Friday, August 5, 2011
On July 31st, 2008, I launched this blog. That was three years ago (and yes, I missed The Day once again). 87,000+ hits. Over 845 comments. Wow. Time flies!
I've had a great time blogging these past three years. I've met people I would never have met, gone to events I would have had no reason to go to, learned about many issues I would have never looked into... needless to say, I'm glad I did it.
Have you ever thought of blogging? Let me take this time to encourage you to join the "club"! It really is much easier than you would expect, and will open up new doors for you. If you would have asked me three years ago that the Washington Post would list my blog, along with two others, as the best political blogs in Oklahoma, I wouldn't have believed you. Nevertheless, that is where I find myself.
I don't blog for a living, and you don't have to, either. Do it as a hobby - as a way to blow off some steam in this boiling political climate. Too intimidating to have a full-fledged blog? Join Twitter, and become a part of the 140 characters-or-less micro-blogging community! Get on Facebook and share information with your friends. Whatever you do, do something. Our republic depends on an involved and informed citizenry.
Oh, and be sure to have some fun along the way.
And while I'm at it, don't forget to keep reading Muskogee Politico! (and follow me on Twitter!)