I started thinking the other day that I started yammering here about a year ago. I thought it was possible I missed the date but nope, it was today, March 29. I did it when I joined a reading challenge, the same one I'm in now over on the side. It was a way for the organizer to track what we read. I didn't expect anyone to read it except her because I didn't tell anyone, but I didn't keep it secret either though. I nearly died when I got my first comment, from none-other than Charlie Cochrane. My second comment was from James Buchanan. Holy shit! I don't start small do I? :-) Jenre was my first non-author comment. :-) And she's still sticking around silly girl.
It was still only the odd author who would find their names or a comment here and there from Jen. Then suddenly last fall things started picking up and people started finding me. I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do with that. It wasn't my plan to have people read what I wrote, I was sometimes a bit too snarky maybe. I don't consider myself a real review site, not like Jen, Lily, Val, Kassa, Wave, or others who really look at structure and characterization and that type of thing. I'm more of the I know if I liked it camp of reviewer. Can't say why sometimes (although I'm learning) but I either did or I didn't. I love that people stop by to say hi and have some fun and then go off on tangents. Always feel free to talk amongst yourselves here. My blog door is always open.
I have learned a lot about writing and books (especially yaoi 0_0) and about myself from the people I've met on-line connected with the m/m community. I have made lots of amazing friends; authors, reviewers, readers, and I'm thrilled that I'm going to get to meet some this fall. I'm so excited to be going to San Francisco and I'll get to meet Kris, and Chris and Tracy and Jen and hopefully Clare London and Aunt Lynn who reviews at Wave's and I have another friend who lives in the Bay area. I'm definitely going to need more than 5 days. :-) Plus time for being a tourist with my daughter. I can't say THIS blog is the reason I know all these amazing people but it doesn't hurt. So there's my big *smooch* to all my on-line friends. I love you all.
So in honour of my special day, just like in first grade, I'm bringing treats for the whole class. :-)