Thursday, August 07, 2008

BlogDay Anniversary...THREE Years...Thank You.


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I started blogging three years ago this week...I officially did my first post August 6th 2005.( For some Blogger Bungled reason my first three posts from that week are missing). It was a hot miserable summer,Cindy Sheehan was down in Crawford to wish the King well on his vacation, Plamegate was just heating up and the Downing Street Memo was just hitting the Airwaves and The Iraq War and the WMD Lies were unraveling....And by the end of that Month Katrina happened...that was lifechanging in so many ways...It was an August of Horrors and epiphanies....I had been reading blogs since 2003...But I never thought I would have one....but that August I thought if I blog it might keep me from yelling at the TV ....it didn't . I thought it would stop me from watching so much CSPAN....it didn't.I thought it would put things in perspective.....it didn't.

I have blogged disasters, lies, and more lies, and Crimes &Criminals, and fires and mining disasters, and broken bridges. ( Hmm, seems like Broken Things are a speciality). Healthcare, ( or lack there of), Homelessness, VETS ( and lack of care), and PTSD and Suicide, and Broken Media to Poverty, to Burma to murdered leaders , Things That Matter...and still hope we have some Humanity.... I tried to always make the Blogroll a Community, a place to connect and take care of each other....and where people did not feel Invisible. And yes, I blogged my little life and how Politics can be interwoven with REAL Life...so I got to share things....Having to move in 10 Below Zero ( because the Landlord got foreclosed on), and life with 6-6 my teenage son, and the escapades of my pets...and reciepes for 2am ....All of it was a way to give Something back....

There are many people that have been there since day one...DK,Gryphen,Dusty, Kvatch, Skippy, Dada,Drknow, Cart,Newsguy,Mel,jp, Jack,Sumo,AnonP, betmo, Spado, Deud, Windspike,Tina,Diva,Poobah, Mary,Fred, Blogenfreude and many many others,
and sadly many that are gone from the early days. But in the past year new bloggers entered the scene:
Fran,Lydia,bradda,dcup,Larry,Jim,Robert,JohnGood,Tomcat,
Christopher,Xdell,WalkingMan,Bluegal,Utah,
rawdog,monk,mandt,maui,,DrKnow,Poetryman
,busted knuckles,Ingrid,Blueberry, renegade,,.... and since day one, 6-6 my son for helping me with everything from art to music.He is my muse and my hope, because I really want his Future to be Better.And a big Thank You to Java and Flyboy.....( if I missed anyone- my apologies...really- I am sure I did..)

So I am still here...and I am not leaving until we have Our Country Back on Track...and New Leadership and Accountability and Justice for the Criminal Regime.......I still have hope.....I wrote the post below about Synergy, about how together we are Stronger...Powerful...a Force to be Reckoned with...I meant it....165 Days to go.

Thank you to one and all for all that you have given to me and shared and explored.I am so grateful,
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{{Footnote::::The First Blog was and is Watergate Summer, because I am still waiting for THE Unraveling of the Criminals....ce la vie.Then I added a softer blog, ENIGMA CAFE. There was also the Plamegate Timeline blog and NOLACARE....and then there is my blog for my book ( Silent Fallout and SIlent Fallout& Watery Lies). And then there is NAKED SUSHI ( which sounds exciting - it is just a food blog). And then I blog at Peace Tree and Sirens Chronicles....I think I have Blogitis... }

So there is much down below...."Synergy Post", music, Keith and the Anthrax Mess, Posts on McGramps, and on and on....enjoy , oh and have some cake.....Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing...share...I will be back later....have a good day...

33 comments:

Christopher said...

Wow! Three years!

Congrats for a job well done.

Ingrid said...

it's funny when you see not only how long you've been blogging but how many posts you've written...sometimes, when I have periods of inactivity, I still seem to get my visitors solely because of google searches and whatever I've written about in the past...you've covered topics some of us have as well and you gotta think (hope?) that somehow..people out there searching for 'truth' (ok, sounds high felutin') or something that the msm doesn't cover..so your blogroll is fine company and I have used it on many an occasion..
congrats with sticking with this..you've been a great veritable friend..if you're ever getting out of Cleveland..Blueberry and I will take you here in Central TX..(speaking on her behalf I'm sure she won't mind this one)..but then..something tells me we'd be vying for your arrival with some other people here!!

hugs

Ingrid

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Happy Blog-o-Versery. BTW, were you ever able to comment? I haven't had any in a few days, but when I test it it seems to work OK.

