Happy Blogiversary!

Hooray! It's my 5 year Blogiversary- 5 consecutive years of OT-specific bloggings! I think milestones are fun, even when they are self-created and goofy. So I am celebrating this full out. I had blogs and journals before, but this is really the longest I've ever kept writing with a single purpose.

To celebrate, this month will be special in a few ways. The first will be compiling what I consider (in o-so-humble terms) The Greatest Hits entries. This will come with a special post and will have a permanent page on top of the screen. I'll be putting in the posts that get the most visits, as well as those that I think have really good writing or info but were not well read. I think it's kind of ridiculous that I spent untold hours researching and rewriting the entry on serial casting efficacy, but got far more views about a 15 minute write-up of how Glee should have cast an actor that actually uses a wheelchair. That's the way it goes! If you remember something that you think was good enough to be included in this list, please comment and let me know.

Second, and likely far more interesting to most readers, I am having my first ever giant giveawayS. Not one, not two, but three mega-awesome boxes of joy are ready to be shipped to lucky winners. Sitting across from me in my living room are the three boxes of greatness, divided into Geriatric, Pediatric, and Student specific items. Why three diverse boxes? Because I am a diverse person. Each box contains some of my favorite things for the different population. I have worked with both geriatric and pediatric clients and thanks to generosity from some great companies, was able to get many of my favorite items donated. Also, not to brag, but I was a pretty good student. I love getting comments from students and started this blog as a way to pay forward to the next generation of OTs. So there will be some great things in that box too.

Third, I am delivering BIG NEWS. This is actually coming first, so be on the lookout! (I actually wrote it an hour or so ago but it's in the holding pen)

There should be some normalish entries coming too. I have a goal to clear out my started drafts and "write about this" list in the next 2 months. They won't all be classics, but it should be the normal OT ramblings that you're used to. Do have some patience for me, my EI caseload went KABOOM right before Christmas so I have tons of evals to write up, people to schedule, and paperwork to complete.

I thought about having a poll, but to some extent I have so many ideas that it seems bad to solicit more, especially knowing that I don't always get to everything. I will be trying to update the blog and link lists too, I'm afraid some of those may be woefully outdated. So please enjoy this January with me- it could be legendary!


Abby said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congratulations on FIVE years of OT blogging! Can't wait to enjoy this January on your blog with you :)

Sarah Lyon said...

I've enjoyed following your blog and I'm looking forward to January!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! It was such a blessing to stumble upon your page back in 2009 while feeling low and lost starting a new job, in a new state, in a new practice area of which I had no prior experience. Your writing has been a comfort and an inspiration. Looking forward to all that 2013 will bring for you and your OT journey. Thank you for your time, passion and sharing!

Cheryl said...

Thank you all! I love hearing from people who haven't commented before :)

Christopher Alterio said...

Hm, blogiversary is a new word for me - I like it. Congrats on your 5th - that is quite an accomplishment! Here's to the next five and many more after that!