This Blog and Me are Three

On Blogging:

Three years ago this week, I wrote my first post. With that in mind, I would like to thank all of you for following along with me through the first three years. And I would also like to welcome all of the newcomers to Fannie’s world.

Thank you for reading and following and commenting.

Since the Hello World post—which debuted blank the first time I wrote it, thus inspiring the statement on my About page, “Looking back, birthing this blog without an epidural was much easier than learning how to post to it.”— I’ve written 157 of those weekly posts (which does not count me deleting most of those entitled, “Holiday”).

Last year, Dave, from the Blog of Funny Names, invited me to join his group blog, posting monthly. I remember the thrill of writing about Chicken, Alaska. I remember the excitement of my first interview, Dr. Cuthbert Soup. I remember the fun of figuring out how to WYSIWYG a post filled with acronyms—Kermit may say it’s not easy being green, but I say it’s not easy left aligning acronyms.

Most of all, I’ve enjoyed the friendships and camaraderie.

Still haven’t figured out how to navigate around WordPress, but I’m trying still. I’d like to thank the WordPress Happiness Engineers for their assistance. Especially when they showed me the hot tags. Not to be confused with the tag: hot chicks.

Have you hugged your Happiness Engineer today?

On Laughter:

Learned that Totes Adorbs was not just made up for the James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell Sprint Commercial.

But I can’t remember who unveiled this mystery for me or I’d give you a shout out.

Had some really interesting typos created by my auto-correct when leaving comments. I now refer to this as being “spell-checkered”.

And I set down my tea when I sit down to read someone else’s post. It’s been known to decorate my monitor on more than a few occasions. My monitor thanks me daily.

Or those days when my stats page looks like it’s giving me the finger. I refer to this as “Fannie’s Family Sign”—my family of followers, of course . . . what’s your sign? 🙂

The stats speak for themselves.

The stats speak for themselves.

On Stats:

Aside from the joys of Fannie’s Family Sign, the most viewed post and winner for a third straight year is: “Have You Seen My Pocket Trout?” Every week some fan(s) of the Eveready Pocket Trout Flashlight stops by to read the post.

Thank you Eveready for keeping the lights on.

On Creative Writing:

The creative writing gauntlet that I mentioned in January:

Doesn't that sound like a challenge to a writer?

Doesn’t that sound like a challenge to you?

Still chewing on how a salad will outdo alcohol, stay tuned—with a fork would be preferable. 😉

Inspired by ideas from fellow bloggers, Liz from Food for Fun, and Amb from Words Become Superfluous, I wrote the post, Imbroglio.

So whether you’re writing about a fun run in Italy, inadvertently trespassing on a movie set for your date, or discussing how to write a screenplay, you never know when the words you’ve written gobsmacked an idea into some else’s head. And I look forward to reading those words of inspiration.

Galileo Rev. 2Thank you for following along for the read—especially when we cross the 500 word threshold.

Until next week, when the stats fly the same flag for a different post.


About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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17 Responses to This Blog and Me are Three

  1. Thanks for linking me, and for following me. I truly appreciate it! Here’s to happy and creative writing! 🙂


  2. Liz says:

    what a fun post! Congrats to you on 3 years. It’s an honor to have met and now share a friendship with you 🙂 Here’s to many more years of connecting over the blogosphere. And next time you visit the Jolly Green Giant or make a pilgrimage to Garrison Kiellor’s hometown, give me a buzz! Thanks for the links AND the recipes. My chocolate quota went up this year because of Fannie and her gang 😉


  3. aplscruf says:

    Loved the witty post, T! I never thought of the Stats giving me the Finger, but I totes had that happen this week. I have a feeling “totes” will be a new addition to the Oxford Dictionary soon…


  4. aplscruf says:

    Oh, and congrats on Three Years! You inspire me to keep writing!


  5. amb says:

    Happy Blogiversary !!! I’m so, so, so glad you’re here, my friend. 🙂


  6. ksbeth says:

    thanks for the shout-out. and i love reading you – happy to have found you and happy anniversary – best, beth


  7. etinkerbell says:

    Hi Fannie, congratulations for the three years. Thank you for linking and following me, you’ve been really nice.


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