It’s Been Almost 1095 Days Since…

by Michelle Wallace on January 10, 2014

It's been almost 1095 days since…

Ha! Got you!

Well, I was reading Susan's post at The Insecure Writer's Support Group website, about the importance of numbers in your blog title. Apparently, people are attracted to a title that contains numbers… so I decided to try it out!

So let's take two ———- *drum roll* ————

It's been almost 1095 days since… I started blogging! Yes, my blog will be 3 years old end of this month, which means it's celebration time!

So I present to you my celebratory bloghop.



What is ubuntu? "In Africa, there is a concept known as UBUNTU – the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world, it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievement of others." – Nelson Mandela.

So in the spirit of ubuntu, I invite you to join me in celebrating my 3rd blogoversary!

Date – 18th to 21st February. I've allowed 4 days to make it easier for you guys, since some people only post once a week… save the date that coincides with your blogging schedule!

What can you contribute?

Any form of creativity that captures the spirit of ubuntu is welcome!

~ You can write a poem.

~ Or design some artwork – an illustration, drawing, a photo (or even a series of pictures that tell a story)

~ Write flash fiction.

~ Or non-fiction (a personal story or one that you've seen on TV/in a newspaper/magazine)

~ A short inspirational piece/quote (if you're pressed for time, but REALLY want to participate…)

~ Or simply your thoughts/reflections/hopes with regards to an ubuntu-filled existence…

What next?

Sign up on the Linky List. This means you intend to post between Tuesday 18th Feb. and Friday 21st Feb.

Spread the word! The more the merrier!

Prepare your post – not exceeding 500 words…

Don't stress – have fun!

Because participants will be posting on different days, please leave a message on my blog /or a FB message/ or e-mail me, to let me know that your post is up.

Hop around to as many blogs as possible, to read the variety on display.

Any questions? Mail me – [email protected]

(I'd love to give a prize to the entry that captures the "essence of ubuntu". I'm still working on it and will let you know more later…)




{ 69 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie K Pick January 10, 2014 at 9:06 am

Congrats on your upcoming third anniversary, Michelle! I love the idea of UBUNTU, and look forward to learning more about it!


Michelle Wallace January 12, 2014 at 8:58 am

Thanks Julie. I look forward to your contribution, which I'm sure will be full of fun!


Elise Fallson January 10, 2014 at 10:47 am

Congrats on 3 years and counting Michelle! I'm going to think of an illustration or maybe a series of photographs for ya…. 😀


Michelle Wallace January 12, 2014 at 8:59 am

Maybe one of those cutie-tootie drawings you're so good at…? :)


Alex J. Cavanaugh January 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm

I have no idea what I will do, but I signed up anyway! Congratuatlions on three years, Michelle.


Michelle Wallace January 12, 2014 at 9:00 am

Thank you Captain. It doesn't have to be elaborate… even thoughts/hopes/reflections will suffice…


Julie Flanders January 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Congratulations, Michelle!! I had my third anniversary at the end of December so we got started right around the same time. So glad we connected on this journey. :)

I'm looking forward to learning more about UBUNTU.


Michelle Wallace January 12, 2014 at 9:02 am

Happy 3rd anniversary to you too Julie! :) Time has really flown (as cliched as it may sound…)


M. J. Joachim January 10, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Happy celebration!


Michelle Wallace January 12, 2014 at 9:02 am

Thanks M.J.


Lynda R. Young January 11, 2014 at 1:03 am

Congrats on your 3rd anniversary!


Michelle Wallace January 12, 2014 at 9:03 am

Thank you Lynda! :)


Nancy LaRonda Johnson January 11, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Sounds like a lot of fun. I have to think about this and see if it's something I can fit into my much reduced blogging world. (And yes, the number thing did work!)


Michelle Wallace January 12, 2014 at 9:04 am

Hope you can join us, Nancy!


Hilary January 12, 2014 at 11:12 am

Hi Michelle .. yes the number thing did work – congratulations on nearly three years — tomorrow I go a little further .. but that's tomorrow!  I'm sure I can come up with something relative to Ubuntu – it's a great form of philosophy … and I love your photo art – that's just wonderful to see … I love Africa!


