I put my first post up three years ago. It wasn't particularly good, but you learn by doing. 4000-odd posts and three years later, I find myself heading out to a blogshoot with a lot of friends that I've never met In Real Life. Actually, by the time you read this we'll be done, and searching out some of that barbarous (but still yummy) Texas brisket BBQ.
The Internet is a strange place, and is strangely described: a maze of twisty web sites, or a series of tubes that help your shoulder thing go up (well, the gunblogging community, anyway). I think of it as a bunch of people, who can now meet friends they never new they had, even though they're thousands of miles away. Even though they may never meet In Real Life.
You meet in the way that really matters.
In a couple of weeks, the odometer here will roll over half a million hits. Seems like a lot, and it's certainly gratifying. But what really counts is all of you who I've met here, or over at your blog. All of you friends who I may or may not have met In Real Life, but who I am proud to call my friends nonetheless.
It's you - we - the people, who make the Internet what it is. Thanks.