Yep, that time of year has come ’round! *the rare time So. . .
. . . light another candle, ’cause we’ve made it another year!
Last year we celebrated by giving a bit of history of the beginnings of Canvas and reintroducing our wonderful authors (you should read that). Well, this year, it makes a great deal more sense to celebrate you! (cue confetti and noisemakers), because we never would have made it here without our wonderful readers!!! *the rare people
So, please, have a slice of cake — it’s really much bigger than it looks, and comes in lactose-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and even fat-free varieties (and any allergen or sensitivity I may have failed to mention, I am an an extremely talented and inventive baker!) — grab some champagne, sparkling cider, or your celebratory beverage of choice; put on your party duds, anything from fancy dress to pajamas will do nicely, so long as you’re comfortable; sit down, squat down, or lie down (yay if you get the reference, but no extra points, because we love you all and points don’t play nice with anxiety, even entirely imaginary points). . . just get yourselves all comfy and enjoy our gratitude for what you have made Canvas. Ooh, and pick a hat!
Oh, wait, yes. . . one other thing, my loves. Please do sign the guest book! Let us know in the comments that you were here, and how you happened to find us, whether this is your very first read (courage, we’re a welcoming bunch) or if you’ve been following from the beginning (if memory stretches back that far!). For example, you might have come across us through one of our authors. You might have discovered us through Blog For Mental Health, or DeeDee’s wonderful post being Freshly Pressed. Or you may have found us through so many other amazing people and them most kindly sharing us on their blogrolls, like Eric (often known more commonly as Le Clown), and the project Black Box Warnings.
Even if it was just another reader — what am I saying, most especially if it was “just” another reader — we are so beholden to all of you for keeping us going, for showing your support and love, for giving us a reason to keep writing and improving the site. Honestly, I’m sitting here a little astonished myself that it’s only been two years, while at the same time marveling at how far we have come. And all of that is because of you.
So I say it, though it seems hardly enough: Thank you.
*Rare Earth sneaked their way in because they helped me get through formatting this post (which was. . . an exercise in patience) and suggested the title I was looking for to do justice to the occasion and, more importantly, to all of you
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