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Pop the champagne, it’s my Blogiversary (for real this time…)

Today (well, technically it was Friday…) marks my 2nd Blogiversary and I intend to celebrate till my fingers turn pruney!

Who knew I’d last this long, 2 weeks would have been pushing it…

2nd blogiversary

I always say that blogging is counted in either dog or Hollywood marriage years so in human terms I’ve been at it for about 14 years and it feel that way at times.

I stated out as an RA blog lurker in the summer of 2011, this blog which followed in January 2012,  was intended as a place where I’d gather materials I find on the net that could come in handy for my MA thesis in Fashion.


Fast-forward 2 years later and here I am blogging almost exclusively about Richard with an MA degree in Fandoms and Fanfiction…

This fangirling will take over your life if you’re not careful, but then I guess we wouldn’t want it any other way!

My blogiversary coincides with the annual round-up created my WP, so here’s I Want to be a Pin Up in 2013:

For the longest time I felt like the new Pin Up on the block, now it’s more like a goldfish in an Armitage pond 😉


Thank you so much for supporting my blog, I really appreciate it!

Some time spring it will hit the 500,000 clicks mark which it truly overwhelming and humbling.

Thank you for coming here for a giggle, for engaging and contributing with your comments.

I always say I seem to have the nicest, wittiest and possibly craziest readers and I couldn’t want it any other way.


I bet there are a few lurkers that fit that description well too and hopefully we get a chance to become familiar by my 3rd blogiversary.

I hope to meet up with a few other RA enthusiasts this December in London, fingers crossed.

It would be wonderful to watch Richard strolling the red carpet one last time to support the role of Thorin surrounded by my peeps.


I raise my glass to you Dear Friends, Na Zdrowie!

About Agzy The Ripper

Sew, Rip, Repeat... and love each moment of it! Join me as I embark on a myriad of sewing and crafting shenanigans.

56 responses »

  1. As a blog reader, I’d like to thank you for brighten up my days in the last two years with your good humour in RA posts, books and movies recommendations or any other topic!!!

  2. Yay! What a reason to pop a bottle of the bubbly!! (although it’s not that I need a special reason to open a bottle :-)…)
    Congrats on your brilliant blog. And thanks so much for your sparkling posts that lighten up my dull life and have introduced me to some lovely stuff I would have never come across otherwise.
    Raise a glass to the next year of exceptional blogging and really looking forward to the rabbits you will pull off your hat!

    • Agreed, any excuse is good to open up a bottle of bubbly! Thanks so much, as I always say I’ll continue blogging as long as it’s fun, and my wonderful readers make it so much better 🙂

  3. Congratulations on your second blogiversary, Agzy, here’s to another year of fun!

  4. Congrats Agzy! As I have said many,many times, coming over to visit here every morning with coffee is how i start my day -with a smile, always.Keep on blogging.

    • Thank You Perry, that means a lot. I really should somehow attach a coffee machine to my blog and serve up a steaming cup to each reader as they start they day 🙂

  5. Big, big congratulations and many thank yous from me, Agzy. Your blog was one of the first I discovered last year, and i really missed you and your charming, funny posts when you had to take a break. Loved the video, and all the sentiments- keep on keeping on!

    • I hope RL won’t interfere with blogging this year. Each time when I think I may be out, the RA world just drags me back in and I seem to enjoy it even more. Thanks you so much for stopping by, commenting and sharing many non RA interests 🙂

  6. Congratulations! I love reading your blog and I look forward to reading your posts over the coming year. x

  7. Congratulations and thank you for the smiles and the laughs. I hope there are many more to come!

  8. You are a comment-hogger, my dear. Haven’t we already gratulated you??? Jokes aside – congratulations on your second blogoversary/blogiversary (I never know). Your blog is such a delight to read, you never fail to make me smile. It describes perfectly the bubbly, witty personality that I had the privilege to meet in London 2012. I can’t wait to meet again this year! Thank you for brightening up the day, and the RA world in turn.

