Happy birthday EMN

Yes, it’s been a whole year. Well, well. I do feel old.

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13 Responses to Happy birthday EMN

  1. Ancarett says:

    Happy birthday!

  2. Caleb says:

    Congrats on the blogiversary. Mine’s just around the corner …

  3. Ralph Luker says:

    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.

  4. Steve says:

    Well done!

    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. :)

  5. Sharon says:

    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?

  6. Claire says:

    Happy Birthday (still stuck in thesis heck)

  7. Sharon says:

    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…)

  8. rob says:

    Huzzah! Merriment and cheer! Many happy carriage returns!

  9. Sharon says:

    Thanks for all the good wishes and nice thoughts everyone!

  10. Chris Williams says:

    Happy birthday to you! Maybe we ought to set up a ‘cakes and ale for Sharon’ fund.

  11. david tiley says:

    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.

  12. gzombie says:


  13. Congratulations and please keep up the good work!

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