The very first one

Update: winners, randomly drawn, are: MELANIE SANDERS, ALEXIS, DEBBIE REED, JULIE, and NORTHWOMAN. Email me with STILL THE ONE in the subject line and tell me whether you want print or ebook, and don't forget your addy! Original post: So nine years ago today I started this blog. I thought to celebrate, I'd repeat that very first blog and have a giveaway!

Jill's First Day: A blog. Oh boy. The pressure! What will I say? Will anyone even care? I asked Alpha Man about this and he asked me when was the last time I hadn't had anything to say.

Um, good point. But not exactly the support I needed. I turned to my fourteen-going-on-thirty oldest daughter, who wears far cooler clothes than I do, has better make-up, and knows everything. Just ask her. She said (with horror) “You're going to have a blog? Like where people can read what you write? You're not going to talk about me, right? Or my life? Or anything remotely resembling me and my life?”

My middle daughter wanted to know if writing a blog was going to cut in our playing HORSE on the basketball half court in our driveway every afternoon. Oh yeah, love and support from every corner.

My youngest daughter was no help either but for different reasons. At eight, she still loves me unconditionally. Even when I screw up and wear my pj's to pick her up from school. Which, by the way, she asked me today not to do anymore.

And that brings me back to this blog thing. What does a person who works at home alone all day in bunny slippers, writing her novels, occasionally sneaking out to ski (okay more than occasionally) but mostly being alone day in and day out, really have to offer? Not too much. But then again, Seinfeld was about nothing. Friends was often about nothing. Maybe I can offer nothing and you'll still come …? No, that's too much to ask. I'll have to think of something …

So that's how it all began, folks. And here we are nine years later still hanging out. Which brings me to today's question -- how long have you been here? Nine years? Two? A month? A day? :razz: Leave a comment, five of you will win next month's STILL THE ONE!