Oddly, it’s blogiversary number four. Yay!

vlcsnap-2013-12-29-03h17m50s85Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) taunts Smaug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

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After four solid years, only about 40 percent of the space on the blog is used. Not sure what this means.

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Since making it to this point was totally unplanned and absolutely unanticipated (I’d planned to stop in December of 2012 at the latest), I’m not sure what to say anymore except:

Thank you. From the tips of my fingers, the depths of my brain, and the bottom of my heart.

To everyone who makes this possible, day by day!

To Richard Armitage, for inspiring us all.

And a special thanks to Guylty.

~ by Servetus on February 25, 2014.

107 Responses to “Oddly, it’s blogiversary number four. Yay!”

  1. Yay!

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  2. From the bottom of my heart through the tips of my fingers… Thank you (((Servetus))) :*

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  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and emotions with us.

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  4. Congrats! Who knew where Richarding would lead you/us?! It’s been quite a journey. Your blog is a touchstone for many fans and a place to connect, think, and express. And, thanks to Guylty, to drool…

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  5. Wow, simply wow! *That* many posts, views and comments – and still only 40 percent used? Well, here’s to the next four years then ๐Ÿ˜‰ And a big thank you back to you! It’s been fun, inspiring, challenging, thought-provoking, sad, exciting and so much more. And you have only been hosted me on board me+r for less than half that time.

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    • I was sort of overwomanned by trying to figure out how to describe things, so I went for a short post, but you do a great job. You may not have been around the whole time but you make so many things possible, possibly more than you realize, through the inspiration and intellectual activity your posts inspire. Aperture, I’m telling you. Really glad you used that word.

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      • LOL – that one word… And not even a particularly impressive one. What would you have done if I had thrown the likes of “parallax error” or “hyperfocal distance” around?
        In any case – a pleasure. A Guylty one, not a guilty one. x

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        • maybe just given you the blog, you never know ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • Thank God I didn’t have those words at hand for that particular post that caught your eye… (And I had secretly hoped to have impressed you with my innuendo regarding the pushing off of someone of a bed frame… hm, oddly, that doesn’t sound as good as it does in the Germanic original…)

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  6. Glad you’re still here ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • well and succinctly put. I think I could have reduced my post to “I’m still here” and said much of what I felt capable of saying on this topic … hugs to you.

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  7. Congratulations and I wish you many further posts, lovely and continuous inspiration (you know by whom), nice comments and commentators and many more years to enjoy yourself and your creativity!

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  8. Happy blogiversary! Keep calm and carry on as much as humanly possible.

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  9. Happy blogoversary! Hey, you outlasted Alec Baldwin! :: dodges tomatoes ::

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  10. Thank you for keeping us sane and that may sound odd considering we’re all fans of RA but you give us thoughtful posts that have inspired us and helped us understand what it all means. You’ve shared yourself as well and we love it so Congratulations and may there be many, many more. Okay so maybe we do get a bit nutty at times but it is RA after all.

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  11. Congratulations, and thanks for writing a thoughtful and interesting blog.

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  12. Congratulations! on writing a blog that at times be funny and also to make a person think.

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  13. Wow, four years of gifting us with posts that range from silly to serious and everything in between. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and feelings, and helping us reflect on our own. May your future hold many palm trees , and many more posts and creative collaborations with Guylty. I am in awe of the quantity and quality of your work. Congratulations. .

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    • Thanks. I’m kinda hopin’ for fewer literal palm trees, but I appreciate the sentiment ๐Ÿ™‚ Actually, this is something I could write about now that I’m not hiding — palm trees. They are strangely fascinating.

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      • I was referring to dream palm trees and what they symbolize, although literal ones are not too bad either. The best thing about them (for me) is if you stand next to them in a breeze, the wind through the fronds sounds exactly like ocean waves softly breaking. I love that. Instant stress relief.

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  14. Congratulations, Serve. And a big Thank You! It’s been a great journey that I hope will continue to be as fun and fulfilling for you as it is for us. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Happy blogiversary Serv! {hugs}

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  16. Herzliche Glรผckwรผnsche dear Servetus! xx
    This means I’ll have followed your blog for four years next June! What an enjoyable and interesting journey it has been so far ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • you have, indeed, been around practically forever! That was a momentous time in my life — what a journey it’s been. Thanks for sticking around.

