September 17, 2005
High Friends In Places
Oops, I think that should be Places In High Friends. Something.
This is astonishing: Captain Ed at Captain's Quarters and John Hinderaker at Power Line were kind enough to debut me to the world... and (I'm not kidding, I checked my watch) within 45 minutes of these announcements, 350 visitors and about 900 page views had appeared on the site... and three comments!
And they're mine, all mine. Take that, Capitan Monastario!
Mostly just kind souls wishing me God speed, for which I'm profoundly grateful -- and very unaccustomedly humbled -- but it's still mind-boggling how efficient the blogosphere is as an engine of communication and interaction.
I have to go to bed now; it's 07:11, and I haven't slept yet. Thanks again, everyone, and I hope I post well enough to continue attracting so many readers.
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, September 17, 2005, at the time of 7:12 AM
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The following hissed in response by: Dundare
Congrats on the new blog and the intros from friends in high places. Heh, I have been going since June and you are already 1/3 of the way to the top of my hit counter.
I enjoyed your posts on Captain Ed's - consider yourself bookmarked.
The above hissed in response by: Dundare at September 17, 2005 7:45 AM
The following hissed in response by: Len-KC
Congratulations! I read you at CQ and look forward to more good thoughts here.
The following hissed in response by: banachspace
Another howler in the WingNut echo chamber.
Commence navel lint picking.....NOW! Good luck.
The following hissed in response by: Stephen Macklin
It is not often that I bookmark a site's RSS feed without first reading the main page. I'm looking forward to what's coming.
The above hissed in response by: Stephen Macklin at September 17, 2005 9:04 AM
The following hissed in response by: Not_Todd
Glad to see you with your own site. I used to hang out in your topic from time to time at the old Genie bbs, posting as t.huff[the mule]. You're always an interesting read.
The following hissed in response by: Dulce
Congrats to you on your new blog. I've enjoyed your guest contributions and look forward to reading daily!
The following hissed in response by: Jim
You're off to a good start!
The above hissed in response by: Jim at September 17, 2005 9:51 AM
The following hissed in response by: RightFace
Congratulations on the new blog and the publicity. I look forward to reading more.
The above hissed in response by: RightFace at September 17, 2005 10:22 AM
The following hissed in response by: nohokev
Count me in. Are these bigger lizards than at LGF? Hugh Hewitt pointed me here.
The following hissed in response by: Xrlq
Well, it's about friggin' time. Just kidding. Well, not really. Anyway, welcome!
The above hissed in response by: Xrlq at September 17, 2005 11:07 AM
The following hissed in response by: everyman
Everyman welcomes you to the 'sphere writing as yourself, on your own site.
Condolences, too, because it means you've caught the bug full-time and will have to become the slave to the task of keeping up.
Consider me for another "egg", please.
The above hissed in response by: everyman at September 17, 2005 11:28 AM
The following hissed in response by: HelenW
Ddd writes: I hope I post well enough to continue attracting so many readers.
I share that hope. Best wishes.
The above hissed in response by: HelenW at September 17, 2005 12:01 PM
The following hissed in response by: Patterico
I, for one, have no doubt that the readers will continue to pour in, as the quality of Dafydd's writing is very high. The first few posts are sound evidence of that.
The above hissed in response by: Patterico at September 17, 2005 2:37 PM
The following hissed in response by: RBMN
If you follow Dennis Prager's advice, you'll be fine. He says "[in human interaction] prefer clarity to agreement."
I don't know if you remember US Senator Paul Wellstone. People generally remember Wellstone's infamous memorial service, but not Paul Wellstone himself. He was as kook-left-wing as they come, but you could never get mad at the guy. Wellstone believed all the anti-war, pro-socialist, pro-welfare-state b.s. that you can imagine, with all his heart and soul. Made no appologies for being on the far left. He was often wrong, but never a phony. And most uniquely among his peers, never ascribed evil motives to his opponents. They were just his ideological opponents, and not his enemies. It's just very sad that his closest supporters never understood Wellstone's best quality--giving opponents the benefit of the doubt as to their motives. They soaked up the all the Wellstone rhetoric, but never the good heart that stood behind it.
If you recall the memorial service in Minneapolis, Vice President Dick Cheney got the word that he wasn't welcome. That's the very last thing that someone like Paul Wellstone would do. Never happen.
So, what was I writing about....
The following hissed in response by: Sachi
I am amazed by so many responses to your site. I am very proud of you.
The following hissed in response by: Michael Heinz
Well, *I* came from one of those other sites so I could mock the futility of your vain effort at self aggrandizement.
Wait. No I didn't.
Good luck and congratulations; I plan on adding your site to the OpEd3 folder in my bookmarks. I may even consider going as high as OpEd2, we'll see.
The above hissed in response by: Michael Heinz at September 17, 2005 4:34 PM
The following hissed in response by: Rhymes With Right
Welcome! I like what i see!
You hhave been added to my blogroll.
The above hissed in response by: Rhymes With Right at September 17, 2005 9:35 PM
The following hissed in response by: RiverRat
As you haven't allowed comments on your rules thread, I offer a word from Webster's Unabridged that I would hope you accept as appropriate for use in comments.
Main Entry: firk Pronunciation Guide Pronunciation: frk, fi()rk Function: verb Inflected Form(s): -ed/-ing/-s Etymology: Middle English ferken, from Old English fercian to convey, bring, proceed; akin to Old English faran to go, travel -- more at FARE intransitive verb 1 dialect Britain : to move quickly : HASTEN; also : to be lively or frisky 2 dialect Britain a : JERK, TWITCH b : FIDGET, FUSS transitive verb 1 archaic : BEAT, STRIKE, CHASTISE, CONQUER 2 obsolete : to get dishonestly : CONTRIVE, CHEAT
In furtherance of lizardoid expression, I implore your Hughness to allow the use of this firking modifier.
The following hissed in response by: Carol_Herman
Congrats for having your own blog. I found you on BELDAR. So give his blog some credit, too.
The following hissed in response by: zapgerms
Well, well, someone old and/or culturally eclectic enough to know the word "fershlugginer" (though it's really spelled "furshlugginer"), and to also know it as an adjective! Humor in a jugular vein, indeed.
Please try to work "potrzebie" or "axolotl" into a post. -- Don
The above hissed in response by: zapgerms at September 18, 2005 6:07 PM
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