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#MicroblogMondays 52: One Year

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.


Provided I didn’t number #MicroblogMondays wrong (and that is a definitely possibility considering the Roundup is off), this is the final post of the “year.”  Next week, the project officially reaches its one year birthday.

I’m a fan of sticking with things because then you get moments like today where you can look back on how things have turned out.  We took back our blogs; at least, a bunch of people have.  There are a couple dozen people who add themselves to the link-up list.  It’s not always the exact same people, but there is a core group.  So it’s sort of nice; we have the people who have started posting at least once a week again, and other people who post at least a bit more often.

So I thought it would be fun if people looked back at their posts if they participated at all this year and leave a link to their favourite post in the comment section below.  And if you haven’t participated, let this post kick you in the ass to take back your blog.

Really, they shrivel up without your presence.  You don’t need to post daily, but take it back one a week.  Something brief.  Something you would have posted on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram or anywhere else on the web.


Are you also doing #MicroblogMondays? Add your link below. The list will be open until Tuesday morning. Link to the post itself, not your blog URL. (Don’t know what that means? Please read the three rules on this post to understand the difference between a permalink to a post and a blog’s main URL.) Only personal blogs can be added to the list. I will remove any posts that are connected to businesses or are sponsored posts.

1. Jessica 16. Unpregnant Chicken 31. Shail
2. Anks 17. Mary Francis 32. deathstar
3. Tas IVFer 18. No Baby Ruth 33. Turia
4. Suzy 19. Parul | Happiness & Food 34. Junebug
5. The bespectacled mother 20. Vinitha 35. Failing at Haiku
6. Uma S 21. Isabelle 36. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled)
7. No Kidding 22. Delenn 37. Journeywoman
8. A Separate Life 23. Geets 38. A.
9. One and Done? 24. Mrs Green Grass 39. Justine
10. Daryl 25. Traci York, Writer 40. Infertile Girl
11. Lori Lavender Luz 26. My Path To Mommyhood (Jess) 41. Northern Star
12. Karen (River Run Dry) 27. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) 42. St. E
13. Good Families Do 28. Jen (Days of Grace)
14. Sweet are the uses of Adversity 29. illustr8d
15. Solo Mama 30. Teacups & Typewriters



1 Jessica { 08.24.15 at 5:36 am }

Happy Birthday, MicroblogMondays! This is the best party!

2 anks { 08.24.15 at 5:59 am }

One Year!!! Whoa… That is awesome Mel… Kudos to you for going on for so long… πŸ™‚ I just counted and have done only 19 posts this year πŸ™ I missed a lot when I was travelling… Hope to at least double the number next year… My fav post was the one Titled Just Do IT where I talked about not overthinking… http://lifestyleproblog.me/just-do-it-microblogmondays/ Loved it for the kind of engagement it generated here on the blog and on social media πŸ™‚

3 UmaS { 08.24.15 at 6:10 am }

I’m glad to take part today, on MM’s Birthday πŸ™‚

4 Suzy { 08.24.15 at 6:18 am }

MicroblogMonday is an awesome idea. Thanks so much for hosting.

5 the bespectacled mother { 08.24.15 at 6:21 am }

One year is a milestone. Happy Birthday Microblog Mondays and congratulations Mel. I started linking up here around March this year and have done 15 posts so far. I have had a good time visiting blogs here and have bonded with a couple of bloggers here. My favourite post ishttps://iknownothingaboutit.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/microblog-mondays-12-little-chitter-chatter/

6 Mali { 08.24.15 at 6:52 am }

I’ve ben building up to a one year past – next week! I think my favourite post was a quote post – http://nokiddinginnz.blogspot.co.nz/2015/06/microblogmondays-dont-waste-our-lives.html

I love Microblog Mondays although it can sometimes be an effort to post on both my blogs. It brings out the obsessive in me, and I can’t miss a Monday. I love that it has introduced me to new voices – although after a year, they’re not so new now!

7 Daryl { 08.24.15 at 7:52 am }

Congrats on a year of MicroblogMondays! I haven’t participated every week, but it’s definitely been a good kick in my butt to blog more frequently than I would otherwise.

Here’s my favorite: https://soonafamily.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/throwback-microblogmondays/

8 Karen (River Run Dry) { 08.24.15 at 8:08 am }

THANK YOU for doing #MicroblogMondays. I’m fairly certain my blog would have languished otherwise. Even though I haven’t done every week, it’s been sooooo good for me.

