One Year of Blogging

One year of blogging

It’s time to get out the party hats, bake a cake and hire a clown. One year ago on the 14th of March I first put fingers to keyboard and created this blog. that’s one year of blogging already. When I started there were no cartoons and I had no idea what direction I was going to take it in. It has been a lot of fun developing a style over the last 12 months and it is very rewarding to know I have made a few people laugh along the way. Thank you everyone who has followed my mad ramblings and given their support. Welcome to any new readers as well.

Here are a few highlights from the blogs first year:

An Unexpected Beginning
The first ever post and the story of how I accidentally ended up living in The Netherlands.

Sex Sells
The first ever post with a cartoon and some details about the stranger side of Amsterdam.

Holland Reality Show
The truth about Holland’s biggest secret.

Don’t Fear the Mime
There are many strange sites to see when walking around Amsterdam and you don’t have to have visited a coffee shop first.

The Lift of Terror
The story of my evening trapped in a lift in an empty office.

The Long Way Home
Proof of how accident prone I can be; eight hours walking around lost with a broken ankle.

Undercover Englishman
The language barrier might only be small but it does not make it any easier to hide your identity as an expat.

32 responses to “One Year of Blogging”

  1. Aisling says:

    And what a great year it’s been!


  2. Invader Stu says:

    Shruti – It’s a double edge sword :) Being accident prone gives me something to write about but can also lead to injuries.

    Aisling – Thanks

  3. ChickyBabe says:

    Happy Blogaversary Stu and Blog! It’s always a pleasure visiting you :).

  4. Tenakalaz says:

    Yes mate a whole year, I can remember the yearnings to start posting so long ago….. hehehe, and now look at you!!

    Heres to many more years mate!

  5. zed says:

    happy blogday! each post is a treat – keep up the good work!

  6. Invader Stu says:

    ChickyBabe – Thank you. It’s always a pleasure visiting yours too.

    Tenakalaz – I plan to take over the whole internet.

    Zed – Thanks. I’ll give you a run for your money at the next bloggies :p

  7. Jodie says:

    Happy Blogday Stu! As others have said, it is always a giggle to read your new posts and see the new comics.

    Tenekalaz makes a good addition to your images too!

    Blog long and prosper!

  8. BlondebutBright says:

    Um – so March 15 is tomorrow, not today – which means I get to drink with you on the actual birthday! Wait. Unless it really is the 14th, but still – close enough. And are you saying that it’s also Tenakalaz’s birthday? Wow, we have some serious partying to do!

  9. Aisling says:

    I will vote for your takeover of the internet

  10. Invader Stu says:

    Jodie – Thanks

    BlondebutBright – Oops. That was a typo. It’s the 14th and Tenakalaz’s birthday is not for a while (poetic license). Either way I’m still holding you to that serous partying idea tomorrow. We’ll drink the place dry.

    Aisling – First the internet then the world.

  11. BlondebutBright says:

    We have some great excuses to have some fun. Birthdays, fake or real, attached to people or blogs – I don’t know about “dry” but I think they’ll notice we’re there. :)

  12. Joe says:

    Happy birthday mate! :) congratulations on a cracking first year. I look forward to future posts! Three cheers for Stu! *yay*

  13. Tess says:

    Happy B-Day!!! Hilarious cartoon, wish there will be many more cartoons and B-Days to come… [ps We love our categories don’t we? You’d like to start the never-ending mac/pc debate? Go on then, I dare you! Show me your cpu and I show you mine ;) ]

  14. VallyP says:

    Many happy returns of your blog Stu! As far as I’m concerned, the blog of the year award was yours. Great idea to post links of some of your most popular posts. I hadn’t read the first one…my, my you were taking a chance on so little info weren’t you? If I’d been your mum, I think I’d have sufffered a few moments of disquiet about you going off into the unknown and to such a place…that is until I suddenly realised that yay!….. I’ve got the house back! ;-)

  15. Invader Stu says:

    BlondebutBright – I’ll bring the paper hats.

    Joe – Thanks

    Tess – You want to show each other our CPUs? Are you coming onto me? ;)

    VallyP – I think that is what my mum went through.

  16. Tess says:

    *lmao* Would that be a federal offence?

  17. JaG says:

    Happy Blog day!!

  18. Invader Stu says:

    Tess – I didn’t say I was objecting to the idea :p

    JaG – Thanks

  19. Tess says:

    We’re still talking CPUs here aren’t we? *slightly confused… NOT* ;)
    ps… you started… :9

  20. Emiel Stöpler says:

    No witty remark from me this time, but simply: happy blogday! I quite enjoy reading your blog. I hope you keep on writing great stuff and I’ll be one of the first to buy a copy of your book, if and when it comes out…

  21. roxanne says:

    Happy First Birth of your Blog Day!

    I love the new cartoons.

  22. Invader Stu says:

    Tess – Even if I started it I don’t see you making any objections :p I’m just trying to bridge the gap between PC and Mac users and say can’t we all just get along.

    Emiel Stöpler – One day I will do a book. People keep on putting the idea in my head :p

    Roxanne – Thanks

    DayDaySite – Thanks. I’ll let them know.

  23. hdrkid says:

    Awesome toons bro. THX 4 linx. U rule!

  24. paavei says:

    Happy (belated) blog-day!
    En nog vele jaren! ;-)

  25. Tess says:

    No objections your honour ;) The defence simply requests to exercise her right to cross-examine both CPUs to elaborate on a mutual understanding, ‘bridge the gap’ as you wish to call it. To show my willingness, I just submitted the highest rate on ‘DayDaySite’.

  26. Charlemagne says:

    Happy birthday! Thanks for all the summaries, a whole lot more of good writing to read :D.

  27. Invader Stu says:

    hdrkid & paavei – Thanks

    Tess – Now I’m the one who’s confused. Are we still really talking about CPUs or are you still using it as a meaning for something else? :p

    Charlemagne – Thanks and you are welcome :)

  28. Tess says:

    That, dear Stu, is a rhetorical question… Are you implying I talk double Dutch? ;)

  29. Invader Stu says:

    You would be more qualified to talk double Dutch then me Tess ;)

  30. Tess says:

    Outch… *not fair* I reckon after a few beers you would do just as well :9 Now…, if you will excuse me, I’ll be on my way to a private view [see blog], shall I say hi to London for you? :) I’ll take a rain check on our CPU matter… :)

  31. Dragon lady says:

    Stuarts Dad and I were a bit concerned but we knew he had to go for it. It was only for six months and he could come home any time he wanted. Six years later he is still there and I have an office and storage for all my craft stuff (a lot of which I buy in Holland when we come over)If he hadn’t gone would he ever have discovered his writing talent. (He was always good at drawing.)

  32. Andrew says:

    Congratulations Stu!! Here’s looking at many more years and your site getting all the recognition it deserves.

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