One Year Anniversary!

One Year
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.

One thought on “One Year Anniversary!

  1. Happy anniversary! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog… Learning fun martini facts, hearing about your restaurant/bar escapades and very much enjoyed your jokes and photos! I look forward to seeing where your blog takes us in 2016! Happy holidays to you and your family and cheers to a great 2016!!

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