Tuesday, September 28, 2010

3 Year Anniversary- my gift to you

This week Chaka's World is enjoying it's 3 year anniversary. This reminded me of how when you start blogging, it is kind of like starting medical school when they tell you to look at the person on your right and your left and then tell you that only one of you will be there by the end of the year. Maybe the medical school analogy was not so good after all. We all know blogging is much more difficult than medical school.

After 3 years, many of the people who started blogs at the same time are no longer around. It is always sad when you come upon a blog that has not been updated for a year or more. Especially when you liked what the person had to contribute. Losing comrades is always difficult, but I shouldn't always assume it's a tragedy. Maybe they realized that they have a life away from their computer keyboard and they probably pity us for all the time we "waste" blogging.

Anyway, I'd like to celebrate this milestone with some prizes and give aways. Please feel free to send them to me. But seriously folks, as my gift to you I am finally changing my profile picture from a hairy neanderthal boy to my true identity. This is the ultimate gesture of friendship since it makes me more vulnerable not only to my blogging friends, but also to Internet freaks and stalkers. This is probably not as exciting as when Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne, or Clark Kent reveal that they are the men behind the super hero, but it is the best I can do with my limited resources. Have a great week.

Tom (aka Chaka)

15 comments:

Mary said...

May I be the first to wish your blog a Happy 3rd Anniversary! Enjoy your prizes and giveaways.

Kristina P. said...

This is almost better than Michael Bolton getting called a flaming pile of dog poo last night.

M-Cat said...

happy Anniversary! I think you should give everyone cake.

And big step displaying your real pic...

I know what you mean by MIA bloggers. However, I usually find someone else just as entertaining, insightful and fun to read to replace them.

Kelly said...

I can't believe you are stepping outside your mask Tom! I kinda liked being one of the only few bloggers who knew who you really were. Great gift to the masses of people who follow you in the dark though.

Does this mean you are going to share stuff about your family too? Or is that for your 4th year anniversary?

Good luck with the paparazzti!

Eric said...

So, in the spirit of one individual revealed, I must strongly consider hiding my previously revealed identity to maintain balance in the force.

I miss some of them out there, for sure. Especially the UK ones, they were always so wordy with their wordy words.

Cheeseboy said...

Chakka - Awesome post. Congrats on 3 years. My 3 years is coming up pretty quick here, so I am with you, bro. Hope to be with you for another 3.

Raechelle said...

Congratulations on 3 years...that is quite a feat here in blog land! Hope you are enjoying it as much now as then..or maybe more. Nice to 'see' you too!

Unknown Mami said...

You cracked me up by asking us to send you prizes and give aways.

Happy Anniversary.

ISRAEL CARRASCO said...

That is awesome. You have a great blog. I follow blogs that have a point of view and yours def. has that. Keep up the good work.

Gwen said...

I'm late to the party but I brought Munchos! Happy third anniversary, TOM. Congrats!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hey Tom, It's great to see you! Three years is like 20 in the blog world. Congratulations on hanging in there and sticking around.
Happy Anniversary!
jj

MikkSolo said...

Wow! your a HANDSOME MAN! Remind me where you live?

tammy said...

"I'd like to celebrate this milestone with some prizes and giveaways. Please feel free to send them to me." Ha ha! That sounded exactly like my brother.

Happy Anniversary! So nice to see your actual person. As long as we can really believe that is you.

Beckalita said...

So, do blogging years have an equivalent to human years (like dog years)? Because 3 blogging years is kind of like...80 years.

By MIA bloggers, you weren't referring to your wife, were you?

Raine said...

And days after I watch land of the lost and finally understand who Chaka is...

Happy Blogversary!