Yes, it’s been a whole year. Well, well. I do feel old.
Congrats on the blogiversary. Mine’s just around the corner …
It’s just amazing that EMN and MfC are only a year old. What did I do for an education before them? Congratulations, Sharon! And Happy Birthday.
You’ve outlasted Celebrity Wrestling, the Atkins diet and Michael Howard’s no.10 ambitions. You’ve built up quite an archive of your own – looking through I’ve just realised I’ve been visiting this site for nine months myself! That’s an eternity for t’internet innit? Maybe it’s time for a little discreet advertising space, I know for you doing this is its own reward etc, but a few sponds as well? Couldn’t hurt. :)
It’d be nice if the site paid for its hosting and domain registration (and even the occasional cakes and ale for yours truly). I did think about an Amazon thing. The key thing is that I’m not prepared to have any kind of advertising where I can’t control the content (when I was still at Blogger last summer I wrote a couple of posts about students plagiarising and essay-writing companies: guess what sort of ads I had at the top of the page for a week until those posts dropped off the bottom? I don’t want to be writing a post about (say) attitudes to sex in the 17th century and end up with ads for porn in the sidebar!), or detracts from the general reading/aesthetic pleasure (such as it is) for anyone visiting. But if anyone has any suggestions?
Happy Birthday (still stuck in thesis heck)
Sorry to hear that. Keep at it, it will be worth it in the end. (Of course, I should point out to everyone that Claire is largely to blame for EMN’s existence. I thought (insofar as I’d heard of it at all) that blogging was just a lot of personal diary navel-gazing until I got this email from her last April (or thereabouts; I can’t seem to find the email now) telling me about her 17th-century blog…)
Huzzah! Merriment and cheer! Many happy carriage returns!
Thanks for all the good wishes and nice thoughts everyone!
Happy birthday to you! Maybe we ought to set up a ‘cakes and ale for Sharon’ fund.
Yes. Congrats. Thank you for doing it, and keeping going.. by the way, google is claiming it will institute a system where we can control the kind of ads that come to the site. So no more inadvertent filth.
Congratulations and please keep up the good work!
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