Monday, July 31, 2017
9 years ago this evening, I started MuskogeePolitico. I was 18 at the time. A lot has changed in the intervening years -- I've bought a house, gotten married, become a father (with our second now on the way), spent time in the hospital with an emergency appendectomy... and kept on blogging.
Since starting this site, I've published 2,109 posts, and received 1,028 reader comments. In 2011, my blog was named one of the top three political blogs in Oklahoma. Since 2008, my posts have been referenced in major newspapers, and my readers have included sitting members of Congress and state Supreme Court justices.
Through my blogging, I've made friends and connections across the country that I otherwise would not have met. It's been a great experience.
Sometimes, "real" life gets in the way of blogging. Blogging is not how I make a living to provide for my family (but if you'd like to help out and advertise, let me know!), so while my posts may be infrequent at times, I do my best to keep at it regularly.
Whether you agree with my opinions or not, I'm grateful that you stopped by to read them.
Thanks for a great 9 years, and I look forward to more to come!