Saturday, February 28, 2009

Champagne Wishes And Caviar Dreams

Today marks the 6th anniversary of The Misadventures Of Super Librarian. That's right kiddies, six years of glamor, sophistication, and so much librarian awesomeness that it's illegal in 23 states. (No joke. I even looked it up!)

Which in Internet dog years means I'm positively prehistoric. Maybe I need to start bitching more about you young whippersnappers.
"Why in my day posting a graphic to your blog required a secret handshake. And we didn't even have comments yet. When we did want a comments section, we had to install separate HTML code to get them. And even then nobody was commenting. And we had to walk to school, uphill, both ways, in blinding snow storms with holes in our shoes. And we were happy to have those holey shoes too!"
But seriously, it has been fun. Back when I started blogging (scientists refer to this period as The Dark Ages) I had no idea that my vain little hobby would actually pan out to be much of anything. I started a blog for one reason and one reason only - I like to hear myself talk. Or type as the case may be. I literally just started throwing shit stuff up on my own personal Internet wall to see what would stick. I had no grand plan. Hell, I didn't even have a half-assed drunken plan I scribbled down on a cocktail napkin. I winged it. Which is the stellar advice I give to all the young'un baby bloggers crazy enough to e-mail me for "advice" on "how do I get started?"

Yeah, which pretty much makes me no help at all.

But that's how I did it, and it worked for me, so there you go. And because I have no life, I stuck with blogging - even when nobody was reading. Oh, as in the first two years. Seriously. But I stuck to my guns, and now I'm the overnight sensation you see standing before you.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! ::wiping tear from corner of eye::

Honestly I amuse the hell out of myself. I'm not sure what's funnier - the "overnight" or the "sensation" part.

Ahem, so anyway, thanks to everybody who has stopped by over the years. The people who read my blog in spite of the fact that they don't like westerns. The people who don't even read romance novels. The people who really miss the wacky librarian stories I used to tell. And the one or two trolls I've picked up over the years. Yes, I even like you. Mostly because I can't believe I have trolls. My running theory is you got lost on your way to Dear Author, Smart Bitches or Karen's.

I'm not sure what's in store for this blog down the road, only that I have no intention of giving it up. It's mine. My own shiny Internet bauble that sparkles in the sun. Everybody could stop visiting tomorrow, and while I would miss you all terribly, I still wouldn't quit. Because, you know, the whole not having a life thing.

OK, that's enough self-deprecation. Now on with the celebration! Party time! Air kisses and cosmopolitans all around! Or Jello shots and keg stands for those of you who swing that way. Either way, keep on truckin'.


Rosie said...

Hats and horns all around for Super Librarian! *throws confetti*

You are positively ancient! I was one of the people trolling around the internet in 2003 reading other people's stuff and wondering if I should start my own. It took me until 2005. Can't believe my own digs will be 4 in a couple of months. That's just plain surreal.

Michelle said...

I'll bring a couple of strapping Irish warriors with to play! :)

I enjoy reading your book reviews and hearing about the inside life of a librarian. :)

Kristie (J) said...

Well congrats Wendy!! You're older then me in blogging terms (as opposed to real life terms *g*) and I've been loving your blog since the first time I came across it way back when now.
When you think about the affect that blogging - which lets face it - just started out as a lonely little hobby - has had on our lives - it's really quite astounding!

Lori said...

Happy Anniversary Wendy! I hope your day includes cake. Any excuse for cake.

Cathy in AK said...

Happy Anniversary! Your blog is always a joy.

Pass a cosmo over here, will you?

Leya said...

Happy Blogaversary! :D

azteclady said...

Happy blogiversary, Super Librarian!

I would do the obligatory drunken toast but... well, teetotaler over here coupled with the "no creativity whatsoever" gene thing.

Still, very happy to have you here, showing us young'uns how it's done.

Here is to many more blog posts to come!

Kati said...

I'd heard "The Legend of the Super Librarian" before I actually headed over here. You know the one, wicked smart librarian puts her musing out to the world, and they TOTALLY read it and care.

It's a sweet story really. I've always thought you were one of the best bloggers out there, and not just because you share my football pain.

Happy Blogiversary, Wendy. You don't look a day older than Methusela. :wink:

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Happy blogaversary grandma ;P

Debora said...

Happy Anniversary, Super Librarian!

Remember, you're not getting older--you're getting better!

Hugs, Debora

Renee said...

Cake shot for the lady in the cape and tights!

Happy blogiversary, Wendy. :-)

Lori said...

Awww. Happy blogiversary!!!

Taja said...

Happy Blogiversary Wendy, the Super Librarian!

To many more blog posts!

Kelly / fellow Michigander said...

Happy Blogiversary !!!

Bev(QB) said...

Holy Crap! I didn't know that blogs existed 6 years ago! Wait, let me clarify... not only did *I* not know they existed, but I didn't know they existed AT ALL, ANYwhere!

But you, oh sage librarian, are truly SUPAH! Happy Blogiversary!

Nikki said...

Holy cow! Six years is really a long time in blog years. Like dog years, I think, but longer. Anyway, Happy Anniversary, and may you have many more.

Margaret Moore said...

Happy anniversary and I'm looking forward to reading your sharp, funny, interesting, insightful musings for many more years to come!

Jennifer B. said...

Long time listener, first time caller...says...Best Anniversary Wishes to you!

Seriously - yours is the first I choose from my Google Reader. It's your humor. Gotta have it.

Tracy said...

Happy Belated Blogiversary! 6 years. Oh I want to be you when I grow up. :)

CindyS said...

Happy Blogaversary! I'm with Bev - had no clue blogs were around back then but I think that's because I'm impaired when it comes to 'searches'.

I started with LLB's blog and found Rosario's but after that, I had no clue how to search for blogs. I'd end up on someone's poem blog or some other weird place.

Took me lots of years to finally find you but I'm glad I did ;)