September 25, 2004


All right. I just spent my entire morning shooting a public service announcement about proper use of the laundry rooms in college dorms. But since you're probably not interested in that...


That's right. On September 25, 2003, at 4:23 PM, I posted this and began my blogging adventure. Originally, SIT was just going to be a place to put the random thoughts that used to be in my Book of Semi-Intelligent Thoughts. I wasn't even planning on writing about politics that often. However, as you all know, the blog ended up growing into a daily activity that I still enjoy. To celebrate, let's take a look at some important events in SIT history...

-9/25/03: First post.
-10/4/03: James Finch, author of the currently inactive blog VRWC Inc., e-mails me with info about comments and stats. Site Meter and comments operational by the end of the day.
-10/5/03: VRWC gives SIT its first ever link.
-10/8/03: SIT begins appearing in Google search results.
-10/13/03: JawsBlog links SIT, bringing total number of links to 2.
-10/27/03: SIT joins The Alliance of Free Blogs.
-11/5/03: No Offense submitted to the TTLB New Blog Showcase.
-11/10/03: No Offense wins 2nd place in the Showcase.
-11/19/03: My personal favorite entry, The True Fan, posted.
-11/24/03: First ever SIT filthy lie posted.
-12/6/03: SIT nominated for the "Best Flappy Bird" category of the 2003 Weblog Awards.
-12/13/03: Anti-BlogSpot distress post.
-12/22/03: SIT begins the transition from BlogSpot to Movable Type.
-12/23/03: SIT linked on Right Wing News.
-12/24/03: BlogSpot site declared dead, full-time posting begins on MT site.
-1/21/04: First appearance of Larry the Liberal.
-2/6/04: Hit counter reaches 5,000.
-4/23/04: Hit counter reaches 10,000.
-6/4/04: First ever fisking of another [active] blogger.
-6/18/04: SIT political hiatus begins.
-6/28/04: Political hiatus ends.
-7/17/04: First ever CD vs. Saddam beard battle.
-8/11/04: INDC Journal links to SIT.
-9/10/04: Hit counter reaches 20,000.
-9/22/04: CD sees Michael Moore.
-9/25/04: First blogiversary...wait, I said that already.

So, that's where we are now. A year ago, I was just writing random crap with Blogger and getting 20 visitors on the best days. Now, I'm using Movable Type, I'm getting between 70 and 100 visitors a day, I actually have regular readers and commenters, and I'm still fascinated with the world of blogging.

Finally...where are all my commenters? Did your keyboards break or something? Come on, this is a special occasion!

Posted by CD on September 25, 2004 03:30 PM
Semi-Intelligent Comments

No broken keyboards... just insanely busy, and a flakey DSL connection.
Happy Blogiversary!

Posted by: Katherine at September 25, 2004 04:01 PM

What she said, only not not flaky connection, just flaky me.

chants "1 more year,1 more year,1 more year,1 more year,1 more year" in best Arnold voice (which sucks).

Posted by: tommy at September 25, 2004 04:50 PM

A belated congrats!

Posted by: jaws at September 26, 2004 01:13 PM

Happy birthday, SIT
Happy birthday, SIT
Happy biiiirrrttthhh-daaaaayyy SITeeeeeeeee
Happy birthday, SIT

Posted by: Army NCO Guy at September 26, 2004 04:43 PM
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