Saturday, June 16, 2012

Five Years Old

Today, I've been blogging for five years.

Over the years I've been amazed at the friendships I've made through this blog, and the encouragement and support, and frankly patience, of my readers.

I started this blog because I needed something to occupy my mind during a difficult time. It's served that purpose more than once since then, but one thing I discovered as I went along... I really liked blogging.

It could be said that AD and LawDog are my two blog daddies, since it was their blogs that made me believe that I might have something to say that someone might want to read.

So a big thank you to both of them and to everyone else who has read, commented, conspired, or despaired over the years. And a major thank you to everyone who has inspired me, both on this blog and in my other writing, which has occasionally taken a very distant back seat.

If I started naming off everyone who has made an impact on my life through or because of this blog, this post would never end, so I'm just gonna leave it at that.

Oh, one more thing... I expect presents, guys. At least a cake.... something? Anything? Bueller?

13 comments:

Peter said...

If you can wait until Blogorado, I can gift you some .380 ammo for your carry piece? Cake will be an optional extra, if I can get it past the TSA!

Congratulations on five years in the blogosphere.

Old NFO said...

Congrats FG, you've kept us informed, you've started something (Blogorado) that has gotten totally out of control, and you continue to put up good posts! Here's to another 5 years; and you've already gotten your 'gift' :-)

Farmgirl said...

That doesn't count! That was you being a shithead for the lulz! :P

Gaffer said...

I'm still looking forward to a fifth anniversary but like you I've found validation by reading the blogs of people I've come to admire.
I'm looking forward to reading you for many years to come.

Wally said...

Well done farmgirl ! These tubes just wouldn't be the same without you !!

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Happy Bloggiversarry!

Jennifer said...

Happy Blogiversay. You've started something truly special, OldNFO is right. You one of mine. My family.
Luv ya. And I'd rather bring pie.

MattB said...

Congrats on the 5 years!!! And don't stop blogging.I've read and enjoyed your blog since Lawdog recommended it on his blog.

Bob S. said...

Congrats on 5 years.

Quite an accomplishment.

Ambulance Driver said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Julie said...

happy blogiversary ...

Kristopher said...

If you want pressies, you need to put up a link to an amazon.com gify registry.

I'll bet you could have a cake delivered via Amazon.

Christina LMT said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!