It’s a happy birthday for the Big Bad Blog, as we celebrate our second anniversary of Bloggitude today with a trip down memory lane …
Birth: January 10, 2009
The Big Bad Blog is born with the posting of Mr T Bag. This may have set the tone for everything that appeared on the blog since:
Awakening: May 2, 2009
On the twenty-sixth of April, 2009, the annual London Marathon passed not far from my home. I was out on the street, taking pictures. On the second of May, I posted three of the photos here on the blog … and the Big Bad Blog has not looked back.
By the end of that day, over 15,000 people had visited the blog. Another 9,000 would visit on Sunday.
Whether this did something to our search engine ranking, or new visitors decided to add us to their RSS feed, or what, we don’t know. While we have yet to manage another 15,000 hit day (or month) traffic has been up considerably ever since.
And that must be the fault of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
Commitment: January 24, 2010
In December of 2009, Karen and I went on vacation to Saint Lucia. On our return, I wrote a five-part story about our trip.
Although it happened towards the beginning (our first morning in St. Lucia, to be exact), I saved the best for last, and revealed that Karen and I were engaged in the fifth and final article about the trip.
While we are yet to be married (that will be one of our big events of 2011), the Big Bad Blog is, in the end, a chronicle of the life of one Mr. Topp. These things are important.
Procreation: October 7, 2010
Everywhere else I have written the date of the Big Bad Blog Article. Here, I write the date of the event.
On October 7, 2010, Margaret Rose Topp entered the world — and my life, to say nothing of the Big Bad Blog, has not been the same since. Blog outages, moves, and that whole Parenting category of articles? All these (and more) can be blamed on Maggie.
We introduced her a little over a week after she joined us.
Cute, ain’t she?