mm372: Year One: Done!

May 7, 2008

MUDGE’s Musings

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Can’t help but notice that we’ve achieved a mini-milestone today: we began serious blogging one year ago, May 7, 2007.

We actually registered Left-Handed Complement with WordPress.com about nine months earlier, dashed off a couple of quick posts and then once that initial burst of enthusiasm and curiosity had passed, stopped.

We’ll consider that interregnum a gestation then, leading to the true birth of this site an entire year ago.

Fortunately, unlike my children, for whom we had no such demands, L-HC was born talking. This will be the 399th post (the numbering system of our titles has been irregularized by anomalies such as our occasional Web Conferencing Week posts, and our early propensity for decimalizing multiple posts on the same day. but I trust WordPress to deliver a straight accounting). That’s a lot of talking.

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mm339: WordPress.com – I love the new Dashboard!

April 5, 2008

MUDGE’s Musings

We’ve occasionally been moved to comment about process.

Blogging process (highlights)

mm318: 10,000
mm297: 9,000
mm259: Nomination
mm255: 7,000!
mm252: A short word about the process of blogging
mm222: Encyclopedic, Careeric, Blogic
mm135: Process, again
mm119: Creating the sequitur
mm077: We pause for a few words about process

This hobby/pastime/obsession we know as “blogging” is made possible through a host of technological artifacts: the Internet itself; the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who, for better or worse, are the ‘Net’s gatekeepers; and, most of all, the indomitable urge for self-expression that has found such fertile ground to manifest itself in these times.

And then there are the tools that we bloggers use daily to self-express.

Shortly after we began for real this grand adventure called Left-Handed Complement, we were moved to comment about the fantastic, free of charge nature of this medium.

The platform, the means to access it richly (although said platform is highly capable in that area), and some on-line resources whose existence makes life easier — essentially, the only cost to self-expression is one’s time.

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mm255: 7,000!

January 15, 2008

MUDGE’S Musings

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1000-alt

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Yeah, the currency blog is back…

Those wonderful, wondrous folks at WordPress.com report over 7,000 visits to this micro-nanocorner of the ‘Sphere© since its inception, as of 14-January-2008. I remain totally aware that, 7,000 hits is an off day for many in the ‘Sphere (7,000 is an off minute for some!), but I’m impressed and grateful.

Thanks, especially, to faithful reader, to those of you who stop here regularly, whether or not you are regular or not (we’ll try to add more fiber!).

Thanks to those of you who subscribe to our feed.

BTW, wonderful, wondrous WordPress.com folks: can’t can’t can’t wait for those expanded feed stats you’ve teased us about!

Regardless, WordPress, thanks, thanks, thanks for everything: The free hosting that is so dependable; the fun you let us have with themes (changed for only the second time ever this past weekend – anybody notice?); it’s all terrific.

Thanks to aforementioned WordPress.com, and the other members of our Blogging Process Hall of Fame© (hmmm… we haven’t presented that lately)…

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Lately, BlogExplosion.com seems to be in a funk, but WordPress.com indicates that the site remains an origin for many of our daily readers. We like you a lot, BlogExplosion, get well soon!

And our latest find, FuelMyBlog.com, which had the astute good taste to award this site its coveted(?) “Blog of the Day” award yesterday, has both provided some traffic, as well as exposed yr (justifiably) humble svt to some superb blogging. Very humbling. Check them out at the top of our sidebar, and be sure to “Fuel” the ones you like (and us, too!).

Couldn’t do this without you, all.

It’s it for now. Thanks,

–MUDGE


mm252: A short word about the process of blogging

January 13, 2008

MUDGE’S Musings

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The fuelmyblog.com website is home away from home for a growing community of bloggers. You’ll see near the top of our Left-Handed Complement sidebar the means to “fuel,” i.e., cast a (positive) vote for yr (justifiably) humble svt on their site, as well as the icons of some fellow members of the community whom I have found to be interesting reads (click to check them out — if you do, be sure to vote your opinion of them).

As a curmudgeon in good standing, don’t exactly know what to make of this:

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The screen shot above shows, indeed, that this nanocorner of the ‘Sphere© has been selected as Blog of the Day, 13-January-2008, at FuelMyBlog.com, and is showing as one of the top blogs in their News/Politics section.

Guess I’ll just say, “thanks, sincerely, for the recognition, FuelMyBlog!”

It’s it for now. Thanks,

–MUDGE