It’s My 8th Blogiversary!

Eight years ago today I posted my first blog. It had no title and no picture, just the words, “Testing, testing…hello, is this thing on?” I thought it was funny. So did one other person (maybe?) who reblogged it with the heading, “Wow!” That was it. No one else ever saw it. Discouraged, I deleted it and started over again the next day, including the first picture below and introducing myself with the tongue-in-cheekish title, “Don’t Read This, You’ll Only Encourage Him.” Suddenly, eight years passed, and here I still am. Since I do photoblogs on Fridays, I’ve collected a chronological gallery of images from my posts over the last eight years. And I’m so glad I have more than one person (maybe?) to celebrate with me!

Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slide show.

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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159 Responses to It’s My 8th Blogiversary!

  1. joannie6535 says:

    Love the photos.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I enjoy your posts. Happy anniversary.

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  3. Happy 8th Bloggy Anniversary!! You have such a distinctive voice and vibrant community of readers! So very enjoyable!! Grateful you have kept at it! God bless!


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  4. chattykerry says:

    Congratulations! 🍾

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  5. Damyanti Biswas says:

    Congratulation Mitch! This has been a great journey πŸ˜€

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  6. johnwreford says:

    Congratulations πŸ™‚ Well done for sticking with it

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  7. Thanks! I especially liked the plaque commemorating the inventor of time travel!

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  8. leendadll says:

    Happy Blogiversary!!
    A bunch of us have anniversaries coming up in the next 2 weeks (we joined Vox from an invite on CuteOverload, then moved hete when Vox closed).

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  9. Caroll says:

    Congratulations 8 years is quite an accomplishment! I write only one blog a week and it takes me half a day, while you send us insightful, beautiful and witty prose and photos in a steady stream each week. We are richer for your talent and efforts! Yes — this thing is DEFINITELY on!

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  10. t says:

    Happy 8th blogiversary, looking forward to many more. πŸ™‚

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  11. Jennie says:

    Happy Blogiversary, Mitch! Here’s to many more years ahead.

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  12. Happy eighth blogiversary, Mitch! I especially liked the “Plot spoiler–He comes back!” Good luck on many more years of entertaining your readers!

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  13. Mary Sweeney says:

    Happy blogiversary, Mitch! My sentiments are the same as Caroll’s.
    This month would have been Bill’s 10 blogiversary. Oh how I wish he could post just one now so we could get a glimpse Heaven.

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Aw, bless you, dear Mary. Bill was one of my earliest blogging friends, as well as my first Featured Blogger. Your role in his life was, of course, singularly unique, but, oh, how I wish we could all have that glimpse. Although, in a sense, I think Bill gave us a glimpse with the posts he wrote here on earth.

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  14. Wow, Mitch, eight years–you’ve surpassed the number of perfection. Happy blogging for many more.

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  15. Ann Coleman says:

    Eight years is a huge accomplishment! Especially for a blog as good as yours. Congrats, Mitch!

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  16. Mchat says:

    Thanks for giving me the inspection… with trepidation I post my blogs.Lovely pics

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  17. And look at you now! Congratulations! Happy Anniversary. πŸ˜‰

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  18. Francochuks says:

    Happy blogiversary to you great blogger MitchπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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  19. Rhonda says:

    Congrats on 8 years of blogging, Mitch! You included some very interesting pictures. I always enjoy the variety of images you share with us.

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  20. ScubaHankNYC says:

    Congrats on 8 years of blogging!

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  21. Maria Ott Tatham says:

    Brilliant, the slide show, Mitch! Late are my best wishes and prayers for your Blogiversary! I really enjoyed this!

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  22. What a fun retrospect, Mitch. 8 is the only positive Fibonacci number, aside from 1, that is a perfect cube. Sounds like an auspicious anniversary!

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