Sunday, October 10, 2010

It was three years ago today ...

that I started writing this blog.

I discovered blogging through a Google Alert for "Nickelback".  Always Aroused Girl (aag) quoted some Nickelback lyrics on her blog, I clicked the link and was fascinated.  I read her archives in a couple of days then began following her links to read some other wonderful bloggers.  aag has remained a favorite of mine. "The Sensuous Libertine", was another.  Sadly, Cherri's blog ended as mine began.  I've had ups and downs, happiness and sadness these past three years but I am always happy that there are people out there in cyberspace that read my blog.  Your comments make me laugh, think, cry, get pissed off sometimes, blush, but always are precious to me.  I never would've thunk that anyone would have give a shit about anything that I have to say - but y'all do!  Fucking AMAZING!

Several of my favorite bloggers, along with Cherri have gone away.  Each one that leaves breaks my heart. I've added new favorites along the way, they are so special because they make me happy!  I always look forward to their posts because I know they will brighten my day. 

I've met a few of my fellow bloggers in person. How wonderful is that!?! I'd actually like to meet each and every one of you!  I want to THANK YOU! for being out there, for coming here to read and allowing me to read about you.  For being my friend - in person or virtual because to me, one is as good as the other.

My blog has changed and will continue to do so.  My only hope is that you'll continue to come here for whatever reason you do and you'll comment or email or whatever.  YOU have saved my live over and over again these past three years and I appreciate it.  So, THANK YOU!, again.

To honor my three years and you, here's pictures of my give-away.  One lucky commenter will win a copy of the book I'm going to review for BABELAND  (The Best of Best Women's Erotica 2) and a pendant watch that I've embellished.  It's antique brass tone on a 36" chain.  The watch has a smokey see-thru cover and I've added a key and (or course!) a skull charm!  Good Luck! I love you all!  I'll pick a winner through and announce the recipient on Wednesday.

21 blew out from under the bed:

Ronjazz said...

So I'll briefly step up here. You're a babe. You're a smart, savvy, funny girl with a heart as big as the sky. You're hot and frankly, I'd love to fuck you with everybody here watching!...You know me...

Anyway, congrats. Keeping up a blog here is not easy. I'm in the midst of my own little break for other reasons, as you know. Your counsel and friendship to all here is wonderful. Thank you. I look forward...:)

NOTE: As I scrolled down to 'word verification'...GROIN.

Indi said...

nitebyrd ~ caption :- 'it looks like rain...' C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S & H*A*P*P*Y*B*L*O*G*D*A*Y babem you're generous, funny, kind, loving, amazing, I admire all and everything you do for other people. If I had the choice fo who I'd jump off the cliff with I'd pick you to drink Taquilla with any day.. I hate heights anyway.. Have a supurb day sweetpea.. I am so glad we found each other, like you I have favourites.. you are and always will be 'awesome' Love ya darl..



Jen Fooled Around said...

CONGRATS on your 3rd year blogging. I find it hard to stick w anything for 3 years.. exercising, knitting, marriage lol.

It's sad when some of the bloggers we love to read disappear, they do become like good friends that we look forward to .. so.. stick around cause I'd miss hearing from you!

Akelamalu said...

Happy Blogversary!

Isn't it amazing how the time flies when you're enjoying yourself? ;)

Hubman said...

3 years? Wow, I guess I never scrolled far enough down your page to realize how long you've been blogging. Happy Blogiversary!!

Ron said...

Happy 3rd year Anniversary, Nitebyrd!!

Hip, hip, hooray!!!

OMG, can you believe how fast time flies?

I remember when we first connected through our blogs (almost 3 years ago) and I instantly knew I wanted to get to know you more. You my dear friend are a GEM, and I can't thank you enough for your loyal and supportive friendship.

(also our mutual love of all things GOTH)

And one of these days we're going to meet in person, I just KNOW it!

Looking forward to many more years of blogging with ya, Sis!

X ya bunches!

Jennie @ Modern Mamaz said...

Happy Anniversary! You're an inspiration!

Riff Dog said...

Wow! Three years! I remember way back when I first started two and a half years ago, yours was one of the first blogs I found and liked. No offense, but it wasn't because of a Nickelback search. ;-)

Here's to many more years for you. Truly, you are one of the bright spots out here in the blogosphere.

