B&P is 10 Years Old Today!


Happy Birthday B&P!

10 yearsThe first blog I can remember reading regularly was memepool.com.  (It’s still there and just started back up after a three year hiatus.)  Then I discovered J-Walk Blog and was hooked.   Like many of you I was forwarding funny things people sent me.  I always worried about whether some wouldn’t want to receive this stuff, so I decided to start Bits & Pieces.  The name comes from a column I wrote in a newsletter for a club I belong to that featured little bits of miscellaneous information.

Bits & Pieces began on March 31, 2002 over at BitsandPieces1.blogspot.combut posting was sporadic for the first couple of years.  Somewhere around 2005 I began to get serious and started posting daily.

The very first post was just a “welcome” post:  http://bitsandpieces1.blogspot.com/2002/03/welcome-to-latest-incarnation-from.html

The first post with real content was April 3, 2002 –  Butts Across America  The rest, as they say, is history.

It’s been an interesting ten years. A lot has happened in those years.  The site slowly and steadily gained a following of loyal readers.  Their (your) input made it fun for me to continue. Of course adding ads to the site helped pay the costs of hosting and running the site. 

Ten years is a long time in the blogosphere.  Here are just a few major internet players and how long they’ve been around:

  • J-Walk Blog –  9 years (closed)
  • Miss Cellania –  7 years
  • The Presurfer –  12 years
  • Huffington Post –  7 years
  • Cynical-C Blog –  8 years
  • Joanne Casey –  5 Years
  • Boing Boing –  17 years
  • Daily Kos –  10 years
  • Amy Oops –  4 years
  • Reddit –  7 years
  • Facebook –  8 years
  • Neatorama –  7 years
  • Buzz Feed –  6 years

Will B&P be around in another ten years?  Who knows!  Stay tuned and find out.

Thanks to you, the loyal readers of Bits & Pieces.  Without you, I’m sure this site would be history.