Monday, November 18, 2013

ONE THOUSAND


Welcome to Post #1,000, Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Grab a glass of champagne and let's drink to many more posts to come!


Ah, I wish I had a dollar for every time I've been asked, Who is Maxwell?

We've been through so much together in these 1,000 posts. Faulkner died. X and I went through with the divorce. Franklin became a member of our little family. I adopted Middle Child. Scout died. Willy Dunne Wooters joined us. I've been down many times, and with your help, managed to rise just like this balloon:

What would I do without you? Blogging for a couple of people was okay in the beginning, but it's more fun now with 188 of you.

But many bloggers have come and gone, including Maxwell. I miss each and every one of you who has taken off for parts unknown. I'm grateful that some people who stopped blogging have stayed in touch with me. I'm grateful for the many telephone conversations I've shared with some of you, the emails we've exchanged, the letters sent back and forth (because some of us are old fashioned and like getting a letter in the mail), and, especially, for the excellent advice you've given me, along with a lot of encouragement. I'm just plain grateful for all of you.

You've tolerated my whining about grammar. You've purchased books I recommended and never once complained that you wasted your money. You've praised my poetry. You've given me a new career in editing. I've never met most of you, yet I'm closer to you than I am to my so-called relatives.

We have a connection. Sometimes the connection breaks, and it has to be replaced. A new blogger comes along to replace someone who has quit. I miss the old, but embrace the new.

You tolerate my pretensions. You tell me I'm funny when I don't think I am. You very kindly praise my writing.


You wouldn't know me if you saw me walking down the street (unless you've memorized the golden tresses on the back of my head), but you are my buds, my pals, my sisters, my advisers, my friends.

Where do we stand now? As of this moment, 104,738 page views.

I don't know why you put up with me, but you do, and I'm glad.



My blog is fishducky approved, and it was fishducky who gave me my Grammar Police Badge. I post it with pride.


What can you look forward to in the next 1,000 posts?

Well, first, I don't think I'll stop blogging because it's my therapy. If all I do is write a post that says, I don't have anything to tell you, then I'll still write that post rather than drop out of the world. Second, coming up as quickly as I can make it happen, I want to have a giveaway. I think it will be related, at least in part, to my editing.

While I'm figuring out that rafflecopter thingy, I'm going to mix in some old posts with some new posts. I know you need Movie Weekend. I won't deprive you of it. But I'm going to re-run my ten most popular posts, and I want you to take a look at some early posts that one or two people read and no one commented on them. Sometimes I think I was a better blogger then.

It's probably my imagination.

Thank you, and God bless your sweet hearts. Giveaway (I hope) and most popular posts coming up very soon.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug


P.S. I don't think I've ever told you this, but I close my posts with "infinities of love" because that's how my beloved Jane Austen signed her letters to her sister, Cassandra.

Oh! Sorry, but one more thing. Willy Dunne Wooters wants to tell you something:


And I love it that so many of you join me in loving Downton Abbey.


See ya on the flip side.

40 comments:

  1. Congrats, Hon. Wish you a thousand more and 500 new readers.

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    1. Thanks, Coffey. I'm glad you wrote the first comment. We've been together quite a while. I don't know what I'd do without you.

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  2. Cheers! Like Coffey said, here's to a thousand more!

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  3. Thanks, Susie. You are such a faithful friend.

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  4. 1,000! Awesome! May there be thousands more to continue brightening our days every time we log on.

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    1. So says the young man I adore who hardly ever visits me anymore. I'm glad you don't treat Mom this way.

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  5. Hi Janie - well that answered a few questions ... but in the wheels of time and whiny grammar ... here's to the next 1,000 ... Si suspect most of us enjoy blogging from the support we give each other ... have a happy week .. and I hope you weren't in tornado alley ... Hilary

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    1. No tornado down my way, Hilary. Just grey skies and a little rain.

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  6. Congrats, Janie!! I concur! A thousand more! :) :)

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    1. I expect you to be with me for every single one.

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  7. Congratulations, Janie!
    *Cheers* Here's to a thousand more posts ;)

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    1. Thank you so much, S. Katherine. I have your book and hope to read it soon.

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    2. Yikes! I hope you like it O_O lol

      Thank you for the support ;)

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    3. I've never read a book by a blogger that I didn't like. You won't be the first, sweetie.

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  8. Congratulations, mazel tov & HOT DAMN!!

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    1. Thank you, man with the very hot avatar.

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  10. I'm probably one of your newer followers and I'm really glad I found you. Congratulations on reaching this milestone and good luck with everything to come.

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    1. I love your blog. Thanks for noticing me.

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  11. 1000 post what the bloody hell, I wonder when I will get to a thousand posts ok first I would have to count how many I have done already.............ok had to go and do that and so far I have done 768 post damn that is a lot I am closer to a 1000 then I realised.

    Ok back to you, I hope you hang around for another thousand since I happen to think your blog is bloody awesome............

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    1. I think your blog is bloody awesome, too.

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  12. Crikey - 1000 posts? Wow ... that's something to be proud of. Congrats and keep up the good work :)

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    1. Thanks. I started blogging at the end of December, 2009.

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  13. Congratulations on such a HUGE milestone! I think even the Dowager Countess would be expressing her felicitations on such a momentous achievement. I loved finding out about Maxwell and Infinities of Love. Your blog is always, always a must stop for me. Here's to the next 1,000.

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    1. Thank you, Sweet Shelly. Perhaps the Dowager Countess will invite me to tea and ask me to edit her memoirs.

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  14. Congratulations sweet lady! I'm so glad I came back to blog land. Here's to the next 1000. I finally fixed my feed and you are showing up now. Woo hoo.

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    1. I'm so glad to be in your feed. Please don't put me out as leftovers to slop the hogs.

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  15. Janie, I did not write anything so nice as this last weekend for my 1000th post. I feel sort of deficient now. I just put the names in a bowl, held it over my head and drew a name. That was really hard holding it over my head and then reaching in with the other hand. I think I need to practice that move.

    CONGRATULATIONS!

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    1. Different strokes for different folks, Linda. I thought your post with the photo of your beautiful daughter was great.

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  16. You get 99 red balloons for 1000 Junebug posts! I don't know who the hell you get them from though....

    Congrats Miss Janie. So fortunate to have found you.

    Love, andi

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    1. Thanks, and I'll just steal balloons from little kids.

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  17. Congratulations on number 1000! It's going to be a long time before I get there. If I ever get there. So I'll count on you to "keep on writing!"

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. I love to write so I can't stop, Bear.

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  18. Hey, you figured out the Rafflecopter thingy fast!

    I just wanted to say official CONGRATULATIONS! on the official 1000th post. I feel so official now. And I'm looking forward to the rest of the resurrected posts. :)

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  19. Whoa! I've barely been absent (I thought) but look what I missed!! Congratulations! I'm still trying to work my head around 1,000 posts! That is amazing. So glad I found you somewhere along the way :)

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