The Iron Age of Blogging Has Just Begun

It appears that congratulations are in order.

As usual, if it weren’t for automated reminders, I would miss my anniversaries. I am always amazed when I see sentimental posts on Twitter, celebrating “four years ago I saw The Crucible for the first time” or “this day five years ago I was at The Hobbit premiere”. I am remarkably unromantic and thoughtless in that respect. Heck, I can’t even remember my own wedding day. In case of the WordPress blogiversary, my lack of awareness is exacerbated by the fact that I didn’t really start blogging on guylty.net right then and there. It was simply a case of “I need a WordPress login, let’s set up a blog”. Hence my first post was this. Wow. That’s utilitarian… And regular blogging didn’t start (on my own blog) until January 2014. But for the administrative foundation day, let’s take this as my anniversary.

As always, I take tearfully to the stage to express my thanks to my wonderful audience, without whose engagement and comments this blog would not be possible. I thank my long time mentor and blogging role model Servetus for giving me the platform for my first steps in blogworld, and I take a bow to all my fellow bloggers – still active or currently dormant – who have helped me to grow and to find my own niche. Thank you to Richard Armitage for providing never-ending opportunity to objectify… ooops… discuss him, to Audible for tiding us over droughts with countless audio projects, to Belstaff for Richard’s fantastic leather jacket collection, to the unnamed sock manufacturer for the brightest airport appearance ever, and to anyone who has ever read this blog. I’d like to dedicate this anniversary to Richard’s left nipple in recognition of the invaluable support it has lent to Mr Armitage’s career.

 

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71 thoughts on “The Iron Age of Blogging Has Just Begun

  1. Congratulations!
    I just posted a comment on your previous topic about a Hannibal convention at Heathrow airport next year the suggestion is that the Red Dragon will be there!
    Sorry about exclamation points but this is shocking lol

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      • Lots of reaction on the previous post I have just caught up.
        I haven’t turned to drink but I have very mixed and sad thoughts. I can’t believe he is taking all these small jobs to be nearer his family .
        Oh dear, I have had a brilliant time following him and done things and been places just because of him (New York ) but this is a step too far.

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        • Yve, that sounds as if you are saying good-bye. I hope I am misreading you.
          I hear you re. his con participation, particularly considering that he once said he wasn’t going to do that sort of thing. Well, we all change, and in a way I *do* understand that his priority may be to be close to his family at the moment. However, I can’t imagine that he will become a regular on the con circuit…

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  2. And a big congratulations to YOU for your blog, RAPS, Auctions, *oofs, ficlets, selfie observations, honesty, integrity, humor, grace, beauty, Blogging A-Z Challenges, and I almost forgot the enticing Weekly Round-ups! It all starts with YOU. Richard is just the honey for the bees!!

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  3. Awww, congratulations G!!! My heartfelt thanks for providing this place to gush for all of us. I should step away from the keyboard before I say something I shouldn’t, because it’s Friday night and I’m on my second glass of Doppio Passo, but what the hell. I’ll have a present for you very soon!! 😁

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  4. Huhu! Dann mal wieder: Alles Gute und überhaupt! Nach wie vor großartig, dich hier getroffen zu haben. Nutzt sich garnicht ab, das zu Erwähnen 😁

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  5. Your anniversary is only one day off the very day I sat in my dark living room watching North & South for the first time, not knowing I would stay up ’til 3:00 a.m. to see the whole 4 hours in one sitting, or that there was a world-wide batch of wonderful fanwomen out there waiting for me to find them. Oh the memory…such joy!!!

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  6. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu soviel Durchhaltevermögen! Vielen Dank für all die interessanten, erhellenden, unterhaltsamen, erheiternden Posts und die vielen anderen Sachen, mit denen du unsere Welt hier bereicherst. Ohne dich wär das Fandom ein ganzes Stück grauer. Schön, dass es deinen Blog gibt und hör bloß nicht damit auf. Auf die nächsten 5(0) Jahre 🥂.

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    • Oh, danke schön, das ist aber ein lieber Kommentar :-). Ja, im Moment sieht es gut aus für die Zukunft des Blogs. Auch wenn er nicht viele Neuigkeiten hat, wir haben es uns hier gerade gemütlich gemacht. Da lasse ich die Tür gerne weiter offen.

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  7. Happy blogiversary G! Congratulations on the milestone, and thank you for those six years of fun, creativity, lively discussion and fandom love. 😘😘

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  8. Happy anniversary. I don’t know how you do it, but you are just as interesting now as when I first started reading you on Serv’s blog.one would think you would get boring after a few years, but no, your blog is as entertaining as ever. 😅 may you have another five years of never boring blogging ahead of you.

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    • Aw, thank you Kathy. You know, I am surprised myself that there is still something to say and that there are new things to discuss. But well, new projects – new critiques. And where there is a bunch of women, there is always talk 🙂 Thanks for being such a steadfast supporter over all these years xxx

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  9. Happy Blog-Anniversary G! Time flies when you’re having fun right? I hope it has been as enjoyable for you as it has been for your readers. I was drawn here for RA but keep returning because of you. Your brilliant perspective, kindness, great humor and creativity make for a welcoming place to drop by and indulge in whatever RA subject you have open for discussion. I don’t always participate, but I always leave with a smile. Here’s wishing you joy and continued inspiration for many years to come ❤️

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    • Thank you for such lovely words, Donna. As always, I’d like to throw the compliments back at all readers and commentators on the blog – it’s a group effort. I am only providing the keywords 😉

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  10. Many congratulations, G! You really have done so much for so many with your wonderful blog. Your wit and wisdom, insights and blunt but never unkind critiques, compassion and leadership…it’s been a true privilege joining the ranks through your blog. Thank you a million times over!

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  11. With great embarrassment — I’m trying so hard to get caught up — I just read this. It’s so wonderful that you’re having a six year milestone, and I am hoping for many, many more!

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