On 28th August, 2008, the first post on my little corner of the world appeared. It was short, but as I look back, that first post causes me to smile. When I started, I had no idea that I would still be blogging 10 years later – but today, even though I’ve seen a lot of people come and go, I’m happy with what this space has become.
With a bit of encouragement from my friend Tim (who remains a faithful visitor) A Frank Angle started as a politics and sports blog. After all, 2008 was a presidential election year with John McCain and Barack Obama battling for the White House. Ah yes, the time of The Nincompoop. Late in 2008, I began expanding my tent that lead to the eclectic nature of this place.
Many frequent visitors have passed through my posts. Besides Tim, I’m guessing Debra in Pasadena, CA has been with me the longest. We laugh at how much we seem to have in common. Although I enjoy researching and writing, positive interactions with positive people has always inspired me. I greatly appreciate those types of encounters that many people have given me at my little corner of the world. That’s the way I am.
To those who take time to comment and engage – thank you.
To those here in more recent times – thank you.
To those who have passed through and have had a positive impact on me – thank you.
To those who have encouraged others to stop by – thank you.
To those who have stayed with me the longest – thank you.
To WordPress for making the world smaller – thank you.
To anyone I’ve forgotten – thank you!
I could go one, but people here understand how much I appreciate others – especially those supporting my belief that the majority of the world is good.
Here’s a by-the-numbers look the 10 years of A Frank Angle (based on several hours before this posting time).
2,087 posts (including this one)
2 Fresh Pressed posts
7 blog musicals covering 65 acts
4,915 most viewed post
705 average comments per month
95,121 Akismet protected spam comments
7% space used
7,350 followers (such a worthless stat)
For me, this is an excellent video to share on this day. Yes – two dancers – but it’s more than that. Keep in mind this may be a well-rehearsed Boogie-Woogie routine – however – many of these steps are lead-and-follow. More importantly, look how much fun they are having. Yes, I see maintaining my little corner of the world as fun. I see interacting with people here as fun – so thanks for the part each of you have played in my enjoyment.
PS: Happy birthday Shania and my paternal grandfather (125 today).