9.17.2008

that's right folks, it's my 300th post! woot woot! some of you are new here, and a very few of you have been here since my first post back in march 2007. a big thank you to all my faithful readers. we've laughed, we've cried, we've seen too much, we've bragged, we've complained, we've raved. and we've become friends. it's amazing to me the power of this blogosphere. i've made friends i wouldn't have otherwise and i've reconnected with old friends. i am a complete addict (you know that already).

so i'd like to know a few things:

1. who are you and why do you care? please leave a comment-you blurkers,you. (is that a rude way to put it? i've just been wondering for a while when i see how many hits i have on my blogpatrol from people i'm not sure i even know. just let me know you're reading, and i'll be sure to do the same if i read your blogs. this internet can be a creepy place, so let's make ourselves known.)

2. whether you're a blurker or a regular commenter here, what do you care about? take a moment, if you will, to take the poll in my sidebar so i know what you guys like to read about. it doesn't mean i'll change, but i'll consider it! afterall (and i've said it before) this is my blog. but since i'm putting it up here on the internets, i suppose you deserve a say too...

here's to 300 more! (okay, there's really no significance to "300", but i logged in and saw i was there and it was exciting-it's a nice big, even number.)

32 comments:

Bella said...

I'm a 'blurker'...I'll admit it! But I blame it on Google Reader (lame excuse, I know!) for it...

You can check me out...although some of my posts are what you dislike...listing my random stuff that I do! I try to add other stuff in! ha!

M. Kasch said...

:-) I'm JROK's sister. Feel free to read my randomness, though now that I've learned that you hate when people start with 'so' or 'well,' I'm a bit paranoid!
www.mokasch.blogspot.com
PS- It IS weird to think about not knowing who's reading your blog. I have the same curiousity.

Lauren Jayne said...

I'm a friend of Emilie and Mitch's. When she and I began blogging she would mention anecdotes from your blog now and then so I decided to subscribe. We routinely discuss the dynamics of this emerging community of bloggers that read about strangers' life thoughts. You are an opinionated person which equates to an interesting read.

Jess said...

Crazy, 300 posts in only a year and a half or so! Way to go. Now I'm curious how many posts I've done... and I totally agree with you, blogging is THE BEST! I love it for every reason you stated!

Kelly said...

I am a 'blurker' as well...I can't even tell you how I originally found your blog...probably through a link on someone else's blog, which is how I found most of the blogs I stalk. Pathetic, probably, but anyway, Hi! I love your blog because it is real and not all sunshine all the time, which some people's blogs are, and you know no one's life is really like that. Nice run-on sentence, huh? Feel free to check out my blog. Not all that exciting, but I am trying!
www.grovesfamilyhappenings.com

fraggLe+monkEy+shysteR said...

oh my dork. 300 posts?! you are ridiculous. but yes, i love your blog and i do love the blogosphere for bringing us together...
ps- ryan was wondering if you guys were going to be in orem over the weekend at all? i don't know why because we will see you either way!

J-ROK said...

You know that I'm a LTB addict :) It's so great that we've reconnected after about 10 years!

Harris Family said...

I dont know what I would do without your blog. Your tears are my tears and your laughter mine as well. Actually you do inspire me to have fun, lighten up, and look for the humor in things. We do need to get together!!! I am still waiting for the hot ups guy to drop off the double...

Danny and Lauren's Blog said...

Happy 300th! I just enjoy your blog - Do I really need a reasons!? =) But seriously congrats on the 300th post - I should congratulate myself for reading all 300 - not at one time but I am pretty sure I have read all of them over time. Xoxo.

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Danny and Lauren's Blog said...

Oh but I am not really a blurker am I - whatever - if I did not know you I would still totally read your blog. =)

Lindsay M said...

soooooo... well...Just thought I'd throw those out there, I'm a "well" queen! I can't for the life of me remember how I found your blog, but I read it all the time and quite enjoy your honesty and humor. I do design based hobbies and my previous jobs have been in the design/event industry so I like reading what you write about that! :) And I really enjoy your photography! You can check out my blog if you want... i'm just starting so its still in it's formative time... any tips?

I guess I'm not a blurker anymore!

carterandhaileysmommy said...

