Thursday, December 29, 2005

"Happy Blog Natale, or Sumthin"

Those words came from the day's first well-wisher, Ia. She greeted my blog a happy birthday through SMS, at around one o' clock in the morning.

Yes, you read that right. Slip of the Pen turns one this day! Not that there are many people who'll care, but damn is December 29 a special day for this kid, er, corsair. This blog is my very first one, which means that Corsarius the blogger has also leveled up from infant to toddler.

The voyage began simply enough. (Now, that's dramatic.) I was looking for some place to 'self-publish' my written pieces, or at the very least, a place where I'll be forced to write regularly. (Unfortunately, 'regularly' can mean every other day or every other week.) Ia -- the mysterious lady who goes around visiting (nay, stalking!) blogs while not keeping her own -- introduced me to the world of blogging several months before December 29, 2004. At first I didn't give crap about blogs; heck, even the word "blog" is ugly. (Mabantot na salita, in Tagalog.) So it was a great moment of self-contradiction when I published my first post for my first blog, christened Slip of the Pen.

To all the people who visited this blog, thank you very much. And I mean it. Thank you to the people who regularly dropped by in spite of my oft-mentioned delinquence (for the nth time, my apologies), thank you to the people who perused every entry and burrowed deep into my archives (come on, let the birthday blogger dream), and thank you even to those who only chanced upon this page then clicked on "Next Blog" in a jiffy (it's the thought that counts). I may have used comical wording, but the "Thank you" is serious. I'm dead serious about that.

To reach 10,000+ hits whilst only posting 62 entries (What's that, almost one post per week? Horrible!) is quite a source of joy and inspiration for me. And so are the precious tags on the chatbox and comments on every blog entry. I like hearing from readers what they think about this and that piece. Maraming salamat. (That's "Thank you" in Tagalog.)

Allow me to gratify myself, and present the choice picks for the year that was:

Fortuna dies natalis, Lapsus Calami!


Blogger Corsarius said...

To Ia, Abaniko, Abster, Anna, Ardee, Aurora Borealis, Belle, Buchicoy, Celine, Chas, Clarissh, Claudzki, Coffee Lover, Cosmo Grrl, De.Vile, Ederic, Elizabeth, Euian, Fatsky, Gari, Haydee, Hera, Jael, Jan, Jas, Jen-jen, Jobax, Jonas, Juned, Kai, Kita, Kojo, Little Light, Lovedoghell, M, Ma'am Joyce, Mai, Manjusha, Mavi, Mike, Minik, Ms. Jumbled Mind, Ms_V, Olrayt, Poison, Prem, Quel, Redhead, Rizalist of Earth, Sandra Lara, Señor Enrique, Sesto Callende, Sheryl, Sk8rn, Sporadic235, Sunset Eyes, Tinatuts, Tita Bing, Transience, Tweety, Vaninski, Viruswitch, Yayam, Ygraine, Z : thanks a lot for the comments, guys!

6:12 PM  
Blogger yayam said...

you're welcome phillip! and happy birthday to your blog! ;)

ps. my sister's name is kathryn (aka kz, you can visit her blog at she told me she's not so sure if you'd been in the same class with her..what was that..natsci?? pero she remembered you from somewhere..;)

8:10 PM  
Anonymous AuroraBorealis said...

i love blog bdays!

here's to a more exciting year ahead of us!

and to 10,000 more hits!

happy new year!

5:43 AM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

thank you very much, yayam! hm, i'm not too sure either...but still, we're from the same university! that's great :)

happy blog birthday too, aurora! december 29 is the day when blogs attain foremost importance in our lives, hehe. happy new year!

4:28 PM  
Anonymous hera said...

happy big birthday to slip of the pen! and many more wonderful slips to come! :)

my blog also turned one year this december. i thought of writing an anniversary post but this month was just crazy with all the work that need to be done.

5:00 PM  
Blogger vaN said...

Happy Birthday to your blog Phillip! :D No matter how many times I'll say this... I'll say it all over again... have an awesome new year! :D

12:20 AM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

hera, thanks!! whoa, that's incredible -- you, aurora, and i all started our blogs within the same month? and we all ended up as blog friends. amazing. belated happy blog birthday, then! :D

(i do wish i get to 'slip' more than 62 times next year.)

an awesome new year to you and your family too, nina! thanks for the greeting!

12:43 AM  
Blogger shaitaini khalil said...

happy birthday to your blog! keep on posting! dapat more posts na this year =)

11:15 AM  
Anonymous little light said...

belated happy birthday! =)

sorry ha, late greeting ko. delinquent blogger na rin kasi ako eh, kaya eto, ngayon lang ulit nakabisita. =)

will be waiting around for your entries next year. ;)

5:17 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

salamat, minik! promise, i'll try. just kiddin :) but definitely, i do want to write more next year.

light, as they say, better late than never. thank you!

6:36 PM  
Blogger cosmochiq0011 said...

hey happy new year!

and, of course, belated happy birthday. =)

1:37 AM  
Blogger transience said...

the first blog year is fantastic. enjoy the baby steps that grow into bigger and better ones. happy blog birthday, honey. and happy new year's, too.

will be back soon. *kisses*

12:15 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

happy new year, raine! thanks :)

transience, you're back! it was definitely an enjoyable experience. more so with you people around. thanks, and happy new year, dearie.

btw, trans, that new profile image of yours is both attractive and disturbing. hehe.

6:51 PM  
Blogger snst_blvd said...

omg! i cant believe i missed your party! *sniff* im sorry for the late greeting dear corsarius. vaginas were all over me this holidays, pardon me.

happy bloggiversary, anyways! cheers! and happy 2006!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Abaniko said...

happy 1st blogiversary! keep those quality posts coming...

9:48 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

no need for the apologies, sunset. duty first before pleasure! (*Corsarius gives you a salute*) ;) glad to have you safe and sound from the fields of war. thanks for the greeting!!

abaniko, thank you very much. happy new year!

12:25 AM  
Blogger bing said...

corsi, belated happy bday to your blog!

happy new year, too! keep up the good work!

10:17 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

tita bing, marami pong salamat!

6:06 PM  

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