Tuesday, May 26, 2009

So Let It Be Written

Four years, five months, and twenty-seven days ago, I put up my first post. My blog and that first post were done at the urging of Cliff. I called him when I posted it. His was the first and only comment I got. But, I kept posting and discovered some great blogging friends.

A lot has happened since then. My blog has resulted in four books, which I am very happy with. I have discovered some great blogs I enjoy reading. Blogstock ’08 was held and a good time was had by all. I have also created a list of several hundred stories, which still need to be written, and a few more book ideas I would like to see published.

It’s been an exciting four years, five months, and twenty-seven days. Then there is today. Today is my 500th post.

20 Comments:

Blogger Jim said...

Hey Ralph, congratulations on that Blog 500! Just the day after the Indianapolis 500 was run. You are in good company.

I envy you in having several hundred stories to write. My list got lost at WalMart last year, it must have had about 20 plus.

And then, that first post. If you will moderate it, I left one for you so Cliff's won't be all alone.
That first blog was good. Mine was short. Cliff was my second commenter, Rachel was first.
And, Cliff got me started too!
Small world. Keep up your good work, I will learn more yet from you.
..
Blogstock? Yes, thank you and Cliff for getting that going, it was even better than most of your and his blogs put together!
..

9:36 PM  
Blogger Peruby said...

Congratulations on your 500th!

1:54 AM  
Blogger Lanny said...

Congratulations on such a milestone.

8:42 AM  
Blogger nora said...

Good job! I've read every single one of them -and they were all terrific.
I wish I could award you the same $3M purse the winner of the Indianapolis 500 received. I will treat you to a bottle of milk the next time I see you.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

I think we've visited before about having to have had enough birthdays to be interesting.
You're interesting.
I'm glad you started. It has truly been a blast.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

Happy 500th! Now, I need to go back and read about 490 or so.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Live Well, Laugh Often & Love Much said...

Hey FFIL, congratulations on that Blog 500! Always remember that this is what made you love me ....LOL !

Funny, I look back and the old posts they make me laugh, I have been so may different people.How I have just made myself one of the family. Ahhh I would not change a thing.

Thanks for all the good times. I look forword to many more.

FDIL

6:51 PM  
Blogger Ralph said...

Live well....
and there will be many, many more.
Ralph

8:00 PM  
Blogger Shady Gardener said...

Wow!! 500 posts! Congratulations on being about the "longest-timer" that I know about. Don't quit yet, though!!!

9:18 PM  
Blogger Jerry in Indiana said...

Ralph,
Congrats on the 500! You're no Hélio but slow and steady wins the race too.

I'm glad to consider you a friend. One that I would have never met outside of the blog world. And I think that is pretty cool.

Let's get started on the next 500!

10:09 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Live well, everything makes you laugh.
Also, that reminds me, I just put a livewell in my boat.

5:11 AM  
Blogger Aravis said...

Congratulations, that's great! You've reached another blogging milestone. :0)

I remember finding you through Pam's blog years ago. Sadly she has since disappeared from the blogosphere, but I'm really glad you didn't!

May we celebrate again on your 1000th post or your 5 year anniversary, whichever comes first. *G*

9:50 AM  
Blogger Miki said...

CONGRATS TO YOU, RALPH!Glad that you wrote that first post and now the 500th! I too jot down ideas from time to time, sometimes they come to fruition! Keep up the great work.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

I am waiting for the next 500. Hurry up. Just kidding. Kidding about the hurry up, not the next 500. I'm serious about that.

10:57 PM  
Blogger possum said...

Congrats! Wow! 500!
I know I have enjoyed however many

10:27 AM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Ralph ~ WOW 500 and still standing! Very good work buddy. I don't think I remeber hearing about those four books. I know you di a nice job on the Blogstock book, was that one of the five? You work makes me feel well... LAZY! I'll try to keep up, but NO promises bud! ~ jb///

2:13 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Congratulations on your 500th post!! Cliff got me started too. I don't recall how I stumbled upon his blog, but I did, and the rest is history!

It sure was great meeting you at Blogstock!! I just posted a Blogstock remembrance! I hope others will this year, as I love remembering it and seeing everyone's photos! Mine is early, but that's okay.

Congratulations again! I'm glad we're pals!!

9:22 PM  
Blogger Janell said...

Wow! 500!
Congrats! It's been a fun ride since I logged on to your blog. Keep up the good work.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Congradulations Ralph! Keep posting, I love reading your blog and books.

4:33 AM  
Blogger Paul Nichols said...

The "Ralphie 500"?

Congratulations.

6:54 AM  

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