I have a hard time believing I’ve now been on FTB for an entire five years, but… the calendar doesn’t lie. It’s once again Pi Day (1), my blogoversary, and on looking back I see it was five whole years today since I got the e-mail from PZ telling me my application was successful, frantically tried to think up an OK-sounding blog name, and made my first post.

I do not wish to dwell overly on all that has happened in those five years, as a depressing proportion of it has been negative (for the world and for me personally). I extend a very cautious optimism regarding the next five, but we’ll have to wait and see. However, being a member of FTB has definitely been a major positive for me during those years. Happy anniversary to all those who joined on the same day as me, and may we all have much happy blogging yet ahead.


(1) I am pleased to report that I did, in fact, eat pie. This had nothing to do with it being Pi Day – it was just that our Sunday dinner currently consists of pie – but it was a serendipitous happening and I am glad about it.


  1. Jazzlet says

    Congratulations, I hope the next five years are better for you and for the rest of the world.

  2. Pierce R. Butler says

    2016 … so long ago.

    Something traumatic happened then; I’ve blanked out the rest.

  3. says

    I hadn’t thought about that, but October will mark five years since I was approved. Which means I haven’t annoyed people enough to get tossed out. ^_^

  4. blf says

    Congratulations! In your honour, the mildly deranged penguin just took a few milliseconds longer to eat a wheel of cheese. That was because she got so excited — by your anniversity, she now claims — she stuffed some of it (the cheese, not the anniversary or (as far as is known), you) in her ear.

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