Saturday, February 23, 2008

Of frogs and friends


"There is frogspawn in the pond," said my mum today. "It's two days earlier than last year."

As I peered into the pool, I remembered that last year one of my first blog posts had been about fecund frogs in that said same pond. I checked back and realised I'd made my usual faux pas: I'd missed my poor blog's first birthday.

It shouldn't be surprised - I manage to do this with living entities as well as virtual ones. I always feel guilty when I do and people are always so nice about it. I wonder if inwardly, they are seething. I know I would be.

I wonder if my blog is too? Admittedly, I haven't been the greatest mother during the first year of its life. I almost commited infanticide during its first few weeks as I feared discovery. I then became overly-attentive and nurtured it at a pace I couldn't keep up. For a while, I neglected it completely as worrying about the Grey Mare devoured my available energy. I also neglected the friends I had made through it.

A year and a day on, I hope I'm starting to get the balance right.

21 comments:

rilly super said...

well I for one am very pleased that mutterings and meanderings has defied blog infant mortality statistics darling. We started out at the same time actually and today is SITN's birthday so 'clink' ( sound of champagne glasses touching for the benefit of the hard of hearing ) and happy birthday. I look forward to M&M teething, starting school, falling in love, getting drunk, and continuing to fly the flag for the north, grim as it is, into happy middle age, sigh.

Gill said...

happy birthday eminems blog!and happy birthday embryonic frogs too.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I like your blog because your words are always well-picked. Keep on blogging mama!

Arthur Clewley said...

I've always enjoyed your stuff too M&M so happy birthday. Am I too late for any cake to be left?

dulwichmum said...

You and me both sister! You have your life to live and your blog to keep - but don't forget about us!

Happy birthday lovely blog,

You really are a super blogger.

Bx

mutterings and meanderings said...

Thank you all, you are most kind! :)

Mopsa said...

Happy birthday m&m's blog - I LOVE your cake. It's always lovely to click and see a new post, but life can't play second fiddle to blogging (or indeed writing).

Nunhead Mum of One said...

Happy birthday bloglette xxx I'm glad you're around :-)

Winchester whisperer said...

Love your blog

mountainear said...

Happy blogging birthday to you and it. Your well chosen words are always a pleasure to read.

Beth said...

Happy blogging birthday to you - keep up the fantastic work!!

I would love to interview you for my book - I am doing phone interviews now. Email me at beth@ticktockcoaching.co.uk if you are interested.

Ellee Seymour said...

I must go and check my pond.

GeraniumCat said...

A belated happy blogging birthday from me too. What a great way to be reminded of it - spring has sprung, perhaps?

mutterings and meanderings said...

Cor! You're awfully nice dear readers!

Beth, I am giving it serious thought. I am better at interviewing than being interviewed.

Anonymous said...

Get the balance right ! A cue for a song methinks...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=16bvFvjwONI

@themill said...

Happy blogday to one of my favourite bloggers...

Marianne said...

Many Happy Returns M&M. I too am just having a Blog Birthday. Somehow we have stayed the distance and that deserves a celebration.

Always enjoy reading you and thanks for all the lovely comments over the past year.

muddyboots said...

why does everyone have frog spawn in their ponds except me? we just have a pair of mallards.........

mutterings and meanderings said...

Anon, I didn't like them until the Personal Jesus period ...

Thankyou @themill

Muddyboots, mallards eat frogspawn and taddies

Brom said...

It's a Hoppy Birthday then!

Fantastic!

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