Thursday, August 24, 2006

Happy Anniversary

Well, well, well... it’s been a year...

That’s right, you heard me (sorry Sarah), my blog is one-year old today.

Yes, today, August 24, 2006 - Kemp’s Blog turns one...

When I started this little venture, I had in mind that I would post stories about my twins (The Peanut Butter and The Jelly) or my wife (Honey Mustard) or myself (Da man!)... but it’s become so much more than that.

I’ve garnered a few steady readers... I've gotten into some verbal skirmishes... I've postulated... I’ve ruminated... and I’ve made more than a few f r i e n d s (Sorry, there aren’t enough letters in the word to link all of my blog-migos... and yes, in my opinion it is possible to be friends with someone even if you’ve never met)

I came into bloging ass-backwards.

A friend of my wife’s, also in the Twins Club here, sent me an email with a link to a Multi-Dad Forum on About.com

I checked it out, signed up and started reading and posting... then I noticed a section entitled ‘Father’s Blogs’

Having taught computers and marketing (separately), I knew about blogs and their ability to create new communities and relay business information, but I never gave them much thought…

I read some of them, and I was hooked.

It was at that moment that time contracted... space exploded...

I knew that I had to create my own blog...

A place where I could wax poetic about being a father of twins and being a stay-at-home-dad for 18 months of un-employment (which, sadly, could be happening again… but that’s a post for another day)

I’ve always been a creative person... I’ve acted... I’ve been on speech and debate teams (in fact, at my community college and then at my university I was on a Speech scholarship... I was that good if I do say so myself)... I’ve ghost-written speeches for people... I’ve written poetry (and even had one published)

I’m a creative type... and, according to my wife, my creativity needed an outlet that wasn’t being quenched by my avid reading, my crossword puzzles, my videogames, my job or my teaching. So she strongly supported and suggested I start a blog.

So I did.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Having just gone through the Hell of posting my Top 100 Albums, I am NOT going to post my Top posts… but rather, I’ll throw a few links out there to some from the list on the right; a few posts that I am especially proud of.

HERE...

HERE...

And HERE...

And hang on, next month, my poli-blog: The “Bush”-Whacked Administration, turns one... now if only I can get Scott back to the land of blogs...

11 comments:

jennifer starfall said...

happy birthday, blog!

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Happy Blog Birthday!

I am glad you decided to start blogging.

(And apology accepted)

MetroDad said...

Happy birthday, Kemp's blog! Hope you have fun celebrating. Don't get too drunk!

Lumpyheadsmom said...

Congrats!

CroutonBoy said...

Happy Blogiversary!

samantha Jo Campen said...

Happy Birthday!

Hope the work sucky thing goes okay.

Becky said...

[sniff, sniff] I'm getting all teary-eyed.

Many happy returns.

In other words, stay in Blogland or we will HUNT you down and make you come back. Don't think we won't.

Matthew said...

Happy Birthday. It's only been a year?!

Brenda said...

Happy Belated Blogiversary!

Kara said...

Happy Happy!!!!

Scott said...

Happy and congrats!

Yes, I am hopeful to start blogging again soon. It has been an interesting summer... (I am typing this at 12:20 am...)

It's tough since they blocked all blog access at work....