Today is the anniversary of my blog. “Blogoversary,” if you will. Yes, on December 6, 2010 I posted my first missive on MMM. Nobody read it.
Since then, it has picked up a little, as has my prolificness. I am happy to say that this is post #1267. (Does the word “bloviate” come to mind? Also, eight years is a LONG TIME to do this.
In addition, I authored a book that contains 200 pages more that are not included in the blog, and one of reprinted stuff.
Also, in that time I have posted 25,683 comments from readers like you. (This does not include the thousands of comments submitted by hates, trolls, and some comments that were just too dumb to be published.)
Those are all fun, and it has been an adventure blogging as MMM and as just plain Brad. (JPB?) Thank you for that. I’ve made a ton of new friends and had many new experiences that have evolved from all this.
As I look back at eight years and see what the most important things are that have has transpired in my life, I’m reminded that it has been a very busy eight years.
- One son Taylor completed a mission in the D.R. (barely returning with his life.)
- Alex served in Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Dan served in the Xalapa, Mexico mission.
- Taylor and Emily graduated from college, Emily completed a Masters program.
- Ryan went from an little kid to a serious teenager.
- And our family grew, and grew and grew:
And they brought Noah into the world:
Since I started MMM, the McBride family has jumped from 7 to 13. Almost double! And it is wonderful! Even better, they will all be home for Christmas!
Amazing how fast time goes, and how much can happen in eight years. I hope your 8 years were as significant as mine. Feeling blessed? You betcha!
Thanks for sticking around!