Happy birthday, Word Munger!

Hard to believe, isn’t it? Word Munger is now two years old. Just a year ago, Word Munger took his first baby steps. Now he’s toddling around so quick, you can hardly keep up with him. You might think he would have grown a little slower during his second year, but he’s actually made more posts in the past twelve months than he did during his first year.

Word Munger is still growing so fast that it’s worthwhile to take a moment to savor the memories of the past year.

Just one short year ago, I was thinking about the future of sustained narrative. I was thinking about it so much, my readers may have wondered when I was going to shut up.

I also had the brilliant idea of putting a book in blog form. I even tried to do it, but I got frustrated by the process and didn’t quite finish. Now the site is mainly a good place for comment spam. But it’s still a good idea.

I did a lot of travel blogging last year. I started in Atlanta, moved on to the Great Smokies, then to the American Southwest, and finally to L.A. and the Sierras. I even covered my High School reunion in Seattle.

My summer adventures did prompt me to express some concern about the environment. But some concerns were clearly more important than others.

Oh, and I did do just a little bit of writing about abortion in the past year. (And that’s not even all the posts! Yeesh!) The “pro-lifers” even found Word Munger.

Instamunger made its debut this year. And no, I’m not going to link to each of the posts individually. But here’s what Instamunger’s all about.

This was the year that I became a professional blogger. Despite my aspirations at the time, the new site is not going to make me rich, but it’s great to be blogging in such esteemed company.

I also linked to Steven Colbert’s I Have a Dreamsicle speech, which, amazingly, briefly made Word Munger the top Google Search result for I have a Dreamsicle (we’re now down to second place).

In February, I compared my psychology knowledge to Greta’s. Most enlightening.

In March, I wrote a bit about religion, and a lot about abortion (see above).

And if you want to see what I was writing in April, scroll down.

All in all, it’s been a good year for Word Munger. I think I’ll keep this “blog” thing up for another year or so.

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5 Responses to Happy birthday, Word Munger!

  1. Bud Parr says:

    Congrats! You’re a veteran now

  2. dave says:

    So is two years the demarcation for veteran? I actually started blogging with live journal over three years ago. Or is it two years on the same blog that counts?

  3. Anne says:

    Joyeux Anniversaire! That’s great!

  4. coturnix says:


  5. Moncrief says:

    Happy birthday, blog!

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