Happy Anniversary to Me

I’ve just noticed that today is the third anniversary of this blog. I’d like to give special thanks to Dean Esmay, lord and master of Dean’s World, James Joyner, editor-in-chief of Outside the Beltway, and the Watcher and all of the members of the Watchers Council for the fantastic opportunities they’ve given me to gain an expanded audience for my work.

I’d also like to thank Joe Gandelman of The Moderate Voice who’s been enormously kind to me.

Here’s my first post:

Most blogs are exercises in vanity and this one is no exception. I’ve spent quite a bit of time over the last year or so reading and commenting on other people’s blogs and I felt it was high time I started using my own bandwidth for my ruminations. I also wanted to be able to guide the conversation a little more.

I plan on writing about politics, dogs, food, wine, genealogy, and anything else that interests me.

Initially this blog will be a monologue. But, hopefully, if I can make my blog a place where others come to visit on a regular basis, it will become a dialogue.

I see that I’m posting on most of the things I set out to. I’m happy with the increased level of dialogue I’ve seen here over the last year.

I’d like to thank all of my regular visitors and commenters. Yes, even those whose comments are routinely critical, even insulting.

I’ve exceeded my wildest expectations on traffic (my expectations were pretty low). But a little more would be nice.

My second anniversary post

8 comments… add one
  • shaun Link


  • Congrats!

  • Tom Strong Link

    Many happy returns of the day. Your blog remains one of the most thoughtful and fair-minded that I’ve read.

  • kreiz Link

    Well said, Tom. Dave could increase his traffic considerably by tossing a few bombs- but fortunately, his calm, thoughtful approach prevails. (Of course, everyone’s favorite moderate bombthower, M. Tak., remains in pseudo-hibrination, but that’s another story).

    And lounsbury- the least you could do is wish Dave a bloody happy anniversary.

  • Ann Julien Link

    Congratulations, Dave, as a daily visitor, many thanks for the welcome enrichment of your news and views.

  • Hi Dave,
    Congrats and happy blogversary!

    Many more…


  • S Glenn Link

    Congratulations, Dave. And thanks for the wit, wisdom, information, and insights. -S

  • Congratulations, Dave!

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