Cheers and happy new year – Hilary


Michelle Wallace January 15, 2014 at 4:20 pm

It's good to have you on board, Hilary! I love your charming posts… they are always choc-full of information! :)


Morgan Shamy January 13, 2014 at 1:48 am

LOL! I've never heard that before–how numbers attract. And HUGE congrats, Michelle. You have an amazing blog and I always love coming here. Here's to 1095 more posts!!! :)


Michelle Wallace January 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Thank you Morgan! :)


Trisha January 16, 2014 at 12:03 am

Heya – thanks for letting me know about this. I signed up & will add it to my page :)


Michelle Wallace January 16, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Heya Trisha! Thanks for joining in the celebratory bloghop! :)


Jen January 16, 2014 at 1:09 am

Oh congratulations on your blog-a-versary! A celebratory bloghop is a fantastic idea and I LOVE the theme! Signed up and looking forward to it! Cheers!


Michelle Wallace January 16, 2014 at 2:29 pm

I'm getting more and more excited… also looking forward to seeing what people will contribute! Thanks Jen.


Michael Di Gesu January 17, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Hi, Michelle,


Congrats on THREE YEAR! AWESOME. I am just over three years blogging. October was my anniversay…

Such a fun hop! looking forward to it!


Michelle Wallace January 21, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Thanks Michael! I'm looking forward to your entry!


Mel Kinnel (@TizMellyMel) January 19, 2014 at 5:42 am

Congrats on your blogging anniversary! That is great! Keep it coming, lady!


Michelle Wallace January 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Hey Mel, don't be a stranger!


Medeia Sharif January 21, 2014 at 11:48 pm

That's awesome. You have an amazing blog and I love coming here. 


Michelle Wallace January 24, 2014 at 8:35 am

Thank you Medeia! You've been a wonderful and supportive bloggy buddy! :)


Susan Gourley January 22, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Thanks for mentioning my post and congratulations on building such a popular blog in three short years. I started thinking about what I might write for your blog hop and it made me cry. Might have to go a different way. Excellent idea.


Michelle Wallace January 24, 2014 at 8:37 am

Thanks Susan. I'm so glad you're joining us for the blog hop. I hope the tears were ones associated with joy… :)


L.G. Keltner January 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm

This is a great idea for a bloghop!  I'm in!


Michelle Wallace January 30, 2014 at 8:10 am

Hey fellow-A-to-Z-minion, glad to have you aboard! :)


Sam January 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Wouln't miss a chance to help you celebrate, girl!! Love your theme:) Now, to find proper tribute music…


Michelle Wallace January 30, 2014 at 8:12 am

Thanks Sam! You rock!!! (happy music hunting…)


J.L. Campbell January 29, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Congrats, Michelle. The blog hop is gonna be fun!


Michelle Wallace January 30, 2014 at 8:13 am

Yep, the keyword is FUN! Thank you Joy!


Al Diaz January 30, 2014 at 4:06 am

Congratulations on your three years, Michelle! Easier said than done. I love the idea of this bloghop. I'm not sure if I'll be able to join but I'll certain fly back to celebrate with you and support the bloghoppers. 😀


Michelle Wallace January 30, 2014 at 8:16 am

Thank you Father Dragon. I'd love to have you and those dwarves as part of the celebration… maybe you could front the cheerleading team…? I'll provide vuvuzelas and loads of other instruments… :)


Denise Covey January 30, 2014 at 4:48 am

Hi Michelle. I thought I'd signed up for this when overseas. I'm first! Now to consider my post.


Michelle Wallace January 30, 2014 at 8:19 am

Yep! You are numero uno Denise! Have fun designing your post… (and I know it will be awesome… can't wait to see…)


Shah Wharton January 30, 2014 at 3:17 pm

What a lovely idea. I'm all signed up! Congrats on your third year. May there be many more :) x


Michelle Wallace February 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Great to have you join us Shah! :) x


Tyrean January 31, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Congrats on three years of great blogging!!! I will be posting shortish in the middle of the week, but I'll be there. :)


Michelle Wallace February 1, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Cool. Looking forward to it Tyrean! :)


Robyn Engel February 2, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Hi, Michelle,

This blogfest is like a wonderful tribute to Nelson Mandela and all that is good in the world. I look forward. Thank you.