    • I know, I feel terrible, especially that I had to delete the last empty post 🙂 Actually it was a cunning ploy to double the nice comments 😉
      Thanks so much Miss, I can’t wait and really hope we’ll meet up in London and have a good proper chin-wag over a nice glass of wine. I truly feel very happy that you switched your focus from tumblr to blogs as otherwise we probably wouldn’t have the opportunity to get to know one another and I would have been that much poorer!

  9. Your blog-card is on my blog…..

  10. Oh, and I am bumping up your comment numbers deliberately now because I totally overlooked the cool video at first. Great stats, great vid – and I actually have to check out some of those most viewed posts now.

  11. Happy Blogiversary Agzy!! Many happy returns!! I always look forward to smiling (ok, sometimes leering 😉 ) through your posts!

  12. Twoje Zdrowie!!! Śliczny fanvid, Agzym 🙂 Gratulacje ,pozdrowienia i podziekowania za wszystkie tegoroczne chichoty i nie tylko
    Twoja i Ryszarda wierna fanka z południa

  13. Happy blogiversary and many happy, happy returns!

  14. Happy Blogiversary!! I cannot wait to see what you come up with throughout this new year!

  15. Gratulacje Agzy! To prawdziwa RAdość móc do Ciebie tu zaglądać! Dzięki za to i powodzenia Na zdrowie!

  16. Pour it out, Sister! Congratulations on your blog milestone & thanks for your writings! You’re blog is a regular stop for me on the RA fandom! 🙂

  17. It dawned on me only this morning: it must be 2 years that our ever so sweet Pin-up Girl started to blog, to whoop, to cheer and whereby spurring us deliriously delighted bunch of RA-addicts out of our seriousness in contemplating our most favourite Richard….. That handsome embodiment of a demigod walking on earth…. cough… I mean: Such as inventing the boink-boink… How can we/I resist…. making us even more lunatic! What a welcome blast!! The cornucopia filled with loads of precious little pastimes so that hardly ever again there is a dull moment for us fangirls out there in Armitage universe… Thanks Agzy for being so generous and hopefully we see us again in December. Maybe by then you can unearth our (for sure) wonderful quadripartite/Gang-of-four-snapshot??? 😀 Now I really have to look for a bubbly drink. Cheers Agzy!!

    • Thanks so much Miss G! I really appreciate it! There have been some truly mad moments here and it’s true that, especially once my wonderful readers start leaving comments, there’s always a laugh and a cheer! This might be where the loony section of the fandom resides, but I wouldn’t want it any other way 😉 Hugs Miss!

  18. Dear Agzy, I’ve never told you how much I like your blog name! I want to be a pinup?? Brilliant! Me too! 😀 Thank you for your blog. What everyone else said plus a cherry on top! Keep going!

  19. Congrats, congrats, congrats! lovely video, BTW……

  20. Happy blogiversary from me, too.
    It´s always fun to read your posts, and the vid is great 🙂

  21. littlesallyboots (Hannah A)

    Happy blogiversary!! 😀
    Mad that it’s already a year since your first… but very exciting too!
    Your posts continue to make me smile, even if I don’t always get the chance to leave a comment… 😉
    Much love

  22. Two years screams by! Weren’t we just talking for the first time a couple of weeks ago?!

    I’m glad you’re still here, and thank you for your wonderful sense of humor! Happy Blogiversary!

    • I honestly can’t believe I’m still here and there were moments when I thought that maybe it was time to go elsewhere and do something different, but here I am among such wonderful people 🙂

  23. Happy blogiversary AgzyM!!!

  24. Congratulations! Long may you continue!

  25. Looking forward to lots more! BTW, I adore your pinup pix. Just beautiful!

  26. I know I’m late (very late) but Happy Bloggoversary! I just love reading all the crazy, funny and awesome posts on your blog. Here’s to another year of fangirling *raises glass* 😀


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