Blog Post 1000

images-1When my friend Amy put the site up for me as a birthday gift in July, 2011, who knew I’d still be behind the helm. I figured I’d fool around a bit, then jump ship.

Wonders never cease.

I treat like a job, never thinking of not keeping her afloat no matter what. If I have to work early, I get up earlier so she shows her funny face.

Even at my worst moment, if I have to crawl, I post. Blogging taught me a lot about myself. I’m dedicated and constant easily making a deadline, and most important…


Someone once said I was wasting my time writing for free. But for me, writing anything is an annuity building muscle for whatever you’ll pen in the future. It’s like doing laps in a pool or practicing your putting. You’ll get better at anything doing it every day.

I’m grateful to Amy who I argued with, but gratefully finally said yes to. “We can take it down if you don’t like it…but for now you’ll have a place to write if you need it.”

And did I need it.

When you’re separated from your art for whatever reason, all is not well in one’s world.

This was my very first blog post.

WordPress, along with Amy, I salute you today.

The Truth About Amy

I’m one of those quirky New Yorkers who has no friends. I’ve had them from time to time, but at the moment I get death threats hurled through my window for not returning a call or an article of clothing, but then along came Amy.

Amy is beautiful, bright, funny and extremely generous. Who knew?  She encouraged me to start blogging, no easy feat since the mere thought sent me to The King Cole Bar in a gypsy cab. I’m so private I make Greta Garbo look like Lady Ga Ga, so this is a helluva big deal for me.

One day Amy cheerfully suggested, “Rather than turning the gas on Susannah, why not blog your blues away?” Hmm, I thought, lowering the oven to 350 baking a chicken instead.

She did all the work, encouraged me when the site rejected my AmEx card for reasons still unknown convinced it was a guy I blew off…but what I realized after she had to be hospitalized for extreme cyber exhaustion, I do have a friend.

So thanks Amy.  images



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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37 Responses to Blog Post 1000

  1. Lisa says:

    Happy 1000!!! 🙂


  2. says:

    Congratulations on your Blog Birthday Joan


  3. brodbill says:

    Congratulations on your first 1000!

    You don’t look a day over 850!

    Keep going, thin girl.


  4. The gift that keeps on giving! Happy 1,000 Susannah and cheers to many many more.


  5. Elle Knowles says:

    Oh wow! Congratulations! I was wondering this morning how long had you been blogging and I open up my reader and here this is. And now I’ve read your first post too! – Unlike me who has been here for two years and 244 posts later, I’m not nearly as consistent as you are. – And no! You are not wasting your time one bit. You are honing your skill. 😉 ~Elle


    • You could also say, quality over quantity. You write beautifully and I could say, less is more. Just because I hit 1000 doesn’t mean they were all awe-inspiring. I think I’m impressed with the constancy more then content. Thanks for such nice words.


  6. Rubenstein, Hal says:

    Congrats ! Keep up the good work ! I think I’ve read all of your blogs, enjoyed all of them knowing they were from you !


  7. AF says:

    Congratulations on this milestone. I’m proud to have been there at the beginning to encourage you. It’s an honor to be your friend.


  8. Congrats! I have a friend that got me into blogging too. After numerous excuses she showed up at my house one day. I didn’t even have a blog title. She made it up. Now when I don’t write I feel kind of lost. I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I do. I also enjoy reading other blogs, yours especially. I learn a lot from that. My style has changed considerably. What do you say that Stephen King says….if you wanna write you gotta read? (or something like that!) Here’s to another 1000! Thanks Amy!


  9. Lynn says:

    Congratulations Susannah. What a gift Amy encouraged you to grab hold of! So happy to have met you her in our blogosphere world, sharing thoughts & connected with one another.


  10. MJ says:

    Ad multos annos, Susannah! You give joy to the world.


  11. pmahaney says:

    I just hope you can blow out all those candles Susannah! Happy Birthday Athingirl.


  12. “When you’re separated from your art for whatever reason, all is not well in one’s world.” Excellent! And congrats on post no. 1000! A job well done.


  13. Wow, congratulations, Susannah. That’s a big milestone. I admire your prolificness…prolificity… I admire the amount of writing you do. 😉 Now I’m going to have to go find that first post and start reading #2, #3… I’ll get back here eventually.


  14. Happy 1000!!! How exciting. I am so glad you have continued this blog. You have given me laughter and joy and I love the friendship. Thank you, Amy. Thank you WordPress. Most of all, Thank you Thin Girl…. Ray Bradbury is quoted as saying, “You fail only when you stop writing.” I hope you never stop. DAF


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