Monday, August 14, 2006

Number 444


Technically, August 4, 2006 was my second blogiversary. This is my 444th blog post (not counting the Monkey Playing Cymbals collaborations, Ich Bin Gunter and Living the Life Quixotic).

Frankly, it feels like more than two years. It has been the best of times and the worst of times. But I think I have come to terms with this demon known as blogging. And maybe, just maybe, I can wave one of my two candles at those of you just starting out (as long as you are not one of those 1000 monkeys I've already dissed) and tell you to keep walking into the light. It's a long and winding road, but boy, you've got to carry that weight (that was for Beatle hater Kristy).

Not that I'm what I'd consider a successful blogger. But I am a blog survivor. And I'll probably hang in here until we move on to whatever writing fad takes blogging's place.

Anyway, I wanted to thank all of you who have commented over the past two years (especially Shandi and Lights who have been with me almost from the beginning). I don't want to forget Mickey, either. Or Cherish, Gina, JanePoe, Hayden, I Ride the Bus, Kristy and R. And last but not least those who came for awhile and left...like Zagu. I wish you all happiness and good fortune.

This blog's for you!

16 comments:

Lights in the wake said...

It's been great, Tim. And I certainly do hope you keep on blogging. Quality entertainment at these prices is hard to come by. Happy Anniversary.

Mickey said...

"You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob."
Psalm 44:4

(My docs used to love when I'd do stuff like this. It allowed them to charge more.)

Oh Mighty King of the Blog, thank you for lighting the way.

Tim ID said...

Lights, I've always tried to give you your money's worth. And don't even give an blogiversay present a second thought...I think the second anniversary is gold, however. Nothing too flashy...thanks!

Miss Bliss, At this point in my blogging career, I don't think stopping is an option. There are just so many things I haven't put a photo of my face on yet. :)

Tim ID said...

Mickey, Thank you my bible quoting friend. You are matchless amongst men with candles.

The Michael said...

"This blog is MINE?" FINALLY! I have in my possession Disgraceland, the blog that all aspire to! It's mine, all mine! HAHAHAHHAHAAHA!!!!!!!

Now wait one sec...........I have to SHARE? With THEM? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fine, then it's war.......only one can draw the sword from the blog.......I will prevail......I am the chosen one......when the screams have subsided and the dust settles, I will reign supreme in Disgraceland....yes.....me.....THE Michael.....heheheheheehehhehe.......

Micky, put down those nails and that hammer....Micky......Micky?

shandi said...

Glad to have been there from the "almost" beginning. Happy Anniversary again. "Survivor" is a great way of putting it.

Tim ID said...

THE Michael, It's okay. Maybe that rattlesnake did make contact after all.

Shandi! You're back! Thanks for being their through good and bad...well mainly bad, but you brought me lights. I forgive you. :)

Hayden said...

happy blogoversary, and many, many more! (humm, given the medium and all, shouldn't we be wishing you something about 'many happy returns'?)

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Dear Tim ... as a relative 'newbie' blogger and visitor to Dizgraceland, thanks for including me in your post :) Happy blogiversary!

Since I leave the bible quoting up to Mickey, I thought I'd share this Aldous Huxley quote when asked if the creative urge is a type of neurosis: I don’t believe for a moment that creativity is a neurotic symptom. On the contrary, the neurotic who succeeds as an artist has had to overcome a tremendous handicap. He creates in spite of his neurosis, not because of it. Here's to all of us who do what we do in spite of everything!

Tim ID said...

Thanks Hayden, Many happy returns...nice...but I'll need some space, too :)

And JanePoe, You are truly one of the most prolithic new bloggers I know. Every time I start to comment on a post, you've produced two more. Keep up the great work!

littleone said...

heyyyyyyy i haven't left.. just have nothing much to add .. or say.. quiet moments.. summer holidays.. whatevers..

but i am still here reading..

morningstar

Tim ID said...

Morningstar! It's a miracle. You are alive. Praise to Mickey, you are alive!

cherish said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!Well I would like to thank you for all the wonderful posts. I enjoy your blog immensely.

Tim ID said...

Thanks Cherish! I've enjoyed your posts as well.

darlingina said...

i feel very honored and lucky to know such a wonderful Writer such as Yourself. Without fail... i know that i can come here and catch up on great reading and leave with a smile. Thank You Tim.
Hugs, ~gina~

Tim ID said...

Thank you Gina! I'm glad you stop by.