Happy 1st birthday, blog

Coincidence a very weird thing. Today is the second anniversary of Ashley's blog: A Life Worth Living. Dipping into my archives, I discovered that today also marks the first birthday of my blog.

So, Happy Birthday to Pfangirl Through the Looking Glass!

I'm a Capricorn and my blog is a Leo, and in terms of compatibility this translates as:

Capricorn's more emotionally detached, reserved, down-to-earth and somewhat cynical or sceptical attitude contrasts with Leo's warm enthusiasm and basically cheerful temperament. In your personal style and tastes, also, this difference is very apparent: Capricorn prefers the classics, simple elegance, and either a very conservative traditional style or an austere less-is-more, keep-it-simple style.
Leo has a generous, lavish hand and loves rich colour, warmth, and brilliance that borders on gaudiness. Sometimes, this translates into emotional terms also. Capricorn is more careful, cooler, less inclined to gamble, wants a sure thing. Leo is more open to expressive and arm and needs an abundance of appreciation and affection – more than Capricorn is inclined to give sometimes. One thing you do have in common: you both take your commitments to heart, and you prize fidelity and loyalty.

This extract is perhaps more relevant:

Your love for each other has a very dreamy, idealistic, and romantic quality. You are infatuated with each other, sometimes almost hypnotised by each other. You tend to have glamorous and idealistic notions of each other that are far removed from reality. This relationship is prone to major disappointments when you each discover that your partner is not as perfect as imagined. Disillusionment and disappointment are likely, but you can mitigate this tendency if you allow yourself to enjoy the dreamy romanticism without projecting your wildest fantasies onto your partner, believing you have found the companion of your dreams.

Yes, it hasn't always been an easy first year... I'm not going to lie and say my use of this blog as a cathartic tool hasn't pissed off some people. But c'est la vie. This infant is growing up, developing a personality and becoming a handful as she starts to crawl. She might stomp on some toes. It'll happen. Get used to it.

For the record, for anyone who is interested in things of a statistical nature, there are now around 30 regular repeat visitors to this blog every day, with the vast majority based in South Africa, and a handful in the United States, Mauritius and the UK. I'm not entirely sure what you get out of this blog - entertainment, information, your soap opera fix for the day, or any combination of the above - but thank you for popping in!


Unknown said…
Happy Birthday Blog!!! :D Next year we'll have a dual birthday party! :D
Anonymous said…
...i'm sure there's a few NZ flags waving in those stats too! Happy birthday to your blog though - its served me well in keeping up with things that side. ...and its a leo - we're the best people :)
Pfangirl said…
Ah, yes, I forgot the New Zealanders... Thanks for the reminder, Nick! Hope all is well down south in safe NZ?

And yes, Leo's are cool to be around...

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