July 08, 2009

Four Years!

Exactly four years ago today, Wonderduck's Pond opened for business on MuNu!

Partytime at The Pond
Pulled from the ghetto that was Bl**ger by Big Poppa Pixy himself back when he was out hunting talent (as opposed to now, when talent begs to be let in), a lot has happened since then.  Since that simple first post ("Honey, I'm home!"), there have been 1222 other posts (this is number 1224), 3176 comments, and a whole lot of lame attempts at humor.

Along the way, though, I think I've managed to put some decent posts together.  Posts like "In The Church of Speed" or "YOUR F1 Glossary", the "Dear Dad" letters for the Sky Girls OVA and the Sky Girls TV series, and the "Dear Son" reply for Zipang!.  Then there were the more serious What If...? posts What if the Enterprise was in Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941? and Midway: Timing Is Everything, the two of which I consider my best work here.

But people come for the F1 Updates, and I've had a couple of good ones in the 80-some-odd races I've covered.  Races like the 2008 Belgian Grand Prix, or my collection of posts for the 2005 US Grand Prix from the Bl**ger version of The Pond.  There's also been a quick history of the Tire Wars and the study of "Clean vs Dirty".

One personal highlight was the creation and release of my AMV, "...Angel".  The youtube version still gets comments every now and again, and has been watched over 12000 times and has an "awesome!" rating to boot.  One of these days, I've got to do a DVD quality version...

Of course, there's been some darker days as well.  There was The Cardiac Incident, the death of my Grandmother, and the death of "my" cat Rumpole.  Blogging made these events go by a little easier.

And that's thanks to you, my readers.  You've made the past four years fun... now let's aim for year five!

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1 Happy birthday!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 08, 2009 08:22 PM (PiXy!)

2 Congrats on four years (which is like an eternity in the blogging world)! It's always a pleasure to pop in here and participate in the discussions. You've fostered a great little community! Keep up the good work.

Posted by: madmike at July 08, 2009 09:18 PM (CujKS)

3 Congratulations!

Posted by: Brickmuppet at July 08, 2009 10:53 PM (1PS4p)

4 Conga rats! Here's to many more, good sir.

Posted by: GreyDuck at July 08, 2009 11:19 PM (o5Lvb)

5 Congrats! I still love this picture! Mmmm! Cake! Deliciousness! I bet their beaks were watering!

Posted by: Digicolleen at July 09, 2009 09:51 PM (G2gtL)

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