Four Years Now and I’m Still Talkin’

Today is Pi Day and the fourth anniversary of this little blog. Prior anniversary posts:
2009 – Three Years – Already?
2008 – Pi Day, v.2.0
2007 – Has it been A Year already? and On Pi Day and Clinton Lie Detectors
2006 – Cartoon Home Cookin’, Mama King and Me

In 2007, I hinted about the name of the blog…

It was named in honor of my little brother, the great Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi: Master Jedi, Champion Blue Devils Snare Drummer, Bulldawg to the Bone, PGA Golfer, Footballer, Marathon Runner, Consumer of Mass Quantities of “Do-Do” balls, great brother, friend, husband and father. During many nights in his yard/ driveway/kitchen, the discussions we had brought me out of my middle-age induced fog to realization that we Americans needed to take back America.

Yes indeed, we American need to take back America. Who would have thought four years ago on this day that we’d be faced with the dilemmas foisted upon us by our government, with a CinC for whom many adjectives come to mind, but not a single one of them is “patriotic.”

I expanded my blog horizons by attending CPAC twice, in 2009 and 2010 (official blogger!). Last August, I attended the first annual RedState gathering. I went to my first (of many) Tea Parties.

I’d had a little diary over at RedState since 2008 that seems to get more notice now. My first foray into contributing to other blogs was AtlantaPoliticsOnline, which seems to have taken a hiatus. Then last month I was invited to a new group blog, Potluck, a gathering place for like-minded conservative women. Be sure to check it out if you haven’t already, it’s a blast!

Following Stacy McCain’s How to Get a Million Hits on Your Blog in Less Than a Year increased my traffic significantly, even though I’ve not hit the million mark yet. That’s not really the point here. What’s important is America has a voice, even the little people like me, and our voice is being heard ’round the world even while it is ignored by our elected officials in state governments and Washington, DC.

As always, I extend my heartfelt thanks to The Anchoress, my blogi-mom, for inspiring me to even start this journey, to Fausta, for the encouragement and hilarious stories in the middle of the night at CPAC, to Erick Erickson, for his openness and great ideas, to Jimmie Bise, for his suggestions about what the future might hold for this little spot in the blogosphere and to all my friends (both met and “not met yet”) out there on the web:

American Digest, All American Blogger, Andrea Shea King, Atlas Shrugs, Crystal Clear Conservative, Hot Air, Erick Erickson, Fausta, Katie Favazza, Lakeshore Laments, Little Miss Attila, Midnight Blue, Newly Conservative Lesbian, No Pasaran, No Runny Eggs, Not One Red Cent, Outside the Beltway, Pam Meister, Ralph Benko, RFC Radio, Scrappleface, Stix Blog, Smart Girl Politics, The American Mind, The Other McCain, The Sundries Shack, Vodkapundit, Ace of Spades, Teflon Don, American Digest, American Power, Amused Cynic, The Anchoress, Augean Stables, TOTUS, Betsy’s Page, Big Girl Pants, Big Hollywood, Birdbrain, BlackFive, blonde sagacity, Breath of the Beast, Church of the Painful Truth, Classical Values, Common Folk Using Common Sense, Daley Gator, Diana West, Doug Ross, Flopping Aces, Gates of Vienna, Gateway Pundit, Georgia Sports Blog, Get the Picture, GM Roper, GrEaT sAtAn’S gIrLfRiEnD, Grouchy Old Cripple, House of Erathosthenes, J’s Café Nette, Jaded Haven, Jeremayakovka, Jihad Watch, Jim Treacher, Jon Swift, Laurie Kendrick, Let Freedom Ring, Liberty & Culture, Maggie’s Notebook, Mamacita, Michelle Malkin, Mr Eugenides, My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, Neo-Neocon, Not Ready for My Burqua, Okie on the Lam, One Cosmos, OPFOR, Patterico, Peach Pundit, protein wisdom, Publius Pundit, Pundit and Pundette, reclaim conservatism, RedState, ReliaPundit, Riehl World View, Right Truth, Right Wing Sparkle, Second Draft, Sippican Cottage, small dead animals, Solomonia, Texas Fred, The Muslim Question, The Real Barack Obama, The Return of Scipio, The Rhetorican, Tigerhawk, Troglopundit, Villainous Company, Webutante, Will Collier, Yid with Lid, Political Friends, Camp of the Saints, Frugal Cafe Zone, Atlanta Politics Online, HotMES, Insert Clever S.Logan Here, The Camp of the Saints, Another Black Conservative, Paco Enterprises, American Glob, DaTechguy, Verum Serum, Caught Him With a Corndog, Storm’n Norman, Barbara Espinosa, Babalu, Adrienne’s Corner, And So it Goes in Shreveport, Backyard Conservative, Bread upon the Waters, Carol’s Closet, Coffee Milk Conservative, Fuzzy Logic, Nice Deb, No Sheeples Here, Politicaljunkie Mom, Ruby Slippers, Shout First, Ask Questions Later

UPDATE: Instalanche! Thanks, Glenn!


  1. Pat Austin said,

    March 14, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Happy Birthday!


  2. March 14, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Happy Fourth Blogiversary, Obi. I am thankful for the linky-love but most especially for your friendship.

    I hope to hook up with you and all the other exceptional bloggers on the right at next year’s CPAC.

    Have a great day and congratulations on your wonderful blog. Keep up the good work.


  3. MNRobot said,

    March 14, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Happy -um- I was going to say Birthiversary but Carol beat me to the better one. 🙂 Anyway, Congratulations on your fourth year!
    No, you don’t know me. I saw your comment at Gator Doug’s place and wanted to say hello. Nice blog. I shall go add it to my blogroll now. How did I miss yours? (No reciprocation expected.) Cheers!


  4. Adrienne said,

    March 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Happy Blogoversary!

    That list of links you put up made me break out in hives. It would have taken me days to do that. Amazing!


  5. nicedeb said,

    March 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Happy blogiversary!


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  7. March 14, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    If only you were a ‘Bama fan, you’d be perfect.


  8. Jill said,

    March 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    and many happy returns!


  9. March 14, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    You’re doing an awesome job, Obi’s Sister! Here’s to four more years!


  10. March 14, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

    As my great guru, Tony Baretta, once said: Keep On Strokin’


  11. March 14, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Happy Blogiversary and many happy returns.


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  16. proof said,

    March 14, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    How can it be “pi” day? Them look like cookies!
    Congratulations on hanging in there four years!


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  18. Peter said,

    March 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! This from someone you’ve never heard of, also trying to hold on to his little piece of the USA.


  19. March 14, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    4 Years! Congrats on an exceptional coup from the staff @ GsGf


  20. fuzislippers said,

    March 14, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!! 😀


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  22. March 14, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Many happy returns and I’ve denounced you to the White House…


  23. nbpundit said,

    March 14, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    God bless you in your works. We still miss and remember Obi over
    at GCP.


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    March 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm

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