The Ents are three friends of mine, and we get together every month or so for coffee and critical conversation. Basic discussions concerning the state of the world. We call ourselves The Ents [a la Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings] because well… we all look like trees.
No, moreso, because The Ents [as you know] were so dangity wise!
Our meetings are thence called Entmoots, as were theirs, in the story.
At the end of one of these Entmoots, one of the Ents [he goes by the name of Cold Molasses] mentioned the phenomenon of blogs.
At the time I thought maybe he was just barking up some sap [as can happen]. “Blog – blog – blog.”
I was just about to slap him on the back, but he raised a branch and deterred me.
Honest to God, I had never heard the word “blog” before that moment.
So he explained it, and my eyes went wide! My leaves shook!
Me: “You mean I can have my own basic sort of webpage in minutes? And for free?”
And right then and there he began creating one for me, on a laptop.
He was at the creation stage, asking me what I wanted to call it, and I was like, “Whoa whoa whoa…. let’s not rush things. I need a good name. A good name.”
I was excited as three bags of kittens.
While driving home that night I thought of a name.
And I quickly wrote the tentative-infantile blog, shown here.
That was exactly a year ago, today.
Since then I have submitted 522 postings, and have had nearly 12,000 hits on the puddle.
And it’s been real fun. A really great outlet for me, and I have met so many great people as a result of being a part of the blog-world.
So today I say, in all sincerity…. thank you for reading me!
Happy 1st Blogiversary to me!
If you are so inclined, you can click on the following link and actually hear me continue to yak about my blog-rationale. --> Why Do I Blog?