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!