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It’s March 6, Again!

2nd anniv…and I cannot believe I’ve been blogging for TWO YEARS!

Two years 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.  (Note-to-self:  find female gun bloggers in AZ!)
I had no clue what I was doing.  Some would say I still don’t.
In the past two years I’ve 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 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 at the time.  Since then he and many others have become friends!
As of this post, I have 89 followers, including a female blogger in Pakistan.
Over 164,821 pageviews! (if we include the 84K from the first year’s BLOGGER version)  5,397 comments, (some of which weren’t even from me!)
I’ve written 1,146 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 with others on the telephone.  Some have regularly communicated via email.  A few have become close.  One even gifted me ammunition!  I’m both proud and humbled.
And still amazed.
One of my early followers was my good friend Mark Bell, who passed away February 1, 2012.  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.
I’ve tampered with amended The Usual Suspects to add those who have been friends and contributors and delete those who have stopped blogging.  Sadly, some have passed away.
My thanks to all of you for your support.
I remain,
Your obedient servant,
Guffaw

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

18 thoughts on “It’s March 6, Again!

  1. CONGRATS!! W00T!!!
    *Happy Dance*

    Posted by Tomi | March 6, 2013, 7:52 am
  2. Congratulations! I look forward to visiting for many more years!

    Posted by David | March 6, 2013, 7:54 am
  3. Two years is a big deal, so congrats! You’re off to a great start, sir – and one of my daily must-reads.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | March 6, 2013, 8:16 am
  4. Congrats, a daily read for me as well.

    Posted by Matt | March 6, 2013, 9:07 am
  5. Happy blogiversary, GFA

    Posted by Borepatch | March 6, 2013, 10:39 am
  6. Happy Blogiversary!!

    Posted by Christina LMT | March 6, 2013, 12:19 pm
  7. Nice ‘versary Guff! Congratulations!
    You are enjoyed with my morning coffee along with Michael Bane, Tam, Farmer Frank, ExUrbanKevin and a couple of others…and I’m better off for it! :)

    Now I’ve got to get back to C-SPAN’s coverage of Rand Paul’s filibuster in the Senate. One of the few times you can watch C-SPAN and NOT say: “Holy Christ! Is this the best we can do?”

    Posted by KM | March 6, 2013, 1:29 pm
  8. :) :) :)

    Q

    Posted by Quizikle | March 6, 2013, 5:44 pm
  9. I forgot if it was GBR or the Kevin shoot in Tucson when we shot together.
    I remember your 1911 with the hair trigger.
    You are a fine man, good writer, and one of the tribe.
    Hope for much success in the future.

    Posted by Skip | March 7, 2013, 12:13 am

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