Athingirl Turns Five

images-1 I can’t  believe I’ve been blogging for almost five years.  How time flies.  Every July I think, is it time to pull the plug like Sex and the City or The West Wing before it ceases to be creatively charming?  Or how bout even just down a quart?

NO…because I’d simply be lost without it.  I always say, blogging is like working out in the gym.  It keeps you fit and sharp for whatever else you intend to write.  Plus, you’re the pilot possessing the last say of what appears on the page.

Who could give that up, like publishing your own paper.  Reminds me of Alexander Hamilton, our first Secretary of the Treasury who graces the ten dollar bill they’re threatening to replace with some woman.  I’m sure Mr. Hamilton reclining in Trinity graveyard downtown is rightfully miffed.  But he in 1804, sired the Saturday Evening Post, probably the first concept of a blog, to be able to have his say publicly. The paper, now called the New York Post and somewhat of a wag-rag, is still in print 211 years later.  In his day the opinionated essay was called a polemic…a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something…an invective, rant, tirade, broadside or harangue.  Like when I go off on health care or alleged abuse over an animal.  The page becomes our bully pulpit, to quote Teddy, preening in our views.  It’s the best annual 26 bucks I ever spend.

I’ll always be grateful to my pal Amy who put the blog up while I fought her at every turn.  I was in a very grave depression she feeling it was due to not having a creative outlet jamming my senses like a stopped up drain.

The minute I began to write a little bit every day, my blues vanished like thieves in the night.

So I’m saluting Amy, WordPress, all the people who take the time to read what I write…and me, who humbly gives thanks for that blank page greeting her every day.

Here’s lookin at you 🙂


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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31 Responses to Athingirl Turns Five

  1. Happy Anniversary and thank you Amy for recognizing something Susannah did not see in herself and forcing her to share it with all of us! Remain the badass baguette carrying, keyboard pounding history reading on occasion cocktail drinking woman who brightens my days!


  2. Ally Bean says:

    Congrats. Blogging is a great way to engage with the world beyond people who you know because of genetics or geography. I’m glad that you found it– and that I found you.


  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    And here’s to many more years! Also thanks for the info about Hamilton, never knew that about the Post.


  4. Elle Knowles says:

    I’m saying this today because you don’t usually post on the weekend – HaPpY BiRtHdAy Susannah! Have a wonderfully birthday weekend and keep writing because I soak up your essays daily along with my morning paper! 😉 ~Elle


  5. hal says:

    Here’s to at least another 5 years of entertainment ! Congrats !
    Have a great BDAY !


  6. brodbill says:

    Happy anniversary! Long may thin girl wave!


  7. micklively says:

    Now we are five! I wasn’t with you from the first but I’m still so glad that I found you. Congratulations.


  8. Congrats! I haven’t been here for 5 years but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Yes, you need a creative outlet (and occasionally a bully pulpit!) and we suck it up and ask for more! Happy Bday and that crepe better be Chanel!


  9. Vasca says:

    I began reading you ‘when you began’…in a doctor’s office and I still read. Thanks for your wonderful writing…keep it up!


  10. And to put a plug in for all our blogs – commenting on blogs also helps to relieve my stresses and tensions. So, you don’t have to be a great blog-writing diva – simply state your opinions for or against a post or two every day or so. It does help.


  11. MJ says:

    Your blog is one of my joys! Congratulations on its 5th year, Susannah, and ad multos annos!


  12. Bravo Amy and Bravo Susannah. I do so look forward to coming here and reading your daily exploits. Happy almost 5th Birthday Athingirl :O)


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