Today is my six month blogiversary since I started blogging on 24 Jul, 2002.
Today I went over 10,000 hits and 465 comments, and yes hitting the refresh
button so many times to increase my count was exhausting. I would like to thank
Catholic Light for first
mentioning my blog and Victor Lams
for first sending traffic my way. Also those readers and commenters who have
challenged me and helped me back on track when my charity was lacking. A special
thanks to those who have blogrolled me and linked to my posts.
When I first starting blogging I would see Mark Shea post the addresses of new
blogs. After a while when I never saw mine listed I thought, gee I must really
suck. Only later did I find out from the posting of other bloggers that they
emailed Mark asking for the listing. Boy did I feel stupid, of course that doesn’t
mean that Mark doesn’t think my blog sucks.
Blogging has been very very good to me. It has helped reign in my natural tendencies
to want to read every back issue of the Wanderer and to bash Hillary Clinton
at every opportunity. Sometimes I actually think first before posting.
This was my first post six months ago.
First entry to blogdom:
And I said let there be blog, and there was blog and it
Put myself in the first person like God on the very first
sentence, I must have listened to Here I am Lord too many times.
“It is a good sign in a nation when things are done
badly. It shows that all the people are doing them. And it is bad sign in a
nation when such things are done very well, for it shows that only a few experts
and eccentrics are doing them, and that the nation is merely looking on.”
G.K. Chesterton “Patriotism and Sport,” All Things Considered
Hopefully my blogging will be a good sign, even if done
badly. While reading through the blogs of the parishioners of St. Blog’s Parish,
I have been tempted to add my two cents to the discussions. Not all blogs have
comment sections and there is the vanity in me that prefers not to have my ideas
hidden in the comment section. This blog is my comment section on
“The vanity in me”, what was I doing trying to get points
for alleged humility? “Comment section on life”? Can you imagine the
arrogance of myself for spouting such dribble.
I throw my blog on the mercy of Nihil Obstat.
Well guess what the unknown one wasn’t merciful and mentioned a spelling
error that got corrected before the anonymous one posted. At least the title of
Nihil Obstat’s post was No Mercy.