It’s our one year blogiversary!
A year ago we started this blog. A little less than a year ago we wondered what our blog should be. We seem to have settled down into some patterns. At least once a week we’re a personal finance blog (usually Mondays). About once a week we’re an academic blog. A little under once a week we’re a mama blog. Occasionally we hit feminist… or foodie… or bibliophile (or mix those topics with the rest). The rest of the time we are random, silly, grumbly, or joyous.
Hey– #2, are you still having fun? I’m still having fun. It’s been neat meeting people. (What would we do without our readers and commenters?) I’ve learned a lot! #2 is totes having fun. The secret, peeps, is to start a blog with your friend, and then you can bounce off each other. Also– you’re not responsible for getting 100% of the posts up and comments accepted/spam filtered.
Here are just a few of our favorite posts:
I will not marry my best friend
Pre-tenure Angst and a life-changing book recommendation
Satisficing as a life philosophy
Blogging Boice and Hacking work habits
Cooking systems and Cooking when you’re really broke
The prepaying the mortgage question
How the used car market is like health insurance
Why are the stop feeling guilty and relax posts so popular?
Which are yours? (Stroke our egos! Read our archives! Comment! Say hi!)
July 14, 2011 at 4:29 am
[…] already been a year. How did that happen? Coincidentally one of my daily blog favorites Grumpy Rumblings has also turned one today too. I know we started blogging about the same time, but I didn’t […]
July 14, 2011 at 4:56 am
Wow. I’m 1 today too. I didn’t realize we started on the exact same day. Congrats. You’re famous in my mind for what that’s worth. It’s been a real pleasure reading your articles on a daily basis. I enjoyed your comments on SImple Dollar and GRS, when we were both rabid commenters, but the articles are even better.
July 14, 2011 at 4:59 am
July 14, 2011 at 7:39 am
Oh and definitely blue children is one of my favorites. Any of your articles where you call out people making dumb ill informed decisions when they think they’re doing the right thing is one of my hot buttons.(ie, people not immunizing their children).
July 14, 2011 at 7:18 am
Congrats, that’s a big milestone. Looks like you’ve come a long way. can’t wait to see where things go over the next year (and more)
July 14, 2011 at 8:21 am
Go us! Thanks!
July 14, 2011 at 7:53 am
Oh dear, I have now read “blue children” and am deeply disturbed, a perturbation only marginally offset by my delight in the accuracy of this claim, “I can fix math phobia. Stupid takes a lot more effort than I have time for.”
Congrats on the milestone but I think I’m going to go crawl under a rock. Stupid is as stupid does but will someone please think of the children? Apparently not. Argh!!!
(Note: above is in no way intending to suggest holding you (Grumpies) responsible for blue children, it’s just bemoaning the fate of children whose parents do — really — dumb things)
July 14, 2011 at 8:24 am
Definitely disturbing! I prefer to pretend such people don’t actually exist. Lalalala. Not thinking about the children. Lalalala.
July 14, 2011 at 7:55 am
Congratulations on the bloggiversary! I figure it’s a good date to come out of lurkedom :) I arrived here via Cloud’s blog, so I’ve been lurking for a while now.
My favorite posts are satisficing (that’s my life phylosophy too!) and the one about parenting guilt. Another favorite is the one about grammatical pet peeves (specially the Alot!).
I like that you mix your posts, to be brutally honest, if you only wrote about academia, I wouldn’t have been too interested.
July 14, 2011 at 8:15 am
Thanks for delurking!!!
July 14, 2011 at 9:03 am
Happy blogday to you, happy blogday to you! Happy blogday nicoleandmaggie, happy blogday to you!
July 14, 2011 at 9:09 am
July 14, 2011 at 9:25 am
Congrats! I have to go through the archives to make sure I am not forgetting the favorites, but the blue children and prepaying the mortgage are def. in my favorites.
Happy blogiversary or blogoversary or whatever blog birthday is :) !
July 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm
WooT! Our archives are definitely full of awesome.
July 14, 2011 at 10:47 am
Well, I found you via the (in)famous eye roll post, so its one of my favorites.
I also really loved the crabs in a bucket post, and not just because it referenced me.
I clearly need to go back and read more of your archives. The Satisfice and Used Car posts you linked to above are great. Actually, all of the posts you linked to above are great.
Happy Blogiversary! Here’s to many happy returns….
July 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm
Ah yes, the eye roll post… that attracted a bit of a firestorm… I think we lost and gained readers with that one. On net, our subscribers and regular commenters went up, but we definitely lost a few folks.
July 14, 2011 at 11:57 am
Congratulations! I can’t relate to all of your posts (academic life is foreign to me, as is parenting) but I love to read them anyway. I like the tone of your writing and the way you respond to comments (even disturbing/weird/dumb ones) with humor and a gentle correction. And when I say “you” and “your” above, of course I mean both of you!
July 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm
You mean like when tiny penis man stopped by?
We’re glad you like our tone! It’s obviously not for everyone, but that’s ok because we’re not required reading. Only awesome people read us.
July 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm
Happy blog birthday! I think they say if you can make it a whole year, then you can make it…I don’t know, somewhere. I don’t really know what they say. I just know it’s a great accomplishment!
July 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm
Something like that. :) Thanks!
July 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm
Don’t know what to say, but hello and happy birthday!
July 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm
July 14, 2011 at 7:05 pm
Happy birthday Nicole and Maggie (or shall I say, Number 1 and Number 2?).
I loved your post about Octopi. Those pictures were fantastic.
I generally like the conversation that starts from your posts, regardless of the topic. You are guys are doing a great job!
July 14, 2011 at 7:15 pm
Wooo! Thanks! Your blog has awesome conversations too!
July 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm
Your blogge is fucien great!
July 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm
July 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm
Wow only a year! Anyways enjoy your posts and especially I think enjoy the community that brings with it. Still working on finding my own stride I guess after almost two years at my own place. But it’s nice to have places like this to read the conversations of other sometimes likeminded people with a wide range of interests.
July 15, 2011 at 8:57 pm
Not just likeminded people! I understand we have some dog lovers as semi-regular readers…
July 15, 2011 at 8:55 pm
Congratulations! I like the posts that I replied to with comments that made me laugh out loud. The posts that I missed or for which my comments were not funny enough to make me laugh out loud were good too. As we move forward into this new year, I’m sure we’ll all grow in our abilities (to assist me in laughing out loud at myself…yep, that did it).
July 15, 2011 at 8:56 pm
Was this one of them?
July 15, 2011 at 8:56 pm
Not until the end part there. The first draft wasn’t over-the-top enough.
July 15, 2011 at 8:57 pm
ow! now I’m snorting!
July 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm
Congratulations for hanging in there, and thank you for giving me something to read.
(Thank you for all the links, too.)
July 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm
You earned those links!
Note: Donna Freedman was our first commenter!
July 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm
Congratulations on reaching your year blog anniversary! I hit mine in July too- but you are definitely more famous! I need to start taking notes (or posting more blogs) to even begin to achieve your notoriety!
Continued success to you both and your blog!
July 17, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Happy blogiversary to you too!
Maybe it’s the deliberately controversial posts? Or the updating every day, no matter how crappy the update. ;)
July 17, 2011 at 7:48 pm
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July 22, 2011 at 10:17 am
WHOOT! WHOOT! Congratulations! I like your posts because for the most part I canNOT gloss through them. I stop, read, absorbed (wonder what the hell you just said), refer to google for clarification, suddenly understand (PING!) and re-read it all over again…..Thanks ladies :)
July 22, 2011 at 10:28 am
Hm… maybe that means we need to spend more time on editing!
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