Friday, May 30, 2008

Hey Jello Heads! Now We Are One!

Yup, it's been one year ago today since I started this blog. Did I pick good year, or what?! This blog has undergone a few changes over the past 12 months -- a name change, a design change -- and much like Hillary Clinton once said, during the course of this journey "I found my voice."

I also found a lot of other great voices out there. And as I ponder the mysteries of life -- Why is there war? Why do some on this planet have so much more than they need, while others have nothing? Will I see an end to sexism and racism in America in my lifetime? Why can't I ever seem to lose that last 5 pounds? -- I have found wonderful insight and thoughtful words. As well as some delicious snark.

I've tried to collect a helpful list on my blogroll to the right, so I hope you visit any or all of them. But I do also want to highlight a few individual bloggers whom I enjoy reading, and who often stop by here as well. So, in no order at all, I highly recommend you stop by the following blog establishments, and support your independent blogger:

Political Voices of Women

FranIAm

Princess Sparkle Pony

Quaker Agitator

Suzi Riot

Pam's House Blend ... always steamin'

Suburban Lesbian Housewife

Blue Gal

Tennessee Guerilla Women

Mauigirl's Meanderings

Divine Democrat (Oh, M.E., I know you're on hiatus closed for business, but I continue to hold out hope that your blog returns some day ....)

Mock, Paper, Scissors

Unrepentant Old Hippie

Yikes!

PoliTits

Mid-Life Clarity

Some of my favorite blogs I have found by clicking on blogrolls at these folks' blogs. So check 'em out --you never know what you might find. And then let me know if you discover one that you think we might enjoy here. I'll gladly add to the blogroll any time!

Jello photo from Edgewriter

18 comments:

Cootamundra W said...

Happy birthday!

You have a good thing going here! Thank you.

(When I first read the headline I thought of unity, not age.)

It being Friday and all, I think we all should raise a toast to being Jello-heads. Here's to continued growth.

Sue J said...

Sorry - I guess the A.A. Milne reference is a little too vague?

Thanks for being a loyal reader and commenter, Cootamundra W. And thanks also for organizing our visit the other day.

Yes, a toast in order! Here's to us, the JelloHeads!

Clinky clinky, dahling!

Sara said...

hey, I'm having a party for your blog...

can you make it? tmorrow, 5pm... I did forget to order jello shots. will get on that asap.

Cootamundra W said...

Your reference wasn't vague. I was just thinking politics and wistfully thinking of unity (ONE-ness) within the Dem. party.

And clinky, clinky (- WHOOPS! It almost sloshed out of the glass).

As for the visit - anytime. My pleasure. But Un-named Partner was missed. Sigh...

Sue J said...

Sara, how thoughtful! Will there be about 75 people there? Ha! That's a lot of jello shots!

Sara said...

I'm going to be hiding in my bedroom...

I think the total is currently 65...

MLC said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!!

I heart your blog too and thanks for the nod in my direction.

Peace and prosperity (and a democrat in the Whitehouse in '08)!

-janet

Mary Ellen said...

Well, Happy Blog Anniversary to you!

I didn't know you had changed your blog name, but I love the new name, and love this blog.

I didn't realize when I closed my blog that it was the day before my first anniversary. I should have held out and ended it with a big party...complete with cake. I LOVE cake!

Ummm...you don't happen to have any cake around here do you? Or, is it just Jello?

Suzi Riot said...

Happy Blogoversary and many, many more!

And thank you for the link! I'm honored to be included in the company of the wonderful bloggers you mentioned!

quakerdave said...

Thanks for the mention. Appreciate that.

Happy blogoversary, too!

FranIAm said...

Happy Blogversary, I just celebrated too.

You celebrate so generously - with link love. I thank you and keep up the great blogging.

Tengrain said...

I am so looking foreward to seeing Nailing enter its "terrible twos," Pooky!

Best regards and happy blogiversary!

Tengrain

donald said...

congratulations on your first year. i look forward to reading your blog every day, and am looking forward to year number 2! you have single handedly turned me into a jellohead!!

by the way, there were no jello shots at sara's birthday party, i was soooooooo disappointed! but there was plenty of vodka!!

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I have to check out "Suburban Lesbian Housewife". It almost sounds too good to be true.

Sue J said...

Thank you to all of you -- I'm honored that you take the time out of your day to stop by and read my thoughts!

BAC said...

Hey, sorry to be so late with the congratulations!! I've really enjoyed reading your blog, and getting to know you a bit online this year! So here's to another great year!!


BAC

Sue J said...

Hi BAC! Thanks -- and right back at ya!

Brethart77 said...

Thanks for the credit for the Jello Photo...if your interested you could check out my blog - maybe add me to the blogroll...http://edgewriter.wordpress.com

Brethart77 (Co-Writer)