Hubby and I have just returned from a two-week golf/beach vacation at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I know, I know…it’s Mexico, but this is our 16th straight year to visit, and so far, Cabo has none of the drug violence seen on the mainland. The day after arriving, at 7:29 pm Tulsa time, my blog received it’s one millionth visitor from Puerto Rico for this 2010 article. I had passed a million page views some time ago, with about 1,300,000 that night.
I posted my first blog on January 17, 2007 during a huge snow storm. As I recall, we didn’t leave the house for days – most unusual for this area. My first post was on the sentencing of Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean. It was the first of many on these two American heroes that the Bush administration treated so appallingly. On my third post I was taken to task by a commenter who felt I was rude in a comment I made about Nancy Pelosi. We discussed it, and I believe “Robyne” may still be a reader today.
On July 4th of the same year I was forced to quit writing abruptly as a problem with my right arm escalated. I didn’t write again until March 2nd 2008 – in fact, I thought I would never blog again. Incredible bloggers and great friends posted and kept Maggie’s Notebook going. I can never repay Barb Sowell at FaultlineUSA, Stanford Matthews at Blog@MoreWhat, Susan Duclos at Wake up America and Jim Simpson at Truth or Consequences.
The next year in January, I took another semi-hiatus and wrote for another site. By June I found my blogosphere sea legs and came back to Maggie’s Notebook full time.
I fully expect the second million to happen in far less time.
Thank you, thank you to all visitors and commenters who have stopped by and joined in the conversation, and have sent tips because you care deeply for this country.
Thank you, thank you to the fabulous bloggers I have met in cyberspace over the years who have encouraged and excited me with their words, and sent readers my way. I have learned so much from awesome Conservative writers (see just a few below the photos). It’s odd how well you get to know a person by what he/she writes day-in-and-day-out. It’s not easy to be ‘what you are not,’ when constantly talking politics.
It’s hard to describe the satisfaction that comes with knowing someone is reading your work, and obviously, there is no reason to do this if no one reads.
We were told by Marina crewmen that this ocean-going craft belongs to golfer Greg Norman.
A fixture on Cabo Bay is the CaboRey, a pure cement block boat, built in an Aurora. We watched it go up over two annual visits. I have no idea how it floats, but it does.
Thanks for the inspiration of these fine blogs!
Adrienne at Adrienne’s Corner, Always on Watch, Opie at American Perspective, Amerisrael, Doug at American Power, Kate at An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings, Pam at Atlas Shrugs, Bare Naked Islam, Bob at Be Sure You’re Right and then Go Ahead, BlackFive, Stanford at Blog@MoreWhat, BZ at Bloviating Zeppelin, Beth at Blue Star Chronicles, Clay at Bungalow Bill’s Conservative Wisdom, Judy at Bunkerville, Red at Caught Him with a Corndog, Ray at Chicago Ray’s Obama Regime Report, Christians Against Leftist Heresy, David at Clay to Bronze, Matt at Conservative Hideout, Christopher at Conservative Perspective, Creeping Sharia, Doug Ross @ Journal, Barb at FaultlineUSA, Fausta at Fausta’s Blog, Snarky at Feed Your ADHD, Gary at Fousesquawk, Gates of Vienna, Jim at Gateway Pundit, Geeeeez, GM at GM’s Place, Carl at GOD’S ANSWER is always Jesus, Courtney at GrEaT sAtAn”s gIrLfRiEnD, Arlen at Gulag Bound, Hillary & Me, Holger at Holger Awakens, Hot Air, Hyscience, Big Fur Hat at I Own the World, Infidel Blogger’s Alliance, Velvet Hammer at Ironic Surrealism, Jihad Watch, Rob at Joshua Pundit, AFTicker at Jus’ Sayin’, Larwyn’s Linx, Left Coast Rebel, Liberty at Stake, Marooned in Marin, Michelle Malkin, Mind Numbed Robot, findalis at Monkey in the Middle, Van Helsing at Moonbattery, Ms Sparky, Trevor at New Zeal, Deb at Nice Deb, Carol at No Sheeples Here, NYDivide, Obi’s Sister, James at Observations, Old Soldier, PatriotUSA, Bernie at Planck’s Constant, Larry at Political Realities, Shane at Political Vindication, The Ladies at Potluck, Sam at Presidium Respublicae, Proof at Proof Positive, Jill at Pundit and Pundette, Pundit Press, Randy at Randy’s Roundtable, Refugee Resettlement Watch, Lew at Right in a Left World, RightKlik, Debbie at Right Truth, John and William at Right Wing News, Saucy American in NZ, Carl at SemperFi, John at Sentry Journal, Jack at Shaw’s Blog, Ran at Si Vis Pacem, Mustang at Social Sense, Jo at Southern Sass on Crime, John and Lobo at Stop the ACLU, Norm at Storm’n Norm’n, Daniel at Sultan Knish, Christine at Talk Wisdom, Claudia at Tea and Politics, Teresa at Teresamerica, Fred at Texas Fred, That Mr. Guy, Bob at The Camp of the Saints, The Busted Nut, The Conservative Lady, Doug at The Daley Gator, Ran at The Gun’s Report, Rusty at The Jawa Report, Sam at The Last Tradition, Karen at The Lonely Conservative, Teressa The Progressive Hunter at Noisy Room, Stacy at The Other McCain, William at The Pirate’s Cove, Shannon at The POH Diaries, The Reaganite Republican, The republican Mother, Snooper at The Snooper Report, David at Third World County, Theo at Theo Spark, TOTUS, Trestin at Trestin Meachem, Jim at Truth and Consequences, Susan at Wake up America Weasel Zippers, Silverfiddle at Western Hero, Angel at Woman Honor Thyself, Chris at Wyblog, MJ at Zilla of the Resistance, Z at ZTruth,
My apologies to any I have missed. It’s not intentional.