Saturday, September 13, 2008

Blogoversary 2

Two years ago today, I began this blog with my first post. I had no idea where it would lead and the truth is, I still don’t. Part of the fun in blogging is just letting whatever pops up, happen. I get interested in something for awhile, until I’m not.

I make no claim to great insight, and I’m not a journalist. Like a lot of bloggers, I’m just someone who thinks about stuff and has opinions about it. Sometimes I just like to talk about what I’m doing. I put it on the Internet so anyone who’s interested can read the posts, but considering that the vast majority of the world’s Internet users have no idea I exist, I’d say it’s a pretty safe bet that I’m not the centre of the universe. The truth is, when you have a blog you get to pretend that you—or, at least, your thoughts—are the centre of the universe. As long as the illusion isn’t taken for reality, it’s all in fun.

So I keep churning out posts and every once in awhile I somehow manage to produce one I’m especially proud of. Fortunately, there have only been a few I’d rather I hadn’t written, but they’re here, too, somewhere in the archives.

As it happens, yesterday was the thirteenth anniversary of when I first arrived in New Zealand, as a tourist. It would be early November before I arrived to stay. Also, next week I’ll have been podcasting for 18 months, which is an eternity in podcast years.

None of which will be noted very far or wide in the world, but it all means something to me, and so does this blog, and so do the comments that people take the time to leave. We’ve gone many places together on this blog, and I have no idea what’s up ahead.

So, what I said at the close of that first post two years ago is still true: Pour yourself a cuppa, relax, and let’s see where this leads.

In honour of my Second Blogoversary, I changed the header at the top to one I made myself (it's also at the top of this post). I figured that after two years, it was time.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your second blogoversary, Arthur! And might I add the new header looks fabulous!

kim beaver said...

Congratulations old boy! I do enjoy your blog and podcast a lot. Thanks for the effort, the great work and one of the best voices out there!

I love AMERINZ and I love Arthur :)


Nik said...

Huzzah! Keep up the most excellent blogging!

RambleRedhead said...

Congrats my friend - wish you all the best! You are a great voice on the podcast and appreciate your hard work on the show!

Arthur Schenck said...

Thanks everyone! I'm blushing, but I don't know the HTML code to indicate that. Maybe I can learn it over the next year...

Thanks again!