Sunday, December 5, 2010

Let’s pretend it’s November 31st and celebrate!

A few days back, on what would have been November 31st if there were indeed such a day, The Ranter’s Box happily crossed the six month mark in the blogosphere. And while the past week or so has been a bit of a blur, I couldn’t be more pleased to have achieved this milestone.

I consider myself incredibly blessed to have become acquainted with all of you and in many ways you are like this wonderful new family that is now a part of my life. It brings me great joy whenever I sign onto Blogger and discover new readers or see all of the many comments you regularly leave regarding my posts. And when it comes to recognition, you my lovelies, are beyond generous. Thank you for each and every one of the kind, funny and awesome awards you have bestowed upon my snarky arse.

Please know that while I adore blogging and hope that someday I am fortunate enough to find a way to make blogging a lucrative career, there are times where I will be missing in action for several days or so. This is only because my paying career sometimes requires every ounce of my time and energy -- and not because I have forgotten about you. So, I hope you will understand and continue to hang in there even when my posts occasionally become sporadic.

In the meantime, thank you for all of your bloggy love and may you enjoy an amazing and wonderful week!
xo The Empress


  1. Your paying career is very inconsiderate of your non-paying readers and fans! ;-)

    Happy anniversary ...


  2. Ranter, keep up the good work. I feel your pain on not been able to rant always because of work demands. We shall overcome one day!

  3. @PM Taylor: Yes, very inconsiderate indeed. I really miss all of you when I have to go MIA.

    @Mthoko: Thanks for your ongoing encouragement my friend. I promise if I ever find the secret to a well-paying career as a blogger I will share.

  4. You know we'll be here! I can't believe it has only been six months. Here to many a six more.

  5. You take care and make that $$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!
    We'll be here when you get back here!

  6. @Rabbit: Thank you so much. I'm so glad to have happened upon your rabbit hole and become bloggy friends. xo

    @G: Thanks for the love and support. Hugs!

  7. Happy half anniversary lovely lady. I get so excited when I see you on my reading list but I can totally understand the whole "work to live" thing.

    Thankyou for all your lovely support and for always giving me a giggle.
    I will be here when you pop in. Dont look at it as neglecting us, more treating us mean to keep us keen

  8. Isn't a bitch when life gets in the way of blogging. :-) We have all been there. We understand and we all love ya. We'll be here whenever you have time to stop by. And congrats on a successful 6 months of blogging. YAY

  9. You GO girl! Congrats on this milestone - it's already a countdown to the next one ...

    So great to see your comment on my blog - thanx so much for visiting!

    Happy travels!!

  10. Congrats!! Here's to many many more anniversarys!

  11. Congrats on the milestone!

    It's a bummer when real life gets in the way of Blogging, unless real life happens to be particularly fun that day (said without sarcasm for once).

    Keep up the good work!

  12. here's to a great time and i hope the ride continues. maybe next time will be celebrating the fact that this is your paying job.

  13. Nothing makes me happier than when I get a notification that "The Empress" has commented on anything I've written! And it's only been 6 months? You mean my blog is older than your blog? Crazy! Happy Annivesary !

    Here's to 6 x 100 more!! :-)

  14. Congrats on 160 followers in 6 months!! Wow, thats just great. I'm with you, I'd like to turn writing into an income someday. So here's to that day and may it come very soon!

  15. yet another reason to not gets in the way of

    i can bloggering days are coming to a close, as it loks like i may have found an effing job...

    but if not...

    i will be here when you get back, cuz i am doglike and have no concept of time....

    stupid stuff i see and hear
    bruce johnson jadip

  16. Congrats...I haven't had a relationship last 6 months in ages!!! What is the appropriate gift for a six month anniversary? How about...a sincere thanks for cheering up my day!

  17. Happy 6 month Blogiversary!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Appreciate it!!!

  18. Congratulations, honey! I'll be celebrating mine tomorrow. You know I'll be here when you come in from your real life. Big hugs to you!

  19. Oh snap! Congrats mama! Work it like a fat chick works the elastic lining in her spanks! *spanks the empress' ass*

  20. Love you Ranter!! Congratulations on your milestone!! All your acolades are well deserved.

  21. @Mynx: Thank you and you know I'm a big fan of yours!

    @Jewels: I appreciate your understanding : )

    @Red Nomad Oz: Merci and you are most welcome!

    @Jumble Mash: Thanks for all your support.

    @J. Day: Why thank you muchly!

    @StephanieC: Thank you my dear : )

    @becca: Now I really like that idea!

    @Cinderita: I was thinking the same thing my friend when it comes to reading your comments.

    @Bouncin' Barb: Thank you so much and here is to finding a way to make blogging a proper paying career : )

    @Bruce: Congrats on the job opportunity. I hope there will still be time for you to amuse us all with your foul-mouthed rants!

    @Molly Malone: Merci!!

    @Donda: Thanks my bloggy friend!

    @Dad: You are too kind and it makes me feel great to read that I can bring a bit of cheer to someone's day. Thank you!

    @Marlene: Thank you and you are most welcome!

    @Mrs. Hyde: Thank you so much and congrats on your blogoversary as well my bloggy sister. Hugs right back at you!

    @Falen aka Thundercat832: You crack me up... and how did you know that I work that elastic? ; )

    @Toy Couture: Aw, thank you for your kind words. I am touched!

  22. Just came across your blog from the Bitchy Waiter site. Good luck with your site too and congratulations.
    So You Want To Be a Banquet Manager


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