Saturday, June 16, 2007

1-Year Anniversary


Last year I used to visit the American Idol page every week so that I could read the show reviews and to find out what the contestants would be singing the following week. Soon I got tired because the writer doing the review pretty much wrote the same thing every week so I googled American Idol and one of the returns I got was DJ Slim's American Idolbloglive.com, I immediately got hooked. DJ slim would write the previous show play by play almost verbatim and his comments were those of a fan and not of a writer.

After almost a month of going into that site daily, I made some friends there including these two ladies, Angie of "Ficken Chingers" and TRL or Terilynn of "Terilynn". When they mentioned that they had their own blogs as well as being moderators for DJ Slim's blog, I didn't want to sound ignorant so I didn't ask them what exactly was a blog so again I just googled it and Blogger was the first response. I signed up and wrote my first post,and second post. By the way Angie and Terilynn are on my blogroll and will remain there until either of us decides to stop blogging, they are like my blog godmothers.

That was a year ago today. Who would have thought that I would continue to write, I really thought that after a week or so the blog would wind up in blog heaven or wherever it is blogs go when they die or are abandoned.

It was obvious that my blog had a faithful reader, me. Angie mentioned that "Blog Explosion" was on of her favorite sites and gave me the link, actually I just clicked on the BE button on her blog and soon became a member too.

Once on BE I met my first reader "The Battle Rock Spot" and we immediately became friends, to this day we still visit each other's blogs almost daily. My second blogger friend was "Bozzette", and then after a month of stalking me as an easy target for the BOTBs Erin of "It's my life" now known as EC of "Whatever Blows My Skirt" also admitted that she had been enjoying some of my posts. That's how my friend base started at BE.


My blogger friends and family


Blog Explosion has definitely been the engine I have used for exposure. Sure there are others but I think the coolest people are on BE. New friends were made, "Mushy" of "Mushy's Moochings" became some of my best and most influential blogging friends, it seemed that different as we are we also had a lot in common. I consider it a pleasure and an honor to be his friend. If you want a good read and haven't been to his blog, I highly recommend it.

Tara of "Soul Blessings" and Carol of "The Turning Point" also found their way into my blogroll, both of them found me and now I am happy to say we are really good blog friends too.

So I survived the first year and I hope to continue to stick around for as long as I can. My plan and or goal for the second year is to get more friends that actually visit the blog because they want to as opposed to clicking on me to get a vote, all your comments and suggestions for what you would like to see will be greatly appreciated.

So to all my readers, family and friends, thank you for the support you have given me throughout the first year, hope you all keep coming back.

17 comments:

Michelle said...

Congrats Daddy! Thanks for a year of keeping me entertained. I still love your blog and your stories.

And happy early Father's Day! I love you

Tara said...

Happy one year Jose!!!

I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to read your stories and have you interact on my own site. I truly value your opinion/friendship. I look forward to anniversary #2 and all of your future commentaries :)

Carol said...

Jose,

I came by here to wish you a Happy Father's Day, and I was pleasantly surprised to read about your one year anniversary.

Love the new look and that green Mustang is aces!! Muy bonita!!

Thank you so much, dear friend, for mentioning my little blog and for putting up me photo.

Intelligent and interesting people are the reason I got into blogging in the first place, and I count you amongthat crowd...

Muchas gracias once again and I hope you and yours have a great Sunday together.

Cheers,
Carol

Chad Oneil said...

Way to go, man!

Maryita said...

Congrats Tio! you have kept us entertained for a whole year with the things you encounter and think of. You have us dieing of laughter! Hope that you keep on blogging! Love always..Your princesita.

EC said...

I can't even express how happy I was to have found you and your blog :) You have cheered me up when I was down, and you made me laugh... we should be thanking YOU for a wonderful year!!

Congrats Jose - it has really been a pleasure knowing you over the past year, and I look forward to many years to come :)

EC said...

Wait, I forgot to say - you have a kick ass new template!!!

Anonymous said...

Baby Congrats! Love everything you write about and do. Keep it up you are so talented and funny which I already knew but, it's nice to have everyone else now knows too. Love you as always,

Your Chica

Mel said...

Congrats on a year!! I havent been a reader for as long as some of the others but I am faithful and I stop by everyday.

Hmm that sounded kinda like stalking huh?

Again, gongrats and I love visiting you blog!

Mushy said...

You are truly a good friend Jose and I'm glad you fell the same.

It has been an adventure this past year for me as well and you've been there for me too.

Congratulations...let's hope we are still doing this 50 years from now!

Love the new look and the "Bullit" car is awesome!

Webmiztris said...

sweet! i'm lovin the new look, jose! congrats on the anniversary... addictive thing, this blogging, isn't it? :)

Angie said...

Happy one year!! I feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing I helped you to become a blogger!! Thanks for the shout out and here's to many more years of blogging to come!

Your 'blogmother', Angie :)

Jose said...

Well Thank you all for your comments, but specially to "mi chica" whom always reads by blog but never comments. Thank you baby for commenting on this one and for all the support you give me.

As for the rest of you my family and friends, all I can say is that I feel fortunate to have you. I'm looking forward to the second year, I don't see my blog taking any other direccion that the one it's been on during the past year, I would still love to attract new readers but my blogs remains a family blog where anyone can visit at any time and where everybody is welcomed.

Oh, and a bib shout out to my daughter Nikki, I asked her if she could hook me up with a new template for the anniversay and in less than 10 minutes she showed me this one which I liked right away, as usuall she works as a team and tagged my other daughter Michelle and between the two of them gave me this. How cool is that?

squirrel said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!! I hope you had a GREAT Fathers Day too!

Elena said...

Buenoooo, felicidades por tu primer año en el que nos has traido de todo, cada dia busco tu blogg y cuando no tienes uno nuevo te confieso que me siento desepcionada, es como si me repitieran el mismo capítulo de la fea.

Espero por tu segundo año y no sería mala idea que nos hablaras de tus regalos del dia del padre y reconsideres tu idea acerca de los celulares haciedonos otro blogg con las conveniencias del mismo.

Felicidades, y sigue adelante que de músico poeta y loco, todos tenemos un poco.

I love you.

MrManuel said...

Congratulations man! Awesome news.

On a totally unrelated subject, I love the new look, but I find the robotic font really hard to read. Am I the only one to say that?

Elena said...

No mrmanuel, yo tambien ya lo habia notado.

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