Sunday, September 22, 2013

My 1000th Post! And a Giveaway!

It's hard for me to believe but this is my 1000th blog post! I started back in 2005 and I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to be posting about but I was in a bad place back then and pretty much hated and thus the name "Dark Thoughts" was the first thing I thought of when making my blog. 

A couple of my friends made blogs at the same time as I did and while all of them stopped blogging, I kept plugging along, even if I did have weeks and months that I didn't have anything at all to say. I think it helped me to write my thoughts out and to find people that had some of the same interests as myself. 

A lot has happened in the 8 years since I started this blog. 

I've had over 250 articles published. 
3 Internet friends passed away. I may never have met them in person but I miss them just the same.
My daughter grew up and became an adult. 
My hubby and I celebrated our 23rd Anniversary. 
My mom passed away. 
We became grandparents. 

When I noticed that I was getting close to 1000 posts I knew I wanted to do something for all of you that have been here with me through the years, left me wonderfully encouraging comments and spent time with me, reading and commenting on my posts.

So I'm giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one person who leaves a comment on this post with their email address so I can get in touch with them if they are picked to be the winner. I will pick a winner from all the posts on Oct. 2nd and email the winner. He or she will have 24 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be picked. 

Update: This contest is now closed and a winner has been picked and responded to my email. Thank you to everyone who entered. 


  1. Woot! Congratulations! It's amazing how many life changing things can happen in so few years. I'd always wondered where your blog name came from. I'm glad you were able to find an outlet that helped you through some things :)

  2. wow almost 10 years blogging at your bay, congrats to 1000 at play. If the cat can win, that wouldn't be a sin

  3. congrats! And thanks for letting the world know about the awesome rattie!

  4. Wow! Congratulations Mary, that is quite an accomplishment. It's amazing to look back at all of the milestones that occur, isn't it? Thank you for the giveaway and I look forward to reading your pithy thoughts about a variety of subjects in the future.

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

  5. That is an AMAZING accomplishment and one to be proud of!!! Kudos to you, Mary!

  6. Congrats on 1000 posts :)
    alaine74014 at gmail dot com

  7. Whoo! congratulations! I just started a blog today and I have no idea what I'm doing?!

    mahditanoshi at gmail dot com

  8. Congratulations, its those milestones that show how far we've come. You should be proud.

  9. That's awesome, Mary. Congratulations on your 1000th post!

  10. Thank you all for the well wishes and congrats. I appreciate it.:)

  11. Congrats!! Much more success to you!

    izzyabbysmom2006 AT yahoo DOT com

  12. Congrats!!!! Thank you for the giveaway. bluepooh1 at hotmail dot com

  13. Congrats on 1k. What a great milestone. Here's to many more great posts to come.


  14. What an amazing milestone! Sometimes, I wonder if I will make it a year! ;) Congratulations!

    tkhalliday at gmail dot com

  15. Wow! cingrats I just started learning how to use the computer. Ten yrs is a long time being blogging. I hope that in another ten yrs you will celebrating 29 yrs. Thank you for being you and for the blog. I go to blogs to find new writers to follow and read.


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