A History of the Blog

PLEASE READ THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR A VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING OUR 1000th VISITOR SWEEPSTAKES!

I honestly am at a loss for words. So I suppose I will type this without saying it aloud to myself.

Way back in the darkness that was November, I never thought that it would get this big. Never. I’m simply surfing the net one day…just being bored and sliding around as normal, when all of the sudden an urge hits me. A blog. That would be fun. I should make one of those.

And so I do.

At first I write about political things, important things. However, I’ve never been one to talk about important things for an extended period of time, and so things began to turn personal. It was now December, and I had one or two people that actually did read my blog. Then…came the breakthrough. Another blog had joined mine. Welcome David.

Then I reported these happenings to the Abraham, and things really started to get off the ground. Before you can say “lacrosse” Abe has revived his blog and begun to post faithfully every day. Now the blog is getting advertisement time in my AIM profile, and so more readers are subscribing. Then comes the idea of a blog dealing with relationships. So Matthew jumps aboard.

Now that Matthew is writing, Jessica can’t help but to respond. She, after having been a regular reader for a week or so, opens her own blog. And, simultaneously, Rachel and/or Kelsie (which, by the way, is actually two seperate people) start up a blog.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Abe has sparked Sam’s and therefore Doug’s interests, and now they both have blogs!

Meanwhile, back at the other ranch, Dan Moyer hops on the train.

Meanwhile, back at the other, other ranch, Andrew and Nathan get on board. And then Thomas. And Ben Wiese, and Molly.

Meanwhile, back at the other, other, other ranch, Sarah the Red is getting involved.

And Ansen’s counter, after getting to about 125 or so after the first month, goes up by about 875 in the next month and a half.

And all I can say is crazy beans.

There are now SEVENTEEN people that have gotten blogs since that dreary November evening. Seventeen! I never knew my life could make such an impact.

And now it’s the glory days. To you other sixteen I say, “Let us continue to press forward without regret, blogging the heck out of anything that stands in our way!!!” We have done well, and things are only going to go uphill from here.

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1000TH VISITOR SWEEPSTAKES!!!

Well, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but my hit counter is (at least probably by the time you’re reading this) at (or now past) 1000!!! To celebrate, and as a special treat for my faithful readers, I’m going to have a drawing with one lucky grand prize winner! The grand prize is…I will make one of my daily posts a post dedicated solely to you and your awesomeness! That’s right, a full-length TRIBUTE POST completely for you! Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment on this blog post by 2:34 A.M. on January 26th with the follwing information:

1. First name.

2. Second letter of middle name (for security purposes).

3. Your favorite thing about Ansen.

4. Your favorite thing about Ansen (just repeat it so I can read it twice, thanks).

5. A valid credit card number (optional).

Please understand, THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!! I really will have a drawing and will announce the winner in my January 26th post. The TRIBUTE POST will be posted no later than the end of January. ENTER TODAY!!! DON’T DELAY!!

All persons entering must be ages 10 or older. All persons entering must be citizens of the U.S. or Peru. All persons entering must personally know Ansen. All enteries MUST BE POSTED BY 2:34 A.M. ON JANUARY 26TH. If you’re screen name is Rach/Kels, please specify WHICH ONE YOU ARE!!! Any entries belonging to people who do not meet these requirements may be disregarded, although we may just let it slide. Oh, and I was kidding about the credit card number. You don’t have to put that if you don’t want to. But you can. It’d be ok.

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13 Responses to A History of the Blog

  1. tammie January 21, 2005 at 7:32pm #

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  2. David January 21, 2005 at 8:37pm #

    Yeah, I’ll start the sweepstakes wagon.

    1. David
    2. O
    3. Definetely the way Ansen plays the opening riff to “Now that you’re near.” Cause the guitar all comes in and is like “dum, dum, dum, dum” and then I click my sticks like “click, click, click” and then I hit some stuff like “crash, bum, bum, click” and meanwhile Ansen and Abe et al are all rockin out. Whew. It just gets one excited.
    4. Definetely the way Ansen plays the opening riff to “Now that you’re near.” Cause the guitar all comes in and is like “dum, dum, dum, dum” and then I click my sticks like “click, click, click” and then I hit some stuff like “crash, bum, bum, click” and meanwhile Ansen and Abe et al are all rockin out. Whew. It just gets one excited.

