May 18 2006

1st Blogoversary!

Published by at 8:03 am under All General Discussions

Well, to day is our first blogoversary, marking one year of a writing and learning and meeting wonderful people. I wish I had time for more reflection, but of course today is one of those days were blogging will be light to non-existant. I want to thank LJStrata for bringing the Strata-Sphere into existance. Without her I would still be commenting Delphi forums and not really doing what I wanted – anaylsis of current events.

I want to thank all the great bloggers who have helped me learn the craft and provided support. Not to mention links, withouth which this site would not have become known to so many. And of course thanks to you readers and commenters, who have on more than one occasion provided tips to stories I would have missed.

Suffice to say I had no idea what I was getting into or what to expect, and now I am sure I will probably never stop because of all the people I have had the pleasure to cross paths with.

Please have a great day!

Addendum: How silly of me not to link to my first post!

32 responses so far

32 Responses to “1st Blogoversary!”

  1. xrayiiis says:


    Congratulations and Thanks. I first started reading you regularly on the Able Danger story, but I seem to remember you from the old SwiftVets message boards, especially where “NavyChief” et al were working on a story to prove Kerry was lying about his medals.

    Was that you? You were trying to get the story straight so that you could post it on your blog. But that was before the 2000 election, and this blog has only been up 1 year. Was there a predecessor?

  2. topsecretk9@AJ says:

    Yeah! AJ..keep on truckin!

  3. agnolobronzino says:

    congratulations mr aj and yes, this is the first blog I look up every morning at 0600. it sets me up with the appropriate mindframe to consider the ” news” as presented by our local democratpravda the WaPo. misinformation/disinformation/ outofcontext/editorialisng masking as news etc etc. thanks again for a great run. keep it up.

  4. Congratulations AJ! I’ve added you to the blogiverary database so the world (or at least the 23 others who have joined so far) will know.

  5. sad says:

    Way to go AJ. Read you every day and throughout the day to get the new posts.

  6. Rich says:

    OK, congrats but get off your high horse and start blogging again. I’ve lived my last day and half in ignorance. But really, thanks for your efforts as you deliver news that needs to be delivered and, unfortunately, too often isn’t

  7. DJ_Drummond says:

    Late as usual, but congratulations and applause.

  8. AJStrata says:


    LOL! I am getting to it as fast as I can! Of course I would be on travel this week. Murphy is mhy best bud


  9. BIGDOG says:

    Go stratasphere!!!

    Long live strata!!

    Congrats and thanks for being such wonderful hosts.

  10. LadyJane says:

    Happy 1st Blogoversary!!!

  11. AJStrata says:

    First off, thanks to everyone for their kind words and encouragement. I am truly stunned. The news media must be in poor shape if this is the place so many come to first!

    Xrayiis, I did not have a precursor blog to this. I spent my time at Delphi Forums on the Opinion Forum hosted by Polter. When I left to start this blog I had racked up a quite a few posts there (over 20,000).  made for good practice for blogging.

  12. xrayiiis says:

    “xrayiis, I did not have a precursor blog to this. I spent my time at Delphi Forums on the Opinion Forum hosted by Polter. When I left to start this blog I had racked up a quite a few posts there (over 20,000). made for good practice for blogging.

    Left by AJStrata on May 19th, 2006”

    Thanks, AJ. I went back to the Swiftvets forums and could find no record of you. It was another guy. Sorry about that.

    Enjoy your break. You have certainly earned it, and we are all the better for it.