Anniversaries of All Kinds: Blogging and Living Memoir

This week marks the second anniversary of After about 200 posts, more than 1000 comments, 35,000 hits and new links to Facebook and Twitter, this blog has brought me into the social media world, sometimes kicking and screaming, but always with a reward of new friendships. Thank you, dear readers, for helping me learn.

This week also marks our 41st wedding anniversary, which we plan to celebrate in Chicago. Last year I blogged about 40 years with 20 suggestions for newlyweds. Since that time, both children have married, and we have enjoyed their weddings and our vacations together to the max. We are deeply grateful for the way our own life stories are woven together.

This blog was begun as a way to encourage reflection on the joys, pains, challenges, and opportunities of memoir and memoir writing. After two years, it has achieved many of its aims, including the aim of creating good memoir lists as a resource for others and reading at least 100 memoirs. We’ll see what next year’s memoir journey brings. Stay tuned!

Anthony, Chelsea, Kate, Nik, 2010

Shirley Showalter


  1. Gutsywriter on August 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    How wonderful. Also happy Anniversary to you. I have enjoyed learning from you about various aspects of memoirs.

  2. Shirley Showalter on August 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I'm back online, Sonia. Good to see you here again also. My next post will explain the month-long hiatus and hopefully restore the opportunity to check in with you more often also.

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