Now We Are Six

Today is My 6th Blogiversary!

Now We Are Six

According to development experts, a healthy 6-year-old will:

  1. Speak in complete sentences of five to seven words. Actually, I’m working on getting it under 100 words: Q. “What’s that?” A. “Funny you should ask, because one day I was thinking about my teenage years when—oh, hey, did I ever tell you about when I was 15 and this guy came up to me and…?”
  2. Follow up to three commands at a time. My wife is helping with this.
  3. Understand jokes and puns, and express a sense of humor. Pretty much where I live.
  4. Focus on tasks for up to 15 minutes. See #2
  5. Know day from night and left from right. Honestly, I’ve kinda struggled with this since the lockdown began.
  6. Be able to tell time. Did I mention it’s my 6th Blogiversary?
  7. Dislike bullies. The internet is a scary place! There are mean people who call you bad words for not agreeing with them, and dark alleys full of internet trolls!
  8. Grow about 2 ½ inches per year. Odd, my doctor says I’m actually getting shorter.
  9. Become better at describing what they feel and think. Welcome to my blog!
  10. Try to show how big they are by doing things that might be dangerous. Like release two movies and a novel during a pandemic?
  11. Parenting Tip: Let them make their own choices about sports and toys. My wife has trouble with this one.
  12. Parenting Tip: Support their self-esteem and encourage them to express themselves. That’s where you come in, dear readers!

How has my blog changed in six years?

  • I’ve gone from being the guy asking how to do this to the guy other people ask. ‘Cause I’m a big 6-year-old now!
  • I’ve gone from being the guy with no followers to the guy who not only has followers, but has honest-to-God (and I do credit God for it) blogger friends!
  • One thing hasn’t changed: My purpose is still to use the power of story to speak truth into people’s lives (including my own). Even if I do it with my tongue in my cheek.

So, thanks for six big years!

~Your friend,

Mitchtofer Robin (or just Mitch for short–see #8 above)

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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102 Responses to Now We Are Six

  1. Gersom Clark says:

    Happy bloGIVERsary, Mitch!

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  2. Ray V. says:

    Congratulations on the milestone.

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  3. PaperKutzs says:

    Congrats on 6 years

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  4. francisashis says:

    Congratulations dear.You have traveled a long distance with Wordpres and best wishes for the other part of the journey .Take care.🌹👍🙏

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  5. Salem Andero says:

    💃💃💃
    Congratulations Mr Mitch.
    My God-fearing mentor.
    You inspire me a lot Sir.

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  6. As a seasoned veteran maybe you can tell me, is it easier to blog with a mask on or off and has the letters on you keyboard wiped off with all the hand sanitizer you have been using? I am COVIDing my fellow bloggers advice – the Bible does not command against COVIDing does it? Congratulations! Be God’s and let Him use you (Rich Mullins would sign his early albums this way)

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  7. Congratulations 🎉

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  9. Sheree says:

    Happy blog anniversary

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Thank you for blogging for six years! The world needs your blogs!

    Regarding #8, I used to be 5’9″. Little old ladies used to approach me in stores and say “You’re nice and tall, would you please get that item off the top shelf for me?” Now I’m barely 5’7″. I am the little old lady looking for someone to reach the top shelf.

    When I was six, I couldn’t wait to grow up. But now I am growing DOWN!

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  11. pamallnuttg says:

    Love your post! Happy anniversary!

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  12. Ramya U says:

    Congratulations Mitch 😊 You’re one such inspiration for me to write!!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Lesley says:

    Congratulations, Mitch! I enjoy your blog … and I’m particularly thankful for any Winnie illustrations. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. trE says:

    Yay! Happy Blogiversary, Mitch!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. anitashope says:

    Congrats. Love your humor and wisdom…now that your 6.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Mark Johnson says:

    Six is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations!

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  17. ruthsoaper says:

    Congratulations Mitch! Looking forward to another six – I’m curious about the parenting tips for a 12 year old. LOL!

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  18. Beck says:

    Happy Blogirthday! 6 wow 🤩

    Liked by 1 person

  19. bekitschig says:

    Happy Birthday! You’re a big boy now! 😉

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  20. Congratulations, big boy!
    Your blog was a game changer for me, as I have told you before…
    I had been plugging away at my fairly new blog, with a whopping 20 followers or so, when I decided this blogging thing was a waste of time. The very day I was going to shut it down I saw that you had read and “liked” something of mine and had started to follow me. When I looked up your blog and saw that you had 7,000 followers, I saw that as a sign. I read a few of your posts and loved them – I was hooked. I figured if someone of your caliber thought my stuff worth reading, I would continue writing posts. And I have. I’m nowhere close to your following, but at about 500 followers, I’m reaching out to way more people than I expected to a couple of years ago. And as you know, blogging also blesses us with friends we’ve never met, friends around the world. So glad you’re one of them.

