My baby turns 1 year old!

My blog turns 1 year old today!

Today, we celebrate Amalgam's 1st birthday!

Candle blowing

On this special day, I 'd like to thank every single person who supported, commented, liked, visited, hated... participated to making this blog what it is today. I could not have done it without you!  I love you all my darlings!

To thank you for all your love, I have a  proposition for you: I am going to give away  3 Amalgam books, and I am going to add  3 posts to the blog today (including this one).  The 1st commenter (located in Leb) on each of the posts will get a signed copy of the book!

So, let’s go, comment away! πŸ˜‰ The comment has to be “Happy Birhday!” Β So if you don’t want the book, just comment something else :p

[If you already have the book and don’t need another copy, please give a chance to others πŸ˜› Β & sorry about limiting it to Leb, but it’s a bit complicated to send the book across the planet at this time]

I would also like to take this chance to give some…

BLOG FACTS & STATS!

β€’ Let’s go back to the VERY FIRST POST I did on this blog! I called it “my tranquilizer” back then, and today I can say that this is exactly what this blog has been to me. I hope you all find your own “tranquilizers” and that next year will only be as good as the 1st one!

β€’ 236: Is the number of posts on this blog since day 1!

β€’ 2247: Is the number of comments you guys made on all the posts!

β€’ 200,000+: Is the number of visits during the blog’s 1st year!

Let’s end it with Frank Sinatra singing “Happy Birthday” just for us! πŸ˜€

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N.B: Two other posts will follow today, so stay tuned if you want to get those books! πŸ˜‰

P.S: This birthday was due on February 10th, but I have been over-super-busy to prepare all this, so let’s settle for March 1st as official blog birthday!

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48 comments

  • Habib Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Birhday!

    Although I have a signed copy of the book so don’t count me πŸ™‚

  • Simon Ayoub Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Hi Maya,

    Firstly, Happy Bday πŸ™‚ Wishing you all the best and all the success πŸ™‚

    Secondly, it’s not fair that only pple living in lebanon will get those 3 books!!!

    I’m pretty sure those who live abroad (like myself in Sydney Australia) will be more than happy to pay for postage costs πŸ™‚

    cheers,
    Simon

  • khalil Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Birthday πŸ™‚ I’ve already gotten a copy of the book but wanted to say congrats and best of luck. Hope you have another year of success and happiness doing what you love doing.

  • IrΓ¨ne H. Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Good morning my dear,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY from switzerland –
    all the best for the futur – its so great to follow your blog – i love it and have sent the link to a lot of friends of mine
    have a nice day and celebrate and enjoy the success
    IRENE

  • Jihane Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Birhday Maya!

  • Khalil hasbini Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Birthday πŸ™‚ Wish you many happy return of the day πŸ™‚ keep up the good work πŸ˜‰

  • Sylvain Massaad Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Bday Maya πŸ™‚

  • Micheline Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Happy 1st Birthday!
    I look forward to each and every post and watching “Maya’s Amalgam” it grow from strength to strength.
    Good luck and enjoy the day :-))

  • Maniachi Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    On behalf of the #maniachi ENTREPRENEURS team, WE would like to wish you a VERY HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY!

    CONGRATS on your amazing and successful blog πŸ™‚

    REGARDS,
    #MANIACHI

  • Riham Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Haha, I already have a signed copy and I also suck at being the first at commenting, so I clearly do not win.

    BUT HAPPY BIRTHDAY! If this blog wasn’t so great, it wouldn’t have been so successful, so good job to you!

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  • free_programmer Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    You are our gift πŸ™‚
    <3 Happy Birthday ! <3
    3a2bal 100000000 sene πŸ˜‰

  • Dany Awad Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Birthday!

    The 1st year is only the first mile of success, many many years are waiting for you for more success every time you draw a smile on a face..

    I wish you all the best, long live amalglam. & thank you Maya for what you r doing!!

    Dany Awad

    @danyawad

  • Naeema Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy birthday AMALGAM πŸ™‚ And many many wonderful years to come …

  • Mahmoud Jo. Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Hey Maya,
    Happy happy happy birthday =D…
    may this blog grow up and prosper !
    w 32bal il 1000 years.. =D
    loving your work more and more with every new comic released ..

    Your biggest fan from Jordan =)

  • Joseph Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Bday!

    Wow lots of early birdies xD hihi

  • Patrick Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Well nice idea It’s been a month maybe 2 since I follow every day your blog I sometimes read the comment not very often but I never comment.

    And now on this big occasion (and for the book also) here is my first comment.

    Happy Birthday.
    Patrick from Beirut.

