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.