I am so happy to be able to read your blog! Mine is definitely not nearly as awesome as yours, but it can give me something to work towards...who knew that after being bestfriends when we were like 9 we would reconnect through blogs and facebook! :)

Lizzy said...

I blog stalk you. I'm a friend of Alison's from Oregon. I blame my stalking on Google Reader, too. It's just too easy to add people and too easy to read what comes up as new. Thanks for the posts, they're pretty entertaining!

Laurie said...

I'm not a blurker! I love reading about your ghetto and kids. I think it's fantastic. Also - I like your random posts. Woo hoo for 300!

Two Wheeler said...

Present.
Non-blurker.
Whatever you want to post.

Brandy and Doug said...

I'm a blurker too but I am trying to be better!!! I love all of the cute stuff that you make! You are so talented! BTW I thought I was older than you too! How funny!

Jewels said...

Congrats on the big 300! I have no idea how many posts I have...I should check. Lesse...

I am a friend! Well, I would like to think I am. We have history, and I always think of you when I'm listening to Guster...

I just love reading about all your projects and seeing pics of your so so cute kids. And I love the Halloween emails you've been sending! Bonus!

buddens said...

I like that your blurkers are coming out! So interesting.

I think you already know, but I just like your blog. Plain and simple. I like your rants and humor, your photos, craftiness and kids. And I like that you wanted to be a botanist because at one point I thought about doing horticulture, which is not botany, but I say it's close enough.

bulkleybunch said...

don't get too cocky, probably half your hits are from me!! i'm pathetic, i know! i am hollie, mother of 3 monsters, wife to absent (in more than 1 way) casey, daughter to brad and deb, sibling to bri, fen, ber, and poop, sil to adi, you, and peeps. do i count as a blurker or just a pretty damn cool person who you are lucky graces your blog 10 times a day?!

amy said...

i'm a reader! woo hoo!

Tiffani Ford said...

Guilty. I am a total blurker to your blog. So chalk this up to many more comments from this bad ass. I totally suck at commenting so don't get to excited. By the way welcome to the inner circle of bunco. Talk to you soon.

♥shannon & landon♥ said...

Blurker here...happy 300! I'm not sure how I found your blog, but I luv checking out the pix of your adorable kiddos...luv your background, too...did you do that yourself?

Holly and Matthew said...

Hey girl! :) I love reading your blogs. :) You are doing such a great job! I hope you are doing well. Love ya :)

Harmony said...

I really like having this tracker on my blog: http://feedjit.com/. It gives me a better idea of who's visiting than just a count.

AlexisTexas said...

woot woot! congrats-it's a bit accomplishment! i think i can say i have read all 300-not quite commented on all 300. maybe 150 of them? ha...clearly I need to commit. I will post when I have commented on your blog 300 times. then I can join in the celebration. ps i hate when i'm dying to talk to you and you don't answer your phone. dead zone?

Mel said...

I lurk with the best of 'em Lizzy...

summer said...

Liz, this is Hollie's friend Summer and I totally stalk you. You are so creative and funny. I realy appreciate your link to Baby Bling, that is very nice of you. Hopefully you will email me to get a hook-up. Oh yeah, I just saw your little lamp project and I am so excited! I bought those same lamps and I stare at them evey day trying to figure out what I can do to make them way more awesomer. Thanks for the idea!

Lillian said...

Wow, 300 posts! (And, wow, 28 comments!)
It's so funny how we have gotten in touch after SOO many years through our blogs. I'm glad, too, because I really enjoy your blog! You have cute images (my favorite thing about blogs are people's photographs, since I enjoy photography), and a fun way of writing.

Melissa said...

I am a "blurker" too....its Melissa W from the Erie Ward...I found your blog through someone elses and I can't remember who and then I realized you were in my home stake ! Anyhow, its fun to see how much has changed since the old days...You have a beautiful family !

Stacy said...

Yeah for 300 posts. Some day I will get to 300 like you! I love reading all of your posts! You are so creative, and you are a great story teller (blogger)!

DC United said...

I love the blog...keep up the good work! That's all I wanted to say (oh, and that I appreciate the posts on my blog...sorry I'm a lazy bass and don't post that often)