All Adither! My poorly named blog. You're three! In August of 2007 I started you, intending you to be a place on the internet to house my writings. Somewhere I could direct potential agents or friends who occasionally asked to read my stuff.
As early as my first entry, though, I got into the hyperbole of you a little too much. I kept you light. Light as helium. You garnered more comments back then. More traffic, too.
Because of you, I was offered and I accepted three writing gigs (will I ever stop hating the word gig?). You've drawn some odd requests and pitches, as well. Which only caused me to love you more. You've allowed me to meet other bloggers from across the country, and even make some good acquaintance-friends.
In Winter of 2009 I started to go through something a little dark (and also light and bright and kind of fantastic). Your mood turned. Your posts became small, writhing stories that readers did not respond to as well. You inspired emails from people wondering if I was okay. You were my outlet. Though I could not express everything I wanted through you, I was able to drop breadcrumbs (wheat, rye, pumpernickel), and that was enough to keep me sane.
You do not have the mass appeal of some blogs, but that's okay. I've turned you into my creative dumping ground. Which is exactly what I've needed these last three years.
I don't know how long I'll keep you. But, right now, I cannot imagine giving you up.
And thanks so much to everyone who's come by, whether you've let me know or not. It's made all the difference.
Happy three years, you. You've changed my life.