Tuesday, May 02, 2017

HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY BLOG!!

TODAY IS THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR BLOG!!

Hello beasties!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLOG!!

HEY SHYYETI.COM! DON'T YOU LOOK MIGHTY FINE!?!

It all began on Thursday 2nd May 2002... So many year ago now! 15 to be precise!


So yes... This week we're pausing to celebrate our 15th anniversary - and we're going to begin by selecting some of our favourite posts from the past 15 years... 

The first bunch of posts from May 2002...

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2002_04_28_archive.html

A poem from May 2003 about black and white cows...

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2003_05_18_archive.html

Yikes! Another cow poem from Summer 2004...

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2004_07_18_archive.html

This poem, from May 2005 is all about a yeti's fur!

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2005_05_22_archive.html

Another yeti poem and some book talk in May 2006!!

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2006_05_14_archive.html

WE DON'T DANCE TO LOVESONGS - from May 2007!!

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2007_05_20_archive.html

THEY WARNED ME ABOUT PEOPLE LIKE YOU - from May 2008!!

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2008_05_04_archive.html

MAKE ALL YOUR LIES TRUE - from May 2009!!

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2009_05_24_archive.html

HE EATS SO MUCH - from May 2010!!

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2010_05_16_archive.html

My first ever 60-second chat from May 2011!!

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2011_05_15_archive.html

Stuff about one of my live shows at The Poetry Cafe from May 2012!!

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2012_05_06_archive.html

Photos from a trip to see my friend Paul in May 2013. The photos are from the Peak District - from an episode of SHY YETI ON LOCATION which has (as yet) never been edited. I was quite unwell not long after this period - but the blog was only slightly delayed...

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_05_12_archive.html

AN IDEAL WORLD - and photos from another Derbyshire trip, from May 2014.

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2014_05_11_archive.html

DOWN THE CAT CAFE from May 2015!!

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2015_05_17_archive.html

My 10th 60-second chat from May 2016!!

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_05_15_archive.html

To give you a little break from all that link clicking we're going to share with you now some photos - taken whilst we were recording near Holland Park the other week; it wasn't our most successful day of recording as it was a trifle blustery, but it was nice to get out and about and we even revisited a couple of locations which I had podcasted from on a previous occasion.















Next time, we'll get back on track and we'll probably be sharing with you that new Shy Yeti script that I promised last time - all that and we'll have some more podcast episodes to tell you about...

Before we go we will muse, briefly - and somewhat daftly - over how a blog might choose to celebrate it's own birthday... I hope you enjoy our musings!

Thank you - also - for following this blog. I doubt many of you have been there for the full 15 years, but even if you've followed it for just a few posts, then thank you! If you'd like to mail me about the blog - with any thoughts or favourite memories, then please do so - at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk

More soon - take care - and please do keep on reading for another 15 years!!!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

CAN A BLOG CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY?


Can a blog really celebrate a birthday?
Or is it just an excuse for the creators of said site to have a party?
Is it just an excuse to open champagne and eat cake?
If, that is, one ever really needs an excuse...
It's just that such questions have caused me to consider...
Exactly how a blog WOULD celebrate a significant anniversary!?!
Let us reflect - if we, ourselves, were not people -
But in fact were some manner of blog-site or web-page...
What would it be that we would like as far as something to celebrate our birthday with?
Surely not champagne and cake?
Champagne and cake only makes the keyboard stickier -
And in certain cases may render efficient working of said site altogether...
No - blogs and web-sites would surely seek for some other manner of reward -
Lovely new fonts or type-faces - something eye-catching but not cheap...
Maybe even a choice quote from someone who would increase visitors,
Lots of exciting links for readers to click on...
Every click brings excitement and a shudder of joy...
Cover the screen with photos - maybe a file for readers to download...
Embed a video or a gif, perhaps - but keep it classy!
Or at very least if everybody is naked make it birthday-themed!






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