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dog driving a car: "I have no idea what I'm doing"

Happy Blogiversary to me!


I’m going to go ahead and coin the term “ugmanteau” (ugly portmanteau) to describe the word “blogiversary” and I’m not ashamed of either of them.

My very first post on this blog was on 25th September 2014, which makes my weird little website one year old today!

I can’t really remember why I started it. I already had a writer blog, kind of, but, since I wasn’t getting much writing finished (as you can see, SO MUCH HAS CHANGED) I didn’t have much to post about. So I guess I decided to start a general weirdness blog instead. I think I’m living up to that lofty ideal pretty well.

Here are a few of my favourite posts from the last year. Relevant gif is relevant:

dog driving a car: "I have no idea what I'm doing"



Contains a true story about the time I tried to eat an apple (I believe in challenging myself) and failed miserably.

a satanic apple


In which I have a go at being serious and urge you to accept compliments.


Things I Wrote When I Was A Kid I: Precious Memories

In the first “Things I Wrote When I Was a Kid” post, I objected to the Spice Girls in the strongest possible terms.

September 26th I've just been to a disco it was hatful the music was far, far too loud and the man played spice girls twice. Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Also it was just when I had had a lovley week at school!

Things I Wrote When I Was A Kid: Patti’s Gang

And, in probably the best “Things I Wrote When I Was a Kid” post, you got to read Issue 1: Volume:1 of Patti’s Gang.


3 Things I’ve Learned In A Year And A Half Of “Trying To Be A Writer”

In which I follow my dreams and am punished relentlessly for it by an imaginary squirrel.

a very scary squirrel saying discouraging things

Glass Slippers Are An Objectively Terrible Idea

I went to see the 2015 Disney Cinderella movie and had a lot of thoughts about it. It’s way too long but I think it’s funny. Make of that what you will.

the glass slippers



If you have commented on, Liked or even just read my posts over the last year, thank you so much. It’s been so exciting to go from yelling into the void about how suspicious I am of fruit to actually having people read and enjoy my posts and I’m so grateful to anyone who has spent time on this bizarre blog.


6 thoughts on “Happy Blogiversary to me!

  1. Happy Late Blogiversary to you! And, although I’m late, (deadline hell) I really do love your blog, and I’m delighted every time there’s a new post! 🙂

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  2. Pingback: 2016 Week Thirty-Eight: A Very Merry Blogiversary | The Opposite of Popular

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