Fran said...

Bravo Enigma! Your blog is an eclectic blend of personal, political, perspective, and a plethora of topics.

I love to visit your blog & see what's next.
You are a talented writer.


(In a personal note, I wrote a detailed e mail response yesterday & MSN timed out my connection & ate the response. I ran out of time to re do it. Thank you for your help!)

Swinebread said...

Wonderful! Glad I finally made it here!

enigma4ever said...

Fran:::
oh thank you...and I am a "Plethora"...oh-see that makes it sound so interesting..exotic....I like that ..LOL......so sorry MSN timed out on you- no worries- just know that you and your family are in my thoughts....many hugs...

Poobah:::
Ohhhh, I just went and saw you- Son figured out the problem - it is the LUV thing on the bottem- if I disable that- it works fine now...so I came back ;-) ((( usually I just lurk ;-) thank you for being here...and all of your humor and insight....

INGRID:::
thank you for what you said...and you and Blueberry also have been so welcome here and thank you for thinking of having me come downt that way- as I said at your place- NOTHING is off the table...if it is near a Film School..seriously...
thank you for being another peacemonger and hopemonger ;-) and another Mom that gets IT....hugs and tea...

Christopher::::
thank you muchly....as long as I can keep at it ..and it matters and helps at all...many hugs to you too...

enigma4ever said...

Swine:::
I just met you recently and I love your blog- very very cool...and wonderful to have you here...

DCup said...

Congrulations on three year! You're a prolific and talented blogger. Keep at it. Each voice brings us a little closer to the world we want.

And I enjoy your writing.

DCup said...

Okay - I'm challenged this a.m. that's Congratulations! I'm not sure what that other word was.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

happy blogoversary

Border Explorer said...

Congratulations! Beyond your wonderful posts, you help "glue" us all together. Blessings and hugs.

Dean Wormer said...

Congrats! Do you blog here more than enigma cafe?

Missy said...

Happy anniversary!

I'm very glad we've found each other--and any one who likes the WHO is good in my book.

Well, that and you write very well.

enigma4ever said...

Missy::
well, thank you much....and yeah I LOVE the WHO....now have some cake..( you are on the blogroll- hope that is okay ;-)

Dean:::
yup- I blog here ALOT....this is where I loveblog the debates- get political, rant about King George, but also just life events, like a great yardsale, or how to make cornbread..etc etc...ENIGMA CAFE is more like my comfort spot- nice photos, some poems, it's like my backyard oasis, NAKED SUSHI- that is my Food blog, but mostly I am here everyday...and there is always something served up....

Border:::
ahhhh thanks...I am the glue...oh I like that....alot...
many hugs...

torrance:::
thank you much....now have some cake...before it is all gone ;-)

DCUP:::
why thank you ....hmmm, maybe the congratulations are good but Congrulations are better ;-)

All of you keep up the writing and storming the castle....it matters...alot...

DivaJood said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congratulations on your perserverance. But more, I am so happy to know you!

Mary said...

happy blogiversary! It's alot of work doing all that posting. You are doing a great job.

skippy said...

congrats, enigma! you are ecclecticity defined, and i'm pleased to have you in blogtopia, and yes, i coined that phrase!

Bradda said...

Happy Blogoversary!! 3 years is something to be proud of. I almost quit 4 months in! Heh. Keep up the great posts....

enigma4ever said...

Skippy::
Ahhh Thanks...What would Blogatopia be without you? I first read you before we went into Iraq...I can not remember if it was 2002 or 2003...your blog was the FIRST Blog I ever read on a regular basis ( everyday)....I never commented until 2004 ( I was a West Coast lurker...).....I was very inspired that you could cover so many issues everyday....so I really do thank you....

