On January 1st, way back in 2006, I made my very first entry on this blog. Back then, it was called Joy's Blog -- creative, right? It was pretty brief, just your basic "Hello, World" post.
At that point, I wasn't really committed to blogging -- didn't even completely understand exactly what a blog was. I said I'd use it to "make my private rantings official." And I did a little of that at first.
After that first hello, it took me almost a whole year to post another entry (see: Gall Stones, Gidget, and Other Matters). Very soon after that, though, I discovered "book blogging," and the rest is...well, maybe not history, exactly. Mostly babbling, I'm afraid. But it's been fun. And it's definitely got me back into reading after years of hardly opening a book.
So, eight years later, the blog goes on. For now.
Here comes another year.