Give Me Some Leather

1 Sep

If the traditional third anniversary gift is leather, then what do you give someone for his third blogiversary?

I’ll let you worry about that.

Me, I’m going to give myself a big ole pat on the back. After all, when I posted my very first post way back on Sept. 1, 2005, I never once thought I’d have the discipline to keep this going a year — much less three.

I didn’t even know what I was going to write about. In that first post, I wrote: “Could be long, rambling entries like this one. Could be reviews of movies or TV shows, comments on albums I buy, rants about things and people I don’t like. Could be short, one-line entries, or they could just be a photo. Maybe I’ll need a gift idea and I’ll put that out to y’all for some suggestions. I don’t know.” I’d say I was pretty dead on about that mix, and the unpredictability of what topics I’d cover in the 990 some-odd posts I’ve written.

And so, here we are. I thank you for reading.

The past year in Martin’s Musings has been a good one. Boston.com has brought increased traffic to my site time and time and time again. There were the obvious highlights — including my condo purchase, the birth of my niece Abby, the seemingly endless frustration of my violin-playing neighbors, and the World Series win by the Red Sox — and it’s fun to look back now and read how I documented those events here.

And yet, if there was one post that was read more than any other during these last 365 days, I think it’d have to be my review of I Am Legend. (Yes, really.)

Thanks to the magic of Google, people from all over the world have been finding my site when they’ve done a search for the movie title and “Emma Thompson.” Go ahead and do it; you’ll see my blog right up there as the number two result. (Another popular search: “Cautionary Whale“)

Who knows what the next year will bring. But as long as my life stays interesting and blog-worthy, you can be sure that I’ll keep this an active site for your reading pleasure.

Thanks again for joining me thus far. I hope you’ll stick around.

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