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Nominal Me

I'm falling in love with my camera and taking photos everywhere I go. That, combined with my passions for politics, sports, religion and other things we all agree on, makes this blog persist.

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Location: Astoria, New York, United States

I'm born in Manhattan and raised in Queens.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

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:

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.

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?

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.

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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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My pleasure, Nominal. Keep it up.

Wednesday, 19 October, 2005  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for saying I inspired you, that's the biggest complement you could give me.

Happy Blog Birthday.

Wednesday, 19 October, 2005  
Blogger Jackie Chiles said...

Happy Blog Birthday Nominal.

Amazing how much super-cool sh1t you've been able to do in a year, huh?

Keep up the very fine work.

Wednesday, 19 October, 2005  
Blogger Nominal Me said...

Thanks guys!

Saturday, 22 October, 2005  

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