Thursday, December 15, 2005

Happy Blogiversary to Me!

One year ago today I posted my first-ever blog post. Now, there's nothing I hate more than blog posts about blogging, but this one time, I'll indulge. Some thoughts:
  • At first, I was unsure who would read -- and I still don't know fully, but since April, there have been over 10,000 hits -- which is fun!
  • My goal initially was to mix things up -- personal stuff, ministry stuff, philosophy, theology, movie reviews, etc. I think that I've done a decent job and I'm dedicating year #2 to the same menagerie of topics.
  • Blogging is ruining all my conversations, becuase I start to tell people stories, and they often say, "I already read it on your blog," so then we just stare at each other awkwardly.
  • I'm excited about how many of my friends are blogging.
  • I'm disappointed about how many of my colleagues are blogging (or reading my blog for that matter!)
  • A redesign needs to come soon. I'm tired of how it looks. I may have some time next week or the week after Christmas.

Please post a comment to say "hi." Especially if you've never posted before, it would be nice to know who is reading.

10 comments:

Mindy Kaiser said...

Hi Charlie! I've enjoyed reading your blog for the past 2 months. Merry Christmas!

Dan Luebcke said...

You are the man CKD!!!!!!!!

Love your show!

Chris Evans said...

I enjoy most of your rants....except for when it comes to football...I have pretty much discontinued liking football for the year.


(I dream about Reggie Bush at night)

Katie said...

(raises hand) - I'm here. Are we singing the Happy Anniversary song now?

Anonymous said...

Over here in Ostrava, Czech Republic, I read your blog and catch up on all the happenings, and I love it! Merry Christmas (Vesele Vanoce!)! And be thankful that unlike me and the other Czechs, you will not be eating carp for Christmas. :)

Laura Bazyn said...

don't know why i did that anonymously. I didn't mean to, but if I had meant to, I think it would be obvious. Who else do you know in the Czech Republic?

Alicia said...

Speaking of movie reviews... King Kong=FANTASTIC

I enjoy your blog Charlie!

david rudd said...

happy blogiversary, old friend. i guess we'll have to shoot for the golf thing in the spring...

Abbie said...

Hi Charlie. I read your blog every once in a while. I'm still not sure what I think about the whole blogging thing... even though I have one. I love blogs that make me think and make me laugh, and yours has done both. So good job.

Jon said...

I echo your points on blogging ruining conversations, but it can have an upside:

http://cloggerblog.blogspot.com/2006/03/social-publishing-and-social-etiquette.html