Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Three years ago today . . .

. . . this blog came into being in the way of all blogs, though its initial home was over at Livejournal.

Back then, we didn't have a clue as to what was going on or just what we were going to be when we grew up. We still don't. But hey: We're past the toddler stage, though we're apt to trip over ourselves. We know our alphabet but don't yet know how to read; still, we love to be read to. We still eat with our fingers, but we're afraid of germs, having just learned about them from our caregivers. Our tastes lack refinement; we just know what we like, 'sall. We're down with both Jesus and Santa Claus, but we get them confused sometimes. The toilet scares us.

We're a bit of a mess--but even so we seem to be the sort of blog that some grownups not only don't mind being around, they actually come by and visit, again and again. They say the second time is not an accident, so what does that say about those of you who have visited scores, hundreds of times? Wait--we don't wonder about such things, being 3 and all. We're just happy when you come by.

We're coming up on 600 posts; in a few days, 17,000 people, give or take, will have visited since we moved to Blogger. Modest numbers compared to those of many, many blogs out there, but neither would be as high as it is if not for your continued visits and kind words and links to us at your own blogs.

I hope we'll get the chance to thank some of you in person this Saturday; to the rest of you, we hoist a virtual latte in your general direction.

We'll see you around. Maybe this time next year, we'll be able to write our name.


emawkc said...

Happy blogday!

R. Sherman said...


Three years is quite an achievement with so many other things to divert our attention.

I would humbly suggest that as long as you write stuff, we'll read it. Plus the good news is, you haven't written anything that would disqualify you from working on a presidential campaign.


BruceA said...

Happy blogaversary!

Gwynne said...

I'd say you're a very precocious 3-year old, exhibiting mature qualities for your age. Well, except for confusing Santa and Jesus, but for this you are excused. It happens. ;-)

Happy Blogiversary!

And if one were to say, show up at the B&N on Saturday, where exactly will you be? Will you be wearing anything easily recognizable or waving a flag?

John B. said...

Thanks to all for your kind words.

Those showing up on Saturday at the B&N will find me in the cafe, drinking a latte and wearing a brown tweed coat, a bag of goodies from the museum with me, and trying not to be too obviously conspicuous as I stare at people in my attempt to determine whether or not they might be looking for me.

Winston said...

Happy B-day, belatedly... Was off planet yesterday and missed the live event. I hope to celebrate my second year soon. I am honored to be numbered among your 17,000 visitors. To paraphrase: Write it and we will come.

The County Clerk said...

Nicely done.

Congratulations... but keep going!