Monday, November 15, 2010

Five Years On

Five years ago today... at oh-dark-thirty in the morning (quite a bit earlier than that, actually)... I put this up:

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Republican Terrorist

2 Astute Observations:
Anonymous said...
As-Salam Alaikum!
Buck said...
Heh. Finally... after all these years... a comment! :D
Well, it wasn't originally like that.  The post title was "Test" and I published it to see how my prospective blog would look, this being in the days before we had that spiffy WYSIWYG "preview" function.  I decided to keep it so I renamed the post as it appears above.  It's not exactly a barn-burner, is it?  One comment in five years and that lone remark just barely a year old.  

I only had to wait one day before I got my first REAL comment (two of 'em, actually), that from Blog-Bud Laurie who still comes around from time to time. Lou, Bob Reese and others began to show up a couple of weeks later and they still come around, too.  I'm not counting The Boys, of course, because it was duty and obligation for them.  We have made some fine friends during the past five years and only a couple of enemies.  And for that I'm oh-so-very grateful.

So.  Here we are... 3,261 posts later.  Truth be known:  I didn't think I'd last half this long.


  1. Congratulations and thanks for all the work you put into Exile in Portales! I may not comment as often as I really should, but you're one of my daily reads. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks, Jeff... much appreciated!

  3. Congrats! I remember seeing one of your comments on some milblog. What caught my eye was "Portales," and I had to come by for a look. I have been hangin' around ever since and glad of it.

  4. I don't remember when I came over here; probably from Lex's place.

    Whatever it was that brought me, I stayed and I'm happier for it.

    Always enjoyable Buck, always.

  5. Congratulations on the milestone, Buck. And, damn, boy, look at those bright baby blues! No wonder you knock the women dead!

  6. Congratulations on five years, Buck!
    I am always amazed at how many people comment on your posts. You've certainly got some action going. Great job!!!

  7. Lou: Thank ya, Ma'am. The feeling is mutual.

    Kris: Mutual with you, too. And I think we DID meet at The Good Captain's place.

    Jim: Thank ya, Sir.

    Sharon: The comments amaze me as well. And the folks that comment here are such reasonable, intelligent, and polite types... like yourself!

  8. Yasir? Is that you? Good work. Wish I'd known about ya sooner.

  9. Happy Five, Buck!

    (and many more....!)

  10. Congratulations on the first five! As always, you keep us on our toes. I'm not sure how I got here the first time around, but I'm glad I did! Keep up the great work, buddy!

    Here's to the next five!!

  11. Inno, Staci, and Moogie: Thank all y'all!!

  12. Happy Blogiversary! Yours is older than mine! ;)

  13. Well Done, Shipmate!
    I have been reading you for about four of those years. I check this blog out every day!
    Proud to have you as my friend.

  14. Thanks, Christina and Glenn!


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