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5 candles. Not 4 candles..or fork handles.

5 candles on my blog birthday cake, on its fifth anniversary*!

I've done quite a bit since I started this blog up: Chartered, (hopefully) Revalidated, been a Committee member, been a Convenor, organised training events, gone to training events, formally and informally mentored other information professionals (and been mentored by them in return), set up the UK Library Bloggers wiki, pottered about the edges of interesting projects like the Library Routes and Build India A Library initiatives, been involved in the setting up of various wikis for various purposes, taken part in a course of online study, attended formal conferences and informal unconferences (that is such a horrible word!), and along the way, found a ton of entertaining book-related gifts on Etsy.

In other words - good lord, I got professional! And it didn't even hurt! Keeping the blog going (despite long periods where I've thought "I really have nothing to talk about", or "I have loads to talk about, but I'd probably be fired if I did") has been less traumatic than I would have though, and I've enjoyed the opportunity to type all my highbrow and lowbrow thoughts (admittedly, it's generally more of the lowbrow), and see if anyone else shares them.

So, happy birthday dear blog, may we have many more years together :) And if you've tolerated reading this for any of that time - thanks too, especially for not laughing too loudly when I'm being utterly dim :D

All birthday gifts gratefully received....

*Well, it was on the 17th of June - I'm not so hot on dates sometimes.

Comments

Michael said…
Yay - many happy returns!! :-)

Funnily enough 17th June is my birthday... sadly I turned a tad older than 5 this year! :-(

I would have sent you a slice of cake to enjoy but we scoffed the lot (before the 17th in fact!!!).

Cake is difficult to wedge down the intertubes in anyway; best birthday wishes are much easier!! ;-)

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