Thursday, January 10, 2013

Can it be? The Daily Frostwolf is Turning 3!

What better way to celebrate my blog's birthday than with my favourite thing - a rhyme!



The sun was shining o'er the Vale
Shining with all his might
Yet rain falls oft in the Valley
Where veggies grow at night
And Brawlers gather far and wide
To get into a fight.

So many rares and hidden things
Are found in this new land.
So many things to do and see!
Much more than I had planned.
The vistas and the scenery
So very, very grand.

Why, has it only been a year
I celebrated 2?
With 40,000 pageviews then
How boggled if I knew
That twice and thrice more pageviews now
Could this be really true?

What plans have I got for this year
With blog and with this game
I guess I will just continue
And write more of the same.
More Navispams, more raiding notes
More times when I've been lame.

"The time has come," Navimie said
"To talk of many things:
Of Frostwolves and communities
Of podcasts and streamings
Blog Azeroth and Shared Topics
And comps of transmoggings."

How should I commemorate
My little blog's birthday?
Last year I made some silly gifts
Like puzzles you can play.
Perhaps I'll make it easier
And do a giveaway.

So for all my friends and readers
I'll write a verse or two
But randomly from comments left
There'll be some lucky few
Who'll get a little something more
All shiny bright and new.
I may be swamped because I'll get
Well wishes by the tonne.
My readers all should get something
I do it all for fun
And this is scarcely odd because
I treasure every one.

I thank you all for reading me,
The comments that you send.
I thank you for the gifts you gave.
For all the time you spend
Listening, playing, PvP
Thank you for being my friend!


Yes, it's true!  I am being a lazy cow this year and only writing poems - no puzzles this year!  However, I am giving away 3 prepaid game cards selected randomly from comments on this post (my daughter will pick the names out of the proverbial hat).  Why gamecards?  Because most people have every pet that I could possibly give away, same goes for mounts, but everyone could use a gamecard!

So if you don't mind, please don't retweet this on Twitter - as I want my friends and readers to be the recipients not a random person who visits me for the first time!  As JD and Arvash have shown me, multiple times, the gift is in the giving. And if you're a blog lurker, now's the time to come out and maybe see if you can win a little prize as a thanks!

Comments will be closed in in one week, and I'll announce the recipients then. Good luck and no, you can't use your Elder Charm of Good Fortune here!

83 comments:

  1. Yay, more wonderful Navimie poetry! It's been awhile since we've had any of that, and I've missed it :)

    Happy happy blogiversary, dear!

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    1. TY Kam! Boy were you quick off the mark today! I hope the poetry bug has bitten me again so I can write something half decent for all my dear readers and friends!

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  2. Goodness, three years already? A happy blogaversary to you!

    (I wouldn't use my Elder Charms even if I could - I'd probably just get 28 gold, 50 silver. Like usual. Grumble. ;))

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    1. Ty Stoppable! Heh, yes those Failbag loots... I think the message is.. don't gamble :) But I can't help it!

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  3. I've been reading your blog for only about a year now. It's one of the first I stumbled upon when I started seeking out blogs to read, and it's certainly served as a 'gateway blog' for me, (I'm so sorry for the comparison, but I couldn't think of a better one!) as now I'm reading so many others. Yours remains to be one of my favorites and I'm always happy to see a new post from you.

    This is my first comment as I tend to be a lurker, but you should know that I find all of your posts inspirational and helpful. Even the ones you might not expect.

    TL;DR: I LOVE YOUR BLOG. Happy Blogiversary, Navimie!

    (Sorry for the delete, apparently I have no idea what I'm doing...)

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    1. Hello Murglesnout, it's lovely to meet you and thank you for visiting all this time! Oh don't worry about using my blog as a gateway, even my good friends (coughs at Tome of the Ancient) do that from time to time.. or even every day :P
      I hope I can continue to inspire you and we can chat on the blog from time to time :) Shoot me an email later so I can email you if you're the luckydo! :D

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  4. Muchos congratso's!!! :D Amazing that you've been keeping up with your blog for a whole 3 years now. I love reading it and hope to see much more blogging from you for the next 3 years :)

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    1. Thank you Sil! I am telling you, that the bloody windsteed pic is doing my head in! And I look forward to maybe coming back to chat to you sexy ladies again on the show!

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  5. Happy Blogday Navi! I started laughing when I realized it was Lewis Carroll. I felt like I've been Jabberwocked and fell though a looking glass XD. Anyway, hope you'll continue to live in interesting times.

