Actually, the “blogaversary” was on Saturday. Three years ago then, Posted The Piggly Wiggly and the Porkulus, and the Conservative Hideout was drug, kicking and screaming, into the world.
What do I say? I have a ton of people to thank, like Snarky Basterd, who inspired me to start blogging in the first place. Then, there have been all the contributors, like Don, the late Ken Minor, AG, Matthew, Marie, Jackie, Jason, A Conservative Teacher, Jim, John, Manhattan Infidel, and RHM.
That’s just for starters:
Pam Geller: Who took the time to link me, and actually responded to my emails when I had only been blogging for a few weeks.
Nuke Gingrich: For the same reason. Nuke was a early linker and commenter.
The Liberty Pen: Who linked early and often.
Steamboat McGoo: Who made me laugh my posterior off, and was a another early supporter.
Solyent Green: For obvious reasons. (Birthday spassfabrik is always a consideration)
The Classic Liberal: Another early supporter, and who has helped me with more coding issues than you can shake a stick at.
Steve at Motor City Times: Yet another early supporter, and a fellow of the Resistance.
The Amusing Bunni: Proof that kitteh’s and politics go together.
Wyblog: The man is a great serving of insight, with a healthy side of sarcasm.
The ‘Bot: Tweets and Facebook links almost everything here. He is the ultimate in artificial blogging intelligence.
Steve Dennis: Who has commented consistently at the CH even when I haven’t been able to get to his place.
Innominatus: For the humor and support.
Larry Jackson at Political Realities: For being there early on, and commenting so much over the years.
The Other McCain: Who has been an inspiration and guide, and has linked me far more than I have been worthy.
King Shamus: For all of the kind words, which have always served as encouragement.
Doug at the Daley Gator: For links and great source material.
Angel: Who always drops and encouraging comment, and has a unique style of blogging all of her own.
To be Right: For listing me on his list of the best Conservative bloggers.
Zilla: For linking, and giving me an award.
Hans, at Western Front America: For publishing my stuff, and posting an article of mine at the Goracle’s mothership, Current TV. There was much debating liberals on that day. Ironically, the blog was called Conservative Hideout for a reason. I planned on blogging anonymously. But, I never told Hans that, so he used my name at his place. Hence, the Hideout stopped being a hideout at all.
I know I’ve forgotten people, and I apologize for that. However, I did want to point out some of the people that have contributed to the success that we’ve had here. And I hope that they will continue to help make the CH 2.0 a success.
Here’s to another three!