Eight Blissful Years of Blogging

May 17, 2012  |  Birthday, Blog News, Featured

The time has come, it is officially May 17th, 2012 and that my friends means that this humble little blog has finally turned 8 years old! Hip Hip Hoooraaaaay!

Wow, eight years of blogging, I have never in my life thought that I would stick this through and write for all those years.  You know how when we’re young we go to the Stationary Bookstore and see those diaries waiting there to be purchased you feel tempted you pick one up and head to the cashier saying that this is the year where you will finally jot down your deepest most thoughtful memories?  After a week or two of writing in that diary you feel stupid and just stop and it gets lost in your room forgotten and left to collect cobwebs?  Well I for one was one of those people, until this day I keep on buying empty diaries hoping to write in them but I just either forget or find out I’m too lazy.

This blog is a similar outlet it’s like a small diary you just purchased but instead of it being there with no voice and spirit this blog has that (I’m not sure if that sentence made sense) what I’m trying to say ever single thought, memory, love, hate, like, dislike, link, video, song, anything and everything shared here was shared with the entire world.  A glimpse into my inner thoughts was seen an interaction was given sometimes I made this blog into a living object and I carried out conversations with it and thus it never got boring or stale.  I admit I neglected it a few years back but then again life was insane at that time.

But now, I’m back to being happy, I’m back to being a version of me that I thought I had lost.  I am happy and glad that I have this time capsule that helps me get through those cold dreary days.  To all my readers who spent every single year here reading bits and pieces from my life, I thank you! I thank you for the wonderful comments for the silent readers, for everything really because without the encouragement and thought that someone out there might be depending on me to share something that might affect their lives I would’ve probably given up.  I thank the new bloggers whom I’ve met courtesy of the social gatherings set by different companies.  I thank the companies for establishing these gatherings and allowing people to interact with each other.  We used to be faces behind computers and now we are out there and better than ever.

I want to thank my family and friends for believing me and supporting me through everything (woah why does this sound like an Oscar acceptance speech, hehe I’d like to thank my manager woops wrong bit here) No but seriously thank you for being my #1 fans, I would most importantly like the person who got me into blogging an old dear friend who no longer blogs or is active on the scene Zeecu.  I want to thank my dearest old buddies Nibaq who created the first ever Kuwait Blog Aggregator, Safat; Purgatory one of the craziest bloggers of our time; Mark and his wife Nat as well as his amazing awesome sister Rampurple for being the ones who helped and supported this place, Tooomz one of my craziest friends, Q80ChillGirl, I’d like to thank every old blogger who has stopped blogging or remained a blogger, Frankom one of the peeps of my generation, Swair, Symbols (a.k.a. Sou), my bestest friend in the whole wide world Ananyah, Marzouq, my newest best friend Swera, among many many other people.  If I am to sit here mentioning each and every name you will be reading until tomorrow.

In short, thank you for these eight wonderful years I hope to see many more to come and who knows I wish to see me celebrating the big 10, 20, 30! Thank you all and I bid you a Goodnight!

P.S. The reason I forget names is because I’m *cough*old*cough* Seriously :s

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I am a Kuwaiti Apple and gadget girl freak, who gets bored of her blog layouts so much that I change them like I crazy. Currently I work in a newspaper and if you don't see me around I'm being sucked into my job reviewing TV Shows and APPS! This is my space where I vent and release everything, welcome to it.



  2. Happy birthday to your blog and iWish you the best of luck !

  3. Happy Birthday Blog! I adore you like crazy :D

    You are the bestestestest friend EVER!

    • Awww thanks love! I am so glad that this blog brought me closer to you and made me discover such a great friend like you! :***wa

  4. Happpyyyyyyyyyy 8th birthdaaaaaaay to your blog yal dinosaur hehe :P

    nshallah you’ll be blogging forever & ever :D im glad you’re back on track! wishing you all the best my dear :*

    • Hehehe I’m not a dinosaur! :P O enshalla allah yesma3 minich! I lost my touch for two years but now it’s back! :P

  5. Happy 8th birthday ….. keep up the good work

  6. Aww, congratulations! You’re definitely an inspiration to all of us newbie bloggers out there! Your commitment and care for this awesome blog (even despite all the hard times) for such a long time is what makes it so special and freaking iconic in the Kuwaiti blogosphere.

    Inshallah you’ll keep on blogging and being completely awesome for 100 years more! ;)

    Congrats again!

    • Aww thank you for those awesome kind words! I’m glad you can find an inspiration from this humble little place and hopefully I will maintain it for the years to come LOL!

  7. Congratulation
    happy 8th blogoversary ;*

  8. Three words

    We Love you

    Happy 8 JAy Jay :**

    I would I can book an Apple store for a venue to celebrate


  9. مبرووك الف مبروك و عقبال الف سنه :)

  10. I like how you wrote this post. It feels like it’s written from the heart. I also noticed your writing changed now that you’re getting published. It’s more concise and clear. Sometimes I feel I’m not of the same mind or opinions but I like how you don’t care what people think and you express your thoughts confidently. Your blog is different and so is your unique personality which gives you every right to be proud of Couch Avenue.

    Happy Birthday to your blog and to you keep shining on :]

    • Awww I’m glad you liked it and welcome back! I think my brain straightened out a bit more hehe and started to form more coherent thoughts which helped hehe and I know that my posts sometimes try to shove down what I think down people’s throats but it’s because I’m sharing my thoughts I don’t really want others to influence my thoughts and definitely don’t aim to influence others hehe thanks for calling this place different and unique it’s exactly what I’ve aimed to be and thus I thank you for being an awesome reader of this place :D

  11. Congrats and happy blogiversary! 8 years is a big big achievement! You go girl :*

  12. Happy 8th, love! Here’s to many, many more to come! x

  13. This makes us all proud to have a blogger like you, your story is inspiring and thanks for all your efforts and wish you all the best, and I’m liking your new plan to become more active blogger and will support you all the way inshallah :)

    • Aww I’m so glad you found my story inspiring and I like that plan too hehe I do hope that I stick through with it and not just phase out. Thanks for your awesome support and glad to have you guys on my side :D

  14. You had seriously keep it up! I’m loving your blog more this year! so many cool posts and every one of them has attitude! Love it! Don’t stop, I think we are gonna stick to blogging for a while now!

    Here is to another 10 more years!

    • Hehehe glad that they’ve got attitude! I will keep writing as long as you keep reading! :P

      And cheers her’s to another 20 years! :P

  15. Congrats and Happy Birthday to your blog

  16. wow 8 years! that’s 2 more years away from a decade! congrats Jacqui and happy bloggy birthday! :)