Welmer’s post with the same title, grerp’s Merry Christmas post, and Athol Kay’s Status Report made me want to do a bit of bloggy reflection of my own. I’ve been AWOL for the better part of the last week and a half while I enjoyed the time with my family. The majority of the time I spent on the computer was editing home video clips for the yearly DVD I make for my wife’s folks. I’ve been making end of year DVDs for the last 5 years, and my father in law loves them so much I couldn’t stop if I wanted to. This year he is in for a treat because I have already put together almost two hours of edited video and I’m only up to June.
If you have ever considered making a year end family DVD I highly recommend it. If you take digital pictures you can pretty easily set up a nice slideshow with your photos. One great aspect of it is your pics and videos are typically happy moments throughout the year. It is a great way to positively reflect on where you have been.
I started this blog back in late June and never had any idea it would gain the quantity and quality of a following which it has. I know this sounds corny, but honestly you have to admit that the commenters here and on other manosphere blogs are generally pretty amazing. Lately I’ve found myself having to choose between responding in the comments and writing new blog posts with my self rationed blogging time, and I have generally chosen the latter. However, I always read the comments and thoroughly enjoy them.
As you can see the site has been gaining hits each month since I first started it up. What you can’t see is all of the help kindly offered by other bloggers in directing traffic here as well as readers who took the time to link to posts they liked on reddit or other sites and forums. There truly are too many bloggers to thank by name, but my blogroll is a good start. Ferdinand bears special mention because his listing his favorite posts has driven probably the biggest group of new viewers to this site over the past six months. OneSTDV was also extremely helpful both with his initial advice and the huge spike in traffic the then unknown blog received when he added it to his blogroll.
Thanks to everyone who has participated in this blog (including those who read without commenting), and have a Happy New Year!