Well feather me gently and call me ticklish, I made it: 30 damn long days of daily posting. All amidst my busiest working month since I left the mother ship in 1999 to make sproglets. All amidst week-long headaches, a family bout of conjunctivitis and sundry other coldy things, two weekends of lying in bed sickly, my mother’s visit. I am pleased that I did it and relieved that it’s over.
Thanks to all my cohorts who Nabbed alongside me: Kerryn, Helen, Aphra, Lizzy, YogaMum, Lia, Jeanne, (Un)Relaxeddad (who’s about to be a dad again), Susie, the Costa Rica Jen, the UK Jen, Reed, Bine, the very wise Mandarine, Amity, Thordora, Dorothy, Kristine, Ms Magic Hands, Ms Waffle, Gill, Sognatrice and the very lovely Stuntmother – You Did It! Hooray, and pass the gin.
To Eden, who organised the whole damn thing, well done! From 2000-odd participants last year to more than 6000 this year is quite an achievement. And if you are moved to send me a prize, please don’t hold back.
To those who fell by the wayside, you choose life over blogging, which was probably the sane call.
To those who turned up and commented even when I was mining the deepest depths of lint-bearing rock, thank you.
To those who sent me a Ning friend request, but never once turned up and commented, well there you go. Some people just can’t mingle.
To the weird guy in Korea who wants to sell me stuff, go away. I don’t want to be your friend.
To those who have Xanga or Live Journal blogs, I tried, but I absolutely cannot read them.
To those who insulted my ears with their latest listening pleasure every time I turned up at your blogs, I left again immediately without reading or commenting. Keep your music in your iPod.
To those who have complicated design thingies that take 10 seconds to load, I left. Sorry.
To those who were trying to sell stuff on their blogs, I left. Not sorry.
To those who abused apostrophes, I left.
But to those who were witty, wonderful, wise, and know how to use an apostrophe despite deep propaganda that this (I ate two cake’s) or this (the cat ate it’s cake) is The Correct Way to Punctuate, keep on bloggin’! For every crap blog out there, there’s a good one.
And to those of you who kindly gave money to a cause that lies dear to my heart, thank you, thank you and thank you again. In the (not necessarily grammatically correct) words of the South African struggle, each one, help one. That’s the only way forward.
And I’d also like to thank my grandmothers and my cat, who are all dead, but who were definitely rooting for me in heaven. Thanks guys, any prizes I may or may not get I will dedicate to you.
And now, would someone please beat me over the head with a very heavy object so that I can relax …
(Thanks to David Moore for the photo)