Saturday, March 21, 2009

march madness indeed

and no, alas, my binghamton university bearcats did not beat duke in their freshman foray into march madness. they had two left feet when it came to dancing i guess :) whatever that even means. i know nothing about basketball. but i have come to know blogging. i started this blog 3 years ago this month (i had forgotten the exact date) and i always like to take a peek back to where it all began :) oddly enough, i still get comments to my very first post and i have a feeling it's because it originated in an email that is probably still circulating out there somewhere. some things never change :)

so, 3 years ago on this day- this is the post i posted- to small acclaim :)


Unknown said...

Happy anniversary!

You put a lot of effort into your blog. You post almost daily. At times you have almost quit blogging.

Does blogging still satisfy you, or are you just addicted?

I started my blog in March of 2006.

I actually had a blog before this blog, but someone decided they didn't like my anti-Bush, anti-Iraq war stance. Somehow they tapped into my exact blog address, made up a fake insulting blog, and I had to shut it down.

On this (TIME) blog I have gone from zero readers to many readers. I have been given awards, I have been mentioned by Time magazine as a good blog (must have had something to do with my blog name), and now I'm back to having no readers again.

I used to write my own stuff all the time. Now I write once or twice a week and post other peoples writings the rest of the time.

I don't think I'll be around much longer.

Thanks for the informative, entertaining, reading your blog has provided me.

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary, Betmo! You are a stalwart in the blogosphere. Keep up the good work. Blogging, especially your style, is not for the faint-hearted. :)

fjb said...

Happy anniversary, Bet. I started mine in Sept. 2004. Crap, I hadn't even thought about how long I've been at this until you put up this post.

I started blogging after really offending some pretty radical people on the Guerrilla News Network forums in 2003. Got myself in serious trouble, had my computer hijacked and practically destroyed.

I bought a new one and decided to go back to school to try and learn how to defend myself against cyber-assholes. That's how a middle-aged, grey-haired lady who had never even used a computer before 2001, ended up a web designer, computer geek, Microsoft tech and writer of minor code. My thanks to those at GNN who decided I needed to be shut up!:)

I've been an opinionated little troublemaker for a looonnnnggg time, apparently. That was my first experience with the radical right wing, from all parts of the earth, including a wee little backward state in the Middle East.:)