What Do You Do for a Ninth Blogiversary?

Several weeks ago I hit a milestone I never imagined, nine years of quietly blogging on WordPress.

What do you do for a 9th blogiversary?

Well, I thought we could take a walk down memory lane and play the anniversary post from 2015 because some dreams do become reality.



Bloggiversaries happen before you even noticed you're there.

Blogiversaries happen before you even realize you’re holding hands.

Today we celebrate Fannie Cranium’s fourth blogiversary.

Welcome new followers and welcome back friends. Thank you for the likes and comments.

Wdydfae from What Do You Do For an Encore sent me the instructions for his blurb generator algorithm.

Why don’t we start the celebration with a few fun blurbs.

*Fannie puts on her geek goggles. Crank the handle three times. Hmm, seems easy enough. Leaning forward she cranks once, twice, thrice.  The generator clanks. Chugs. Coughs. Smoke billows. The first blurb spews from the slot.*

This blog is . . . Gauchely adroit. . .glumly jovial. . .cunningly cacophonous. . . .

*Fannie hits the emergency stop button. She wipes the soot from her nose and cheeks with a hanky.*

Sorry folks, that didn’t go the way I expected. Wdydfae makes it look so easy.

*  *  *

This journey started because the story teller in me wanted a place to practice writing fiction. This resulted in 166 original short stories about Richard and Fannie Cranium.

Several someones have read “Have You Seen My Pocket Trout” at least once a week for the last four years (make that nine). I wrote it before I learned the meaning of show versus tell. Thank you for keeping one of my first stories alive.

Then there’s the joy of being part of a blogging community. And part of a group blog. Thank you to the crazy, funny bunch over at the Blog of Funny Names. You guys rock!

*  *  *

The universe loves sending opportunities dressed as obstacles.

I spent several guilt ridden, exhausting, life changing, wonderful years caring for parents with dementia. The last three—twenty-four, seven.

The Roman philosopher, Seneca, said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

The short stories are on hold while I finish a book proposal on Alzheimer’s home care. It is taking longer than I planned, but dreams are worth the work.

To keep my sense of humor in tact, I may sneak in a semi-colon for the sheer joy of it. It’s not fiction; who’s going to notice the invisible pair of black stilettos behind the sentence—unless you know to search.

A world without stillettos; a world with lower insurance premiums.

A world without stilettos; a world with lower insurance premiums.

(Some things do take a long time, the book, Dementia Home Care, has a launch date of March 18, 2021. And yes, I snuck in a few Easter Eggs, semi-colons being one of them. I mean really, how could I resist?)

Thank you for writing your thoughts and sharing your thought.

“With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~ Siddhartha Gautama.


Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Stay healthy—and don’t forget to laugh.




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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4 Responses to What Do You Do for a Ninth Blogiversary?

  1. beth says:

    Happy 9th and here’s to many more!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. aplscruf says:

    Congrats, T!!! Wow, time does fly when we’re having fun! And mega-congrats on the book due date!! Looking forward to a celebration, whether in-person or virtual!

    Liked by 1 person

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