Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Two Years!!

Hard to believe, but it's been two years since this blog began. During that time I've posted something every day, weekends, holidays, vacations... In fact, with 519 Face-Lifts, 489 New Beginnings, well over a hundred Q & A's, over 70 cartoons, dozens of writing exercises, and other features, we may have averaged three posts a day. Which leads you to wonder if Evil Editor is insane, but in fact, sometimes I think this blog is the only thing keeping me sane.

Looking back at the comments from the first month I see there are minions who've been along for the whole ride, from the renegade vigilante sorcerers to the brutal eunuchs to Miss Pettipants to weredingos. And there've been others who quietly vanished, as if vampires and zombies and sharks had sucked out their life force and replaced them with pod people.

Like most small presses, Evil Editor Publications hasn't made back its costs, but it has produced four of the funniest books ever published, mostly thanks to you guys. And it's also thanks to you that the blog exists. I'd have run out of material in two weeks if the Evil Minions hadn't started submitting their queries and openings etc.

Of course it's not just your contributions and comments; whether you're a frequent contributor, an occasional commenter, or a full-time lurker, it's your humor, respect and friendship that make it all worth it. Thanks.

36 comments:

Kiersten said...

Ah crap, I posted my love-comment one post too early. Same sentiments repeated. I am in awe of your blogging genius. You do the world a great service by making fun of our ridiculous writing.

talpianna said...

The second anniversary is traditionally cotton, and I think that a lot of us have cottoned on to how to improve our writing, thanks to you!

The modern version is china--and Lord knows you have crackpots!

Go forth, drink champagne, eat cake, and try not to turn into a weredingo.

pacatrue said...

Happy anniversary to you, too, EE! I hope you have a great day!

Julie Weathers said...

Congratulations, dear EE. This is a remarkable place to hang out. It's always good for a laugh and quite often a wonderful learning experience. The best kind of teacher is always the one who makes the lesson fun.

I think you've found the key.

Salute to you and all your minions. I would love to be numbered among them, but I am not evil. I'm sweet and fragile like a spring flower. Nothing evil here, no siree.

BuffySquirrel said...

*sniff*

Thanks, EE :). It's been a blast!

writtenwyrdd said...

Ah, shucks, he likes us!

I didn't find your blog until you'd been up about 4 months, but it's still my favorite place to visit on the blogosphere. Thanks for sharing your evil wit with us, EE.

ril said...

A wonderful milestone. Well done. I don't spend much time on blogs, but this one is an obsession for me. The humour, advice, gracious host and community of minions are all in perfect balance, and long may it be so!

Well done, and, sincerely, thank you.

Xenith said...

**sniff** We couldn't have done it without you! No, wait...

Robin S. said...

Wow. I hadn't realized it had been two years. I came in January 2007.

Congratulations - and, no going anywhere without us, OK?

ChristineEldin said...

Is it that time of year again?

Brenda Bradshaw said...

Happy Anniversary, sunshine.

ChristineEldin said...

Aw shucks, mine was a joke, and you'll see why soon.
:-)

McKoala said...

It's been emotional.

See you tomorrow - x.

Anonymous said...

If I don't start the day with a bit o' Evil I'm lost. Well, that may be the case either way but I sure do appreciate your Evil Ways. I was referred here by the Snark herself, about a year ago, and do I need to say that before then I was taking myself waaay toooo seriously? Thanks for the best blog I've ever read.

ME

Heather Wardell said...

I'm not sure when I first got here, but my query letter was Face-List #46, so it's certainly been a while (June 2006! How time flies!) and it's all been great.

Always entertaining, and I've learned some things too. :)

Heather

bunnygirl said...

Happy Blogiversary, EE!

sylvia said...

Happy Anniversary and thank you for all the fun - we expect many more years of EE goodness!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I haven't been here since day one, sadly, but am happy to be a minion now!

A.

Whirlochre said...

I lurked till I resembled Gollum, and though it was fun, it's much better out here in the full glow of your mighty aura.

