Tuesday, August 9, 2011

this is not a drill * this is my 1000th post * this is not a drill


for one thousand posts,

I've been telling you like it is for me. Over the last thousand posts, I've created an entire universe that did not exist before, a Flux Capacitor, and then vacuum sucked you all into it. yay me! ( tip top London Tipton ) and i'm so glad i did. when i started i was anxious, insecure and totally lost. Then i remembered- wait a minute! Writing is the one thing i've never waited around for someone else to show me how to do. Writing is the thing i taught myself. Writing is my enduring love. and so i just busted loose writing. Balls to the wall. I wrote an ode to the year that included portraits of my three- at the time- children for which I am grateful to have, to remember. I started all my regular posts: 'Crush On' series, image decor posts, random lists, Scenes From a Marriage and 101 Ways To Smile. I talked about the really bad, no good horrible days. On cold December days Mr. Curry and I mused over what we might name a daughter, if we were so lucky to have another. I reflected on a picture of myself at three years old. I've given advice. I've shared the agonizing experience of our miscarriage at 13 weeks. I shared my entire pregnancy with Ever with you all, to the final exciting days before she was born, where things were written on my stomach. I did photo posts on our children. Mr. Curry shared updates when Ever was hospitalized with RSV, and wrote me a secret totally sweet birthday love letter as a post.

I've formed online friendships that have completely enriched and improved my life, seen the most amazing and beautiful photos and artwork, read incredible writing and powerful daily memoirs by women and mothers, read through the backlogs of a blog to find the person had died, met sick children, met sick adults, been attacked verbally, been supported, been emailed, linked, thrown a virtual baby shower and given and receieved support. I am so grateful for the blogging community and so glad to be a part of it with my little time machine.

Love

Maggie May
Flux
svasti said...

Congrats, Maggie. This is epic! I'm just shy of 500 posts myself, but 1,000 is an achievement!

Hurrah and huzzah! Keep on writin'! xx

Annie said...

Congratulations, and thank you, for every one of your 1,000 posts. You enrich my life, and I appreciate your support and friendship. Love, Annie

Elizabeth said...

Well, congratulations you rocking, beautiful woman. I'm glad to know you and to have had my life enriched by you and your writing.

Sannah said...

Wow - 1000 is amazing! Congratulations! I love how you say that you just wrote, because that was what you knew how to do. I often feel that my posts should follow more of a theme than they do, but I after reading your post, I think I am wrong. I think I should be more like you, and just write. Looking forward to the next 1000!

yolanda said...

yay!!! oh, maggie i love you did this!! love you sooo much!!
thank you....
yolanda

YES Gallery + Studio said...

Happy 1000th! No small feat! It's been wonderful being able to read your thoughts, hopes, dream, fears over the past couple years. You are an amazing and wondrous human. xo Leigh

silverfinofhope said...

A millennium of posts! Congratulations, Maggie!

Paula said...

Maggie May, the blogosphere is a better place with you in it! Cheers to 1000! And many more...

Brigindo said...

Congrats on reaching 1000. Can't wait to see what comes next.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Oh, wow!!! Congratulations, lovely Maggie! So wonderful.

Laura said...

Wow Congratulations Maggie!! 1000 is incredible! I know I am grateful for the flux capacitor :)

Jason, as himself said...

One thousand?! I dare say those posts are some of the most well-written, heartfelt posts around.

I'm getting there, slower these days, but getting there!

Petit fleur said...

Whoa! Congratulations. You've come a long way baby.

I love your voice and look forward to each and every post.
xoxo

Caroline said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post Maggie.

I feel the same way you do about the blogging world. It has been good for me. And the talent I have "met"! Oh the talent!

Your writing enriches MY life. Your perspective, your honesty, your kindness. Thank you for being you.

xo

Middle Child said...

This is just how I feel about blogging - I still have friends around who helped me get through the awful grief when my husband was killed and the fight for justice afterwards - I bared my soul a bit in here - not so much these days thanks to a couple of ex rellos getting all legalise on me - but sometimes it comes back and I do it again as i used to do - congratulations on the 1,000th

Leslie said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! Your blog is by far my favorite. There is no one else like you out there writing, balls to the wall. You inspire me. Keep it up.

Mwa said...

Congratulations! I wish you many thousands more! x

katiecrackernuts said...

It's a good life. Thank you for sharing it.

femamom.com said...

Mazel tov, Maggie! ... there are no words to describe how your blog has impacted my blog, my internet writing and my writing in general. You've taught me to be brave, to examine and to embrace raw emotions through my blog. Thank YOU so much...

Young at Heart said...

wow.....well done....and here's to many more!!

CitricSugar said...

Congrats and many returns of the "post" button. :-)

anymommy said...

A perfect summation of all that blogging is. I'm so mad at myself that I came and left San Diego without connecting with you. Such a fast weekend. Next time, you will not get away so easily ;-)

P.S. One thousand more please!!

Misfits Vintage said...

Congratulations! Your writing and honesty has totally inspired me. You rock.

Sarah xxx

Lisa said...

I know I don't comment anymore because, well, spread thin blah blah blah, but I just want to congratulate you on this milestone and to tell you that I still read you in my fee reader all the time.

Write on, woman. I love your work.

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