Monday, August 18, 2008

Third Anniversary


Three years ago, The Clarity of Night began.

Although this blog didn't start out this way it's become, I think of it now as a kind of interactive magazine. A little something for everyone, with a common theme and a common feel. That approach has pushed the writer in me to experiment, to learn, and to grow.

You helped me more than I can say. Thank you for that. Truly. And if I've been able to give you a little something in return, all the better. I'm glad to have spent time with each one of you.

Here's to another year!

(*The katydid, pictured above, being my favorite night insect, has become the mascot for The Clarity of Night. This one, knowing of my up-coming anniversary, stopped by the cabin a couple weeks ago to treat Aine and I to a photo-shoot and a concert. To Mr. Katydid, we give our sincere appreciation.)

26 comments:

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Congratulations are certainly in order! I have the whole of the blogosphere to select from, yet this is the place I come to for insight, for inspiration, for digital solace in a world grown weary with mediocrity.

My favourite night insects are the moon moths Actias and Argema.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Happy Blogoversary!The journey so far has been so lovely.Wish you both lovelier times ahead :)

Bernita said...

Happy Anniversary, Jason.

Aine said...

Congratulations, love! I'm still amazed and in awe of your creation. You have captured a beautiful piece of your heart that will endure here.

Here's to the next three!
:)

strugglingwriter said...

Congratulations on the third year anniversary. And, thank you!

Precie said...

Happy anniversary!!! Long may you blog!

Sarah Hina said...

Congratulations, Jason!! What a sweet milestone. And what a picture! Mr. Katydid is so fittingly clear.

Your generosity and encouragement--here, and on our own blogs--is only so appreciated because it means something more profound, coming from you. I hope we all continue to grow! And I look forward to the years to come. :)

Now have a drink. Aine, too. ;)

Jaye Wells said...

Has it already been three years? How is that possible? Congratulations, Jason.

jason evans said...

EOH, that comet moth is truly striking, and the luna moth is certainly one of my favorites when it makes a ghostly visit. Thank you for the kind words. Your blog is similar haven for me.

Sameera, lovely times indeed, thank you!

Bernita, and happy anniversary in to you in return. Glad to see we're both going strong.

Aine, thank you for being part of its soul. :)

Strugglingwriter, you're most welcome.

Precie, I hope to, thanks. :)

Sarah, I'm so glad that you've created your own magic here on the blogosphere. Thank you for the warm, warm words. (Cool picture, eh? ;) It must be a riot to see Aine and I chase bugs around in the night with flashlights to get these pictures.)

Jaye, I know, it's amazing. For you too. What a journey we've had. Here's to where the journey leads!

Geraldine said...

Congrats to you Jason and may there be many more to come! The Clarity of Night is such a joy to visit. You have so much talent to share: your writing, your photography, your sense of humor and humanity too. I am also so grateful for you in providing the inspiration and encouragement to start MPP; which was the result of participating in one of your writing contests. Well done dear Jason. Hugs to you and Aine!

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Remiman said...

Jason,
congratulation on your commitment to this blog. You've obviously found a formula for satisfaction here. I always enjoy reading your musings and poetry.
rel

Meghan said...

Happy Blogoversary, Jason!

jason evans said...

Geraldine, thanks so much for your kinds words to Aine and me. :) Thank you for your contributions to the world of writing. You bring a purity and energy to what you do.

Rel, and I'm so glad to have your visits and your insights. I hope that the coming years see much more from the both of us.

Thank you, Meghan!

Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats on three years. I'm still a good ways off of that.

I like katydid's myself. Lana and I had a big one show up a month or so back and she got some great pictures.

FANCY said...

That I want to say that you are a source of inspiration so happy Blogoversary

Lena said...

Congratulations for the 3rd anniversary, keeping a blog on such a level for quite a long time is an achievement indeed! :)

jason evans said...

Charles, I hope to see those pictures on your blog!

Fancy, thanks so much. :) You made me smile.

Lena, these creations would be less without those wonderful folks who still continue to read them. Thank you!

jenn said...

A very happy anniversary to you, Jason!

ChrisEldin said...

Happy Anniversary Jason!!
I don't remember how I stumbled upon your blog, but it was one of the Clarity of Night contests which hooked me. Reading through all the entries, perusing the photographs of your blog, and even just the name itself--Clarity of Night. I find myself feeling more like a writer when I stop by.

Thank you for all of your warm energy in keeping this community together!!!

jason evans said...

Jenn, thanks for being a regular reader for so long. :)

Chris, however the stumbling happened, I'm so glad that it did!! Thank you for the kind words, and thank you for being a pillar in that community.

Selma said...

Well, I am certainly glad to have discovered you. It is a treat and a privilege to read your work. Wishing you many, many more happy years!

jason evans said...

Selma, thanks so much! You really made me smile.

JR's Thumbprints said...

You seem seasoned beyond your three years blogging. Congrats on a wonderful blog!

JaneyV said...

Jason - Happy blogiversary to you. You have no idea of how much I've learned by coming by The Clarity of Night in the last six months. The school holidays have taken me away from the Blogsphere a bit recently but I am always called back to your blog. You are always so welcoming and such a gracious host.

Long may it continue. Cheers to you and Aine and to Mr Katydid too!

Ello said...

I'm late to this, but congratulations to 3 wonderful years! Have a wonderful blogiversary! I love your blog!

jason evans said...

JR, Janey, and Ello, thanks so much for the kind words and well wishes!