For what it's worth, I just realized that I carved out this niche seven years ago. A few epic rants, some middlin' preaching, and a lot of nonsense later, it still sputters along.
I'm grateful for you that have come along for parts of the ride, and for the on-line friends who've come my way.
A couple of folks (Brigid and joated) have been here almost since the beginning. In fact, joated was the first person to comment on a post I'd written, and linked to it from his blog. The rest flows from that link.
Fewer still are those with whom I've had the pleasure to meet in real life: one or two very well-known, and three who were Alaska-based bloggers, although two have moved away, and we're the poorer for it.
The rest, as they say, is history. Whether it's a distinguished history is up to you to decide. For my part, I'll keep chipping away at the writer's block, and we'll see where things go.
I mentioned the bloggers whom I've met, few in number primarily because of my remote base of operations. I know the midwestern/Indiana-centric crowd sees a lot of each other, as do folks in the mid-south and along the east coast. Not so much, up here.
But in that vein, I will have the very good fortune to meet with one next month in Hawaii, unless his plans change, and it's my understanding that another will visit us here, later this year.
I'm NOT name-dropping; just quite happy to be able to finally met folks with whom I've corresponded for months or years.
But most importantly, I want to thank you, Gentle Readers, for your daily presence in this little corner of the 'net. I'd have given it up long ago if not for your comments, e-mails, and support.
Thank you, my friends.