Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Happy birthday to me

I was reading this post about How Blogs Die, which says that it is "unquestionably a rarity" for a blog to last five uninterrupted years. I thought, Hey, hasn't this blog been around five years? It has. Five years and one day, actually, though it's arguable whether those years have been "uninterrupted." There have been some fairly long dark periods, especially when I had four-course college teaching loads. But at least it's still here, so happy birthday to me.

In case you are curious, here is that primeval first post from June 23, 2003:
This is just an experiment to see how well this all works.

It isn't quite, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you," but it'll do.

7 comments:

KIrk Dooley said...

In the famous words of that great green philosopher, Kermit D. Frog:

"Time's fun, when you're having flies." ;-)

Congrats on making it to the five-year wall. Perhaps the fact that you've been taking the occasional sabbatical has kept you from burn-out as far as the blog is concerned. (Running the paper, however, is a completely different kettle of fish, altogether -- so be careful, in that regard.)

Montana Headlines said...

Congrats! While we frequently disagree, I appreciate your contribution to commentary on state and local issues, and hope the blog continues for some time to come.

jcurmudge said...

Well, I've not been on for 5 years. More like 2 & a half, but I have very much appreciated your views and comments through these months.

Ed Kemmick said...

Damn, if I had just hung on for another three months I could have made the five-year milestone, with a much better claim on uninterrupted service.

Anyway, congratulations. Your first post, by the way, was better than mine, which consisted of a headline that read "Please stand by," and "text" consisting solely of ellipses. It was so easy to improve on that beginning....

Wulfgar said...

Truest Congrats.

Anonymous said...

You wrote a book review that led me from Texas to your Montana blog. I've copied some of your blogs, like the one on belief, into my commonplace book to think about at the more leisurely pace offered by the printed page. Glad you're keeping at it. A Texas Fan

michael said...

Like all here David...Good work and fun to look into from all of the rest just out there. I too have been hanging around since 2000 but through computer crashes and name changes have lost a good deal of what I have posted....none the less keep it up I like your input and of course your intelligence.
Mike