Happy 100th Post Day!
Thanks for coming! I’m so glad you could make it. It wouldn’t be the same without you!
Today marks the grand finale of the 100th-Post-a-Palooza Countdown here at Words Become Superfluous.
Welcome to the party.
In my mind, there are three key elements to hosting a successful party.
The first is the company. According to Emily Post, when planning a shindig, “a group of people who are congenial to one another is of first importance”. She also says that you must have a “hostess of charm”, but since I don’t think charming hostesses use words like “shindig”, we’ll let that one go. But a group of congenial people? Well that, my friends, is something we have in spades! And I’d like to get the party started by giving shout outs to a few of them in particular:
Nikki, Kori and L&L: are the most frequent commenters on this blog. Their support made me feel at home from the very first moment I came into the blog-world. Thanks ladies! I’m looking forward to continuing our conversations across the next one hundred posts!
Alexandria, Bumba and Bonnie: inspired me to try new authors and helped to create what feels like my very own virtual book club. My “Words on a Bookshelf” page is starting to look very impressive thanks to these three!
Lill and Jill: gave me my very first blog award. With it came the confidence that somewhere, someone was reading what I had to say…and actually liking it!
Angie Z.: provided me with a hilarious first guest post and the notion that you can actually make friends with the writers you admire.
The second is the conversation: Now that you’ve been introduced to a few of the guests, let’s move on to some party chatter, shall we? I find that current events always make for excellent conversation starters. For example: Did you hear about the “Swedish Athlete or Ikea Furniture”event that was hosted here recently? Would you be interested in learning the results? Of course you would! Here they are:
Team Sweden: Mysa Stra…Athlete’s name or Ikea furniture? … Ikea furniture
Team Canada: M.J Gentry…Athlete’s name or country music band? … Athlete’s name
Team GB: Scot Brash …Athlete’s name or British slang? … Athlete’s name
Team Japan: Hiyashi Chuka …Athlete’s name or noodle dish? … noodle dish
Team Sweden: Minna Telde …Athlete’s name or Ikea furniture? … Athlete’s name
The third is some well chosen tunes: Back by popular demand, Andrew has helped me put together the perfect 1970s celebratory mix. So let’s take a trip back through time…