(post transferred from the previous BLOGGER blog Guffaw in AZ)
One year ago, today, I began writing this blog.
I’d been on disability, and passed the time on the Internet reading blogs. I was frankly looking for some female friends who liked guns, and found some female gun bloggers. Unfortunately, these were in Ohio, Indiana and Idaho. They became my blogmothers.
I had no clue what I was doing. Some would say I still don’t.
In this year I learned to write in paragraphs, write about those things I know, and to be disciplined. (sometimes)
I’ve written at least one blog post daily (sometimes two, occasionally three, once or twice four) every day.
And I’ve included a cartoon, a tasteful photo of a beautiful woman and a You Tube clip of my choosing, every day, as well.
And a quote of the day.
I’ve rarely repeated quotes, pictures or cartoons, unless it suited me. After all, it is my blog.
I told a couple friends locally I was writing a blog, and, before I knew it, I had followers (!)
Follower number 10 was North , the first person not actually known to me.
As of this post, I have 48 followers, including a female blogger in Pakistan.
Over 84,000 pageviews! 2,817 comments, (some of which weren’t even from me!)
I’ve written 655 posts, about 2/3 of which were of my own authorship (not stolen borrowed or expounded upon from another blog).
And I’ve made many friends in the United States, and around the World.
I’m proud to say I’ve actually met some of these folks, and spoken to others on the telephone. Some have regularly communicated via email. A few have become close. I’m both proud and humbled.
And still amazed.
One of my early followers was my good friend Mark, who passed away February 1. He told me one of his first stops every morning was Guffaw in AZ. I like to think he still stops by.
I will continue to strive to report the facts and truth as I know them, for as long as I am able, and I care to.
And perhaps a few more PI stories.
My thanks to all of you for your support.
Your obedient servant,
PS – As of Today 03/06/12, I’m moving Guffaw in AZ to WordPress. I don’t know if it’ll be any better than BLOGGER, but, it couldn’t be much worse!
Here is my NEW BLOG Link: Guffaw in AZ
Same email, same other nonsense, as I figure out how to work the WordPress software. No ads or You Tube, yet. All my blog posts and comments from this blog have been exported over there.
Hope you all will continue to follow and read Guffaw in AZ.
No one has been more surprised than I!
(no comments here, making you move over there!)