May 12 2008

This Is A Milestone

Published by at 2:37 pm under Blog

Milestone, the big 100I’m having an odd sense of déjà vu. At the exact moment I clicked on the ‘Write New Post’, something triggered in my brain and I felt as though I had done all of this before – all of this, in precise detail…the same bunch of links open on my desktop, the search for a ‘milestone’ image, the bloggery. I feel certain that I dreamed all of this, maybe years ago.

I know what you’re thinking and I haven’t gone mad, nor am I drinking at the moment. I really am having some king of Matrix moment.

Perhaps it has something to do with the subject matter of this post. I have been thinking back over the past two months of blogging, as this is an important post for me (is it possible to be nostalgic over the immediate past?). This is my 100th post!!!

At the end of February, Mr Doyle informed me he was dragging me to the Blog Awards, Grannymar and Me at the Blog Awardsand I caught the bug. I wasted no time in opening my life up to the online world, discussing my adoption, my theatre going, my college worries and my thoughts on blogging.

More importantly, I discovered I was not alone. Grannymar, Grandad, Alexia and the Lionesskeeper; Ken, Ross, Anthony and Ben; Laura, Elly, K8 and another Darren; all bloggers in a landscape that seems to change and expand for me everyday.

It’s been particularly pleasing to meet a few of my fellow bloggers at the Big Yellow Helium Balloon Night Out (and the bits I forgot) and at Ellybabe’s Birthday. I hope to be able to get to Alexia’s Bloggers’ Night Out on Saturday too.

In recent times, Lottie has even picked up her quill (or whatever the www version is) and this week sees Andrew open up his life on his blog, Chancing My Arm. A very funny and inciteful insightful guy, I recommend keeping an eye on what he gets up to.

So, what of the future? I’ll keep reviewing movies and any new music that comes my way (I’ve just downloaded Band of Horses, under Andrew’s recommendation, so we’ll see how that goes). I hope to talk more about adoption – my experiences, those of parents who have adopted and also those of people trying to adopt at the moment (Siobhan White writes an excellent piece in today’s Indo). I’m going to talk more about my creative journey – I WILL LEARN TO PLAY THE GUITAR!! And I’m looking forward to giving my first post as Gaeilge (we start our Irish lessons in two weeks). Oh, I’ve been working on my first podcast too, Ken will be delighted to know.Darragh

So, thank you very much to everyone who has read my blog across the last 100 posts, and especially thank you to those who commented. The biggest thanks must go to the miniscule in stature, but huge in life Darragh Doyle. So, raise a glass to my next 100 posts and please, spread the word.

If anyone want to drop me a line, email me at mail@ my domain or just leave a comment.

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10 responses so far

10 Responses to “This Is A Milestone”

  1. Darraghon 12 May 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Tee hee hee

  2. Lottieon 12 May 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Happy 100th Blogday!

    To be honest I just don’t know how you do it. As you mentioned in an earlier post – it’s have a life or have a blog and so far you’re doing quite well at having both.

  3. Anthonyon 12 May 2008 at 2:56 pm

    100 already? Wow, that’s good going. Congrats. 🙂

  4. Davidon 12 May 2008 at 4:04 pm

    That is some seriously fast blogging!! Keep up the great work.

  5. Benon 12 May 2008 at 5:40 pm

    That balloon makes my bum look big. . .

  6. Andrewon 12 May 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Nice one Daz! Its been a high quality hundred too, which is what’s important.

    And thanks for the mention…though I wouldn’t be the man, and the pedant, that I am if I didn’t take issue with your use of a word! describing me as “inciteful” surely suggests that I enjoy inciting people, generally seen as a negative thing. I’m gonna choose to believe you meant “insightful”, though, and take it as a very nice compliment. 😀

  7. Grannymaron 12 May 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Well done young man!

    Blogging is a wonderful hobby and it opens the doors to great friendships!

    Heres to the 1000th post!

  8. Darrenon 13 May 2008 at 10:18 am

    Thanks everyone. It’s not about the quantity though – I hope some of what I have written was of a decent quality. I’ve really enjoyed writing this blog and hope to keep it up for some time to come.

  9. Ken McGuireon 13 May 2008 at 11:27 am

    New podcast on the horizon? Jesus, you have been severely bitten by the bug, haven’t you. Though in fairness, you’ve cranked out some quality reading since the Blog Awards, fair play dude.

    Must sort out that pint over the bank holiday, drag Ross out into public.

    You just keep those blog posts coming!

  10. Darrenon 13 May 2008 at 11:33 am

    @Ken I’ll keep going as long as I enjoy it. It’s good fun at the moment. I was listening to your Podcast #51 this morning. That Rich Wyman track is excellent.

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