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.