Or A could stand for Anniversary. Either way, both will work.
If you’re wondering if I’ve gone bonkers, mmm, not yet, but really not. It’s the first day of the A to Z Blogging Challenge! And it also happens to be my 1st Blog Anniversary!
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So, aardvark, you say? This strange little dude happens to be the first word in the dictionary (ok, according to some, that’s debatable since “A” can be a word. But where’s the fun in A as in A, right? Aardvarks are way cooler!) Aardvarks, therefore, represent THE BEGINNING.
A = Aardvark = First word = Beginning = First Blogiversary (See the logic in that? Booyah!)
When I started blogging, I was all weak-kneed and gangly, pushing black-rimmed glasses up my nose, with sweaty hands and barely able to mutter a comprehensible hello to the other
students bloggers. I ate alone in the cafeteria while surreptitiously watching the “cool” kids hang out together. Until one day, a lovely girl decided to come sit with me. Soon, others followed until we had to keep on adding table after table after table to accomodate everyone. And thus, I survived my freshman year with the help of good ‘ole friends I found through blogging. (You guys know who you are. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!)
I’m sure this story is like countless others. After all, we were not made to be alone. We thrive on making connections with other human beings just like ourselves. And when we do find these people–the kind who can laugh and smile with us, and hold our hands through hard times–we become eternally grateful. Blogging is not about being popular, or being cool, or getting 10 million hits a day. Blogging is sharing. Blogging is connecting to people we would otherwise never find on our own because of demographic and geographic factors.
So! I’m thankful for the aardvarks in my life. Here’s to a wonderfully fascinating and fulfilling first blogging year! Cheers!