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Support Your Local Gunfighter Turns 3

By Wyatt Earp | June 6, 2008

Wow, three years. Who would have thought I would have lasted this long?

On June 6, 2005, I embarked upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world were upon me. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere marched with me.

Wait a minute, that wasn’t me! That was Dwight D. Eisenhower’s message to the troops on D-Day. Lousy selective memory! On June 6, 2005, I started an insipid little blog that no one (except The man) ever read. Three years later, the blog is still insipid and pointless, but at least some people are reading it – if for no other reason than to laugh at my utter lack of talent. It’s okay, I know I suck.

Still, I was offered a writing gig at Family Security Matters, was interviewed by Deb Goodrich on her talk radio show, and been added to the blogroll of some seriously popular sites. For the life of me, I still do not know how I got to this point. I chalk it up to luck. Extreme luck. Kissing the Blarney Stone with a Leprechaun in my pocket and a shamrock in my belly button luck.

And I am very grateful.

After my first year, this blog had 38,000 hits. After year two, the blog had 96,500 hits. Today, as I write this, my Site Meter is just past 222,300 hits! If you do the math – I had to use a calculator – that comes to over 125,000 hits in the past year. That freaks me out, kids. Seriously.

But I am very grateful.

I wanted to single out everyone who has been a part of this blog’s puzzling success, but there just isn’t enough room in the post to do so. It wouldn’t matter, though, because every single person – family and friends, fellow bloggers, and both loyal and random readers – shares in the success of this blog. Let’s face it: without readers, I (and the blog) go the way of the dinosaurs. Thank you all so very much for supporting this effort. You have my eternal gratitude, and I will do my best to keep you entertained for many years to come.

Three years, 2,976 posts, 6,000+ comments, and dozens pictures of Jessica Biel. It’s been a helluva ride. Thank you all for riding shotgun with me.

Topics: Blogiversary | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to “Support Your Local Gunfighter Turns 3”

  1. RT Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    You have shamrocks growing out of your bellybutton? Dude.

  2. Miss Mud Puddle Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I don’t like riding shotgun. I get anxiety when I’m not the one driving.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    RT – You certainly don’t want to ask where I keep my lucky horseshoe!

    MMP – That’s why you get to hold said shotgun. You get nervous, just shoot me in the leg!

  4. USA_Admiral Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Great job for 3 years; overachiever that you are.

  5. Tyler D. Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I submitted you to stumble.


  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Admiral – Who knew I could hold any job for that long?

    Tyler – Oh crap. Now people will tell the world how badly this blog sucks.

  7. Momster Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary. I know you say its just luck but I think its because you are consistently good and are always putting out the stuff we like to read. The simple truth is your just really good and lucky.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Momster – Thanks, but you really shouldn’t be drinking this early in the day. :)

    Tyler – I stand corrected. You just gave me a hit-alanche with that. Thanks. Although I’m sure people will hate the blog just the same.

  9. becky Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Happy Blog Anniversary and may you have many more ahead!

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks, Becks!

  11. Rick Says:
    June 7th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Congratulations. You are a great writer. I enjoy your stories very much. Keep up the good work.