January 14, 2006

Two years old today...

This blog is.

48 comments:

XWL said...

Did everyone make New Year's resolutions to start blogging last year and a few years ago? Seems these blogiversaries keep popping up.

Congratulations, ignore the inevitable snipers in this thread, and enjoy the heaps of praise you are likely to receive and have earned.

You even partly inspired me, and I'm sure a few other of your frequent readers/commenters, to try this thing called blogging out.

(I know, I know, that might be a strike against you, but you aren't completely to blame)

I look forward to as many blogiversaries as you intend to extend to your 'audience', it's a privilege to watch your mind work and catch the more candid, less structured, musings of a formidable mind.

John B. Chilton said...

Happy Birthday

Meade said...

Happy b-day, A!

Abestis said...

Like Yoda you speak, yes? Proud Prof. B would be. Powerful you have become.

Hollywood Freaks said...

Happy Birthday.

Don't get too crazy tonight.

Pastor_Jeff said...

Congratulations and Happy Blogiversary!

Pastor_Jeff said...

It's also Victoria's 1 year anniversary and Reader's 2-month.

Stop by and wish them well.

Steven Taylor said...

Congrats.

Mark Daniels said...

Congratulations, Ann! Mine will be around four years in late May. But your blog is the one that my blog most wants to be like when it grows up.

Mark Daniels

SteveR said...

Congrats Ann!

Your's is a great blog in many ways. I look forward to what you have to offer and hope to be visiting for years to come.

The Florida Masochist said...

Happy Anniversary Ann. You've become one of my daily stops when I check out what people are blogging about.

TFM will be a year old in May, I started blogging at a chess blog on AOL in Feb 2005. I've learned a few things in the last year.

Bill

Charlie Eklund said...

¡Feliz cumpleaƱos!

And many, many more!

vbspurs said...

Congratulations, Ann!!

I cannot believe that you and I sat down one January day, 1 year and 1 day apart, and decided to click on "Get a Blog".

It must be something about January, which makes one think of new possibilities.

Keep on keeping on, Professor Althouse!

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

Thanks XWL and Pastor_Jeff! :)

As for the snipers, forgettaboutthem.

Losers, dweebs, and malcontents the lot.

They probably stink too.

Cheers,
Victoria

Sissy Willis said...

You have made the blogosphere a better place. So good to know you're out there, day by day, shining your transcendant light into the dark corners of this tired old world.

vbspurs said...

One of the best blogs out there, tells the tale of a mum coping with life in a spirited manner, which is a joy to read.

And hey, Ruth Anne's blog is also a January baby -- 26th January, to be exact.

Don't forget to wish her well, then, too. :)

Cheers,
Victoria

Sissy Willis said...

Whoops . . . should have done a spell check . . . transcendent with an e.

sonicfrog said...

Wow! A blog that's twice as good, more informative, and twice the age of mine, give or take a few days.

Happy Blogiversary!

reader_iam said...

Ann, your blog shares a birthday with such disparate people as:

Author John Dos Passos; murderer Colin Ferguson; Mayflower madam Sydney Biddle Barrows; director Lawrence Kasdan ("Big Chill," for example, and appropriately enough); actor/writer Thomas Tryon (of "I Married A Monster From Outerspace" fame); 60 Minutes' commentator Andy Rooney; photographer Cecil Beaton; doctor/humanitarian/organist/Nobel Prize winner Albert Schweitzer; painers Morisot and de Bock; Benedict Arnold; and Calvin Phillips, who has the unlikely honor of the shortest known adult male ever (67cm; 2'2").

Seems appropriate to me! You'd be able to find something fresh and interesting to say about any of those people, which is why this blog is so great. (

(And that is the [very] short list!)

This is also the day, back in 1873, when "Celluloid" was registered as a trademark.

I'll stop there.

Tibore said...

Happy Blog-day to youuuu...
Happy Blog-day to youuuu...
Happy Blog-day, dear A-Aaaannn
Happy Blog-day to you!

reader_iam said...

Is there a special anniversary Audible Althouse podcast in the offing?

reader_iam said...
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reader_iam said...

You know, honoring "the odd last two years on a blog called Althouse ..."

(That's more like it)

Ann Althouse said...

ReaderIam: Yeah, I do need to do a podcast. The idea of doing the "odd last year" is interesting, though perhaps too like that New Year's Eve one I just did.

Thanks to all for the congrats and good luck to all others who have started blogs and reached milestones either near this one of mine or not.

