It's My Blog Birthday
October 19th is my first blog birthday.
It started as a whim. I called in sick to a job I hated and was inspired by Dr. Strangejazz to write. It started innocently enough, with a post titled "Welcome to my Blog".
This past year, it's been a mixture of politics, sports, photos, and personal experiences. Recently, I have written about places I have visited to, as I am currently travelling 100% of the time.
Blogging is fun. Sometimes I got bored, but for the most part I've stuck with it and have already had 50,000 pageviews. Here's what I consider some of my blog's most notable moments:
IMPORTANT MOMENTS FOR MY BLOG:
I had exclusive news on the search for WMDs in Iraq.
I was part of MSNBC's coverage of Election Day 2000
I interviewed a soldier in Iraq.
In a failed attempt to lobby for a West Side Stadium, I used this blog as a bully pulpit. This was the last post in the series.
Some of my best work comes in the form of my Q&A sessions. Here's what I consider some of the most interesting people I've talked with.
THE MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE I'VE INTERVIEWED
TV star T.J. Allard
Political figure Mike Dukakis
Theatre Director Joe Tantalo
Oscar McCloud, a pastor who is currently the moderator of the New York City Presbytery.
Tim Lucas, a pastor who is doing outreach to the gay community, is an up and coming person in religious circles.
Soccer player Ante Razov of the New York/New Jersey Metrostars.
Serph Maltese, a local New York City politician, have a gracious interview.
MY MOST LIVELY COMMENTS SECTIONS (they both involve soccer):
I don't really get a lot of comments here, but sometimes the subject matter brings them out. Some of the most fun comments come from random people who visit my photo essay on Greek Graffiti. I encourage you to read it.
Why Don't Americans Like Soccer?
MY ONLY GUEST COLUMN EVER:
Angry Dan wrote this and never came back. No one else has contributed to the site since.
If not for other blogs, I really wouldn't have started going this. Here are some of my favorites.
THE BLOGS THAT MATTER TO ME:
Paul Katcher, the guy who told me what blogging was.
Bitter Daze, Dr. Strangejazz inspired me to start writing.
Airing of Grievances, a great blog that is growing every day.
Faith, she's very open about herself.
Slant Point, a guy who lives near where I used to live keeps me informed about NYC politics.
To start my second year off tomorrow, I will post links to some of my most notable work from the previous year. Thanks for coming to my blog. I hope you enjoy it and will keep coming.
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