Wade on Birmingham

Wade on Birmingham: Day 369



Your first words.

Your first kiss.

Your first blog.

Friday marked the one-year anniversary of Wade on Birmingham. (Had I checked the calendar more closely, I would’ve realized that sooner, and marked this momentous occasion appropriately. Instead, it’s one year plus three days.)

My career in new media officially started on Oct. 6, 2005, with two posts: a greeting and a teaser.

The first haiku ran on Oct. 11, which kicked off the nearly continuous streak of poems, stories, features, reviews, scoops, photo essays and Wade’s 101 lists to entertain and inform you daily.

More than 700 posts later, I’m still churning them out. Readership continues to grow each month, with thousands of you stopping by regularly to check up on the latest in Birmingham and Alabama.

So thank you, dear readers, for a great first year. Thank you for telling your friends, for linking to my posts, for giving me encouragement and feedback and critiques.

This site would be nothing without your continued participation. So I encourage you to bookmark this site, grab the feed, e-mail your friends, leave a comment, tell the world.

And while you’re at it, please send me a message. Tell me about what’s going on with your business, organization, block or street gang. Tell me what you’d like to see on the site, or what you’re sick of. Tell me not to end sentences with prepositions.

I am humbled by your readership. Thank you for a great first year, plus three days. Here’s to another 369 days of short verse, unlikely reality stars, political infighting, cogent commentary and general naughtiness.

On to Year Two …

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5 Yips for “Wade on Birmingham: Day 369”

  1. BJ
    Monday, October 9, 2006, 9:56 pm

    happy birthday WadeOnBirmingham.

    you don’t look a day over 368.

  2. Wade
    Monday, October 9, 2006, 11:05 pm


  3. Dre
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 8:31 am

    Happy Belated anniversary! Keep on keeping on.

  4. Bruce -- Harper Blue
    Thursday, October 12, 2006, 7:47 am

    Welcome to the league of the long-termers (grin)! Anyone who keeps up a blog for at least a year is deserving of notice for determination, in my opinion.

  5. Julie Caine
    Saturday, October 21, 2006, 11:20 pm

    First of all, math quiz right off the bat? Sheesh… finally checked out the blog and all its connections. Does this make me a hipster now? Interesting and I’m totally digging on the haiku.

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