Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Blogoversary, Ho!

One year ago, I made this first post.

It's been a great year since, due mainly to the wonderful community of the WeboComicsBlogoNet. Through comments and posts, blogs that initially seem isolated islands are anything but. In honesty, I didn't expect I would make it a full year. It's the community that keeps me coming back. I'm having a great time, and it's thanks to a list of people far too long to name .... thanks, all of you, for making this fun.

In celebration, I'm going to do a little revamping. A big change to the unwieldy blogroll and some other minor tweaks (though I can't imagine the site in another template). So the site might act a touch odd for a day or two.

The biggest content change is giving up on my aversion to capsule reviews. I pulled ScatterThoughts out of the mothballs last week, and will go forward with that weekly. I've been trying this first year to only write substantive 300-500 word pieces, but lately I find myself with lots to say but without 200 words to pad around it. So I've been writing nothing about the comics I'm reading, and that's kinda contrary to the point of having this here ramblespace.

Thanks for reading, and I'll try my best in the next twelve months to write at least one worthwhile post!

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11 comments:

Greg said...

Congratulations for making it this far. It's always fun to read your blog, so keep up the good work.

Chris said...

Congrats on the blogoversary! This is definitely one of the better written blogs out there, so add my voice to the chorus of those exhorting you to keep up the good work!

Kevin said...

I've enjoyed reading you blog for the past year ever since you first linked it over at OS. I'm looking forward to more of your ScatterThought posts as well.

Mark Fossen said...

Thanks, all!

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

Happy belated! You've been a fine addition to my blogroll.

As for the shorter reviews, I'm with you there. Waiting to write the longer ones is like waiting for the trade, half the time it just never happens.

C.T. Shaver said...

Mark - Congrats on your 1st Year! You are one of the most entertaining writers that I have ever read... Not bloggers... Not internet writers.... Writers. I really enjoy your stuff and am proud to share bandwidth with your work on OS.

Good Luck on Year 2!!

Neilalien said...

Congrats!

Peter Hensel said...

Congrats for everything, as everyone has already said before!

Bones said...

Congrats on the blogoversary!

Brigid said...

Congratulations, Mark! I enjoy both your writing and your enthusiasm!

zilla said...

late to the congrats party but i did arrive my friends... i did arrive!

can you believe it's been a year my friend? seems like you and i started back to comics (and comics blogging) around the same time. it's like we've grown up together! ha... keep it up MF.

PS how'd you get that nifty new blogroll going?