Happy Blogiversary To Me

Yes, on this very day, at this exact time, on April 3rd in 2005, I put my writing legs up in the stirrups, leaned back and gave birth to The Phil Factor. Yes, the image I just described was meant to make you cringe a little.  And yes, I know that over the past year I haven’t blogged more than once a month. I’ve had a lot of real life going on in my life and I’ve discovered that for me writing is an emotional journey and if I’m distracted I’m not a good writer. I’m starting to feel a bit more settled as all the changes in my life have become the norm for me. So, as I traditionally do, I will copy and paste my very first blog post so that if you missed it, you can enjoy it as if you’re watching a re-run from an old show.

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 how I introduced myself to the blogging world and I was rewarded with ZERO comments or likes. Also, I’d like to give a shout out to my longtime blogging friend Jennifer of Not Quite Perfect  ,and several other blogs, who has been blogging longer than me and is still at it. Visit her site and give her a like or comment.

I do have two blog posts planned for the next week, so maybe like Spring I am feeling rejuvenated. And of course I’m sure you want to hear my thoughts on the Coronavirus tragedy. Lastly, I want to say a sincere thank you to each and everyone of you that has visited, liked and commented on my blog for the last fifteen years. You have made my life immeasurably better. Have a great Friday!

~Phil

 

19 responses to “Happy Blogiversary To Me

  1. You must have been one of the trailblazers Phil? It’s my 10th this year so you are well more advanced. Hope you are keeping fit and well in these turbulent (nearly typed trumpulent!) times.

  2. You have been missed. Happy Blog Anniversary!

  3. Congratulations Phil! This is fantastic!

  4. How delightful to see you again. I haven’t had access to your blog for far.far too long. Congratulations on your blog longevity. I see yo have more books on your list from when last I saw it. Hope all is well with you in these parlous times. Keep safe…..and sane.

  5. We are acceptably both, thank you, and hope you are the same.Looking forward to your blogs.

  6. Happy Blogversary, Phil. I hope you and yours are doing well.

  7. Happy blogiversary! Thanks so much for the link to my blog. It was kind of you to remember me. Needless to say, posting digital art is a lot easier than actually having to do significant amounts of writing. You are awesome πŸ™‚

  8. Happy blogversary!! Keep safe

  9. Happy Anniversary! And the inane comments from the judges on The Masked Singer make Paula and Randy look like Foucault and Derrida (still incomprehensible but at least educated)!

  10. Happy (belated) Blogiversary! Good to ‘see’ you around on WordPress again. πŸ™‚

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