Saturday, November 03, 2012

Blogging is so-o-o 2006: On this date in blog history ....

Happy Birthday!
Six years ago today, in a feckless fit of picaresque jocularity, Joey Porter's Pit Bulls debuted with this inaugural entry on Nov. 3, 2006.

The  flippant, devil-may-care insouciance of that first posting in a land so far away and long ago did anything but foreshadow any sort of longevity.  Six years it's been, however; 2,192 days ... one blundering foot in front of the other.

"Such is life," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said just this week.  Every second is a blessing*, and we're grateful to be here and for everything that's happened.

Six years is longer than many jobs, significant relationships and some lives.  A lot has changed.  Six years?  A lot has changed in the past six days.  Just look at our friends in New York, New Jersey and anybody else affected by Hurricane Sandy or, for that matter, by death and life, by all manner of  loss and gain, rebirth and hope.

Does anybody even blog anymore?  Of course they do, and many do it better than Joey Porter's Pit Bulls.  It takes time and effort, and stubborn, dogged persistence -- and we don't do it full-time or try to make money from it.  It's a hobby; it's a goof; it's fun.

For most people, Twitter, texting and Facebook are easier and more immediate.
Well, to quote the character Raylan Givens in our favorite TV show, Justified:  "It ain't easier I'm after."
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*Click below ("Read More") for the jump to the full quote from the late Jessica Redfield. -- it's worth reading ...

*The following is the full quote from Jessica Ghawi Redfield, written shortly after she narrowly missed being a victim a mass shooting at a Toronto food court in June and just weeks before she was shot dead in the Colorado theater mass-shooting in July:

"I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. For one man, it was in the middle of a busy food court on a Saturday evening.

"I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift. After Saturday evening, I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given."


Sean said...

Happy Anniversary! Keep up the great work!

Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls said...

Thanks, everybody!