Mary:::
ahhh thanks...I have always loved your blog...and loved rooting for you when your son was in Iraq....( and I love that we have the same beach cravings...Sanibel to Rehobeth....sigh...I need some beach damnit)....

DIVA:::
thank you....you are one the special finds in Blogatopia....witty, sharp, sensitve and so damn funny....so grateful to have stumbled your way....

enigma4ever said...

Bradda:
Thank you muchly..it has been great to meet you too...and don't you dare quit blogging friend... Atleast 165 days to slog through..come on friend...

thepoetryman said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing.

How the hell did you know that carrot cake with cream cheese was one of my many weaknesses?!

Cart said...

When so many fall by the wayside, under the never ending weight of events, you retain the rage and the enthusiasm. Well done

Beach Bum said...

Congratulations, I hope I can keep it up that long. If not I may resort to drugs which they say after four hours see a doctor which may be a problem.

enigma4ever said...

Beach Bum:::
Sure you can....you can do it...and hell- it's probally better than any drugs ;-) ( Although alot of stuff from socks to flipflops to marshmallows at the TV while liveblogging the debates....and I am sure my neighbors heard me yelling and think I need meds ;-(

thanks for being here...

Cart:::
thanks...really appreciate that I am read my you....our DownUnder Man...and that you are a part of Watergate Summer...

PoetryMan....
I live and breathe for a good Carrot Cake ;-)

Anon-Paranoid said...

enigma my sweet rose...

Congratulations on your three year anniversary.

Though I don't comment much anymore or blog much either, I still check in to see what your writing about.

Keep up the good work your doing and remember I'll always be out here cheering you on.

Take care my sweet rose and...

God Bless you.

Gryphen said...

Congratulations!

Three years. That is quite a milestone. And the blogospere is better for having you among us.

Thank you for you many contributions.

enigma4ever said...

Gryphen:::
thank you....it has always been good to know you were out there storming the castle first- your blog was one of the first I read too...I was always inspired to keep going by the Alaska Man...many hugs to you too...I saved you some cake ;-)

AnonP...
hey there friend...I know you are out there..and I know that you still read or check in occasionally...we all do what we can do...we will get through this......there is a Light at the end of this damned tunnel....Best to you and the kitty...many hugs friend....

A Ball of Light said...

Happy 3rd BlogDay Enigma4ever!

It is a very real joy to come and read what you have to say here - you always have such a unique take on issues... and when you reach into that enormously compassionate heart of yours and share some of its contents with the universe it is an amazing thing to behold. Thank you!

Keep up your spirits.
keep up your exemplary work.
Good Job!

Namaste

X. Dell said...

Congratulations! Twas time we spent well, here on Watergate Summer. You do a splendid job, and I hope to see you around for as long as you wish to do it (actually, I want to see it updated forever, but you'd probably tire of that).

Sandy said...

hey lady, congrats on three years.... just wanted to stop by and ask you how the organizing was coming... I have slacked off but plan to get back on track this weekend... can't wait...and that cake looks yummy :)

enigma4ever said...

Sandy:::
hey there...just left you a comment...ahem...well about the organizing...I was on a huge roll and then I ran out of steam...kinda...but the junk drawer, the dreaded hall closet and the bedroom and the bathroom got done...so phew....but still got more to go...Can't wait to finish though...got more to do...( and hey- I did do the teenage son's room- that counts- right???) I am going to sit and read your blog tonight...now have some cake ;-)

XDELL:::
hey I am in this for the long haul....yup...not going anywhere...too many good people out there and things happening...forever might kinda long - but it would be a helluva goal...


Ballof Light:::
I was not sure you were still around...thank you for being here and stopping by and being here this year...and appreciating how and why I write...that means alot...good to see you...take care...namaste

D.K. Raed said...

Congratulations and thank you for always being there. So many times over the last few yrs, I found myself here at the oddest hours and you always had something up that helped. Three-years .... you do wear it well, Enigma! But, "blogitis"? Never!

enigma4ever said...

DK::
good to see you...many hugs...hey...in the beginning sometimes it was just you and me sitting here;-)

and I was always so glad to see you and hear from you...and your thoughts....and know you were here..so glad that you are blogging now..really am...