The Night Before Christmas (Bloggers Version)

Yeah, I know, there have been so many versions of this written that it starts to get sickening. But guess what? You’re going to have to punish through another poorly written “The Night Before Christmas”  sort of poem. It was just for fun and really more of a tribute to  all of you to let you know I appreciate your visits and your friendships. I couldn’t possibly mention everyone by name, but I managed to work in the names of some of your blogs.

So here goes…

T’was the night before Christmas ‘round the old blogosphere,
The bloggers were all sleeping; it had been a great year.
By the looks of their stats they were becoming well known,
Their reputations on the internet had steadily grown.
But lo in the darkness one blogger was posting,
Someone named Laura, her blogging friends she was toasting.
To let them all know just how appreciated they are,
All her friends on the internet the near and the far.
To all of the bloggers who stopped by last year,
Your comments were welcomed, your friendships so dear,
Together we shared, the good and the bad,
The books that we’d published, the spam that we’d had
To the ones “Freshly Pressed” your subscriptions were rising,
Not sure how you did it, but I am kind of surmising, 
That word tags and content is what does the trick
To Carol, Linda and Wendy, it was really quite slick
To see your great blogs on the “Freshly Pressed” stage,
Was really quite something, you were all the rage,
A little excitement to keep spirits high,
And to make all this blogging stuff feel worthwhile.
Here’s to those times when “I know I made you smile,
And to the “five cats” who stroll along the blogosphere mile
While we might not be “Herding Cats in Hammond River,” it is plain
Trying to think up great content sometimes boggles our brains
I hope you don’t mind these  “ramblings from the left
Some times I’m “….half awake and sleeping ” and not very deft
But as “A New Day Dawns“, I’ll  still be “Write here, write now
And all my online friends should really take a bow.
To those times you might have thought I was “Out of my mind”
When really dear bloggers there is nothing more sublime
Than “Doing the Write Thing” on the blogging scene
Those who post every day, you are really quite keen. 
Had it not been for blogging we never would have met
Even  the”Brightest Blue” sky can’t replace the time I’ve spent
Reading Careann’s Musings and the “Cluclutz writer’s “posts,
I have added so many in Google Reader, I’d kind of like to boast.
To be sure there are blogging “moments that take your breath away,”
We’re living a”A Life Less Ordinary“, all we really have is today,
To share our thoughts at one moment in time,
I know this poem is bad, I’m just trying to make it rhyme.
While some blogs just got started, others faded to the dust
You need to  post in the New Year, oh really, really  must!
For what would I do if you all disappeared?
I’d be all alone in the old blog-hemisphere.
So to ALL of you bloggers my hat goes off to you,
There was no way I could fit all your names in, it is true.
Just know in your hearts that this message is for you
So “Unleash the Flying Monkeys” and Happy New Year to you too!

So, I promised a poorly written poem and I delivered.

Now feel free to add your own lines in the comment section, use your own name or the name of your blog if you wish  because we could keep this going on forever if we wanted to. Note: I said if we wanted to….. In the meantime I hope you had a giggle enjoy the holidays!

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  1. You are “The Best” Thanks for shout out. Merry Christmas.


  2. This is far from “poorly-written”, Laura…rhyming “disappeared” with “hemisphere” is inspired!

    Thanks for the shoutout!

    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family…will be extra fun with your granddaughter this year!



  3. Good Stuff!


  4. pattisj

     /  December 20, 2011

    Wow, this took a lot of effort on your part. Thanks for the mention, Laura.
    Oh! What fun it is to bide at


  5. I never tire of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” spinoffs. It’s my favourite poem. My father, who was not a writer or a reader, had his own version of the few lines, but I can’t repeat them here. 🙂


  6. Ah, I don’t know what to say. Except I think you’re a true blessing, Laura. Thank you for your support, your words of wisdom and especially your wonderful wonderful humour. Merry Christmas!


    • Oh Joylene, I’m blushing now.. I had a great year meeting so many new bloggers and keeping up with those of you who have been here pretty much from the start. It will be interesting to see what 2012 brings. Merry Christmas, Joylene!


  7. That was most enjoyable Laura. How clever! Have a fabulous Christmas with all you hold dear.


    • Merry Christmas to you, Darlene, you “Christmas Nut,” you. Can’t say how glad I am that we ended up in the same anthology.. Your friendship and support has been most valued.


  8. Thanks for the great start to my morning. Hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends and I wish you a happy, blogging, creative, healthy 2012.


  9. Together we shared, the good and the bad,
    “The books that we’d published, the spam that we’d had”

    LOL! Thank God for Akismet!

    What a great poem and post! Very creative!

    Merry Christmas Laura!:)


  10. fivecats

     /  December 21, 2011

    Since we were mentioned, it’s not poorly written. 🙂

    Have a Merry Christmas.


  11. Author

     /  December 21, 2011

    I love any version of The Night Before Christmas; it’s always so classic
    The rhyming, the humours–‘Tis all really quite magic!

    Happy holidays bloggers and Miss Laura 🙂


  12. So so cute, Laura, and full of Christmas cheer!!! 🙂


  13. awesome. Merry Christmas.


  14. Thanks Tricia, and Merry Christmas to you!!


  15. ‘Twas long after Christmas
    When I found Laura’s post
    Not one for much bragging
    I blushed at her *toast*

    Your friendship is precious
    Your writing’s a treat
    Your blog is delightful —
    It has mine quite beat.

    My musings aren’t merry
    Meanderings may drone
    But you’ll always be welcome
    At my cyber home.

    I’ll stop now… I was going to say, “while I’m ahead,” but I don’t think I am! Thanks for the mention, Laura, and have a truly Happy New Year.


  16. Just catching up on all your posts now. What an honour to be included in your poem! Much love and thanks to you, Laura. I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family.



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