August 10, 2008

Who's counting?

Four years ago, I published my very first post on this wee blog. The most accurate way to re-cap the past four years?

It has been fun.

That's all. Although, to indulge my Inner Maudlin, I will say this: I had no idea that writing would become such a creative, cathartic outlet for me - I was merely jumping on a bandwagon that looked entertaining (hence, the subtitle "The Outdated Drivel of a Pop Culture Sheep".) I also love, love play on words and the oft-scorned writing technique of alliteration, which led to the blog title "Rancid Raves" (aka Rants and Raves.) A special thanks goes to Average Jane and Surrender, Dorothy. Your forays into the Blogosphere inspired me to begin my own and I am forever grateful that I began blogging.

To this day, my favorite posts are the ones celebrating my children's milestone birthdays (Arun's six month and one year posts. Then, just last month, Anjali's first year post.) I hope they appreciate my humor someday and end up with that important ability to laugh at themselves. For truly, if they cannot laugh at themselves, they cannot laugh at others. That is the Golden Rule, is it not?

To celebrate, I am taking a page from Caro's book and requesting that you leave me a gift. What is a favorite post of yours from your own site? I have been the recipient of some thoughtful Linky Love this past week, now it is your turn.

12 comments:

Jerri Ann said...

Here's my all time favorite

http://www.momecentric.com/?p=335

Here's my next favorite

http://www.momecentric.com/?p=337

And, my 3rd favortie

http://www.momecentric.com/?p=336

Marilyn (aka slackermama) said...

Bah, everything I've written is crap. ;) But I wanted to wish a a HAPPY FOUR YEARS! That's a fabulous milestone. Let's hear it for four more, eh?

caro said...

Happy four years!

Here's one of my favorites:

http://buynewpants.blogspot.com/2007/07/40-weeks-3-days.html

It's about waiting for Iris to be born.

meno said...

a favorite post of mine????

Umm, how about this one?

Happy anniversary.

Min-tea said...

My favourite post, hmm.. that's tough. Maybe this one

Average Jane said...

Happy blog anniversary!

Mamma Sarah said...

Hmmm... I have no idea if I really have a favorite. Happy Blogging Anniversary!

flybunny said...

Happy Anniversary! Your words have gotten me to look at things differently and I am forever grateful for the day I found your blog!

Not linking to anything because no favorites here...

Jenny said...

I can't even begin to find my favorite posts, but I will say my favorite times of posting have been the last 2 years doing Nablopomo - posting every day for the month of November. I am also proud of my elegy to My Uncle, http://tinyurl.com/6699w8 but I'm wishing I had something more entertaining to point out. :)

mommyslat said...

Happy Four Year! I've never commented before so this is my opportunity to de-lurk myself on your site (kind of). Flybunny told me about your blog and I must say it is one of my faves. I am not linking to my little old baby blog b/c I'm a shy innernety and b/c seriously it just contains boring tidbits for our family who are scattered across the country. Speaking of favorite posts though, I did recently indulge myself with my son's 1 year post as I have found motherhood to be one of the most unexpectedly wonderful experiences ever.

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Happy blogobirthday!

My favorite post: http://thebloggess.com/?p=560

Mainly because after people read it they go "O-o-oh. She's just an idiot. Now we get it."

FFF said...

Wow! 4 years! That's fabulous. I started reading you the day you posted about having left the Fed 7 months ago.

Right now, my favorite post is this one:

http://mimidrama.blogspot.com/2006/06/hurricane-rita-baby-part-i-or-longest.html

I have a c-section scheduled for this second baby for November 3--not that far away, and I reread the post recently and it melted some cynicism away.