Riff Dog said...

By the way, RonJazz mentioned your Word Verification. A few weeks ago, Blogger implemented a Spam catcher that has been amazingly effective. You still get the emails of the spam, just in case "Click here to enlarge your penis!" really is a friend of yours, but they don't appear on the site. It's worth checking out.

Danielle said...

3 years! Happy Blogversary!
Glad you are around and I can't wait for 3 more years of reading!

Gucci Mama said...

Three years! You are fabulous. I haven't been around the whole three years, certainly, but I'll be here for the next three! You are fabulous. ;)

Distracted said...

Wooohoo! Congratulations! I didn't realize that I must have been been reading you from the very beginning since mine started only a few weeks after yours. You make me smile. You make me feel connected to the bigger world and not so isolated. THANK YOU. xxxoo

Vixen said...

Aww...happy Blogiversary! :)


Joanna Cake said...

Yup, I reckon you provide the same pleasure to others as some of the other illustrious names that you mention. As bloggers, we have to keep the faith and continue to do what we do best... committing to screen the emotional upheaval that life throws at every woman. Keep up the good work and Happy Bloggiversary x

Fat Controller said...

Is it really three years? It seems like you have been adorning my blogroll for ever! I feel the same way as you when a favourite blogger just drops out of sight, but I'm looking forward to many more years of fun and inspiration here! CONGRATULATONS!!!!!

nitebyrd said...

Ronjazz ~ Thank you. You know that having you as a friend is very special to me.

Indi ~ Awww, sweetie! You're one of my absolute favorites too! Sitting around drinking Tequila with you (and Spiky!) would be a dream come true!

Jen ~ It's very hard when some of the bloggers leave, I get sad and feel forlorn. Probably should up the medication. ;) Thank you. I hope you'll both stick around for a long time, too!

Akelamalu ~ Thank you! Unfortunately, it flies even when you're not sometimes! LOL

Hubman ~ Thanks! I keep plugging away. I still get silly-giddy that people come and read!

Ron ~ I can just see us, dressed in black shopping for troll dolls and rubber duckies and making the sign of the cross at Hello! Kitty stuff! Yes, we will meet in person but somewhere cool - no place where it's hot! Thank you, I'm SO glad to have met YOU!

Riff Dog ~ "You like me! You really, really like me!" :p Thank you. Your blog, even in re-runs is one of the most interesting, entertaining blogs around. I hope you'll stick around, too! Oh! I finally figured out that Spam thing. I'm going to take the word verification off now. BTW, It's OCTOBER! WTF are you?

Danielle ~ Thank you, hun! I'm looking forward to more from you as well!

Gucci Mama ~ Fabulous is what I strive for. I usually reach mildly entertaining but I keep workin' on it. Thank you, girl. I ♥ you, big time!

Distracted ~ Thanks so much. Your words mean a lot to me.

Vixen ~ Thanks, beautiful!

Joanna ~ I do hope (and I guess I do) provide entertainment and enlightenment to some. It's a good feeling and it's always good to get stuff that's in my zombie brain out into the light. Thank you!

FC ~ You're blog is one of my absolute favorites! You and Heather continue to smack my theory that no one can be that much in love for that longdown constantly. Thank you and I'm looking forward to reading your blog for a long, long time!

Indi said...

nitebyrd ~ It's a date then , when I got enuf dosh together I'm comin to getchya n Spiky n we're gunna drink tequilla til the cows come home... Love ya babe



Heff said...


I celebrated 3 on the SAME F'IN DAY !


Sunny said...

Congrats beautiful!! I'm gonna be on that list of those who've partied with the world famous Nitebyrd!!

Soon!! ;) Ca-Maaaa!! I'm buyin!


Moon~ said...

All I got is..It's been a long, hard road, but it definitely has defined who we are today..

I'd be locked up without my blog. It is WHO I am. where I have been, and hopefully some day where I will be.

We may lead totally different lives these days, but you are and always have been one of my best friends on this earth.

I love ya, Girl!~

Jackie Adshead said...

Blimey - has it been three years! I remember reading your first post and many more since then! You've got a whole lotta friends here, and well deserved!