June 18, 2005

Happy Blogiversary Blackfive

Today is two years of blogging for Matty of Blackfive. To not read Matty is to miss out on one of the real pleasures of the Blogosphere. To not read Matty is to miss out on a Blog that truly makes a difference in this world… and I mean the real world.

By a fluke, I happened to mention him in yesterday’s post when I talked about buying my t-shirt, but for the most part, I don’t talk about Matty because… everyone knows about him. He’s a big Blogger, a household name amongst other bloggers. I read him, I try to read him every day, but I don’t mention him much as I know everyone reads him.

But then I thought, perhaps there is a new reader out there, a new blogger, who doesn’t know… and should.

So to those of you who don’t know about Blackfive, let me tell you by starting to tell you what he is not...

I call myself a bullshit blog. I blog on the crap that comes into the crazy lady’s head. I blog on my life. I blog on my weird perceptions of what has happened around me. I blog on my kids. Period. I’m not striving for world peace or staving off world hunger here. I blog selfishly… I blog as a catharsis for me because I have to. It is a compulsion for me. I have to get the stuff out of my head or I go insane and I use blogging as a way to reflect upon my day every single day and to Thank the good Lord for what I have been given and how blessed that I am. And I blog because I have fallen in love with my fellow bloggers and readers.

But Matty… he is making a difference. Every day. Matty’s blog is the opposite of mine. Blackfive is a selfless blog. He blogs to show the other side of the war, the side the main stream media doesn’t show you. He blogs to show you the men and women behind the scenes, fighting to keep us safe and free. He blogs to get the word out. And he has succeeded.

There are men and women in the trenches that need to know we care, that need to know that we support them… there are men and women who have been injured while fighting for this country that need to know their sacrifices are not forgotten... and Matty does all this... and much more.

Blackfive… is what is good about the blogosphere. He is making a difference every day in people’s lives.

So if you have not gone over to Blackfive, start HERE and read his 2 year anniversary post and pay particular attention to what he views as his highlights... and what keeps him going… he is making a difference. And then maybe go HERE and read through some of his favorite posts “someone you should know”. Actually, just read. You will not be disappointed. Matty is the Man. He’s made the blogosphere a better place.

Congrats, Blackfive. May we all be so fortunate to have many more years reading you.

Posted by Boudicca at June 18, 2005 10:42 PM


Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at June 18, 2005 11:56 PM

.. Matt's a good'un... that's for sure...

Posted by: Eric at June 19, 2005 08:24 AM

Couldn't have said it any better. :-)

Posted by: Richmond at June 19, 2005 08:54 AM

I tried to do a trackback to your post but I couldn't get the "ping" to work. :) Anyhoo, I blogged about your post here: http://onefortheroad1187.blogspot.com/2005/06/bs-blog.html
Thanks for the inspiration!

Posted by: Richmond at June 19, 2005 01:25 PM