  3. rach and/or kels January 21, 2005 at 8:43pm #

    this is kelsie…
    alrite, so our comment may have been a bit harsh but the truth hurts and look it worked…ur next blog entry was very interesting. You learned to “post w/ a purpose”. Keep up the good work!

    also, that comment was not just the “K” part of the party ansen…it was the “K and R”.

  4. Jess January 21, 2005 at 9:33pm #

    1.Jess
    2.E
    3.Jess says: don’t diss my baby buffalos
    Ansen says: look, i’m sorry about your uncle…honestly
    4.Jess says: don’t diss my baby buffalos
    Ansen says: look, i’m sorry about your uncle…honestly

  5. Sarah the Red January 21, 2005 at 10:16pm #

    1. Sarah
    2. L
    3. Your groovy guitar. It reminds me of my favorite ice cream flavor. Mmmm, mint chocolate chip.
    4. Your groovy guitar. It reminds me of my favorite ice cream flavor. Mmmm, mint chocolate chip.
    5. Well, uh, since I just happened to “fall” into my Physics teacher’s trashcan and “come upon” his credit card statement…4**$***G½

    /Red

  6. Anonymous January 22, 2005 at 1:24pm #

    1. Arielle
    2. R (as in rupicolous)
    3. It would have to be the way I (with the help of my parents) can make him bring me any where I want to go.
    4. .og ot tnaw I erehw yna em gnirb mih ekam nac(stnerap ym fo pleh eht htiw) I yaw eht eb ot evah dluow tI

  7. Anonymous January 22, 2005 at 1:30pm #

    1. Lila
    > 2. Z
    > 3. My favorite thing about Ansen is that I can tell when he has been
    crying for a long time by the three splotches that form on his left cheek in
    a triangle pattern.
    > 4. Ditto

  8. rach and/or kels January 22, 2005 at 4:31pm #

    1. Kelsie
    2. L
    3. My favorite thing is the way he always wears flip flops even if it’s freezing out.
    4. My favorite thing is the way he always wears flip flops even if it’s freezing out.

  9. Jackie January 22, 2005 at 5:20pm #

    1. Jackie
    2. A
    3. All I can say about Ansen is that I honestly would marry that boy if he were only 3 years older. That hair….those eyes…that voice….that style…plus that kid loves God and has a way with the ladies. Yay Ansen!
    4. All I can say about Ansen is that I honestly would marry that boy if he were only 3 years older. That hair….those eyes…that voice….that style…plus that kid loves God and has a way with the ladies. Yay Ansen!
    5. Too bad…don’t have it with me at the moment.

  10. Pureblood Prince January 23, 2005 at 12:00pm #

    1.Thomas
    2.E
    3.I like the way he has been right there for me as i ventured into the world of blogdom by teaching me some basics of HTML. I now intend to make his time worthwhile.
    4.I like the way he has been right there for me as i ventured into the world of blogdom by teaching me some basics of HTML. I now intend to make his time worthwhile.

  11. Nathan January 23, 2005 at 6:38pm #

    1.Nathan
    2.S
    3. The way he keeps me from insanity and boredom during spanish, rhetoric, and senior english through a combination of blog references and funny commentaries on life.
    4.Diddo

  12. Ansen B. January 24, 2005 at 4:53pm #

    Since Gus put his entry comment on the wrong post…I figured I’d help him out.

    1.Gus
    2.eh i have too many
    3.Wednesday things were we sit around and talk instead of devotion those were fun :)
    4.Wednesday things were we sit around and talk instead of devotion those were fun :)
    5.44128675309921, have fun, its a visa

  13. Anonymous January 24, 2005 at 7:39pm #

    1. Tiffany
    2. n
    3. His dance moves
    4. His dance moves

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