A Day That Will Live In Infamy

On May 24, 2007, I started this blog. Yes, today is my one year blogiverary, and I’m going to celebrate it by not being around to blog. The whole fam is heading for Memphis for the weekend. But before I leave I thought I’d do some reminiscing about the early days of this blog.

Day one: I try unsuccessfully  to log into The Hostages Blog to be a part time poster. Instead, I create my own blog, by mistake. My first five blog posts (not counting, “Hello World” *rolls eyes*) are, GASP!, Dammit!, I hate My Blog, This Is Dumb, and That Don’t Make No Sense. I am totally befuddled and out of my league. My friends from the Hostages and elsewhere come over (at my behest) and offer support and helpful tips. I figure I’ll play around with it for a few days…then delete the whole thing.

Day Two: I decide to try to post a picture. It ain’t much…but it beats the one I posted at the Hostages.

I’m literally starting from scratch. No clue what I’m doing.

Day Three and onward: I’m hopelessly addicted.

Incredibly, from that humble beginning, I managed to be a top 10 finalist for Best New Blog in the 2007 Blog Awards.

Some Nice Deb Stats:

My best day ever: January 3, 2008 For Kumari Fulbright’s mugshot.

Second to best was Soldier Does Mean Harry Caray Immitation video, that was a big hit on July 3rd.

Both due to massive AOSHQ links.

Third would be My Reds For Obama post from earlier this month.

My top three hit magnets:

#1 Man Claims He Was Molested By Bigfoot

#2 Did The Chuck Norris Endorsement Cause The Huckabee Surge?

#3 The United States Redneck Special Forces

UPDATE:

See what my adorable husband had made up for me?

He presented this banner to me in Memphis, (along with a bottle of champagne, and box of chocolates). He really is too good to me.

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31 thoughts on “A Day That Will Live In Infamy

  1. Congratulations, ND. As I’ve said many times behind your back, I was expecting this to be a mommy blog, but was very happily surprised when you turned it into a political blog with lots of well-researched posts. I know how much time that must take, so I’m very impressed.

    Good luck in the coming year, and have fun in Memphis!

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  2. YAY!! Happy 1 Year, Nice Deb!!

    I like that you’re my blog big sis.

    Also, my favorite post in your first year was “I Hate My Blog”. It’s kinda been downhill from there but whatever.

    Have a great weekend in Memphis. Please tell The King™ I said hello.

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  3. Good thing you don’t have one of those “mommy”blogs.

    All right, all right. There’s nothing wrong with a mommy blog – it just appeals to a different audience.

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  4. Congrats NiceDeb! Where does geriatric jugs rank in search terms?

    As Wickedpinto would say, NiceDeb is niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiceeeeeeeee!

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  5. All right, all right. There’s nothing wrong with a mommy blog – it just appeals to a different audience.

    Whatever do you mean? I was just here congratulating NiceDeb and you’re making me ruin it now. Shame on you, shame, shame!

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  6. Happy Blogiversary Deb!

    You inspired me to start mine, way back during the “This is dumb” first couple days.

    You’ve come a long way baby!

    You’re kickin’ ass and takin’ names here, always a must read for me.

    Congrats!

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  7. Congrats to you Deb,

    Me and the Mrs. just want you to know that we both read your blog everyday. Hill especially likes the funny things you say about her. Hey, maybe you and I can go out for a glass of wine and a good cigar?

    Bill

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  8. aw congrats!!! as a newby to blogging you really encourage me and are one of my favorite blogs to read for real info and substance. i raise my glass… cheers!

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  9. Thanks, everybody. I sure appreciate the compliments and encouraging words. Another one of my first posts was, “Blogging Is Hard”. It really can be, so I really admire those who seem to do it effortlessly, (like Ace).

    (Yes, this geeky family brings computers on vacation).

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  10. Congrats from me too, Deb. I follow you with the Blogsurfer feature, and I’m truly impressed at the thought and effort you have put into this.

    P.S. Geoff was not kidding about what he said about you behind your back. He said exactly that to me when we first met in Denver.

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  11. God bless the United States, especially our brave men and women in uniform. For those who paid the ultimate sacrafice, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are why we live in the greatest country in the world.

    Thank You

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  12. awwwwwww man. You ain’t nuthin but a burnin hunka looooove.

    Say darin, pass me that chickenfried steak and butterbean sammich. Thankyew, thankyewverramuch.

    (also congraties)

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  13. uh, darlin, not darin.

    COLONEL! I NEED A REFILL ON THE LITTLE BLUE PILLS PLEASESIR! AND A NANNER SPLIT!

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  14. I’m late. Sometimes I start at the top of my blogroll and work down. Sometimes I start at the bottom of my blogroll and work up. Either way, my attention is generally diverted by rustling paper or a piece of string or something before I get to the middle. Stupid moronosphere is TOO DAMN BIG.

    Umm…anyway…created this blog by accident? I never would’ve guessed. I like what you’ve done with the place.

    Happy anniversary!

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  15. I blame Bush.

    Actually, congrats. Glad to see somebody tackles the serious stuff. Leave the retardation to others.

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