Two Years of Blogging

thanos-ii.jpgOn April 1st I passed the two year mark, quietly unoticed by myself, or anyone else. It’s been a great deal of fun and driven a lot of soul searching, as well as many long hours of research (it’s never as easy as it looks.)

 I’ve learned new things, I’ve eaten some crow when I was wrong on facts, and I’ve taken my share of slings and arrows. During all of that I’ve been consistently a lot more right than wrong as time played out, and through the long term views I take I hope to offer you a different look at current events.

Google news doesn’t want me and neither does Pajamas Media, but then I am not a consensus follower – I’ll never show up in Alexis, but I’m ok with that, and you should be too, after all the burgeoning crowd generally heads too far in the right direction through inertia and finds themselves sometimes at cliff’s edge. 

Many of the things I originally meant to write about are still out there, over-run sometimes by the urgent, but those main themes are being developed over time. You can see some of them in the sidebar. My audience isn’t large, and I don’t intend it to be — what I do find is that mostly other bloggers come here. Some of them even borrow things, which is somewhat ok if you don’t steal my writing outright – the propagation of the ideas is much more important than credit to me.

So my goal is to influence rather than to drive populogue, I would rather make folks think than make them fear, froth, or fulminate. This online journal is about hope for the future and the changes coming, but it’s firmly reality-based. Omigosh… I sound almost like Obama… However you don’t have to vote for change: the future is going to happen and that always brings new change, that always brings new hope, and it brings it whether you want it or not, or whether you vote or not.

Through it all I think I’ve been consistent in philosophy, and hope that I’ve educated, entertained, and elightened my readers, as I still plan to still be here in my corner of the blogoverse in 20 years time. 

Oh, that’s a real if rather dated picture of me, and yeah, that’s a semi-mullet, worn back at the time when only Brian Eno and a few other folks had one.
— Thanos

11 Replies to “Two Years of Blogging”

  1. Long hair and bell bottoms…Hmmm lemme think, probably while
    you were in high school. You’ve come a long way and have a long way to go. But, you’ve done a good job and made a lot of
    us think. And coming from me that is a compliment I don’t mind
    giving you. Keep up the good work…

  2. Congratulations Thanos!

    I always look forward to reading your posts, both here on your blog and also at LGF. You always contribute something of substance and insight. I want to especially thank you for all your hard work in bringing the story of the hostages held in Iraq to light.

    Blessings to you in the year to come,

    mama winger

  3. Huzzah Thanos! Will post here on occasion but really I was hoping to see a bit of froth and fumigation 🙂

    “sand so white and sea so blue, no mortal place at all…..”

  4. Actually WB, if you look over my right shoulder you can faintly see one of the cables supporting the Golden Gate bridge. I had traveled to San Francisco since I was culture-starved in Alaska (Robert Service readings only go so far..) I’m thin in the picture because I was spending all my salary on seeing bands every night. This was back in ’79 -81.

  5. Yes, but Robert Service, Rudyard Kipling and Jack London have
    kept the fires burning for so many. If I were starving for culture
    I think I could find a better place to find it Perhaps Cloverleaf, Texas….

  6. Well from one blogger to another, I salute you, or give you the ol’ head nod, hat tip, fist bump, (whatever). I like you because, even if we don’t meet up ideologically, you engage your visitors and are open to debate and discussion. There are plenty of bloggers out there that just post something, ignore their comments, and move on. Or, they’re just quick to label an honest opponent as a troll (although I saw on LGF that you referred to my coming here and commenting as a “chenfestation”, but don’t worry, I got a chuckle).

    Anyway, keep up the good work and I’ll see ya around.

  7. Ya know, I might have to use that word. I’ve been trying to decide what clever title to give my coComment RSS feed in my sidebar, as I’ve never been completely satisfied with the one that’s there, so maybe I’ll go with “recent victims of chenfestation” or something.

    I’d give you credit for the coinage, of course. 🙂

  8. Congrats on two years. Keep up the good work. It IS read.

    I’ve been wanting to ask you if you chose your nic to suggest death, as in the greek thanatos, or to mime that evil character in old comic books.

  9. Thanks, I appreciate it.

    On your question on my “nom de plume” it’s neither guess you made, instead it’s a common Greek first-name that I borrowed from an old friend.

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