Mercy Mercy, It’s My Blogoversary

posted by Momo Fali on June 26, 2008

Way back when, on June 26, 2007, I started this blog. I put fingertips to keyboard because I love to write and I wanted a creative outlet. I started a book a few years ago, but as I mentioned in my very first post, “…I thought my insomnia would give me plenty of time to write a book, but it turns out I’d rather sit and watch infomercials on HGTV at 3:00 AM”.

Before I began, I only read the likes of Dad Gone Mad, Dooce, and Bossy. I was unaware there are trillions of blogs. I didn’t know there was such a thing as “blog-etiquette”. I had no idea what I was doing. For crying out loud, I didn’t even know how to enable comments until three months into this gig.

Some people were kind enough to point me in the right direction. Thanks Eden and Danny, for helping out a schmuck in need…and for doing it with kindness. For the record, that will be the last time you hear me say something nice about you. I have a sarcastic image to uphold, you know?

And, thanks to the readers who come here to witness my incoherent ramblings. You make this fun. Even if you’re only coming to read that my son licked my cousin’s knee at my Aunt M’s funeral (he did).

Your visits and comments make me smile. Some of you leave remarks more inappropriate than my son at church, but most are downright hysterical.

Speaking of comments, in honor of this blogoversary I’d like to pull a Carol Burnett (minus the yodeling) and take your questions.

Boys and girls, is there anything you’d like to know? I’m a half-open book.


  • Amy

    First! Hahaha…

    Happy Bloggyversary, Momo!

    Amy @

  • Jo

    I need to know… Will there be cake at this party?
    Balloons are always nice too. Happy Blogoversary!

  • Xbox4NappyRash

    A couple of points!

    1 – I can’t believe it’s only been a year, you have the aura of a pro.

    2 – In the spirit of blowing smoke up your ass, this is one blog I’ve come to love, now that I ‘get’ your tongue-in-cheekness.

    3 – My question, why ‘Momo Fali’?

  • Hottdog

    O Momo… (i just love saying that). I’d like to know what that blog-etiquette is that you’re talking about…

  • Jodi

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Gramma Ann

    I need to know what blog-etiquette is as well. How does it work?

  • amy t sharp of doobleh-vay

    happy day beautiful blogger mama
    yr awesome
    I wanna know how you became such a high ranking blog star so quickly
    I just started looking at tecnorati and am amazed- yr a star! I am a peon! 🙂
    I miss ya!

  • Kori

    Well. A year. That is pretty cool!

  • Geeks In Rome

    Yes, I’m curious about the name. Where does it come from? How is it pronounced?

    I often complain about breastfeeding a 3 1/2 year old and a 1 year old, but I was still bugging my mom for “moo moo” till I was 3 or 4. It wouldn’t have anything to do with that would it??

    Happy Anniversary!!!

  • Kiera

    I love your blog…it’s funny and I need funny. I do have one question…what is this blog etiquette that you speak of? Is there something important about the blogging world that I dont know yet? Now I’m so concerned.

  • Mama Dawg

    Will you always try to keep your son from doing the highly entertaining feats that he performs on a daily basis or will you just one day throw your hands up in the air and just let him do what he does so well? I hope it’s the latter because I love this little guy and I want to continue to read stories about him and his antics. He seems like he is truly a joy to have and be around (despite the embarrasment factor for you!).

  • Kimmylyn

    Happy Blogiversary!! I still cannot get over you have only been blogging for a year. You are brilliant.. I never leave disappointed and your posts never seem forced.

    I have no questions for you.. just letting you know you rock.

  • Tom

    Can’t think of any questions at the moment… but happy blogiversary!

  • Stacey @Real World Mom

    Happy Blogoversary to you!
    Happy Blogoversary to you!
    Happy Blogoversary, dear Momo Fali!
    Happy Blogoversary to you!

  • Lisa@verybusymomwith4

    Happy Blogoversary 🙂
    I’m just curious about the name too.

  • Bean

    Yay! Happy Blogoversary Momo!!
    Your blog is a delight for all of us. Your creative outlet is our gain! I miss my emf’er – but at least I have your blog!
    Cheers!! 🙂

  • AlisonH

    Happy blogiversary! I totally lucked out when I stumbled across your blog. Thank you for writing it!

  • Rachel

    Happy Blogaversary Momo! Woo Hoo!
    I for one am thrilled you started and stick with it. I adore you and your wit, talent and passion.

    What do you think is the one thing you’d do differently with your blog if you were starting over?

  • WWS

    Happy Blogoversary, Momo!

  • Tara R.

    ♫ Happy Blogoversary to you ♫

    Questions: what is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Bean

    Recent polls have shown that a fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?

  • Jill

    isn’t your name from mom of ali? I think I remember reading that somewhere, although it could have been a comment on another blog.

    I think you’re great.

  • NukeDad

    Happy Blogoversary! Quit raising the bar so high, would ya?

    Question: Is kneecap licking a genetic trait, or can it be learned? I only ask because my children didn’t get that gene. Speaking of genes; did you hear they found the gene that causes shyness? They would have found it earlier, but it was hiding behind some other genes 🙂

  • transfattyacid

    Do you prefer a fountain pen or a biro?

    If you were a man, what is the one thing you would like to do, that you feel you can’t do as a woman?

    and congratulations on your blogaversary:)

  • transfattyacid

    I think I can answer bean’s question….

    it is because many Americans do not have a map and so forth and like the South Africa and Iraq, and so forth, we should educate the next generation of the South Africa so that the Iraq and so can forth and much like thet.

  • Amy

    Happy Blogoversary!!

  • Mrs. Schmitty

    Happy Blogversary! I can’t believe your blog is only one year old!

