B&P turned 12 yesterday

It was twelve years ago yesterday that the very first post  appeared on Bits & Pieces. 


Thanks to all of you who visit –  whether you stop by every once in a while or whether you’re here several times a day.  Thanks especially to those who take time to comment.  For without you this site would not exist.   Thank you.



30 comments to B&P turned 12 yesterday

  • I'm Yo Daddy

    Happy birthday to you,
    You live in a shoe,
    You look like a monkey,
    And you smell like one too!

    Interesting Trivia:
    – I think the last time I sang that was when I was 12.
    – I’m still not entirely convinced I’m not falling prey to an April Fool’s joke.

  • BillthePainter

    Thanks for keeping it interesting, Jon!

    I remember finding your site for the first time several years ago. Syndicated Radio Host Neal Boortz linked to one if your posts in his newsletters.

    Here’s to many more years!

    • Richard

      Thanks Bill for mentioning Neal Boortz. I have often wondered how I wandered in here and I’m thinking that I got here the same way that you did…I wish that he had not retired.

  • bluebunny27

    Awesome ! Thanks for your good work here. :-)

  • Mike (from Spain)

    I just want to say that it’s rewarding to be a very small part of your successful site during the last few years. Thanks. And the same wish: here’s to many more years!

  • corinthian leather

    Happy Anniversary…silk or pearls?
    Daily reader here.

  • It can’t be said any more eloquently than this way:

  • mon


    i look in on your site almost every day

  • Happy Birthday to Bits & Pieces, Jonco.

  • forgetful

    I don`t comment much but try and stop by once a day, you have a wonderful website here. THANK YOU for taking the time to make it happen

  • Ted

    Happy Anniversary, not saying I’ve been here from the start, but it had to be close. I got my first PC in 2001 and a little booklet came with it title “1001 interesting websites”. Some how I found “Presurfer” by that and later Gerard had you and J-Walk on his “Recommended Blogs” list. An added note; all four of us old farts are about the same age.

  • Deborah

    Love this site and our community!

  • Tim

    Happy birthday, B&P!

  • Thank you for all the entertainment, diversion, laughs and smiles. A lot of good sites came and went, it’s hard to constantly be finding new things, I came to you either via the Presurfer, or by Hanan Levin’s much missed ‘Growabrain’. And I stop by most days… I’m a masterclass-level procrastinator on my own blog, which makes me respect you even more.

    I wish you all the best for the future!

  • DJ

    Happy Birthday B&P!

    I think I’ve been hanging around here for over well over half of that time. B&P is an indispensable part of my day, and, as you know, has helped get me thru some tough times. You do great work here, and gathered some real fine people here. I look forward to seeing you and more B&Pers again someday.

    Deborah said it best…. our community. Thanks, Jon!!


  • Happy Anniversary! Thank YOU, Jonco. I love it here!

  • Kevin

    Does this mean B&P is the longest running April Fools joke in history? Well… I hope it endures for a long time more. Thanks for the guffaws.

  • Rtkane

    Happy birthday B&P! And thanks, Jonco, for the daily laughs!

  • harry w

    I am fairly humbled by the fact that without me the website wouldn’t exist.

    Thank you, you’re welcome and congratulations on finding me, may have may more years of it.

  • revrick315

    Well, I’ve been here quite a while. I remember DJ, Mike, Richard, Scott and others would discuss the age old question, WIHI???

  • Congratulations, Jonco! You da MAN!

  • Barbwire

    Happy Birthday, Bitsandpieces! Twelve years of a great blog, and a new home. Thanks, Jonco!

  • Miss Silver

    I love you guys!!!!

  • infidel

    Happy B-Day I think I have been here at least half of that time

  • Happy Birthday B&P.
    I don’t know if a website can party, but have a lovely day :)

  • Congrats and looking forward to another 12 years! :)

  • Blake

    So you started your posts on April Fool’s Day…did it start as serious, or have wee been living in a joke for 12 years???

    Happy Birthday B&P!!!!

  • Janet

    Happy Birthday B&P! Jonco long may you continue to supply us with our daily laugh. The world has become a smaller place because of this website and I feel most of you are just down the road waiting for a chat!

  • Lore

    Happy 12th Birthday B&P!! Thank you Jonco for this site! I don’t get to visit as often as I used to, but I’m definitely a happy camper when I do!

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