The M3 Year in Review
2011 has been filled with many adventures. We have shared some, but what we have shared entirely is this blog. Our game of virtual telephone is one where the line bridges the cyberspace between my window and yours. You have learned a lot about me, and I have discovered many things about you as well.
Things you hated.
By far, the most dismal of failures on this blog was the Emergency Funds Series and the Credit Card Series. While M3 Readers could have cared less, other blogs like the Credit Card Series. Overall, money was not a priority you wanted to share with M3.
Things you loved.
- Friday Follies
- Saturday Evening Post
- Muse for Monday
Overall, you are a genial bunch who loves to laugh. Seems nearly everyone could identify with the stupid email I get
occasionally (Be honest.) once in a while (No, really honest.) every stinking day. We are kindred spirits or you absolutely love to debate my views on life. You have been conned into believing I can write poetry. (No snickering. Yes, you, in the back.)
And you enjoyed the discovery along the way of who I am. Some of you learned something about yourselves in the process.
Things you voted against.
In what I can only describe as telling, more than half the M3 Readers voted they had tweens and teens, but did not seek any information about bridging the information gulf to prevent pregnancy. I suppose I will have to offer you a link to read elsewhere the week I tackle the subject. For each and every one who did not vote in public, I have an email saying I should write the series anyway. This will be your last chance to dissuade me, so comment if you really do not want it.
Things you voted for.
Overwhelmingly, you voted to have us know who you are. The Identity Series had the largest poll turn out of all. And your answers were as diverse as you are. You also voted to go on vacation (with money you had saved), drive to where you were going and stay with friends or family. You were vocal about your votes telling friends I love you. And you are all proud of your progeny.
Things you gave me.
M3 was blessed by bloggers around the world with awards for the newbie blogger, the versatile blogger (a lot of times) and the 7 x 7. I hope those awards are indicative of me making a wee bit of difference, although based on email I have to wonder what kind of difference. You have given me heartfelt, gut-wrenching, humorous and highly intelligent comments and inbox/in person feedback. Some of them will stick with me long after this blog is cyber space dust.
Things I gave you.
I bring to the table such immortal ideas as Educational Shoes, The Million Word Meter and Grammar Nazis. I introduced you to a few characters, like new authors, hot musicians and Quaint. I celebrated with you some milestones in Man Cub’s quest for a language I understand. I described myself as a snob, narcissist, sadist and masochist, in hopes you could identify with me. What else did I give you? (Headache is an acceptable answer.)
As 2011 draws to a close, I want to wish each and every one of you a bright and joyous new year, filled with triumphs, successes, hope, health, laughter and fulfillment. May 2012 be your best year.
(c) Ann Marie Dwyer 2011
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