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.