..... on this day - waaaay back in 2003 - this little blog was hatched over on blogspot..... two months later she moved over to her own domain..... and only a mere month from her birth, I found myself atop Blood Mountain, Georgia at my very first blogmeet ..... good god, rubberneckers..... SEVEN years.... 7 years... s.e.v.e.n y.e.a.r.s..... it still seems unreal no matter how you type it......

.... and now with many, many blogmeets under my belt, I'll be hosting the fourth fifth annual Hysterics at Eric's in November..... I swear, I must be insane...... (thank you, Bou, for the correction...)

.... thank you all for swinging by every so often to steal a peek at my little slice of Tennessee.... meeting many of you has changed my life in ways that I never imagined back in September of 2003....

.... mercy, boys and girls..... 7 years...... to quote Augustus on his deathbed, "By God, Woodrow, it's been quite a party, ain't it?"....

.... and yes, it certainly has been quite a party.... this blogging thing is pretty damn cool sometimes........

by Eric on September 10, 2010 | Bullshit (14) | TrackBack (0) | Blogging
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Happy Blogiversary, Eric! :)

Bullshitted by pam on September 10, 2010 09:35 AM

Happy Blogoversary! You are still one of the best reads on the Net. I wish I lived closer to Tennessee.

Bullshitted by Lou on September 10, 2010 09:40 AM

Just Damn! Has it been that long?

Bullshitted by Dax Montana on September 10, 2010 09:45 AM

May it continue as such happily ever onward. And wow, what a coincidence -- I just booked all my reservations this morning. As I told Teresa, I wish we were going out there tomorrow. I may very well gnaw my fingernails down to their raw nubs waiting for November to get here. To paraphrase an EPIC Blade quote: "...good god, I do so love October..."

Bullshitted by Erica on September 10, 2010 09:54 AM

Happy bloggity-versary, Eric!!

Bullshitted by LeeAnn on September 10, 2010 12:39 PM

Happy seventh bloggy-versary, you Tennessee renaissance man, you!

I'll second that thought - that meeting people through the medium of blogging has changed my life in unexpected ways. It's one of the unexpected pleasures of a time-sink - errr, hobby - that connects people who likely never would have met otherwise. It's led to some remarkable friendships... plenty of good times... and stories. Always, there are stories.

Bullshitted by Elisson on September 10, 2010 01:04 PM

I don't think it's fourth annual. I think we're on the big number FIVE. Dang... gotta look into flights.

Oh! Happy 7th!

Bullshitted by Bou on September 10, 2010 04:40 PM

Congratulations. Do you remember the first time we met in person? That almost dive bar in Athens...mid December 2004.

The Juju Woman: "you mean to tell me you're going to meet some people in some dive ass bar, that you met over the internet?"

Me: "yeap"

The Juju Woman: "okay, be careful...and take a gun, and call me."

Me: "roger that"

I was the last one to arrive, and when I walked in waiting for a felony to, Key, Kelley, Velociman, Acidman, Catfish, and Single Southern Guy we're enjoying some cold beverages. I'm talking about some "Social Networking."

Like you, I've met more good people than assholes...which began with that meeting. That was the beginning of my "in person" blogging experience. I liked it so much, I keep coming back for more. I've almost been thrown in jail, almost had the shit beat out of me with a shovel, taken two trips to Central America, and many many more experiences I will not post here. You know what I mean.

All is good. Mercy is an understatement, and I've made some really good "like minded" friends through this "Blodging" thing.

Bullshitted by Yabu on September 11, 2010 07:30 AM

Conga Ratualtions! One of these day's I'm gonna attend one of those blogmeets.

Bullshitted by Cappy on September 11, 2010 08:29 AM

Congratulations on Seven Years!

Someday, I hope to be in the crowd.

Bullshitted by Jean on September 11, 2010 09:30 AM

I'm a day late... but still wishing you a very Happy Blogoversary! One of the best things about blogging is people like you. As Elisson says in the normal course of events we would never have met. Isn't online life a wonderful thing!

Bullshitted by Teresa on September 11, 2010 01:48 PM

Congrats on your anniversary. If you get a sudden urge to scratch your crotch or you find yourself lusting after a LiveJournal template, not to worry. It's only the "seven year itch."

Bullshitted by wil on September 11, 2010 10:38 PM

.... thank you all for your kind words....... you guys rock.....

Bullshitted by Eric on September 12, 2010 07:57 PM

Congratulations Dude!

Bullshitted by BloodSpite on September 16, 2010 11:28 AM