    You ROCK Momo!

  • Bean

    DingDingDing! Way to go Transfattyacid! You win a week-long trip to “everywhere like Such As”!

  • katy

    Thanks for the fun reading, and a toast to another great year! What is the subject of your book?

  • Secret Agent Mama

    So glad we’re in the blog-o-sphere together, Mo! You rock it!

  • Bee

    Happy Bloggernyversary!!!

  • Ed (zoesdad)

    What a great weekend to celebrate a year–it’s Comfest and it’s supposed to rain.

  • Melisa

    Happy Blogoversary! I guess the honeymoon’s over, huh?

  • Angie

    I guess my only questions are, When you meet your blog buddies in real life, do they call you Momo? And where did “Momo Fali” come from? I’m really looking forward to reading your answers to all the questions and getting to know you a little better!

  • chefmom

    Happy Blogoversary!!! If I could have sent a cake I would have!! I love you blog and am so happy to have found it. I LOVE your sense of humor. And your kids!!
    Licked your cousin’s knee at your Aunt’s funeral….what is it with boys and licking? My son is constantly licking things, people, etc. Weird!
    My question to you is: What is one thing that you’ve never done, but want to do before you kick the bucket? Something crazy, fun dare-devilish?

  • Heather

    Yay for you! One entire year of insanity! Here’s to hoping I can make it that long. When are you going to get on writing that book?

  • Jill

    Um, yes, I have a question: May I lick your knee in honor of your blogoversary? Or is that not proper blog etiquette?

  • DysFUNctional Mom

    ha, I just blogged about my son licking his baby sister.
    Congrats on one year of blogging!

  • Jo Beaufoix

    Happy Anniversary gorgeous Momo. Wow I thought you’d been blogging longer, you are such a pro. (In a good way.)

    As for a question, well I’ve thought long and hard and I got one for you ok?

    Clears throat, “What do you prefer, cockles or barnacles?”

    I want to know.

    Mwah 😀

  • ShannanB

    Sweet! Happy Anniversary!!!!

  • Ms Picket To You

    Here’s my question: did you see the small item in Newsweek (Cindy McCain on the cover) about blogging can be therapeutic and that some shrinks are recommending it? And if so, or even if not, got thoughts on that?

  • David

    Hey Momo,

    Just wanted to say CONGRATS on your first year. It honestly takes a lot to get me on a blog site and yours does regularly because its so good and so funny. You are great at this and one day I think it will just become huge for you. Keep writing girl, you’re great at it…. David

  • Dapoppins

    Is your sock drawer organized?

    And how the heck did you manage to generate so many comments?

  • Melisa

    Hey Momo!

    Just wanted to let you know that I have a contest at my place! If you like magnets and candy (not in the same mouthful), come and see me before Wednesday! xoxo

  • soapy b

    Can’t believe you’ve only been doing this for one year! You’re one of my faves (but you already knew that)! Happy Blogoversary, Momo.

    Here’s my question:
    If a Buckeye falls down in a forest and starts to scream, but no one is there…oh, just kidding…

    Seriously, though, if OSU never existed, where would you have…

    No, let me try again.

    If UofM was your only option…

    Okay, wait, here it is:

    Why did you go to OSU?

    There. Okay, so… (?)


  • Immoral Matriarch

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Piper of Love

    I found your blog before I met you, when we serendipitously wound up on the same BlogHer Ad loop. I lol’d at ‘forget about your troubles, come read about mine’.

    I remember thinking ‘wow, she’s much funier than me to be able to come up with that line’

    Then, one day, I joined cre8buzz. Somehow in that same moment, you were there too, and I recognized your name. I zoomed over and said something like ‘HEY, I love your blog’…

    … and the rest is history in the making.

    It’s been a good 8 months loving you Momo! You are a supremely talented blogger, a precious friend, and the best Momo I will EVER know!

    Viva la Momo!!

  • Tenakim

    I enjoy reading your blog and visit it on a regular basis… you’ve become a habit- I just hope I’m not one of the ones that have left an inappropriate comment! Happy anniversary baby!

  • holly

    momo, i want to know

    a) does my butt look big in this?

    b) which is your favorite size of drink: is it small, regular, or large?

    c) how much *is* too much?

  • gaining some lb's

    Happy Anniversary!


  • Jeremy (Discovering Dad)

    Sorry I’m a few days late, but Happy Anniversary Momo!

  • O My Blog!

    Happy Anniversary to you!

    I would like to just know:

    Why do people shop at Ikea? They have some cool stuff but, come on…

  • Manager Mom

    Hola, Momo! And Happy Blogversary.

    Do you still have insomnia? Cause I can recommend some good TV series to Netflix if you get tired of HGTV.

  • Christine

    My question is…are you going to answer your questions? 😉

    Happy blogoversary!

  • Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah

    Happy blogoversary!

    I want to know what is the most embarassing concert you ever went to?

  • Kathy

    I’m a little late to the game on the congrats, and geesh, look at all those questions and you answered them all! That is why you indeed rock and all that. I’m glad you answered the “what does Momo Fali mean.” Was dying to know its origin.

  • nola

    Happy belated blogoversary!!!

  • jenny from mommin' it up!

    Happy belated blogaversary! your blog is only 8 days younger than mine!! WEIRD! And yet you are sooo much more popular than me! DANGIT MOMO! Too bad I love you so much or I’d be really pissed and jealous!

  • Jaina

    Happy blogoversary!! Seems like several of my blogs are celebrating. Hmm…a question…how about a post explaining blog etiquette? Pretty please?

  • meleah rebeccah

    AW! Blog Anniversary’s are truly special.

    My sincerest congrats to you…and here’s to another 365 days!


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