Thursday, 13 January 2011

One Year On



Two years ago today this blog arrived in the blogosphere and it's thanks to all of you who read it that it's still here.

As I've said before there were a few reasons why I started blogging.  One was to remind people of the service our armed forces quietly and professionally contribute to our country in spite of our political leaders who use them for their own political gain.

Another reason was I saw little conversation between most bloggers and their readers.  Taking the trouble to comment on a blog post is a compliment to the blogger but if it's not acknowledged then commenters think they're talking to thin air.  I decided in this blog that I would make the effort to recognise the efforts of my commenters and in the past year or so I notice many other bloggers have followed suit.  A far cry from the days when this blog was labelled a 'chat room' because it had stimulating discussion.

May I thank each and every one of you who takes the trouble to read what I write and also my guest contributers who provide an excellent level of intellectual opinion.  It's wasn't my intention to write lengthy essays here as there are plenty excellent blogs that do just that.  However, today I have the privilege of publishing an essay (in two parts) from my friend John Souter.  His writing always stimulates and provokes discussion so I hope you enjoy it.  The first part will be published around 9am with the second around teatime.

Again I thank you all for your support during the past 12 months. You are my motivation, you provide many of the post ideas and without your patronage this tiny part of the blogosphere wouldn't exist.

35 comments:

Apogee said...

Hi SR, Happy birthday to the blog.
Cheers and please keep up the good work. ;-)

subrosa said...

Hi Apogee. You should be in yer bed. Fell asleep too early tonight here so now wide awake.

Thanks for the commiserations. :)

Ally K said...

Happy birthday. I always read the blog, don't comment often but always interested in your pieces.

Anna Raccoon said...

More power to your elbow Madam, the best Scottish blog of all in my opinion, always fair, always balanced, and always beautifully written.

Autonomous Mind said...

Congratulations SR!

One of the best blogs this side of the pond and certainly one of my favourites.

Keep up the great work!

Crinkly & Ragged Arsed Philosophers said...

SR: your efforts are considerable, considerate and to be commended.

Well Done.

Prodicus said...

Many happy returns.

subrosa said...

Anna, I'm blushing. Thank you so much for your compliments.

subrosa said...

Ally, thank you. It was good of you to comment.

subrosa said...

Auch AM you're too kind. Aye, I intend to keep going albeit slightly slower than previously.

subrosa said...

RA, most kind of you.

subrosa said...

Thanks Prodicus.

Clarinda said...

Great stuff - Bottoms Up, Subrosa!

subrosa said...

Thanks Clarinda. Bottoms up and feet on the ground. Treacherous underfoot today. Take care.

Oldrightie said...

An honour to be a small part, Subrosa.

subrosa said...

OR, knowing you're there and always ready to help in emergencies is a tremendous help believe me.

Sheila said...

Congratulations :)

Jockdownsouth said...

I think I must have been one of your first readers. As I've said previously, your blog is part of my required daily reading. Lang may yer lum reek!

Dramfineday said...

Happy Birthday dear blogger and more power to your finger tips. Keep taking the carrots for the eyes and the cod liver oil for the brain and we'll have many years of good stuff from you!

PS plus the occasional dram of your choice of course.

Jo G said...

I'm fairly new although knew of Subrosa on the old Herald Comments sites.

This is a great blog site and I'm astonished at the range of issues you cover R. You're just amazing. There is real quality here but there is also courtesy towards those who join in. An unbeatable combination.

wisnaeme said...

Happy birthday :-)

Anon said...

Congratulations.

- Aangirfan

Conan the Librarian™ said...

If you remember I started about two weeks after you. Keep fighting the good fight Rosa:¬)

TartanSeer said...

All the best Subrosa - I might disagree with you on Europe & global warming but I respect your opinion & your blog is one of the first I turn to when I get home from work.

subrosa said...

Thanks Sheila. :)

subrosa said...

Thank you Jock. You really do deserve a prize for tenacity. :) All joking apart, I appreciate your comments.

subrosa said...

Dram, how did you know my latest fad is carrots? I've discovered 'dirty carrots' in a farm shop and the flavour is like carrots were years ago. Mind you, I'm not going to overdo them. Some newspaper article had a medic saying you looked a 'healthy yellow' from eating them. I always associate jaundice with yellow.

Thanks for your best wishes.

subrosa said...

Jings Jo, it's a long time ago since the Herald had good conversation isn't it?

Auch I don't do much in depth Jo hence my ability to cover a range. I write about the subjects which interested me in the hope readers will use the links and explore further in they wish.

subrosa said...

Thanks wisnaeme. Much appreciated.

subrosa said...

Thanks Aangirfan. I've survived. Not so long ago I could have given up, having had an assassination attempt from another Scottish blog, but my readers and fellow bloggers made me realise we've to ignore those who don't provide a contact address because they want to act out their bitterness publicly.

subrosa said...

Tartan Seer, I don't expect everyone to agree with me. That would be boring wouldn't it? What I right is the view of someone who has worked for 40+ years. My views have changed over the years and I am more objective I hope as I'm aged.

Lovely compliment. Thanks.

Idle Pen Pusher said...

Many Happy Returns, SR.

Just got here in time, too!

Foxy Brown said...

Happy Birthday at 23.59

subrosa said...

You did indeed IPP and thank you.

subrosa said...

Perfect Foxy. :) Much appreciated.

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