Monday, March 16, 2009
Three Years Old !
On March 16, 2006, I started this blog and wrote my first post. I didn't really know what I was doing and had no idea how long the blog would last. I just knew I was angry with what was happening and I needed to sound-off about it.
Now it is three years and over 2600 blog posts later, and I'm still finding plenty to "sound-off" about. I hope to continue the blog for a long time. To my amazement, I've found there are even some who want to read my pathetic rants. The blog has shown a slow, but steady growth in readership over the three years and is still growing. For that, I will be eternally grateful to you -- the readers.
For the last couple of "blogiversarys", I've reprinted my very first post. It wasn't very good, but it was the first, and I guess it's sort of a tradition now. Here it is:
Hello out there! This is my first blog and my first attempt at blogging, so if you do accidently drop by and read the blog, cut me some slack. I hope to get better over time. This is not meant to be a news blog. This is an OPINION blog. This is my place to gripe, whine or blow my top when I get disgusted with politics, religion or culture in general. I am a left-winger who is not afraid of the "s" word. If you prefer to call me a socialist, that is fine with me. I am not a religious person, but I believe all people should be free to practice whatever religion they wish or none at all. I don't get upset until you start pushing it down other people's throats. I am a political Independent, since I see both the republicans and democrats as being corporate owned. Although I am male, I am pro-choice and consider myself to be a feminist. I believe in EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE [no exceptions]. That should give you some idea of where I'm coming from. If you do read this blog, I hope you enjoy it and come back from time to time. Thanks!