Blog 1000

I didn't wake up this morning thinking I was going to be writing a ground-breaking blog piece. In fact, I was feeling particularly rushed, since I have so many things that need doing before the big move (!!) into our new flat tomorrow, that I was planning on using bullet points. That was until now, when I realised I was sitting at 999 posts - making this one the big one thousand. That calls for something a trifle more reflective, yes?


This blog has documented a lot of things during it's 1000-post history, including:

  • My first two years fresh out of university & learning on my feet as a beginning teacher
  • A few name changes, most recently from 'Aly---bear' to 'Breathe Gently'
  • Pets that we've lost in years gone by: Max, Lucy, Bella
  • Pets that we've gained in years gone by: Bailey, Oscar-cat
  • Moving overseas to London & our three years spent abroad
  • Countless travel opportunities, to places near and far
  • Mine & Jason's relationship, from dating, to long distance, to living abroad together, to engaged & finally planning our wedding - woo freaking hoo!
  • Meet-ups with blog friends, all over the world. If you'd told me six years ago that I would've met strangers from the internet, I would've laughed at you. Now, I feel like such a lucky person to count those 'strangers' as 'friends'. They're just scattered, kind of long distance friends, is all!
I've gained readers along the way, I've lost readers along the way, my stats soared and my stats fell. I've blogged daily, I've blogged sporadically, I can't tell you how many memes I've filled out in my time, but I've finally come to accept that this blog changes along with me. At the moment, it's pretty devoid of wedding stuff - because I've been blogging every few days about that over at Weddingbee (are you reading it yet? are you?) but since time has started to speed up again, I'm sure that my blogging will take off again with it. 
2011 is going to be a pretty big year, and I'm so glad I have this outlet to channel it all into. I'm so grateful to everyone who's been there with me for the ride so far.. and for sticking around to see what comes next. 
Blogging would be nothing if it wasn't for the people I've met along the way. Thank you!


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17 comments:

Emilie said...

What an accomplishment! Congratulations on entertaining so many people over the years. Here's to another 1,000!!

Fiona said...

Congrats!

Britt said...

Woohoo on 1000! So exciting!

heidikins said...

Happy 1,000!!!

xox

Sian Kummer said...

Congrats on 1000!! Im not sure how many of those posts Ive read but it must be the majority!! Cant believe how long Ive been following your blog now and how many amazing things youve done in that time. Im pretty sure its about time we meet irl since we live pretty close (again!)
xo

Angela Noelle said...

Wow, 1000 posts--that's wild! It's great that you have all of these amazing life changes documented here. I know you'll treasure these memories in years to come :) Congrats!!

Emily Jane said...

A THOUSAND!! And I thought I was doing well at 250 lol! :D I agree, meeting people from blogging has been amazing, and I am so lucky I got to meet you! :)

Amanda said...

Wow! 1000 is an amazing feat! Congratulations-- look forward to many to come.

Jess said...

I just realized that Tuesday was my four-year blogging anniversary. Crazy how much things have changed! And how long some of us have "known" each other at this point.

Lindz said...

That's a lot of blogging. Proud to say I've been here for a lot of your 1000 posts! I wonder how many I'd be at if I added my other (previous) blog to this one... must investigate. At any rate, congrats!

Becs said...

Congratulations Aly! I for one, and so glad I stumbled across your blog. :)

Becky said...

Wow! 1,000 posts! You're a rockstar blogger! Here's to 1,000 more!

Katelin said...

i'm so close to 1000 posts too! congrats lady and happy writing, here's to 1000s more :)

Lara said...

Congrats - 1,000 posts is a huge accomplishment, and you should be proud.

Hilary said...

wow... 1000 posts.. That is such an amazing accomplishment. Congrats!

Karen said...

Wow! That's so impressive. I haven't even made it to 100 yet since I just started over a little over a year ago. I believe I have read every post of yours since the beginning (it appears I wrote the second ever comment on your blog, heh).

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