Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Sullivan is one year old today!

Today is Sullivan's first birthday! There are posts from before then but all of those are backdated. 25th November is the real date that I started this whole crazy thing!

While re-uploading all my pictures to my new host, I had to go through all of my old posts and I have to say, I cringed a little - I like to think I've improved a lot since then! I'm really flattered that when I check my stats, I see people persisting in going through all my old entries before they finally get to the entries that (I think) are much better!

I am not a writer but I'm really glad I decided to try something new. At school, I used to dread having to show anything I'd written to anyone and it's still an anxiety of mine but I think doing Sullivan has alleviated some of that. It wasn't a goal to begin with - I just wanted to share my hood with people - but it was a nice little side effect, I guess!

I've had so much fun with this over the past year and I'm enjoying my game more than I ever have. At least part of that is because of all of you readers. I want to take the opportunity to thank all of you, especially those of you who take the time to leave a comment. It really means a lot to me when I open up my e-mail and see that someone has read what I've written and enjoyed it enough to comment. Honestly, the fact that people I've never met are reading this still blows me away! It's so crazy!

So thank you all again!


  1. Aww, happy birthday Sullivan!!!!

    I know just how and what you mean, Carla. I'm not a writer either but it does mean so much when someone reads my blog and comments. It leaves a wonderful smile for that day.

    Here's to hoping you make it to another year!

  2. Happy birthday to Sullivan!!! *birthday jig* Im glad you made this sight and keep it going! It's an inspiration!

  3. Yay for one year! It only took you a year to catch up with me. :D

    It's hard to believe it's been that long. I remember checking in and going, "hey, someone that updates a lot--yay!" When I had more time, I was an obsessive bookmark checker and I could always count on Sullivan to have something awesome waiting, LOL!

    Congrats on one year, Carla! Here's to another. :D

  4. Yay! *dons party hat and noise maker*

    Sullivan is always constant. It is nice to know that you're not going to disappear into the internet completely. Some people do that. A lot of people do that, so one year is a huge milestone!

    Here's to another year I hope!

  5. Happy birthday Sullivan!!

    I have been looking throug some old posts too, before starting with the newer ones, I like to have some backgroundinformation on the sims before I start reading.

    I absolutely love Sullivan!

  6. Happy birthday Sullivan!

    I've been a huge fan ever since the beginning. I remember reading your posts about your sims at N99 and I was super-excited when you announced your blog. Sullivan inspired me to start my blog so thank you for the inspiration :)

    Here's hoping we get many more years with your awesome blog :)

  7. Riverdale, thank you! I hope I can do another year too!

    I don't think you realise how nice comments are until you start blogging yourself but it really is a nice feeling. I try to comment on most of the stuff I read because of it, although I used to mostly lurk.

    Maisie, thank you! That's so sweet of you to say.

    Mao, thank you! I remember that you were my first commenter ever! I never expected anyone other than the 8-10 or so people from N99 who were following my posts there to bother reading this, so I was quite stunned (but happy!) to get anyone else reading!

    Lunar, thank you! I play most days, so I just try to keep up with my playing. It didn't work too well for me when I was playing ahead of the blog!

    Tanja, thanks so much!

    I do that too, when I find a new blog - I go back and read all the back entries, even if it takes me weeks!

    Cissie, thank you! You must be coming up on your own anniversary soon. It wasn't so long after me that Wellington started up. :D

    Apple Valley, thanks!

  8. Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Sullivan, and to you Carla!! It goes fast doesn't it? But then it again, it feels like a year. LOL! We all love your blog and your Simmies very much. I look forward to continuing this virtual friendship for many years to come!

  9. Simmington, thank you! That's something I definitely look forward to as well. :)

  10. LOL at the fact that Sullivan shares a birthday with me! Just had to share the coincidence.

  11. How funny! If we were at all close to the date, I'd wish you a happy birthday! ;)