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Top Ten

Want a peek under my hood? I thought I’d dig into my stats and reveal my top ten posts of the past 10 years.

Today this blog turns 10. On May 11, 2007, I published my first post —  1099 posts ago.

In celebration and before we get to the countdown, here’s an earworm for the occasion.

These top ten posts are an odd mix. Not surprisingly, many have to do with adoption. Other topics include Dear Abby and Kay Jewelers  and Disney*Pixar’s Inside Out and the heart chakra and an Internet skirmish.

One that might surprise you is that a common dinner napkin made the list.

Here they are.

Top Ten Posts Countdown

#10: How Not to Handle Your Own Ignorance on the Internet

definition of ignorance

#9: Every Diss Begins with This Kay Commercial

every diss begins with kay

#8: My Son Processes a New Layer of His Adoptedness

adoption heart

#7: More Mucked Up Adoption Advice from Dear Abby

Dear Abby adoption questions

#6: 5 Mental Health Takeaways from Disney*Pixar’s Inside Out.

disney pixar's inside out sadness

#5: Heart Chakra: The Divine Power Within You.

4th chakra

#4:  This may be one you wouldn’t expect. Turns out a lot of people google to find the World’s Shortest Play. (You Must Pay the Rent).

you must pay the rent napkin play

#3: How to Survive Mother’s Day if You’ve Experienced Adoption or Infertility

mother's day can hurt, infertility, adoption

#2: A Collection of Open Adoption Posts.

open foster adoption

#1: My top post — thanks to Pinterest — is The Terrible Toos.

adoption profile mistakes

A Question for You

Whether you’ve been reading for 10 years (hi, Mel!) or 10 minutes, thank you for giving me the honor of your attention. I hope you stick around for #11.

As a little present, answer me this: What were you doing 10 years ago, in May 0f 2007?


This post is part of #MicroblogMondays. Whazzat? A post that’s not too long. Head to Stirrup Queens to join the fun.

Lori Holden, mom of a young adult daughter and a young adult son, writes from Denver. She was honored as an Angel in Adoption® by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

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27 Responses

  1. Congratulations on ten years! That’s a huge accomplishment. (And thanks for the ear worm–I’m going to be hearing that one in my mind for a while.) Ten years ago we were preparing to change countries. It was a crazy, crazy time.

  2. Happy Blogoversary! 10 years ago, I was hanging out with my infant most of the time. My husband and I were deciding whether to quit our jobs and move to WV to work for the feds as contractors (I stayed, he went). That was quite a year.

  3. Happy mega-blogoversary! I probably started reading you sometime during that year. 🙂 The top 10 list is a great idea, I may steal it for my own 10th celebration later this year. 😉

    May 2007 doesn’t leap out at me as particularly memorable, so I dug out my datebook. Let’s see, I was 46 & still working. We had our new sofa & loveseat delivered (the sofa went to the thrift store shortly after we moved last May, and the loveseat to BIL’s mancave… replaced by a new sofa & leather recliner). Several references to scrapbooking sessions, both at stores & at friends’ houses. And we attended a family wedding on the Victoria Day long weekend (dh’s cousin’s daughter — who is now expecting her FOURTH baby!!! Yikes!!!).

  4. 10 years ago I was just entering reunion (even though I had been found 15 years before). It took me some time to find things online and join message boards and find blogs. Grateful for all those who share their journeys!!

  5. In May of 2007 we were a few months into our attempts to get pregnant the old fashioned way. I think it’s about the time I started to realize something wasn’t quite right..

    Happy Anniversary! I am definitely sticking around for 11 and beyond…

  6. Happy 10th Blogiversary, Lori! Congrats on hitting such an amazing milestone! Wow, ten years ago we’d just moved in with a friend (in a short lived & sadly failed attempt to help her pay her mortgage and keep her house), and I was blogging (sporadically) for a local newspaper. A bit brain hurty to think about how much has changed since then. 😀

  7. Wow! Congrats on the 10-year mark. It’s sure such a big one and commendable. 🙂
    In May 2007, I was young (;)) and had just started working. The time has just gone in a blink.

  8. Whoa… that was a trippy little trick 🙂 Huge congratulations on reaching 10 years. Like a certain toy that shall not be named, you have been knocked down by the Internet, but you have gotten up again and again, giving great advice each time. I love you and I am so happy for you that you have reached this milestone.

  9. Well, I haven’t known you for 10 years but have thoroughly enjoyed the 1 or 2 or so! This is a great sample of posts. It covers several diverse bases. May 2007 was a very interesting /dizzying time for me. I had been married for 3 1/2 years (after 39 years of not being married) had triplets who were 10 months old and we’d just bought a house and moved from Queens to North Carolina. I wouldn’t necessarily want to relive that particular month of my life. xo

  10. Congratulations on 10 years! And over a thousand posts, whoa. I love these and remember seeing a bunch of them for the first time. 🙂 THe world’s shortest play… hilarious! I love the message of empathy. Thank you for ten years of thoughtfulness and helping people to be their best, most empathetic selves, even if I didn’t know you ten years ago, as I had not even been dating Bryce for a year yet, was subbing in my first long term job without a clear prospect for the next school year, and finally had my official divorce in hand and maiden name restored. SO MUCH change in ten years!

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