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Wannabe Wino Turns 1!

November 12, 2007
One Saturday morning, November 12, 2006 to be exact, I said to Matt "I think I'm going to start a wine blog. I've been reading all these great wine blogs, Vinography, Wine Waves, Good Wine Under $20, El Bloggo Torcido, and I think I can do it. We drink a really different selection of wines, I think I can add something to the conversation."

388 blog posts, about 20 vineyard visits, over 230 bottles of wine, and 365 days later I am amazingly still at it. I've made lots of friends through this blog and even had the opportunity to meet some of them, Farley, Ken, Leah, for starts, and still hope to catch up with many more on my travels.

What amazed me most was that people started reading (besides those who knew me before and whom I badgered into coming here, thanks Jenny, Kelli, Ebs, Cfimac, etc.) and then started linking to me (many thanks to my friend Sarah, Dr.Debs, Edward, David, Alex, and John who were among the very first to link to me) and left comments.

I've spent much time this year learning from my fellow wine bloggers whose preferences swing to wines outside my norm (Marcus, Neil, Joe to name a few), joining communities (WineQ, Wine Life Today, Domaine547 for starters), meeting new bloggers along the way (Russ, David McDuff, Deb, Nate, and Foodette have been new friends in recent months), and finding many VA wine bloggers who always have a local suggestion for me (John, Dezel, Allan, Wine With Dinner).

I'm looking forward to the second year of WannabeWino, to continued friendships, and to new ones yet to come. Thanks for reading!

19 comments:

  1. Alastair Bathgate said...

    Hey congrats on reaching 1 years old!
    With a title like Wannabe Wino I can't believe I only just found your blog. I am not only obliged but delighted to link to you from my "Confessions".

    11/12/07, 11:49 AM  

  2. Dr. Debs said...

    Happy Birthday/Anniversary to one of the freshest voices out there! Keep up the great work, and I hope that there are some bubbles in your plans for this evening!

    11/12/07, 12:20 PM  

  3. winedeb said...

    Wow, one year already! I cannot believe how fast time goes by. Congrats on your successful year!

    11/12/07, 1:31 PM  

  4. farley said...

    Yay for you. Keep up the good work and keep on drinking!

    11/12/07, 3:08 PM  

  5. foodette said...

    Congrats - what an accomplishment! Reading your blog has been a big part of my entry into the blog-o-sphere a few months ago, and I have gotten some great wine recs from you. Keep up the good work!

    11/12/07, 3:25 PM  

  6. winehiker said...

    Now the real fun starts, Megan! Woo-hoo for you!!

    11/12/07, 3:33 PM  

  7. Jill said...

    yay! that's quite an achievement. and only 20 more years until your blog is legal!

    11/12/07, 6:03 PM  

  8. Richard A. said...

    Congrats on your achievement! Keep up the good work.

    11/12/07, 6:11 PM  

  9. Marcus said...

    Sonadora,

    Even though you missed WBW33 -- not because it was out of your normal preference range but because of scheduling -- it's great to know you are learning from my blog. I'm definitely learning from yours.

    Cheers,
    Marcus

    11/12/07, 6:11 PM  

  10. John Witherspoon said...

    Happy Birthday Wannabe Wino

    Congrats Sonadora on 1 year!

    John
    :)

    11/12/07, 6:54 PM  

  11. Joel said...

    Happy Birthday! One year already? Wow! It really didn't seem that long ago that you started (or that I saw your first few) posts.

    Congratulations and keep up the great blogging (and drinking!).

    Cheers!

    11/12/07, 8:59 PM  

  12. Shantanu said...

    Many congratulations, Sonadora! 388 blog posts in a year is very impressive. Hope you continue this for many more years.

    Even though I am an insider in high-tech industry for over two decades, I can't help but marvel at the power of the Internet in letting us connect from around the world.

    11/13/07, 6:16 AM  

  13. David McDuff said...

    Congrats Sonadora!
    Keep up the good work. 388 posts in a year sets the scale rather high for the rest of us. Thanks for the inspiration.
    cheers,
    David

    11/13/07, 8:09 AM  

  14. Sonadora said...

    Thanks all!! I really appreciate the congrats and support!!

    11/13/07, 9:14 PM  

  15. el jefe said...

    natal tidings!

    11/14/07, 6:24 AM  

  16. Edward said...

    Belated birthday wishes! Good luck as you enter the terrible twos :)

    11/15/07, 2:52 AM  

  17. Dezel said...

    Hello Sonadora,

    Happy Birthday! Keep up the great writing and wine tasting. For your first year you have logged a lot of entries…that may be a wine blog record :)

    Happy Sipping!

    Dezel

    11/15/07, 9:10 PM  

  18. Marshall from WineQ.com said...

    Congratulations!

    You're only one month older than WineQ! :)

    Here's to several more years of tasting and sharing wines together! :)

    11/17/07, 3:45 AM  

  19. Chris said...

    Happy b-day!

    11/27/07, 12:03 AM  

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