Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ten Years? Wow.

I started this blog ten years ago on November 3rd, 2008.

I can't believe it.

And I can't believe all the changes the decade has wrought. Births and deaths. I started out happily married, and now I'm recovering from an ugly divorce. I became part of a team of crazy Hallowe'en podcasters when I joined Hauntcast. I built a giant scarecrow and a pottery studio.

Most of all, I met you.

And that has been such a big blessing!

When things were silly, happy or sad, you chimed in with more giggle-worthy anecdotes, love, and support. I've had the honor of meeting with many of you in person, and you're still in my life on a pretty regular basis, even though some of you don't even live in this country.

And your talent! My God! I never knew how much talent was out there in the Hallowe'en community until I started this blog! Pumpkinrot, Spooky Blue, The Davis Graveyard, My Ghoul Friday, The Art of Darkness, and just too many others to name.

They were all my morning coffee klatch. I looked forward to their new creations and their processes. I looked forward to seeing their new puppies and their link dumps and their new creations. I was constantly amazed by their ingenuity.

And they - you -inspired me to do better, to be better, to reach down inside of myself and really learn my craft.

I wouldn't be the same person without you. And I humbly thank you all.


  1. Happy Birthday! It's amazing how much you crammed into 10 years. Here's to 10 more!!

  2. Echoing that, incredible talent and tremendous inspiration!


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