Thursday, June 25, 2020

12 years of blogging

12 years ago today I put up my first post.  It wasn't very good, but you have to start somewhere.

13,615 posts later, here we are.  I couldn't have made it this far without you, Gentle Reader, or your over 50,000 (!) comments.  It's quite a community we have.

I'd also like to thank co-blogger and Brother-From-Another-Mother ASM826 for keeping the lights on around here.  I almost gave up, back 5 or 6 years ago, and he pretty much single handedly saved this blog.

I'd also like to thank co-blogger and Sister-From-Another-Mister Brigid.  She doesn't post here a lot, but she sure classes the place up when she does.

Twelve years ago I wasn't sure what to expect at the start of the trail that brought us here.  I am very grateful to all y'all who have walked it with me.


libertyman said...

Not sure I was there at the very beginning, but glad and thankful we have crossed paths.

I have learned a lot, and I appreciate the time and effort that it takes to do this. And the courage to express views that not everyone politely agrees with.

Keep up the good work, it makes a difference.

chris said...

Congrats! Keep up the good work.

I find blogging to be a good way to get the angry or crazy thoughts out of my head. (But maybe that's just me.)

OldAFSarge said...

Well done Sir! Here's to many more!

SiGraybeard said...

I think any of us fellow bloggers understand how big an accomplishment 12 years is. Blogging years are worse than dog years. 12 years IRL is like a hundred years blogging.

Congratulations! Been reading you for most of that, 11 for sure, maybe more. And ASM826 back on his old blog.

Skeptic said...

Thanks for all your work and please keep it up. I was concerned when your personal issues almost ended this blog a few years ago. Yours is the first stop on my daily prowl of the internet.
Thanks again

Ed Bonderenka said...

Congratulations for sticking it out.

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Borepatch;


I know the feeling, LOL my first one wasn't very good either and I think I have gotten a bit better. You are on my blogroll and a regular stop. Keep on blogging!

Murphy(AZ) said...

Glad we all could help. Congrats, and keep them coming!

Unknown said...

Your blog is only a year older than mine?

Wow. I always thought of you as the Grand Old Man of Blogging, complete with gray beard.

Anyway, congrats.


Borepatch said...

Dwight, I *am* the Grand Old Man of blogging. That makes you one, too, you old fart ...


Phil said...

@ Borepatch.
Ahem, step aside youngster.
I started blogging in March of 2006.
My most heartfelt congratulations to you!
As SiG above mentioned, twelve years of Blogging is equal to a geologic age in real life. Untold MILLIONS of blogs have come and gone in that time span.
You have to be stubborn to go at it that long.
As an example, I just posted for the 365th day in a row on mine just this morning.
Keep after it BP, by golly someone has to do it and you do it well!

Unknown said...

i didn't find you until maybe 18 months ago. but since then i have been a regular reader.
thanks for your and your "siblings" efforts. This old guy truly appreciates them.


waepnedmann said...

Thank you!
I check in every day.
The blog helps maintain a positive outlook on our society.
And thanks, again, for the ongoing musical education.

BTW, since you have moved to Florida I am assuming you either already have an emergency generator or are planning on setting one up.
Perhaps you could prevail upon SiGraybead for assistance/recommendations?
I installed one for my dad, and it is comforting to have that kick in and take over when the power goes off.
Propane is the way to go if you can put in a big enough tank. The one I installed consumes two to four gallons per hour.

Old NFO said...

Truly enjoyed the trip so far! Here's to another 12 years! Salute!

HMS Defiant said...

Happy Blog Day!

May you have many more.

Aesop said...

Mazel tov!
Many happy returns of the day, and all that.

xsrocks said...

It has changed over time as would be expected. I'm still here.

Rich in NC said...

I've been reading your words for quite a long time. I knew it was a while but didn't realize it's been 12 years.
Mr A
Ms B do have their own styles and help with the heavy lifting niceeely.
I visit here quite often and always enjoy what I read.
Thak You

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Congratulations Borepatch! That is quite an accomplishment!