  • wissam Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Birthday Maya’s Amalgam and wishes for many many many years to come
    thanks for all the smiles that you give us πŸ™‚
    CONGRATS on the 1 year πŸ™‚

  • Talar Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy birthday AMALGAM πŸ™‚ wish u all d best Maya

  • Thierry Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Avant toute chose : BON ANNIVERSAIRE Γ  ton blog !
    Je ne concourre pas pour le livre que j’ai dΓ©jΓ  (mΓͺme en Γ©tant aux Emirats, on peut se le procurer si l’on veut, en regrettant cependant qu’il ne soit pas dΓ©dicacΓ©…) mais juste pour te dire que je reste un fidΓ¨le d’Amalgam qui me rΓ©jouit vraiment et qui fait le bonheur de mes amis auxquels je l’ai recommandΓ©.
    Je souhaite une longue et heureuse vie Γ  ton blog et plein de bonheur pour toi.
    Continue Γ  nous amuser !
    Bisous

  • Roba Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy blogoversary Maya πŸ™‚

  • Christine Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Birthday Amalgam!! u have the best mommy !!
    Good luck Maya πŸ™‚

  • Krikor Ohannessian Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy 1st Blog Birthday!!!

  • biboubo Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    happy birthday blogiiiiiiiiiiiiii:-)!!!!!!!!!gooooooooooooood luck may w nchallah men hassan ila ahssan !!!ana men tounes bs i wanna know iza your book mawjoud bs bi libanon aw mawjoud bi ghir balad bc badi ichtreih !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!goooooooood luck and wish u luck and happiness!!!!!!!

  • Elie Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy B’day maya !!
    this has been sth to look forward to !!
    your blog makes my day a lot easier πŸ™‚
    hope u keep going!!!
    wish u the best !

  • Rami Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Birthday Amalgam! May the coming years be full of posts, comics, and visitors!! πŸ™‚
    In the waiting for another Amalgam book!!

  • Lara the sis Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Birthday my little nephew!!!!! Looking forward to see it grow into something even bigger πŸ˜‰

  • Amina Amoniak Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    happy birthday to Maya’s Amalgam πŸ™‚ just 5 months following you and visiting ur blog πŸ™‚ and am daily impressed πŸ™‚ yalla cheers nd have a great special day πŸ™‚
    greetings from Tunis πŸ™‚

  • darinerachkidy Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    congrats maya.. wanted to wait to give a chance to others coz i already have a signed book…but didn’t know i’ll be commenter #29..hehehehe….hope u keep a very high spirit and ur baby blog receive more viewers/commenterssss..!

  • nightS Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Birthday πŸ™‚ So she’s a Pisces like me then πŸ˜€
    ΨΉΩ‚Ψ¨Ψ§Ω„ Ψ§Ω„Ω…ΩŠΨ© (:

  • Ingrid Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Hey,
    Happy Birthday Maya’s [Awesome] Amalgam! Only 1 year young and already a big hit πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to another year of reading your fabulous comics. Wishing you tons of success.
    Ciao

  • Abdussalam Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    β€œHappy Birhday!” =)
    Wish you have a lot more!!

  • M.MK. Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAAAY!!!

  • Ekios Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happ… hum … well … no … it have been said enough !

    For me it will be a huge “CONGRATULATIONS Maya Zankoul”, for all your work, and all you talent ! You deserve it, so be proud πŸ™‚

    Denis/Ekios.

  • Lipanantis Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Just saw this.
    Happppy birthday to The cutest blog in the block. πŸ™‚

  • Karen Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Hi Maya !
    And Happy Birthday Amalgam πŸ™‚

    I’m Probably not the third Lebanese person to comment, but i would love to know where i can get a hold of your book !

    I recently came across you website, i loved it , and now its one of my daily morning routines before work !
    I came , i saw and i loved πŸ˜‰

    Good Luck Maya !
    Sincerely,
    Karen. Xx

  • Haytham Khouja Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    *shoots in the air* … or how to turn celebration into tragedy

  • Jillian C. York Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy birthday to one of my very favorite blogs! So happy to have met you this year, Maya.

  • Amal Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Birthday Ammoulgoom!! πŸ™‚

  • Saad Al Dosari Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy birthday … and best of luck in the coming days πŸ™‚

  • aimz Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    happy birthday

  • Tone Monday, March 1, 2010   Reply →

    Happy birthday Mayas blog!!

    I am not Lebanese, but I have been in Lebanon a lot and i really, really appreciate your blog! I hope you will continiue writing it for a long time.

    Kind regards from Tone

  • Linda Wednesday, March 3, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Birthday! What a amazing trip you have been on this year! You have such talent and deserve all success you have and you ll have more much to come!
    From your first fan,
    Linda

  • Dana Friday, March 12, 2010   Reply →

    Happy birthday maya!!!!

  • Al Tuesday, April 27, 2010   Reply →

    Like your site.Good job.

    Reagrds
    Bagaholics

  • Mohammad Charaf Tuesday, August 10, 2010   Reply →

    Happy Birthday Amalgam! May you’ll stay successful as u are now πŸ™‚

  • Nour Mcdad Monday, December 13, 2010   Reply →

    Happy birthday Maya..i loved the Dress BTW :)..

  • Rashan Christina Thursday, December 23, 2010   Reply →

    Heeeyy Maya !!
    i wanted to say , i fell inlove with your comic strips ! πŸ™‚
    my teacher showed us 2 of them in class!
    I cant wait to go and buy them
    where do you sell em ?
    and for how much ?

    Happy Anniversary
    and keep up the OUTSTANDING work !!
    Best of luck πŸ™‚ <3

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