I am coming up on five years of blogging in June. I can’t believe it’s been that long.
Some of you… don’t know how I started blogging and so I thought I would throw it out there, as it’s time for me to bring forth someone who has been gone way too long.
In March of 2004, I was reading my local Sunday newspaper, where they published this absolutely hysterical article from a blog written by a guy named Grau Magus. It was the ‘Retrosexual Code’. (I won’t link to anyone who has it posted, but will relink when Grau reposts it.)
I couldn’t stop laughing, and so with website in hand, I went on-line to look this guy up. I read him for weeks, never commenting, just reading what he had to say, thinking he was damn funny, and enjoying his repartee with his buddies in the comments section.
Before that time, I’d never been on a blog.
I commented some at John’s, but mostly at Harvey and Grau’s, and while spending my time in Harvey’s comment section one day, Harvey shot me an email and said, “You really should be blogging…”
He spent the better part of a month, emailing and being very persuasive.
I knew I’d start when I was at a Memorial Service on Memorial Day, the Marines standing around, the wreaths being brought out by 60 different organizations from those with children, to Veterans of our Armed Forces, participants from age 3 to 100. I was so touched and as I sat there with my own organization I was representing I thought, “I would so blog this.”
I started a week later.
That is how my blog fathers came about… two men who were instrumental in my blogging. One being the first blogger I ever read, introducing me to the blogosphere and the other’s gentle persuasion.
Grau left blogging about 18 months ago with some family issues, not bloggable, but a couple weeks ago, I started seeing him reappear in comments.
I received an email… that he’s back. His blog URL has changed. He’s now HERE. It’s the old URL with a .org instead of a .com.
And he’s just as funny to me as ever.
I derive too much juvenile pleasure in reading how he can string so much profanity into one sentence. I think he even makes up his own curse words.
If cursing offends, well, it may not be the blog for you, but even if it does, you should stop by just to hear what he has to say because there is a lot of depth to his thought… a lot of emotion.
Absolutely NOBODY in the blogosphere can pop off a good rant like Grau. Oh others can try, but Grau is the absolute master of ranting and cutting someone to shreds.
In my opinion, the following four years with Grau could be extraordinarily entertaining as he has no love lost for ‘Comrade Obamavich’ as he calls him.
Heh. Welcome Back, Grau. The blogosphere was not the same without you.
I mean really… how many others of us have a ‘Give-a-F***ometer’? Oh we have them… but how many of us knew what to call it?Posted by Boudicca at March 31, 2009 09:19 PM