June 21, 2011

One Year BLOG-iversary

One year ago today I became The Animated Woman! I've always been animated but, you know what I mean, I started the BLOG. My first post was more of a test run, so it's the second post that counts really...it was animated! And FUNNY.

After one year at the bottom of the Blogger Abyss, I've done many drawings and made a lot of you laugh...

...and even moved a few of you to tears.

I've drawn many of you!

I've helped some people, and hopefully made their lives a little better.

Twitter has played a big part in inspiring me.

When things were bad my fans and friends have been here.

Some of you have helped me find my way in the Abyss and I'm so grateful for that.

Cuz it's dark down here!

And there are now so many of you who come and visit me...

...and leave me nice little comments that I can drool over in quiet moments.

And rain or shine, I'll be drawing. I don't know how long I'll be blogging, but let's try to make the most of it.

I love you all!

So...what's your favorite post?

I would be grateful if you would nominate me for this Forbes Top 100 thingie. If you think I deserve it. Thank-you to those who have already done so. I'm deeply honoured and touched. But not in a dirty way.

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  1. I ♥ you JC, and my favorite post is a toss up between the one where you found my marbles, or the WTF vs. OMG video. I was DIEING laughing after that 1.

  2. I'd be a liar if I said any other post than the one you did answering Why Is Daddy Crying. You're a rock star. Happy Birthday and keep rockin' the blog JC!!!

  3. Congrats! I can't believe it's been a year. I'm so glad we found you on Twitter, and I love to see my friends RTing you! Of course my favorite post is the wedding cake for Sonya and me :) But my favorite post not about me is the Boy Shaped Hole. I love the motherly love in that post! Cheers JC!

  4. Congrats JC!!!! So proud of you sweetie. You've made us laugh, you've my us cry, you've made us snort so hard the we busted blood vessels in our eye. You made us feel hugged and made us go "awww", You made all this happen with the magic you draw. It's been 1 year now since I first saw you post, who would have known then, that one day I'd boast. " Hey world look here, I knew her when" before wikipedia, aiminglow and Forbes rushed on in. But I stand on tall, chest out and proud, because you defeated the weaver fish, cuba, and babies for crying out loud !
    You ROCK ! Here's to another great year ! xo PEACH OUT !

  5. I think my favorite is Queen Bee :) That and Funny One Liners.

    I am very glad I found you even if I have no clue how I managed it LOL. your stuff, especially today's never fails to make me laugh and it is always nice to have something like that.

  6. I really love the snowman one, and have told you many times! It was great, because it told a great story, and was ALMOST movie like going from slide to slide. Good luck on the Forbes thingy!

  7. I am gravitate to the WTF vs. OMG. Funny it it's brilliant simplicity. You've got the giggle magic going on. Stellar first year!

    Vincent | @CuteMonsterDad | CuteMonster.com

  8. Perhaps next time I won't type a comment via my iphone. 'sigh'

  9. This is my favorite post <3 Congratulations and thank you for touching all of us with your wit and talents every day!

  10. If anyone should be blogging it's you lady. I hope that writing here has given you as much as you give to the people that read and adore you. (like me!).

    Favorite...mmm. I loved so many of your posts but motherhood is one that I would frame and put up on my wall so I have to go with that one.

    Happy anniversary!

  11. (OMum22 from twitter) My favourite post hmm.... the snowman one was so sweet! But the one that really got me was "Some Day is Mother's Day" - it was so spot on. Congrats on your blogiversary!

  12. Hmmm that is a tough one, I am going to have to say your most recent one, the one before this one. Not exactly sure why, just something about it.

  13. Congrats JC! I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your posts! So glad and thankful to have found you. :)

  14. Aw.. Congrats to you JC! What an awesome celebration post. My favourite? That is a tough one. I love them all. As I clicked on each of the links above it was "Oh yeah! THAT one!" Your imagination rocks. I hope your 'little floatie' never runs out of air. Keep posting! Cheers lady~! And hugs.

  15. You're amazing....such thoughtful comments. How lucky I am. Woops, sorry I just got some drool on the screen.

  16. Awww! Happy birthday to you! You fell in to an abyss, drew people, made friends, got cake and a pool? I'd call that WINNING! ;)

  17. Happy One Year! I'm glad I found your blog. :)

  18. Happy First Blogiversary!

    You are truly talented, funny and all round awesome. Here's to many, many more fantastic drawings, animations and blogs!

  19. I was late to your party, and had to keep looking out the window, as it were -- but my favorite thing that's happened here, that I was lucky enough to catch? The boy shaped hole. With just a few simple pictures you encapsulated the bittersweet story of good parenting.

    I respect you as a person and as a talent, and am grateful that one or the other of us found the other on Twitter. Congratulations on an amazing first year -- and thank you for it, too.

  20. So I nominated you... : )

    And got an email from Forbes website:

    Your comment was called out!
    On this post: Nominate Your Picks For The Best Websites For Women " I nominate http://www.theanimatedwoman.com because it's funny, engaging, inclusive, topical and thought provoking. It inspires me, makes me laugh and I always go away from this website feeling connected and better about life. "

  21. Thank-you wratwrds. Your nomination describes what I'm aiming for by doing this. I especially love the word "inclusive"...

  22. Congrats on your blogiversary!
    You have such a great sense of humor that I love coming over here & I did nominate you for Forbes top women bloggers (I hope Dooce doesn't make the list this year!).
    My favorite post is the one about your daughter graduating - I can totally relate. =(
    Lorie of The Shewbridges of Central Florida


Cuz You Rocketh.