My personal favorite is this one: http://www.riverrundry.com/2014/10/27/microblog-monday-8-kaleidoscope/

9 Jenn { 08.24.15 at 8:43 am }

I linked to today’s post above and here is my favorite MicroBlog Monday. I love that I got a good discussion going.

10 Lori Lavender Luz { 08.24.15 at 9:12 am }

I’ve made some new friends via #MBM. Thanks for creating and hosting!

I liked this one: http://lavenderluz.com/2015/08/cover-story-embryo-adoption.html

11 No Baby Ruth { 08.24.15 at 10:13 am }

Wow! A year!! I didn’t join in right away but I think I did fairly early on. I need to go find my favorite post… So few of them were actually micro…

12 Vinitha { 08.24.15 at 10:16 am }

Congrats Microblog Mondays!! So far I have written 16 MM posts. And here is my favorite one: https://vinithadileep.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/microblogmondays-because-im-5-now/

13 Parul { 08.24.15 at 10:23 am }

Wow! One year! Congratulations.
I did a quick search on my blog posts and saw that 20 times, I was writing a microblog on Monday! While it’s hard to pick one, I just want to share how much I love coming here every Monday, linking my post , reading so many on the link up. There is certainly a core group, people whose blogs I read every week. It’s going great and I hope to continue into Year 2 πŸ™‚ Thank you for having us here!

14 Isabelle { 08.24.15 at 10:54 am }

I am so thankful for your MicroblogMondays since it guarantees that I write at least one post per week. I think I have been participating since the second week, so I have written a year minus one time worth of posts. I am going to cheat. I will pick two. The first one is my very first microblog post: https://binkymoongee.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/microblogmondays-babys-hair-a-genetic-link/ It shows how far I have come in this process of having a baby we can call our own. Interesting thing is, I just went to the same baby’s first birthday party this weekend. And today we are going to meet our donor. It goes to show how much we have changed in this process of building our family: from fearing that I wouldn’t have a child that shares my features, to just wanting a baby regardless of genetic source.

The second post is a typical short post that I usually save for Mondays: https://binkymoongee.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/microblogmondays-adults-on-board/ and it was so interesting to see how it resonated with many people.

15 Mrs Green Grass { 08.24.15 at 11:32 am }

I haven’t done every single Microblog Monday, but it comprised over half of my posts over the last year and helped me keep my blog (barely) alive. Great idea and I look forward to many more Microblog Monday’s to come :).

16 Jess { 08.24.15 at 11:43 am }

Congrats on the birthday, #Microblog Mondays! It really does get you going, and prevent that shriveling. I also feel like it’s introduced me to new people I may not have “met” otherwise. So glad it continues! My favorite of my own Microblogs is probably this one:
It’s like a little valentine.

17 Traci York { 08.24.15 at 12:07 pm }

Thank you for creating MicroblogMondays, Mel! I’ve been MMing since June – I have a dozen posts, and comments from people I might never have met otherwise. October 31st will mark my first year of consistent blogging ( 3 times a week, with the exception of NaBloPoMo), and I’m finding most days, I get at least one visitor that isn’t a bot. *grin*

I think today’s post is my favorite – mostly because I couldn’t stop giggling while I wrote it (and I’ll probably be the only one who laughs, but that’s okay. *grin*) – http://www.traciyork.com/mm-i-will-follow-you/

18 Jen { 08.24.15 at 12:47 pm }

Thanks Mel for another great blogging innovation : ) Where did the year go? Such a change in my life between the first half and second half (going back to work). My fav post from the pre-work days was

19 Turia { 08.24.15 at 12:48 pm }

Thank you for starting this! I definitely didn’t post every week, but apparently I have 24 entries, so almost half the year. I will try to do better in the coming year.

Looking back at them, they are often a really lovely snapshot of something E. has said or done, and maybe something I wouldn’t have remembered to write down otherwise. So thank you for helping me keep my memories. My first one is probably still my favourite: https://rescogitatae.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/the-burning-question/

20 illustr8d { 08.24.15 at 1:14 pm }


21 Shail { 08.24.15 at 2:07 pm }

Now I think twice before posting my short pieces as updates on Facebook but instead opt to post it on my blog on Mondays πŸ™‚ Today’s is one such post. So, yeah, thanks for Microblog Mondays and happy first birthday πŸ™‚

22 Junebug { 08.24.15 at 3:20 pm }

Help! My first link in the list is not accurate, would you mind deleting it? Thanks for this, I am looking forward to reading everyone’s picks.

23 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 08.24.15 at 4:03 pm }

Wow, time flies! I so appreciate this project. It really takes the pressure off – and sometimes the simplest posts are the best. I’m always telling people about it, especially when they say they want to get back to blogging or are just starting a blog.