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    1. Ty Tyledres :) I may have decimated the poem a little bit >< but maybe I should make that the theme of my poetry gifts! Lewis Carroll, that is, not decimating famous poems :P
      And I will always remember your great start to my year :)

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  6. We readers and friends are the lucky ones Navi! We love you! (And do not put my name in the hat ...trust me)

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    1. <3 Matty
      Oh, and I promise you it is a nice clean hat, not a worn out smelly one that's all red and needs repair...

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  7. Happy Happy Birthday! And to many more! Thank you my friend! And don't put me in that hat I have claustrophobia, lol!

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    1. TY Ancient :) What is with you and Matty, there are no LICE or FLEAS in that hat, I'm sure!

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  8. Congrats Navi! I'm a new blog reader and really enjoy reading your thoughts.

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    1. Hi Deb, thank you for visiting! I am honoured that you read my blog :) Drop me an email so I can email you if you have got the lucky dice this week. Look forward to hearing from you :)

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  9. Happy bday nav's blog! -rosh

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  10. Happy Blogiversary! Three years is an awesome achievement! I've really enjoyed reading your blog these last couple of months and it has inspired me to keep blogging myself - so thanks! Loved the rhyme aswell :D

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    1. Ty JoJo! I'm glad you liked the rhyme - I hope the one you get is to your liking as well :) But might have to give me a few days to get the creative juices flowing...

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    2. Ooh how exciting! I look forward to it! :D

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    1. Ty Thrinetu :) I am always curious about people who visit my blog - drop me a line sometime (so I can email you back if you get picked from the hat! And also so I can get to know you better :))

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  12. "I weep for you," Kallixta said:
    "I deeply sympathize."
    With sobs and tears she sorted out
    Posts of the largest size,
    Holding her potential scribbles
    Before her streaming eyes.

    "It was so kind of you to rhyme!
    And you are very nice!"
    Yet Aldonza said nothing but
    "Please put our name on ice:
    I wish you were not quite so deaf--
    I've had to ask you twice!"

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    1. Dear Kallixta, thank you for the lovely poem! And how funny you were doing Lewis Carroll with your family too recently :) Coincidence? I think not!

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  13. Woot, happy 3rd B'day :)

    Souglyy

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    1. Thanks Souglyy! You know, half my popularity probably comes from all your awesome tips :)

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  14. Yay for 3 Years!!!!

    Grats Navimie! I've enjoyed your blog Ginormously!

    z

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    1. Zwingli, you are always a great source of kindness and sweetness! Ask Matty :) Thank you for reading and for giving me stuff to read this past year - and for visiting ME on my server all those months ago.

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  15. Happy 3rd blog-o-versary!

    Keep the good times rolling my friend! :D

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    1. Thanks Lyssiepoo! hehehe
      The good times will never stop - and grats on Garalon btw!

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  16. Woot 3 years!!!!
    Gratz Navi :)

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  17. I've been to cities that never close down,
    From Stormwind to Orgrimmar and old Ironforge town,
    But no matter how far or how wide I roam,
    I still call Azeroth home.

    (Sorry, plagarism is about as close to poetry as I can get - The Aussies will get the reference :) )

    Happy Blog-irthday, Navi!

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    1. I love that song! And hey, I was plaguarising my poem as well from L.C. so there is no shame!
      TY my friend, for all your inspirational pep talks :)

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  18. Congratulations on three years! Here's to many many more.

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    1. TY Erinys :) As long as there is this game, I suspect I will be playing it.. and writing :)

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  19. congrats my fav femaur!

    3 years.....didnt seem that long when i read past posts!

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    1. You've only been reading a few months! That's why it wasn't that long :)
      But thanks to Rep it feels like a whooooooole lot longer I've known you :)

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  20. I've been a lurker ever since BBB introduced me to you last year - you're on my blog feed .. one of only 3 and I love your posts :-) You do kinda similar stuff to me, and when you're not, you're inspiring me to do so. I hardly touched pet battles until you started posting about them .. now I'm mildly addicted :P

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    1. Sprowt, I am honoured to be on your blog feed! I wish I could write something clever for you like my Yor'sahj post but you might just have to make do with one of my silly whimsy poems LOL! And I am glad you're enjoying pet battles - they are ... just a LITTLE bit addictive :D

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  21. YAY! Blog birthday! Gratz!

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  22. Happy Blogiversary Navi, we love you!!! Here's to many more to come!

