Ah, the first blog post. The one where I feel compelled to announce that this is my first blog post, to acknowledge that this is the beginning, to let you know that you are not walking in on a conversation that was already going before you got here. Well, consider it acknowledged. So, here we go…
4 responses to “Here we go…”
Pretty, pretty, pretty, my pet.
I’m hoping to move to a new sight after this years Newbs have been announced. I like your layout – Simple and elegant.
Watch me copy, copy, copy.
congrats on the new blog. I’m sitting in an airport reading it on my phone. the layout looks great and the texts fits into my palm screen perfectly.
I can’t wait to read more.
Impressive…and it is only the beginning, I am sure. Where do you find the time for all of the reading, not to mention all of the thoughtful writing? If you could point me in the right direction, it might save me a lot of time looking (for some extra time, that is).
I will admit that yours is the first Blog that I have actually ever read, so my praise might seem a bit hollow or shallow due to the lack of comparison. (Although, at the moment I could say that it is incomparable). What I have heard said about Blogs in general, though, certainly does NOT apply to yours– “Never has so much been written about so little by so many for so few.” I can see for myself and by the comments of other readers that you have some very interesting and important things to say. And, at the risk of embarrassing you, I would like to add a few comments of my own. I guess this is like a personal letter in a potentially public forum, huh? Intriguing concept…
I think that as sins go, pride is way over-rated, and thus far it has certainly not been deadly in my experience (at least with regard to being proud of one’s children, anyway). So, I am quite comfortable procrastinating the day on which I will repent of that particular sin, perhaps until I am on my death-bed. In fact, I would even like to revel in it for awhile first, as I re-read some of your blog.
As I see what you are accomplishing, I feel very pleased and proud indeed, but there is also a feeling of awe as well. (I mean that in the sense of awesome, not awful, though I never really understood how the common usages of those words came to vary so much). The feeling is not one of surprise, mind you, not one bit. As it has always been, I can still be amazed by you, again and again. I never wanted you to be burdened with my great expectations for you, but you probably sensed them anyway. Even so, your accomplishments can still exceed my expectations to the point that I now expect the unexpected, but I guess I should have expected that. (I think there’s a paradox and a couple of good advertising themes in there somewhere, but the cliche is unintended). I want you to know that it is really fun being your Dad, whether you are a kid or all grown up. Thanks for sharing!
From your proud and loving father.