As far as my favorite post from the past year, I’m gonna have to be sentimental and go with my anniversary trip post: http://www.travelcraftjournal.com/10-years/

24 Sharon { 08.24.15 at 6:11 pm }

I have managed to blog on 27 of the 52 Mondays, and they have made up the majority of my blog posts over the past year. So I am glad you started this activity. πŸ™‚

25 loribeth { 08.24.15 at 6:16 pm }

#MM has been SO much fun! — long may it run!! Thank you, Mel, for giving us this incentive to blog more regularly. I’ve taken part 48 of the past 52 weeks — not bad πŸ™‚ (although whether some of my #MM posts were actually “micro” is questionable, lol…!) and it’s certainly boosted my post count for the past year. πŸ™‚

As for a favourite — it’s hard to pick just one, but this one, from about 11 months ago, made me smile when I re-read it. (It’s even a pretty short one!)

Life is STILL good, by the way…! πŸ˜‰


26 TasIVFer { 08.24.15 at 7:31 pm }

I’m having trouble deciding which is my favourite post. Although there are some I really like the content of – like the one on maintenance which strikes something within me but isn’t written well – I’d like to nominate my first MicroblogMonday post just because I love this idea of Mel’s so much and I’m so glad I decided to participate. I’d been finding it hard to write, even though I love that blog. It has meant so much to me over the past couple years, however sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t be allowed here. I have a wonderful son now, and sometimes I feel others shouldn’t have to read about how this hasn’t made my life perfect or heal all wounds. But I write for myself in this blog, not others, I loved the idea of reclaiming my space. Thank you so much Mel! https://tasivfer.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/dust-dust/

27 Justine { 08.24.15 at 9:32 pm }

#MM was a little life support for my blog this year, too. Which is still in ICU. (Though maybe that’s a bad metaphor, because if it were in ICU, I’d be taking better care of it.) Still! It was also fun to meet some new people. And it’s helpful for me to have a curated place to read, rather than feeling like I need to read EVERYTHING. Which is always too overwhelming.

Thanks, Mel!

28 A. { 08.24.15 at 9:36 pm }

I just wanted to thank you for starting this thing because, like Isabel said, it motivates me to keep this thing alive. The year has been too complicated to choose a favorite post, so I’m going to pass on that, but I’m grateful to have the document, and that is thanks, at least in part, to you <3

29 Northern Star { 08.24.15 at 11:13 pm }

Happy one year Mel!!!

30 Cristy { 08.25.15 at 12:51 am }

Hooray for a year!! May there be many, many more!!!!

31 St. E { 08.25.15 at 1:28 am }

I am the perennial late bloomer, Mel! I am only two MicroBlog old, so won’t add my favourite.

Happy Birthday, MicroBlog Monday!

32 loribeth { 08.25.15 at 9:20 am }

I did leave a comment yesterday, but when I hit “submit,” it vanished into the ether and hasn’t shown up since. πŸ™ FWIW, the gist of my comment was to thank you, Mel, for giving us a reason to post/post more — it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve managed to participate in 48 of the last 52 weeks — not bad! — even though many of my posts haven’t been exactly “micro,” lol. Found several that I like, but this one put a smile on my face. (Life is still good, by the way!)


33 JustHeather { 08.26.15 at 5:12 am }

Happy one year of #MM, Mel! I love writing for them, if I would just stop forgetting (lately). I’ll get my game on again next week. πŸ™‚

34 Delenn { 08.26.15 at 6:58 am }

Happy Birthday, Micro Blog! Definitely has given me a much needed boost in my blog. Thank you, Mel! I don’t participate every week, but here is my favorite lost:http://polantworld.blogspot.com/2015/03/microblog-monday-glimpse-of-life.html?m=1

35 nonsequiturchica { 08.26.15 at 2:46 pm }

Happy one year! I’m not sure I have a favorite post but I do plan to continue participating! Thanks for all that you do to keep the blogging community writing. πŸ™‚

36 Misha { 08.27.15 at 12:47 pm }

I’m only on my 9th MM so far but I’ve completely enjoyed this process! I think this one has been my favourite so far: http://teacupsandtypewriters.com/thoughts-on-changing-my-surname-microblogmonday-02/

37 Middle Girl { 08.28.15 at 7:53 am }

I didn’t have a post this week but I have posted more this year than in the previous two. More than that, I think about posting more. And even more than that, through this space I have encountered some varied and interesting blogs and bloggers. So, thank you. Congratulations!

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