December 24 marks the one year anniversary of my second first post*!
I want to take a moment to thank all those who have read through my posts and especially those who have provided a comment or three. Thank you.
Its been an amazing year really. I’ve actually posted 146 items and received 123 comments, collected almost 70 Martini / Cocktail quotes, and 6 Martini jokes (I need more!!!).
When I started I was worried that I’d run out of things to say. Fortunately, being of the opinionated sort, I found more about which to opine that I originally thought I would.
And the scope of blog has grown a bit. Originally I believed I’d sporadically comment about Martinis with an occasional Bar review. Then more bar reviews came along and became more extensive. Somewhere I started adding Random Martini Quotes and that was a lot of fun. Finally I started reviewing not just a bar’s Martini capabilities but also providing a grade on their Gin selection.
I also created a Twitter account (@Shkn_Nt_Strrd) to go along with this blog. I thought they would mirror each other, so every time I post something I link it to @Shkn_Nt_Strrd. But the twitter account has grown beyond just Martinis. Its tag line is “Celebrating the finer things in life!”.
I’m not sure what the future holds but I will keep this blog going. Perhaps I won’t post quite as much …. but who knows. I’ve been having fun with this and I don’t see that changing.
Again, many thanks to all of my readers.
* For those of you wondering what ‘second first’ post means I’ll take a moment to give some ancient history.
My very first post was actually titled Welcome and occurred on August 21, 2013. I had just bought the web address and loaded up WordPress and was eager to get going. But I really had no idea what I was doing and ….. then I got lost into trying to create the ‘perfect’ web page. During the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 I spent a lot of mental effort thinking about, researching ‘hot to’, and playing with the format of this blog. I thought I needed the web page totally set up before I started writhing. Ultimately I made very little progress either in writing or designing.
Somewhere near the end of 2014 I had an epiphany of sorts. I realized that I wanted to write about martinis and I wasn’t doing that. I still didn’t know what I was doing, but I started over and figured I’d jump in and learn about the visuals and formatting as I was writing and enjoying the Martinis…. and so my “second first” post occurred December 24, 2014 and was titled Introduction.