I Can’t Believe It’s Been Two Years

1 Nov

Two years ago, I started this blog, and it’s really hard to believe. I just went back and looked at the first post. To say the least, it’s not very good. It’s so bad that I am not even going to link it. The writing isn’t great, and it is obvious that I knew nothing about blogging. For instance, I spent the entire post introducing myself before realizing that there was an About page for all of that. It was a lot longer before I realized that putting pictures in a post helps out a lot.Two Years

It doesn’t feel like I have been going this for two years. My parents used to tell me that time goes by faster as we get older. I didn’t believe it, but I do now. My blogging time has definitely flown by, and it has also brought some big changes. Since I began blogging, I have gotten married. I went from a confirmed bachelor who lived by himself to a man with a wife, stepdaughter and a dog. The dog is a girl. too. I am surrounded by females, and I love it.

I haven’t really thought about what to write in this anniversary post. Usually, something pops into my mind, and I put it on the screen before I forget about it. Nothing good has come to mind, so I am going to dig into my stats and see what has been going on.

Since the first anniversary of this blog, the following things have happened.

Surrounded by Imbeciles has been viewed most by people in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.

It has been viewed the least by people in Qatar, Aruba, Uruguay, Mozambique, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, Jordan, Mali, Bangladesh and Uganda.

The people who have made their way to Surrounded by Imbeciles have mostly read the following posts.

The Problem With Gas Pumps – This one carried the blog for a long time as people hit it constantly. However, it hasn’t been viewed in a while.

Into the Sunset – This is the one who got me Freshly Pressed. I just threw it out there without thinking and ended up getting hits all over the place.

Movie Wisdom – Burt Reynolds Edition – You would be surprised how many people want to know what Burt Reynolds said in his movies.

Listeria – Gunslingers Edition – Who was the fastest gun in the West?

Listeria- Western Actors Edition – They say Westerns aren’t popular anymore. I beg to differ.

Sometimes It’s a Western, Sometimes It’s a Porno – This is actually about something at work. However, people search for “western pornos” all of the time.

Victorian Brothelese – All you ever needed to know about the whorearchy.

The Great Pumpkin Carving Escapade – This one has climbed the charts in the past week.

Dirty Deeds and Thunder Chief – I bet you never heard this song by AC/DC.

The Cullman Comet – One of my favorite posts, this is about my meeting with Tom Drake, who has lived a very interesting life.

Before I go celebrate all of this blogging with a big glass of cran-grape juice, I also want to link two posts that I am really proud of. They haven’t gotten many views, and I am going to advertise them as much as possible.

The Smell of Cape Jasmine is an exploration of one of my favorite songs, and A Southern Legend is about an almost true southern legend. I hope you check them out.

16 Responses to “I Can’t Believe It’s Been Two Years”

  1. chandlerswainreviews November 1, 2013 at 02:58 #

    Well, I can’t account for the taste in Uganda (Idi and all), but congrats, amigo. I look forward to the twentieth anniversary edition.

    • Rick November 1, 2013 at 03:11 #

      Thanks. Idi is lost in the shuffle when it comes to despots, but they did make an interesting movie about him.

  2. frontrangescribbles November 1, 2013 at 03:11 #

    Congrats on two years, and hope you continue for many more.

    • Rick November 1, 2013 at 03:37 #

      Thanks. I’ll keep on truckin’.

  3. Siti Parliah Santosa November 1, 2013 at 08:45 #

    After two years , it’s a nice transformation, from surrounded by imbeciles to Surrounded by females . congratulation 🙂

    • Rick November 1, 2013 at 12:46 #

      Thank you. It has been a great change.

  4. seniorhiker November 1, 2013 at 14:30 #

    Congratulations on two years of blogging.

    • Rick November 1, 2013 at 15:12 #

      Thank you. It’s time to see what the next couple of years has in store.

  5. Teepee12 November 2, 2013 at 02:20 #

    Time flies even faster when you’re obviously enjoying what you are doing with the time. Your enthusiasm shines through. Blog on for many more!

    • Rick November 2, 2013 at 14:34 #

      Thanks. I’m still chugging along.

  6. John S November 3, 2013 at 01:50 #

    Keep on keepin’ on!

    • Rick November 3, 2013 at 04:02 #

      I’ll follow your lead .

  7. jcalberta November 4, 2013 at 18:38 #

    Two years of good stuff Rick.

    A toast to 2 years more. … !!

    • Rick November 4, 2013 at 20:07 #

      Thanks. I hope that toast is a shot of redeye.

  8. DyingNote November 7, 2013 at 13:34 #

    One of the reasons I come back to WP even when I’m not writing. Keep it goin’ Rick!

    • Rick November 7, 2013 at 15:48 #

      Thanks. I will keep on keeping on.

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