

Simon Kewin said...

Congrats on the year. And nice post. Will they all be animals?

mooderino said...

Congrats on the anniversary. Here's to many more.

Moody Writing
The Funnily Enough

Susan Roebuck said...

Happy bloggerversary! You're right, blogging is all about sharing. Awww...an aardvark - he's famous for his name, isn't he...

Cristina said...

Congrats on one year! and love it how you linked it to the challenge :)
and yes, I sat by myself for a bit too, and then all the cool kids started coming over and having lunch with me :) Love this community!

Can't wait to see what you have for us for the rest of the month.

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats for 1 year! That aarvark is so cute.

Kittie Howard said...

Happy Blogaversary! The aavark is sooo perfect. You've got a super blog going. You're right, Blogville is a special place that touches hearts.

Jemi Fraser said...

THat was exactly how it was for me too! It's so scary to start something new like blogging - so glad you did! Happy Aardvarks!

Bethany C. said...

I love your table. I want to sit there forever.

Sarah Pearson said...

Congratulations on your one year Anniversary - all the best people start their blogs on April Fools day ;-)

Joanna said...

Well, now I know what an aardvark looks like. I've lived many decades without that information. So thank you!
Also congrats on a year of blogging and thanks for stopping by mine.

The Golden Eagle said...

Happy Blogoversary! :) That's an awesome milestone.

The Golden Eagle
The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

A.M.Supinger said...

Happy Aardark :) Your posts are awesome, so CHEERS to more awesome blogversaries!

Julie said...

Wow, congratulations on a year of blogging!! Honestly, I would have thought you'd been blogging a lot longer, your blog is always so well done. Love the aardvark, he's cute in a funny looking way. :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the anniversary! Have fun with the challenge.

Cherie said...

congrats on the 1st anniversary.
Similar to mine, joyfulcherie had her 1st anniversary on the previous Feb14.
Let's rock this blogging challenge.

Krista McLaughlin said...

Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! :) And I like the word aardvark; the only reason I can spell it is from the Arthur episode where he learns to spell it. :)

Nikki said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! This was such a lovely post, it was so nice to hear your story :) "a is for a" made me smile! Aardvarks are so cool, they look as bizarre as their name does!

Nikki – inspire nordic

Angela V. Cook said...

Happy blogaversary!! Best of all? I bet you're the only kid with a bunch of goats at your lunch table (guard the brown bags!) :o)

E. M. LaBonte said...

Happy Blogg-birth-day! Love the post! Perfect logic. :D

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