    Now... who's going to cut the cake?! ;)

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    1. Ty Euphy! Gosh I base posts on your content so I should be thanking you :D
      Who's cutting the cake? Why, me of course! :D

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  23. Yay! Congratulations on 3 years, Navi! I look forward to reading many, many more posts here.

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    1. TY Elfindale! And I hope you will keep writing so I have something to read when I'm not writing :D

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  24. HUrry! It's been three years already? It almost seems like yesterday when you celebrated your 2nd Blogiversary. Here's no another year of collecting, writing and navispamming.

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    1. Thank you Cym! And thanks for being there for almost every step.

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  25. Grats Navi, and thanks for the last three years awesome posts. Birthday strudels on me!

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    1. Thankies Shab! And you know what's cool? Strudels are yummy AND awesome AND free!

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  26. Yay Navi! Awesome writer and awesome friend! Lets go for another 3 years and many more!
    - Aza

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  27. Congrats on 3 years! I am a relatively recent follower, found you while I was desperately trying to stay awake in class. I've been motivated to level and collect pets from your posts. Thanks, and looking forward to another 3 years, I have at least that many left at school :)

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    1. Thank you! I like reading your blog - because both your medical school stuff and your wow stuff is things I like reading about :) Hey, did you know if you shorten your name it's DrIP? :P I think it would be cool to call you that as a nickname but people might think I'm being rude ><

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  28. Grats on your bloggerversary, Navi!

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  29. Congratulations! I have been a lurker for some time and have enjoyed your blog immensely. You have helped keep my interest in the game and have helped to restore my faith in (most) people. Keep up the great work. Calcetti

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    1. Hi Calcetti :) TY for visiting and commenting! I am glad you found stuff in my blog that helped you stay interested in the game - I hope one day you can share with me what you get up to in game! Email me some time (so I can grab your email address so I can send you something if you get picked from the hat!) :)

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  30. Happy happy birthday Navi's blog! I hope she gets you a nice birthday present!

    I forgot that poetry was yet another awesome thing about you Navi, it's been a while. :D

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    1. I have been wondering what I should get my blog for its birthday. Maybe a nice new facelift?

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  31. Happy Blog-day Navi :D 3 years is a huge achievement, congratulations. I've only been following for a few months and you've definitely acted as a gateway blogger for me too - by providing interesting, and entertaining content, being accessible and aproachable (I'm pretty shy and don't normally comment ever, much less with the frequency I do here) and links to other great blogs. You've really helped introduce me to the blog community. Thank you, and here's to 3 more years :)

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    1. TY Malkshake! I'm such a chatterbox - you know that visiting my blog makes me super nosy and read your blog! I'm glad you came to chat, or I might never have found your blog (I don't get out much!) and I'm glad you joined this great blogging community we have. One day I will surprise you with a visit!

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  32. Happy Blog Birthday Nav ;)

    (I don't really need the card though, so you can skip me in the hat!) :p

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    1. TY Sev! Missed you in raid tonight :( Sigh, another one who doesn't like the dark smelly hat :P I'm wondering if you guys made some kind of pact :P

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  33. Congrats on the anniversary!

    What color is this hat? Can it be transmogged? ;-P

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    1. Thanks Cain :D
      And lol no I am going to use a nice shiny white quality hat :D Safari HAT!
      Oh, drop me an email sometime, so I can email you if you-know-what :P

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  34. Zoinks! Three whole years? Time does fly :) Happy Blogiversary!

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    1. Shawndra you confuse me when you use all different names like that! Thank you for the well wishes, and gosh, what is everyone going to say when I hit 4? Or even 10! The mind boggles.

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  35. Long time lurker here. I quite enjoy your stories of your guild goings on, especially as my own guild died in Cata and I miss being part of that. (That makes me sound kind of like a kid peering in at a candy shop...haha)

    Happy blog anniversary, and may you enjoy writing for years to come!

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    1. Hi Allie! It is truly an honour when someone tells me they read me, and when they surprise me out of the blue like you, it's really exciting :D Thank you!
      Drop me an email sometime! Would love to chat (and also be able to contact you if your /roll is good)

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    1. TY Thunder <3 I need to PvP with you! It's been a while :P

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    1. TY Josh :D I wonder, when should I start feeling old, in blog years? :P

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  38. Better late than never.... and no, you can't use your Elder Charm of Good Fortune here! Too Funny!!! Gratz on the blogiversary Navi, I've enjoyed my short time readership here and look forward to the next year =}

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    1. Hey Starre :) Aww thank you, you're right, it doesn't matter if it's late, it's the thought that counts!

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