Theo Boehm said...

Happy Blog Birthday! My only regret is I didn't discover you during your first year. Here's hoping for many more!

Freeman Hunt said...

Happy Anniversary! May your blogging continue for many years, and may your comments be troll free. /cheers

brylin said...

Happy Anniversary!

I wonder how many realize what great effort and dedication it takes?

I very much appreciate the intellectual discussion and viewpoint diversity of the Althouse community!

shrinkette said...

Happy blog-birthday!

Blassingame said...

Funny, doesn't seem any older than 730 days.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Congratulations, Ann!

"You come far, Pilgrim."
"Feels like far."
"Were it worth the trouble?"
"What trouble?"
--Jeremiah Johnson

Robert said...

Congratulations on your endurance, and on building up such a good blog community!

But you know, only very egotistical people engage in such blatant self-promotion around arbitrary milestones.

:P

Nancy said...

Congratulations!

reader_iam said...

It might not be too much like the New Year's if you did the odd TWO last years ... then you could even include the other one you used to have.

ALH ipinions said...

Congratulations Ann!

Dean said...

Congratulations, and may you have many more years of blogging.

amba said...

As Piglet would say (or write): HIPY PAPY BLGGDY BLOOGY GLOBDAY!

nina said...

Congratulations! I can't believe only two years ago I ran into you in a law school hallways and you resisted resisted resisted the idea and then --- resisted no more.
To the next two, to the tenth.

Matt Brown said...

Happy 2nd!

Steve Donohue said...

You have many admirers.

Happy b-day!

esk said...

Sounds like you may not be into New Age stuff - but, I did a quick check on Jonathan Cainer's site for what the stars had to say two years ago. This was it:

The Sun and Venus favour artistic, inventive and creative
endeavours now. Don't do what's obvious or predictable. Be
bold, brave and brilliant. And you'll be fine.


Sounds rather fitting - especially the bold, brave & brilliant part.

Thersites said...

As for the snipers, forgettaboutthem.

Losers, dweebs, and malcontents the lot.

They probably stink too.

Cheers,
Victoria


Or as Victoria said of those who called Ann Althouse a "house whore" and a "bile bitch":

"I have no quarrel with the LGF crowd.

I am significantly more traditionalist than many another blogreader of Althouse's, and thus, don't mind LGF's testosterone-led Republican brio on occasion."

Good friends, good times.

susannah said...

Congratulations! I've enjoyed reading since the beginning!

RogerA said...

congratulations on your two year mark--I have certainly profited greatly as a lay person from lucid and patient explanations of legal issues--you will clearly NOT make a good Senator.

Finn Kristiansen said...

Like a warm living room, fire stoked, Lucy Kaplansky over the stereo, warm hot chocolate in hand.

Like a wife, smart and capable, independent yet comforting, able to laugh and share, bitch and moan, always welcome.

Like the variety of the New York Times, except written by a person with deeper intuition, keener suspicion, and greater attention to truth.

Like a gentle snow falling, casting a blue white light over the darkness, viewed from the window, warming the heart.

Like a Paul Revere, riding the countryside, warning of potential horror (PJM), despite the detractors (like me), who thought it was a PMS moment.

You are all these things, and more. A beautifully written and entertaining blog. Congratulations on the two year, and may the coming years bring ample reward from your continued efforts and enthusiasm. And may God, if he exists in the form we imagine, bless your efforts and continue to warm you with success and joy.

Brendan said...

Congrats, and here's to many more years of quality posting.

Kev said...

Happy blogiversary, and thanks for all the great reading! May there many more fruitful years of blogging to come.

vbspurs said...

Good friends, good times.

Minutes Victoria has thought thinking about Thersites' posts: 0

Minutes Victoria has spent saving Thersites' posts in the past: 0

Minutes Victoria has spent waxing her legs today: 15

Minutes Victoria has spent writing a reply to a rather sad human being with nothing better to do than to think of gotcha moments: 10 seconds actually

Cheers,
Victoria (LGF ROCKS!)

vbspurs said...

Good friends, good times.

Minutes Victoria has thought thinking about Thersites' posts: 0

Minutes Victoria has spent saving Thersites' posts in the past: 0

Minutes Victoria has spent waxing her legs today: 15

Minutes Victoria has spent writing a reply to a rather sad human being with nothing better to do than to think of gotcha moments: 10 seconds actually

Cheers,
Victoria (LGF ROCKS!)