November 05, 2005

A Year Already?

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I noticed with considerable amusement yesterday that according to Jane Smiley, 58 million American voters are complete idiots...

And thus started my blogging career, exactly one year ago today, correcting the blatant fact errors of an insufferable liberal. That first tentative post may have been the beginning and end of my blogging career, but a gentleman in Tennessee and another one in Florida linked to it, and I was hooked.

365 days, 780 posts, 2100 comments, nearly 330,000 visits and 442,000 page view later, I'm still have a blast.

I'd like to thank many, many people, but I'd like to start with Glenn Reynolds, who in addition to being one of the first bloggers that I read, provided me that first day's traffic that got the blogging fire stoked in me. I'd also like to thank basil, a very nice man who been very genrous with his linkage and advice, and over the past year, and who I do not give enough credit to, or stay in touch well enough with, who also managed to turn a practical joke into a full-fledged web portal.

I'd also like to thank Tom Elia very much, who was one of my first real influences (mostly behind the scenes after I got started, and who has done wonderful job of his own at The New Editor.

I'd also like to thank (in no particular order) Ace, The Anchoress, Michelle Malkin, Jay Stephenson, The Blue State Conservatives, Greg Wallace, and literally hundreds of other bloggers and commentors who have touched my life in the past year.

I also owe a special debt to Pixy Misa for giving a home to me and the Munuvian blogging family, and to my brother and co-owner and blogsmith Apothegm Designs, phin of phin's blog, who has designed this site from the ground up.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 5, 2005 10:02 AM | TrackBack

You're thanking me???

What are you ... nuts?

Dude, you were the very first person to comment on my little blog. (It had something to do with Hardees and Roy Rogers chicken.) Okay, I screwed up and lost it when I installed HaloScan comments, but still.

You inspired me!

It it I that thank you.

Happy anniversary!

Posted by: basil at November 5, 2005 10:20 AM

Yeah, what Basil said. You're thanking me? You must still be on some killer meds. I'm the one to be thanking you. You're obviously the grown-up of the lot of us.

Happy b-day, amigo.

Posted by: greg at November 5, 2005 10:25 AM

Yay ME!!!

Wait, you're the one with the Anniversary.

What they said. And dude, you're old, you're just so OLD.

Posted by: phin at November 5, 2005 11:38 AM

Happy Birthday to you!

Posted by: The Man at November 5, 2005 01:52 PM

Congratulations! And a wish for another year of successful commentaries. You do good work... keep it up.

Posted by: Old Soldier at November 5, 2005 02:22 PM

Congratulations! Here's to many more years!

Posted by: Theresa at November 5, 2005 02:32 PM

Congrats on a year of blogging. I love reading your thoughts, and hope you will continue blogging for years to come!

Posted by: John Norris Brown at November 5, 2005 03:18 PM


You're old.


Posted by: John from WuzzaDem at November 5, 2005 05:43 PM

A little birdy mentioned your age. Just thought I'd have to see it to believe it before I parrot it. The birdy was right.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 5, 2005 09:09 PM

FYI, someone over at John's is offering to spank you.

Just thought you should know.

Posted by: Michael at November 6, 2005 02:25 PM