Monday, September 28, 2009

The blog turns two

Happy blogoversary to me!

On Sept. 28, 2007, Gratuitous Violins was born when I pressed "publish" on my first blog post, a review of The 39 Steps. Here's what I wrote on my first anniversary, and all of that still holds true.

For everyone who's added me to their blogroll, left a comment, found me by Googling where Carrie Bradshaw went to college (I still don't know!) or searching for violin music (I don't have any!) or just stopped by to read what I wrote over the past two years, thank-you.

It's great to have a platform to write about issues that are important to me and it's incredibly rewarding to be part of the online theatre community that has been such a welcoming place and led to so many wonderful friendships.

Like actors thrilling at the first reaction they ever receive from an audience, writers can get bitten by the bug, too. It's been a long time since I had my first byline in The Northeastern News but even after all these years, it's still a thrill to know that people are reading something I've written.

16 comments:

Aaron Riccio said...

Congrats!

Kathy Garmus said...

Happy anniversary, Esther! What happened to rounders 2? :-)

Amanda said...

Congratulations Esther!

Vance said...

WOO!!! Congrats!!!

Esther said...

Thanks, everyone for reading and commenting!

Kathy, I'm still thinking about rounders 2. Maybe I should just leave well enough alone!

Bob said...

Exciting! Hope you enjoy you cupcake, and keep blogging!

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Happy anniversary - here's to the next two and beyond!

jan@broadwayandme said...

Happy Anniversary, Esther. And here's to many more years of happy theatergoing! Cheers, jan

Esther said...

Awww, thanks so much!

Bob, the cupcake was only a virtual stand-in for the real one I'll be enjoying in New York next month!

Steve, without you, there wouldn't be a Gratuitous Violins. Thank-you for the encouragement and for my awesome blog name!

Esther said...

Thanks so much, Jan! I can't believe all of those years I wasted "not" going to the theater. I'm trying to make up for lost time!

Emily said...

Congrats! Glad I was looking for info on Raul Esparza lo those many months ago and found you :)

Esther said...

Awww, thanks Emily! You are so kind. I'm glad I finally had a chance to see Raul Esparza on stage, too, so I can share in the love!

twallinger said...

I'm a little late to the party but I just wanted to extend my congrats too. Keep up the good work!

Esther said...

Hey Todd, it's never too late! Thanks so much. And thank-you for adding me to your blogroll. I appreciate all the support.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Esther! Congrats! Way to go.

-amy

Esther said...

Hey, thanks Amy! You should start blog! Always room for one more.