Friday, May 16, 2008

One Year Blogiversary

It has been a year since I began this blog. I am amazed to find that I have the same anniversary as T (Notes of an Anesthesioboist). I was sure she had been around for several years. She seems so polished. So congratulations to her and also to Dr Rich, Covert Rationing, whose blog turned 1 yr yesterday! (photo credit)

It has been a good year. I was nominated for the "Best New Medical Blog 2007" which was won by Dr Val (deservedly so). I have hosted SurgeXperiences twice (here and here). I was given the honor of hosting Grand Rounds (here). I won a Scrubby Award for this post, but still haven't received the red scrubs (they must be in the mail). I did get this T-shirt for my birthday last year after seeing it on Emergiblog's post.

I have made many new friends through this blog. My husband and I took Dr Val to dinner when she came to Little Rock, AR back in October. I was invited by a quilting friend, Kate, who lives in England (the country not the town in Arkansas) to participate in a quilt swap. I am almost done with my little quilt. I have grieved with Dr Smak over Henry, but am gladden by his response to chemotherapy. I have traded e-mails regarding our dogs with another quilter Penny and grieved with her when one of hers died as I did when I lost Girlfriend in September.

I would like to meet more of you in person, but until then thanks for the chats in Dr Anonymous' BlogTalkRadio chat room and the connects on Facebook, Pownce, and Twitter. Thank you all for welcoming me into your fold. It's been a very good year! I'm looking forward to another good one.

THANK YOU!

26 comments:

mark's tails said...

Happy Anniversary Ramona and many, many more.

rlbates said...

Thanks, Mark.

Dr. A said...

Congrats!

rlbates said...

Thanks, Dr A.

Vijay said...

Happy blogiversary Ramona.

rlbates said...

Thanks, Vijay.

Bardiac said...

Congrats :)

rlbates said...

Thanks, Bardiac.

Øystein said...

Congratulations!

Thank you to you too, for letting us into your (quilted) fold :)

rlbates said...

Sterile Eye, it has been my pleasure.

Dr. Smak said...

It's been so nice to get to know you, Ramona...and especially to have one of your lovely quilts!!

rlbates said...

Thank you, Dr Smak. Wish I had sent the quilt to you for a happier reason. Hope it brings some small comfort to you and your family.

Femail doc said...

You have dispelled any stereotypical notions I had about plastic surgeons. Your personality shines through your blog in a warm and wonderful way. Looking forward to another year.

Thanks for your help with my Mom's wound. Who says we are losing the personal connection in cyberspace?

rlbates said...

Thanks, Judy. I was glad to help.

Chrysalis Angel said...

I'm glad to have found you, Ramona. I'm glad you keep in touch with me from time to time. I love to see your quilts and read you, so congratulations on a whole year of blogging. It hardly seems like a whole year has gone by.

rlbates said...

Thanks, CA. Glad to have met you too.

Midwife with a Knife said...

Happy (belated) blogiversary!

rlbates said...

Thanks, MWWAK.

Dragonfly said...

Congratulations!

rlbates said...

Thanks, Dragonfly.

Dean said...

Ditto to all of the above, and Happy Anniversary.

rlbates said...

Thanks, Dean.

Bruce said...

Congratulations, Ramona! You have a wonderful and eclectic blog.

rlbates said...

Thanks, Bruce.

jmb said...

Hi Ramona, I'm a week late but happy anniversary. I think you have been a welcome addition indeed to the medblog world as well as the quilting blog world. May you have a wonderful second anniversary.

rlbates said...

Thanks, JMB.