A Special Anniversary


I can hardly believe that a year has already gone by since I wrote my first post. And what an enjoyable experience this first year has been.

My blog has been instrumental in getting me involved in my surroundings, meeting new people, and raising new questions that would have been unimaginable just 18 months ago. I've investigated pasta packaging, guerrilla gardening, the role of Twitter in the uprisings in Iran, composting and a still unresolved Mile End cat caper. But one of the greatest gifts my blog has given me is a growing interest in photography. In fact, now I take pictures first and think of the blog post second, and I got one cool camera for Christmas (Lumix, 12.1 megapixel) so that I can further explore this interest.

My blog was also featured in the Syracuse Post-Standard and in Linda Lowen's Women's Issues blog.

In addition to this being a stimulating year, it has also been a difficult one. As many of you know, I lost my mother unexpectedly, and I have spent the last five months dealing with my grief, that strange brew of sorrow, anger and nostalgia. Although I haven't left the area, my journey has been full of unexpected twists and turns and has required that I fully acknowledge a troubling fact--I'm a mortal with limited time and a family. It is for this reason that I will only be posting twice a week in the coming year. But I promise to make those posts as riveting as a blog post can be.

Just in case you missed one. Here are my 10 most popular posts in the last year.

1. Persiankiwi's Twitter
2. Persiankiwi disappears...
3. Persiankiwi et al.
4. What if Bill Gates had been born a poor black girl?
5. Ranting Twitter Style Not Your Parents' Rant
6. Environmental Working Group Updates Its Dirty Dozen
7. Iranian Bloggers: The World's Only Eyes and Ears
8. Momactivism: A Reply from O'Sole Mio
9. Photovoice: Girl Behind the Camera
10. Trespassers in St Henri Win City Gardening Award

Now tell me reader...Which was your favourite post?

6 comments:

Anonymous | December 30, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Congratulations on your blog-aversary - it's been great to read your thoughts and ideas throughout the past year and I look forward to seeing more of them in the new year. Wendy.

AKAmamma | December 30, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Thanks for subscribing via e-mail Wendy! You're a star.

Chally | December 30, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Congratulations on your first year of blogging! I wish you well in the years to come.

AKAmamma | December 30, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Thanks for stopping by Chally. It's here blogiversary today too.

Liz Hover | January 1, 2010 at 2:24 AM

You rock. Super glad to have connected with you in 2009. Be strong.

AKAmamma | January 1, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Thanks Liz. I'm really looking forward to 2010.

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