Alongside plucking my eyebrows and monitoring my own rate of decay, I can't think of many things I do every day — apart from logging on to EE. That you're already here, and have been so for 2 years is a celebration-worthy event if ever there was one.

I salute your talents in equal measure, don ludicrous socks and pirouette aglow...

Wes said...

Thank you, EE. You've helped us, brightened our days (except when we're in the hotseat), and given us an excuse to waste our employers' time.

Wes

Ulysses said...

Wow. Two years. Two or three posts a day. I wonder how many words that is? I wonder how many books it would make? (Yeah, I know, 4: 3 Novel Deviations and a Why You Don't Get Published, but I mean y'know, taken in toto (which has nothing to do with Dorothy's dog)).

Anyway. I discovered Miss Snark through Writer Beware, and although her blog had died some months before my arrival, its corpse retained enough animation to point me here. That was almost a year ago. Your insight, candor and wit keep me reading daily. Thanks.

dana p said...

Happy Anniversary, EE! Yours is the one blog I can't do without -- long may it live.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Yours is the first blog I check in the morning and the last one at night.

Happy Blogiversary, Big Guy!

blogless troll said...

Happy Anniversary, and thanks!

jjdebenedictis said...

Happy Anniversary, EE! You assembled a blog to be proud of--a wonderful, entertaining and informative blog that does a bit o' good and gives a bunch o' laughs. Much huggles, O Evil One.

~Whitemouse

pjd said...

So I was reading this post, and I flashed on a moment in a video that totally describes how I feel right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQauQ6f72Zk

Dave F. said...

Congratulations and many more.

I have lots of fun with your blog and hope you keep doing it for at least another few years.

Bobbie said...

Thanks for making sure we never laugh alone--at ourselves or each other. You'll always be my guilty pleasure.

The Anti-Wife said...

Happy Anniversary. Love your blog!

Bernita said...

EE dear, thank you.

jill said...

Happy Anniversary! I found the blog early one from a mention at Miss Snark's place and check in multiple times a day since.

Thank you for all your help and humor to fix our writings!

GutterBall said...

Much beer and a few grenades to you, EE. I won't even make you promise to throw them at helpless little old ladies or at small children.

Here's to another two years and more. *raises mug*

Wonderwood said...

Happy Anniversary, EE! Thanks for all you do for us. If I were to meet you I'd shake your hand, give you a soul brother hug, and offer to buy you the beverage of your choice. I've found this blog about a year and a half ago, and I've learned much in that time. Your insights and wit keep me entertained and I'm a better writer today, thanks to you and the minions. Cheers.

Nancy Beck said...

Of course, I come late to this particular post (so what else is new?).

EE, I can't tell you how often you and the Minions have brightened my day. (No, seriously.)

2007 was a crappy (and scary) year for me personally, and one of the things that helped me get through it was your blog. And the comments of the Minions; we have quite a hardy and hilarious crew here.

Hope you enjoyed your 2-day, 2 year anniversary. I sure had a blast! :-)

Again, thanks for all you do here, and I hope you stick around for another few years! :-)

Adah said...

I only found this place a month ago and I feel cheated. Can I possibly read all the blogs for 2 years to catch up? No. Because then I would go into stomach cramps from laughing too much and I'd probably die. That would be bad.

Two years is a looooooong time in Internet Time, I'm truly amazed by your work O great one. To take all the time you do to help people who probably will never be able to pay you back (or bribe you) in any appreciable way.

(Do the others know you are such a softie?)

Congrads, Master of Vileness, and may we be allowed to suffer under your pen of pummeling for many years to come.

Evil Editor said...

Can I possibly read all the blogs for 2 years to catch up? No. Because then I would go into stomach cramps from laughing too much and I'd probably die. That would be bad.

The solution, of course, is to bid on the four-pack of EE's books at the Brenda Novak Auction for Juvenile Diabetes, which begins May 1.