10th Blogiversary!


10 years ago today, I posted my first blog post under the Weblog Wannabe moniker. We at Casa Troy and Firda are celebrating this 10th blogiversary by, uh, not doing much.

I’m also feeling a little depressed because yesterday during an eye exam with an optometrist I was diagnosed with glaucoma. I don’t have tunnel vision yet so hopefully it’s still in its early stage. We’ll find out for sure once I undergo the field of vision test, scheduled for April, on the day after my birthday. Excellent timing, eh? Going blind is one of my biggest fears. Glaucoma’s nickname is “the silent thief of vision.” See why I’m freaking out? I pretty much live to share what I see. That’s why I blog. That’s why I take pictures.

Anyway, not really in a celebratory mood today but I’d like to call today the Weblog Wannabe Reader Unlurking Day! According to Feedburner, I have over 500 readers but my comment count seems to disagree with it. So if you feel like cheering me up a bit, leave a comment. Let me know how long you you’ve been reading. It’ll make my day!


  1. Troy
    February 20, 2010

    I'll post first. I'm not really a lurker – though I've been reading your blog since around 2001 or so. So I've been with it for a while :)

    Happy Blogiversary!

  2. Jill
    February 20, 2010

    Happy Blogiversary! I've been following your blog for about five years now – almost as long as I have known about blogs. I can't wait to see what the next ten years will bring :)

  3. Kirsi
    February 20, 2010

    Happy Blogiversary! I've been reading for years, but I'm not sure exactly how long. :)

  4. yulini
    February 20, 2010

    Happy Blogiversary, Firda! 10 years to me quite long enough time to keep blogging.. Well, I guess more less 5 years I have been reading yours since I moved here in Canada, anyway..keep bloggin'

  5. Ams
    February 21, 2010

    Happy Blogiversary! I've been coming here now and then for a few years now and I've always enjoyed reading your posts, especially when I lived in Waterloo and felt connected to the places you wrote about.

  6. kaley
    February 23, 2010

    happy blogiversary Firda! I've been reading for awhile now I guess – I really enjoy your writing and I adore your photography. I'm so glad that both you and Troy blog so that we can keep up over here. Happy blogging!

  7. Lance
    February 24, 2010

    More power to your blog, Firda


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