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  21. Congratulations sir!
    I’m following your lead to be an amazing blogger.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Hetty Eliot says:

    Inspiring. The old giving up temptation popped up in my head today and this is right on time.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Dora says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Only six? Then a precocious six since you’re already in the Ivy League of spreading the good cheer. 🎉

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Mia Winhertt says:

    Congrats! To many more!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Congrats on this important milestone! More grace to keep up the good work and impact many more lives for the Lord 🙏.

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  26. Adah M.M says:

    Congratulations

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  27. Congratulations, Sir!

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  28. Happy Blog-Anniversary! 6 years is a big accomplishment!

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  29. Nancy Ruegg says:

    So glad you’ve kept the blog going, Mitch, in spite of other projects and responsibilities that require your time. I often wonder how you get it all done! (Little elves at night?!) Your blog is always a delightful surprise. We never know what you’ll serve up: wisdom, wonder, humor or a little of all three. Thank you for always making it worthwhile!

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  30. clcouch123 says:

    Happy Blog Birthday from Pooh and me and many others!–Christopher “Robin”

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  31. David Pettus says:

    Congratulations! You’ve been an inspiration. Seriously.

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  32. boromax says:

    Clever. And congratulations! I can honestly say I look forward to seeing your name in my inbox these days, for sure.

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  34. Piano girl says:

    Congratulations! Keep speaking truth! And sharing the humor!

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  35. Congratualtions on turning six! You just think you’re so big (as they kids used to say when I was six).

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  36. Congratulations Mitch! It’s good to know that you’re still speaking wittily, cleverly and clearly through your pandemic mask! Stay healthy, my friend!

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  37. Congratulations on year six and on reaching important benchmarks for a healthy six-year-old! In the short time that I have been following your blog, I have found it to be creative, humorous, and thoughtful. This post included! Best wishes on six more successful blogging years.😀

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  38. You’re a BIG BOY now Mitchy, go forth and conquer the world. Happy 6’th, your friend on MD’s Eastern Shore, theRooster

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  39. themeonnblog says:

    Happy Blogiversary!!!

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  40. Heidi Viars says:

    Happy Anniversary … and a (cyber) hug … of course with a mask, unless you don’t like me to wear one…but I can if you rather me wear one … but of course it’s your site… so I’ll just elbow bump you … unless you are a hugger … but then … Here is a gift … I sterilized it for you. But you really don’t have to take it … I totally get it…. Well, I am glad we’re friends, Mitch.

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  41. Ann Coleman says:

    Congratulations, Mitch! I honestly don’t remember how I first discovered your blog, but I’m so glad I did. I look forward to many more of your posts!

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  42. c.f. leach says:

    Congrats my friend! May the LORD bless you with six more! Blessings and Peace.

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  43. AECRM says:

    I’ve done six years too — I enjoy your blog. Keep on keeping on! Ann

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  44. Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊

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  45. Bill Sweeney says:

    Congratulations, Mitchell! Great job. As Nancy said, I don’t know where you find time to post every day. I think I found you shortly after you started. I’m glad I found you.

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  46. naomibeaubrun says:

    Congratulations!! I liked the short poem you shared in the beginning. I learned I’m still in the crawling stagings, trying to learn how to walk haha (a 7 month blogger). Can’t wait to start walking.

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Enjoy the adventure, Naomi!

      Liked by 1 person

      • naomibeaubrun says:

        Since you’re six years old, how did you develop followers/friendships? Reading other bloggers work, creating more and more authentic content?

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      • mitchteemley says:

        Oh, yes, authentic content matters a lot, Naomi. Regarding: developing a following and friendship: On the WordPress Reader I search for blogs using tag words on topics I’ve written about. This helps me find bloggers with similar interests. I read a post or two of theirs and Like or comment on them. Many will respond by reading/liking one of my posts, and that’s how I build my following. Some of them disappear after a while, but others become friends through our reading and commenting on each other’s post, particularly the more personal ones.

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      • naomibeaubrun says:

        I definitely agree with you on that one. I find that more people respond to blog posts they can relate to, personal ones like you mentioned. Although you won’t always know what people will respond to, it’s interesting. Thank you for your helpful response 😊

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  47. Virginia says:

    HaPpY Blog-Birthday Mitch!! 6 years, woot woot!! Your variety of posts make for fun reads (& sometimes very moving.) Eat some cake, or even better, CHOCOLATE! Blogging blessings! 🎉🎂🎶😎🎶🍫🎉

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