Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Blogaversary!

Around this time two years ago, I was angry at a flooring manufacturer and at a home improvement store, both of whom had wronged me on a major project with a deadline. And This D*mn House was born.

I can’t believe I missed my own blogaversary! What a goof. Technically, I made my very first post on May 21, 2007, with an open letter to Shaw Flooring. To their credit, Shaw refunded some of my money. (For the record, Home Depot deducted their share of it. They made sure they got paid for the sale and gave up nothing.) Based on the experience I had with the installation, I feared that the floor would not hold up.

Sometimes it’s good to be wrong. More than two years later, I think it still looks as good as the day it went down.

But after that, my blog went quiet. I’d only told a handful of people about it and so for nearly a year, nothing. The blog even survived an attempt to delete it. I’d gone back and read my three meager posts some months later and thought, “This is stupid. Drop it.” Delete. Delete. Delete.

It didn’t work. And now, two years and hundreds of blog entries later, I’m so glad it didn’t! Thanks for hangin’ out with me and makin’ me think these adventures (or some of them anyway) just may be worth bloggin’ about. I’m still enjoying the ride.

10 comments:

Ty'sMommy said...

Congrats on the blogaversary, NV! I, for one, am glad you stuck with it!

starsimplified said...

Congratulations on two great years and miles of progress on your "D*mn House! I, too, am glad your deleting efforts failed!

Here's to another great year!

Kristy said...

You are the first house-blog that I connected with and have been reading everyday. It's especially nice that we don't live that far away from each other and can comment on similiar things when they affect us both. Keep going strong.

Gene said...

Happy Blogaversary two hue,
Happy Blogaversary two hue,
Happy Blogaversary dear NV, (*Ozzie begins to howl*)
Happy Blogaversary two hue!

Why S? said...

Happy Blogaverary, N! Thanks for bringing your life to the blogospere. It's been a pleasure getting to know you.

De-Blurker Kate said...

I can't remember how I found your blog originally, but I am extremely glad I did. It was one of the first blogs I began to follow on a regular basis. Congrats & here's to many years & posts to follow!

And Gene's post cracked me up. I hope to hefted one of those he's holding to celebrate!

De-Blurker Kate said...

Ugh. That was suppose to say "Hope YOU hefted ..."

NV said...

Ty'smom -- Thanks!It's been fun to get to know you.

Star -- Thanks! I think it's going to be now that things are going again.

Kristy -- Aw, thank you! You've really taken your house a long way, too. It's fun to watch what everyone is doing.

Gene -- You crazy thing. That made me spit soda. Thanks!

Why -- Thank you! It's been fun to hang in your 'hood, too. :-)

Kate -- Thank you! Yes, that Gene is hilarious. I haven't hefted one yet but I feel a big one will be in order once the kitchen is done.

Vicki said...

Happy blogaversary! I have enjoyed getting to know you and your house, and the mother, and the animals!

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