June 22, 2007

American Digest -- 4 Years Old... Maybe 5

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This June marks the 4th Anniversary of this page. My handy counters note 4,384,000 visits, 11,707 comments (weeded the spam), and 3,017 posts including this one. And, from way back in June, 2003, this list of things that ticked me off then: The Brand Extension Blight @ AMERICAN DIGEST . The list has only gotten longer.

But thanks to all for stopping by. None of you are on that list. [Well, maybe a few, and you know who you are.]


Addendum: Writing the above jogged my always dubious memory. In a manner of speaking this "project" if not this page is actually five years old. A previous incarnation was started in the spring of 2002 in an attempt to come to grips with the then very fresh implications of 9/11, which I witnessed from across the river in Brooklyn Heights on that day. The content of those pages is mostly lost, but some is preserved in the Wayback Machine at American Digest -- Dispatches from the New America.

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Gerard

It's been a pleasure stopping by here about once a week for the last two years.

As we slowly watch Europe take on water and go the way of Titanic hopefully the masses will wake up and realize we'd best truly come together as a nation. You are one Democrat who will be known for his love of liberty. Welcome aboard.

Yours with the Republic,

Jim

Posted by: Jim from occupied NY at June 22, 2007 6:11 PM

Gerard,

Congrats! Your site always makes me think and I always feel smarter for having vistited your site. There's not many sites you can say that about but yours is definitely one.

All the best

Chris Lynch

Posted by: chris at June 22, 2007 7:01 PM

Happy Anniversary, Gerard.

Sorry, I can't think of anything else to add at the moment.

Posted by: rickl at June 22, 2007 8:12 PM

Thanks. You do good work.

Posted by: Carl H. at June 22, 2007 9:32 PM

Congranulations, for the consistently good, the sometimes wrenching honesty, and your gentle good humor in the face of some devastating idiocy, Gerald!

Another 4 years, HEY!

Posted by: Karridine at June 23, 2007 1:53 AM

As I mentioned in my http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hostpage.aspx?show_id=12074 first podcast last February, your are one of four bloggers I always look up to. Great writing.

Thank you for your wonderful blog.

(with apologies for the self-promotion)

Posted by: Fausta at June 23, 2007 5:35 AM

As I mentioned in my http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hostpage.aspx?show_id=12074 first podcast last February, your are one of four bloggers I always look up to. Great writing.

Thank you for your wonderful blog.

(with apologies for the self-promotion)

Posted by: Fausta at June 23, 2007 5:35 AM

Congratulations, and don't forget how many you've inspired to start their own blogs. I'm certainly one of them, and am eternally grateful for finding American Digest.

Posted by: Webutante at June 24, 2007 8:16 AM

Can't say I've been around since the beginning, since I didn't find you until July of 2003, but I CAN say that I've enjoyed every moment since.

Congratulations on your staying power.

By the way, does anyone know what the blogger virtual mortality tables look like? I wonder what percentage actually makes it to 4 years...

And since we're saying nice things about the man, here's my homage to Gerard:

http://badexample.mu.nu/archives/212960.php

Posted by: Harvey at June 25, 2007 11:21 PM

Congratulations. You are the most literate and eloquent blogger I read. May you continue for many years to come.

Posted by: Bill at June 28, 2007 8:01 PM
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