Happy 12th Blogiversary To Me

I’m taking a break from my regularly scheduled programming to self-indulgently wish myself a Happy 12th Blogiversary. Yes, that’s right, #ThePhilFactor is twelve years old today. I also believe that I am the second longest running blog in world history after this nice woman from New Zealand. We used to follow each other when I was on Blogger. As is my tradition, below this I will re-post my first blog post from April 3rd, 2005.

What Up Dawg?

Is it just me or is everyone sick of Randy Jackson’s act on American Idol? How many times can we hear, “What up dawg?” Or his other favorite, “It was a little pitchy in spots,” or “It was just ahh ight for me.” The dude is like one of those action figures where you squeeze him and he has three pre-programmed phrases he rotates through. Nearly as bad is Paula Abdul. Has anyone else noticed that this season she seems drunk every week? She loves everyone this season and seems to find an excuse to physically grab Simon Cowell every week. Considering her recent charge of leaving the scene of an accident after she clipped another car on the freeway, how ironic is it that her big 1988 hit song, Straight Up, included the line “caught in a hit and run”?

That’s it. Those were my first words to the world as The Phil Factor and I doubt anyone even read that post. I had no idea how to find other blogs and I just imagined that thousands would miraculously find and enjoy what I wrote. To be truthful, although I’ve written, I don’t know how many posts now, I’ve gotten far more back from the blogging community in the way of comments and interaction than I ever imagined. Thank you to everyone who has ever read, liked or commented on one of my posts. Have a great Sunday! To celebrate , me and my blog are going to go out and tie one on tonight. ~Phil

66 responses to “Happy 12th Blogiversary To Me

  1. Wow! 12 years!!! Happy Blogiversary Phil!!!

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  2. Happy bloggiversary Phil! Hope the blog will last for many many more.

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  3. Fantastic effort, happy blog birthday!

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  4. Happy Blogiversary . For the record, I adore your ‘Wordless Wednesday’ posts 🙂
    Thanks for the link! My blog might be older but I’m pretty sure you have a *much* wider audience.

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  5. 12 years?!?!!? Happy blogiversary!

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  6. Congratulations, Phil! Twelve years is quite the accomplishment.

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  7. Happy Anniversary, Phil. Twelve years is a huge achievement at something most people seem to burn out of after a year or two. Looking forward to more of your irreverent perspective of the world. You’ll soon enter the Turbulent Teens!! 🙂

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  8. Congratulations Phil!

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  9. Happy Blogiversary, Phil! Wow, 12 years – on the internet, I believe that’s the equivalent of a bazillion e-years (give or take a few thousand). Congratulations!

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  10. I came by to wish you a Happy Blogversary. Did you say 12 years? I just started my 3rd!
    Janice

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  11. Happy Blogiversary, it appears
    You’ve made us laugh for 12 long years
    And to a blog that I adore
    I will wish you many more.

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  12. Wow. Happy blogiversary! (Is that really a word!? Eep!)

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  13. Wow, yours is the oldest I know! 🙂

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  14. lilhiddentreasures

    Congratulations! Has it already been 12 years? Your first post brings back old memories American Idol. I miss the original judges to this reality show!

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  15. I will join with everyone else to stay Happy Blogiversary!

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  16. 12 years! thats like 1200 human years :0 What was it like when you had to share your posts via UPS?

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  17. I knew you were old…😉 but it still astounds me that you’ve kept it going so long. You should have a special mention under the dictionary / Wikipedia definition! 👏🏼

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  18. Happy Blogiversary Phil. Way to stick to it and I’m glad I found you during your 12th year.

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  19. Wow -You caught the blog fever early and took off running! Congratulations on your long run and anniversary and it looks like your sarcastic wit (which I enjoy tremendously) hasn’t waned with the years! Anita

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  20. Happy 12th Anniversary, Phil Taylor.

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  21. 12 years? Wow! You’re the oldest blogger in town…as far as being here the longest. Many congratulations, Phil. 🎉

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  22. I’m so behind in life I’m just reading this now. So happy belated anniversary! I’m about to celebrate 3 months as a blogger! Ha!

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