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  17. Congratulations and happy blogversary! “To endure is to conquer”, and oh, how you have endured! Thank you for sharing so much.

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  18. Everyone’s said what I mean better than I can, but thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. So many congratulations. They are amazing statistics, does it give you how many words??

    Xxx

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  20. Congratulations! I’m very glad you went beyond your 2012 deadline.

    Thanks for all the wonderful posts and I hope you continue to be inspired by the lovely Mr Armitage for a long, long time.

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  21. Warmest congratulations on your blogiversary! Many happy returns! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  22. Happy blogoversary & keep rockin’! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  23. […] know 8 months pales in the face of 4 years (me and Richard) and today’s announcement of Lady Oakenshield’s One year blogiversary, (Such is Life) […]

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  24. Four years, huh? I guess we’ll keep ya. ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats, Dr. S!

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  25. Four years — my how time flies! Congratulations on a job very well done — you give so much of yourself and it’s much appreciated. Reading the blog is like riding an intellectual and emotional roller coaster — what an exhilarating ride! Thanks!

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  26. Congratulations and Happy Blogiversary!

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  27. Congratulations Servetus and happy 4th blogiversary. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  28. Thank YOU. Really. As long as you’re here I’m here…

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    • aaaw, thanks, Arfan. I’ve appreciated your linguistic and reader support and I hope we’ll both be here a while yet.

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  30. Congrats !! Keep writing and writing,love your blogs and Guylty too!!!

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  31. Happy Anniversary! Wow, 4 years ๐Ÿ™‚

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  32. Congratulations!

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  33. Wow , only 40%….you will Have to keep going ….Armitaging for another 4 years …Yipeee …love your post …thankyou so much for sharing….WELL DONE…love and hugs xxx

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  34. Congratulations! Happy blogiversary! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  35. I’m a bit late to the party here but I must add my congrats. Yours was the blog that went a long way to inspire me to write my own and you helped me get back into writing when I thought I couldn’t so I owe you some thanks too. So glad your blog is still going strong…and I always look forward to seeing what you write. Long may it continue…if you wish it to! xx

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  36. Congratulations! Your intelligence and dedication are inspiring. Happy blogiversary and many more!

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  37. You know that 3 1/2 years ago, your blog was the beginning on my incredible journey, and it somehow opened up an amazing whole new universe for me! Thanks for all the fun, and for the tears, for your frankness, and for all your still unbridled determination, despite all the painful struggles. Amongst other things, I admire those “summaries/lists/(accumulation of)thoughts” of yours that so often thrill me and leave me stunned, yet speechless, and overwhelmed. Don’t let me forget those few posts that just confuse me, and if you look properly you can see a lot of question marks in my face….. (sometimes not too bad either…. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Hope for a lot more of this hot stuff (to chew on)!!

    BTW Tonight I’ve been to a brilliant concert of Hรคndel/Bach/Telemann with the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, conductor Thomas Hengelbrock. You would’ve loved it. Sadly there is nothing of it on youtube, otherwise I’d have linked it to mark the occasion.

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  38. Thank you Servetus, and Guylty too. I is wonderful to have friends who feel the Armitagean power and are willing to take the time and intellectual trouble to analyse it … and to help the rest of us understand it!

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  39. I know I’m late, but still, Happy Blogiversary!! Thank you for all your wonderful posts.
    Here’s to another glorious year of Armitage blogging! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  40. I’m sorry I’m so late but I want to congratulate you. Thanks for all that you write and share with us. It is appreciated by me for sure.

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  41. Very glad you keep going past your planned end date. I hope you will continue to share your inspiRAtional thoughts with us for a long time to come!

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  42. So very glad you kept blogging past your planned end date! I hope you will continue to share your thoughts with us for as long as possible!

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  43. It’s comforting to know that you’re still here blogging. Thanks and congratulations!

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  44. […] Blogiversary Servetus and […]

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  45. Belated congratulations on your Blogiversary! 4 years is quite an achievement

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