Be well,




Michelle Wallace February 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Another sign-up? *does the happy dance* Welcome Robyn! :) Xo


Christine Rains February 3, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Congratulations! That's awesome! :)


Michelle Wallace February 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Thank you Christine! :)


Stephanie Faris February 5, 2014 at 1:06 am

Joined the blog hop! I'll go check out some blogs now. Congratulations on your blogiversary. Did I spell that right? You're right about #s in titles. I blog as my day job and blogs that have a title like "5 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence" are preferred over "How to Improve Your Social Media Presence."


Michelle Wallace February 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Great to meet you Stephanie! Thanks for joining us! Blogiversary… blogoversary…? Good question. I'm not sure… Blogging is your day job? As in a 9-5 job? Sounds fabulous… and interesting… I'm off to check out your blog…


Vidya Sury February 6, 2014 at 7:34 am

Michelle, you lovely girl! Congrats on completing three years blogging!. I am glad we "met"!

I am in for the celebrations and looking forward to it!

What a beautiful badge! :)


Michelle Wallace February 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Oh Vidya, I'm sooooooo happy that you've signed up for my blogoversary celebrations! :) Looking forward to your entry! :)


Corinne Rodrigues February 6, 2014 at 8:28 am

Congratulations, Michelle! Looking forward to the being a part of your celebrations via the Blog Hop.


Michelle Wallace February 6, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Welcome to my blog, Corinne! I'm so glad to meet you! Great to have you aboard for the blog hop! :)


Damaria Senne February 10, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Congratulations on the third anniversary of your blog. I hope you have many more happy blogging years.


Michelle Wallace February 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Hello Damaria. Welcome to my blog! Thanks for joining in the fun… now I'm off to check out your place! :)


Mary Aalgaard February 13, 2014 at 8:26 pm

I will likely join you in unbuntu. I need to think on it, and I'm in transition myself right now with my blog and future website.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and trying to read the magazine. Look for a + sign, or click on the article to try to enlarge it. It's supposed to work.



Michelle Wallace February 13, 2014 at 10:37 pm

I would LOVE for you to join us Mary! :) The + sign? Oh, okay… will do. I'm going to return to the article on Saturday (when I have more time…)


Stephanie Faris February 18, 2014 at 11:14 am
Robyn Engel February 18, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Happy Blogoversary, Michelle! Thanks for hosting this unique, heartfelt bloghop. You're inspiring.



Jemi Fraser February 19, 2014 at 3:28 am

What a fantastic bloghop!!! I've signed up and will be posting on the 21st! :)


Trisha February 19, 2014 at 1:28 pm

I posted just now :) Thanks for this great hop! and congrats on your blogging-versary! 😀


C. Lee McKenzie February 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm

How great to celebrate your third year of blogging!  Here's my congratulatory hug and my very best to you. 

Ubuntu is a beautiful word that expresses such a beautiful idea.



Michelle Wallace February 23, 2014 at 8:59 am

Thanks C.Lee! :)


marinela February 22, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Congs on your upcoming third anniversary, Michelle!

I wish you all the best :)




Michelle Wallace February 23, 2014 at 8:59 am

Thank you Marinela! :)


Ida Chiavaro February 25, 2014 at 7:47 am

Hi Michelle, Congratulations.  I missed the hop but will check out the posts of those that participated.  The concept of ubuntu is humbling.  Thanks for sharing.


Susan Scott September 10, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Hi Michelle, I came by you via Hilary Melton-Butcher (UK) as she gave me yr link in response to a post I put up the other day … I'm in for any ubuntu gathering/action .. I live in Jo'burg. I'll check any more recent posts ..




Susan Scott September 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

ooops, big mistake, sorry ..


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