Grading Break: Bloggiversary

It occurs to me that I started this thing one year ago today. I didn’t really have high hopes for the whole business, figuring that I’d probably post a few times and then get bored or distracted and let it turn into a cobweb site. However, like the various ancient mariners standing on street corners in any major city, ranting about the Rosicrucians, I find myself still doing this for anyone willing to spend a moment or two paying attention.

I’m honored by that — the idea that people (many-to-most of whom have never met me in person) are willing to visit me on a daily or occasional basis. I’m also delighted by some of the opportunities this has opened for me, including at The American Culturemy work for which has resulted in my getting to have a lengthy conversation with one of my favorite writers, with the promise of more to come.

When I look at Sitemeter and see that I have readers in Mondoville and Israel, Cincinnati and Kabul, Finland and Brazil, and various points outside and in between (including the inaccessible plateau of Leng), I marvel that such a wide range of people can take interest in the thoughts of a father, husband, drummer, medievalist, and dork-turned-pro (but I repeat myself). So thanks for those of you who read and agree, and for those of you who read and disagree, and for those of you who read and are simply somewhat amused.

In honor of the occasion, here are a couple of posts that folks seem to have liked over the last 12 months, and one that I was surprised I could write as I sat sniffling in a Florence, KY frappuccino preserve. Thanks again for dropping by, and I hope you’ll continue to be interested in what goes on at Mondoville and Spackle Manor.

About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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7 Responses to Grading Break: Bloggiversary

  1. Kate Marie says:

    Happy bloggiversary and thank you from one who reads, agrees, and is more than somewhat amused.

  2. bluesun says:

    AS they say, “BLOGGING–never have so many said so little to so few.”

    As long as you keep writing, I’ll keep reading!

  3. Don says:

    Congratulations on the first anniversary of what has become one of my favorite sites. Thank you for writing so much and so well.

  4. Jeff says:

    Happy bloggiversary, my good man!

  5. Should you make your way to the Plateau of Leng, you will receive free lodging at the Castle as celebration of your anniversary. You would do well to spend most of the time locked in your room, and if you must leave, take all your valuables.

    • profmondo says:

      Thank you for your gracious invitation; I’ll have Charles Dexter Ward get in touch with Dat Ho to make arrangements. And I’m an English professor at a small college — I can’t afford valuables.

  6. Kate P says:

    (Belated) happy blog-iversary. . . as a bit of a coincidence, I found Sun Drop in the little market by my parents’ house on Sunday after church on a mission for bagels. I thought of your post and got a bottle.

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