Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Six Years



So here I am, arriving at my sixth anniversary of The Clarity of Night. That's something like 42 in blog years.

It's about time I had a middle-aged blog to match my middle-aged life.

The truth is, six years of anything on the internet borders on Twilight Zone material. Despite Facebook, and Twitter, and whatever else I'm too backward know about, I endure here, because I still feel that blogs offer more room and flexibility and control that anything else.

I'm not going to wax poetic this year or talk about how I've wrestled with retiring Clarity. I've accepted that these snippets of prose, poetry, and photography allow me to speak in ways that I otherwise can't. If you've been coming here to share them, then I thank you for being out there. If you just come for the contests, that's fine too, because I offer them in an open spirit.

I'll leave you with a little anecdote that seems somehow fitting. You probably know that the katydid is my patron night spirit/ambassador/bug. Each year around this time, I wonder whether I'm going to get an opportunity to photograph a new one for my blog anniversary. Then, around the first week of August, we invariably make one of our trips to the mountains, and low and behold, shy katydids are suddenly lining up to be fashion models. We have them at the campfire, we have them clinging to the cabin, we even have them knocking right at the front door. This fellow was one of those.

I'd like to think they know. ;)

Here's to six years!

16 comments:

Damyanti said...

Congratulations on your sixth Blogiversary!

And I think the katydids know too :)

Cloudia said...

Congrats to a great blogger and pal!


*Clink*



Aloha from Waikiki;


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Erratic Thoughts said...

Six years!
Congratulations Jason:)
Thank you for sharing you work...
~Cheers

Cat said...

Congrats, Jason! Here's to another 6. ;-)

SzélsőFa said...

congratulations, Jason!
i too, border some sort of an anniversary in blogging - i lost count. all i know it is 30 August.
cheers,
SzF

Loren Eaton said...

Congrats, sir! That's quite an accomplishment.

Laurel said...

Cheers!

Seré said...

Big Congratulations to you, Jason! You have something special here. It seems that, along with all of us, even the katydids are glad you've stuck with it.

Lee said...

J - congrats and glad the lights still on ~.

Bruce Roush said...

Hearty congratulations and many thanks for your generosity of spirit.

Margaret said...

Congratulations, Jason!

That's an achievement to be proud of. Well done and thank you for all you've shared over those years.

jason evans said...

Damyanti, Cloudia, Erratic Thoughts, Cat, Szelsofa, Loren, Laurel, Sere, Lee, Bruce, and Margaret,

Thank you for all the well wishes. :) It has been such a pleasure spending time and sharing thoughts with you!

Jackie Jordan said...

Congratulations! I have only been knowing you for a moment, and your kind nature is apparent. Thank you again, Jason.

Precie said...

Happy anniversary! I agree the blog is a unique space that really couldn't be replicated in some other web tool. Thanks.

the walking man said...

Cool. That be a lot of posts.

Atrisa said...

To still churn out tireless quality writing after 6 years is commendable. A pat on the back for you!