And, if we are going to be precise about it, it will be 5 years ago next Wednesday.
That’s, right. On June 23, 2005, I first decided to put pen to paper (er, fingers to keyboard), and started up the worldwide phenomenon known as “Slydesblog”.
I honestly cannot BELIEVE that I have been doing this for a half-decade.
I’ve seen so many blogs come and go during that time. So many blogs that I absolutely loved, which had rabid followings, just one day crumble up and disappear. Usually the reason given was that the author was just “burnt out”, which, while a reasonable excuse, always baffled me. I mean, if you enjoy doing something, but are getting burnt out by doing it too much, then just do it less until your mojo comes back.
That’s what I usually do with masturbating, and its seems to work out pretty well for me so far, so I would think the same principle should apply here.
But seriously, I love this hobby, this pastime, this addiction, more than I thought I would when I started out those 5 years ago. It has enabled me to vent, to rage, to explain, to make people laugh, and most of all, to just yabber on about whatever has popped into my head.
Back when I started this blog, it was really just a spot for me to put up pictures of the fam for relatives who lived in other parts of the country. Then, once in a while I would write a post about something. Pretty much no one was reading it, but that was ok. I was able to get my thoughts ‘out there’. It wasn’t about the readers.
Then, a funny thing happened. People started coming here and reading my drivel. Slowly, in trickles, but they read. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I was quite tickled when the first few strangers from the interwebs showed up and took the time to read what I had to say, and comment on it. It was amazing to me to think that this site could be used as a vehicle to connect me with people all over the country, and all over the world.
But, that’s exactly what happened. In the past 5 years I’ve made some incredible friends through this site. We’ve exchanged comments and private emails. I’ve given some lucky Canadians some Lost Dvd’s, and I’ve been sent some very heartfelt gifts in the mail from people who I wouldn’t even recognize if they ran me over in the street.
I’ve even received some nude pictures from some of you. Those are always much appreciated. Rest assured that I don’t think less of you once I have seen you naked. On the contrary, I think much more of you. Please don’t stop. After a while, I press the photos into my scrapbook with some dried rose petals and a spritz of Chanel Number 5.
It’s quite romantic, really.
Sorry, I seem to have derailed myself. Where was I?
Oh yeah, my 5 year web anniversary.
Anyway, I’d like to do something special next week for my milestone. I say “I’d LIKE to”, but as always, my biggest enemy is my incredible laziness, so we’ll just see how it goes.
I am going to try to go through all my old posts this weekend, and try to pull out some of my favorites to re-post for next week.
I’d also LOVE to have some guest posts next week from you fine, sexy folks. It could be long, short, or just a quick ditty to tell me about how sexy I am.
Tell ya what? I’ll post ANYTHING that you guys decide to send me. I’m easy that way.
I fully realize that asking you guys to write something could be considered like doing homework, and most of you will choose not to take up the task. That’s ok, too. I know that I’ve been asked a ton of times to write something for someone else’s site, and I think I’ve only taken up the challenge once or twice. We’re all busy, I get it. But if you DO send me something, I promise to post it, and I’ll give ya some props and linkage. I’ll put my email address in the comments.
That’s about it, I guess. I just wanted to thank you all for giving me five years of fun and friendship, and for giving me a reason for getting back to making a practice of WRITING.