On Year 1

One year ago today A Frank Angle was officially born. Inspiring by the election year, in that first post I promised both insight and respect; and I’ve kept my promise. As the Categories on the right show, I’ve posted on a wide range of topics, plus I’ve responded to most comments because I believe that is important.

There are many to thank, yet I don’t want to mention names for fear of forgetting someone. I’ve learned from you, laughed with you, practiced graceful disagreement, and appreciated both your work and your visits here. I’ve been privileged developing respectful dialogue with people across the United States and the world.

The first year has provided the following:

  • 286 Posts
  • 26 Categories
  • 1,410 Comments (probably about half are my return comments)
  • 11,202 Visits
  • 4 pages (and I hope to add content to those pages today, so check them out)

Although those who know me best may not think this is an accident, but today is also Shania Twain’s birthday. Did you know that I have a prosthetic left hand because my original hand (which she touched) is hermetically sealed in a jar? Unfortunately all of her videos must be watched on YouTube, so here’s one.

Meanwhile, this Carl Sagan video still touches me each time I watch it.

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25 thoughts on “On Year 1

  1. happy first anniversary A Frank Angle! you’ve soared high on your first year. will surely soar higher while on the run for the second year.

    one great guy… one great blog! happy anniversary. hugs!

    p.s. only knew today that you have a prosthetic left hand. that’s not a sad thing though, right?

  2. Congrats on your first anniversary, Frank! I’m glad to have been a part of most of that.

    You are indeed a good man and it is always great when one can express themselves in the manner in which you do.

    As always, I appreciate all your comments and support as well as emails, too.

    No sophomore jinx in year two here! LOL!

    Take care buddy!

    • Thanks David.

      You helped me early as you were building your empire. LOL … but you also served as an example. For instance, you were one of those I saw responding to as many comments as possible … and always with class.

      Good luck to you and thanks again, plus you’ve introduced me to other good people —- but please, no Sophomore Jinx! :)

  3. Those are some impressive statistics for an impressive blog! I love stopping by here because I know you’ll always have something interesting to say. Congrats and keep up the excellent work – we’ll all keep reading.

    • Chris,
      Variety of topics is one thing that keeps me going. Many thanks and I appreciate our reconnection outside of TSN.

  4. Congrats on the anniversary Frank. I’ve appreciated your frank (pun intended), insightful and thought provoking posts. I’ve also appreciated all the great comments you’ve left for me.

    Keep up the great work.

  5. To “Ballpark” Frank: My boy, you have knocked it out of the park. You have a great mind, blog, and following. Congratulations and, ” … keep them cards and letters comin’ in!”

    Joe Dempsey

    • Joe,
      ha ha … you throw in my BallPark Frank moniker.

      Thanks for the kind words, especially coming from a person who stimulates my mind with your weekly posts.

    • Beeze,
      Many thanks and I always appreciate you comments … and as you know, I always look forward to the tales of Little Beeze on Mondays. … what a hoot! LOL

  6. Wonderful, Frank.

    You know, I had seen on other blogs how WordPress provides them with a stats statement and then they do a post about it & I thought I’d get one at Christmas – nope maybe my first year – nope, maybe my next Christmas – nope.

    I see you’ve got your own stats together. Why didn’t I think of that?!

    • Words,
      As I see what others have done, my first year wasn’t good. Then again, I wasn’t aiming at building an empire … and I still don’t see that as a pursuit. After all, if so, I would have given up long ago.

      I like the WP stats email they send to each of us near the end of the calendar year, but for me, I watch my own dashboard.

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