I just realised that I’ve been blogging fairly regularly for 8 months now. I know it would have been better to wait until a year or to have done the whole 6 months thing but I didn’t notice when I got to 6 months and I’ll probably forget when it gets to a year so I’m doing it now.
I really enjoy blogging. I’ve excitedly watched my daily hit count steadily rise. I was thrilled when I became the first hit on google for Miriam Parkinson (and the second… and the third…) I have become more confident about participating on other blogs etc. I’ve met a bunch of cool people through the TPN dinner and suchlike that I would have NEVER thought I could go to before. I’m even seriously considering doing a sort of cooking show vidcast thing! (Without the gimp mask Cam)
Which brings me to some thankyous.
Richard Giles: You were my introduction to TPN (and independent podcasts in general) through The Gadget Show. You may be somewhat quieter than Cam (though I think most people are) but I still miss you from G’day World. My sister was just saying the other day that you seemed to have a grounding effect on G’day World and stopped Cam from going too much into crazy rant mode. You were 50% of my inspiration to start blogging in the first place so thanks heaps and good luck with your startup.
Cameron Reilly: TPN has a ridiculously strong influence on my life. Almost all of my non-tv based entertainment comes from TPN and I’ve found the shows to be in equal parts entertaining and inspiring. You’re a seriously cool and inspiring guy (even if you are an arsehole and a pervert) and I’ve done a lot of stuff and thought about doing a lot of stuff I never would have dreamed of if it weren’t for you and TPN. Also, you were the other 50% of my inspiration to start blogging again and I promise I’ll come on G’day world eventually. Thanks Dude!
I also thank everyone who reads my blog and particularly those who have commented. I can’t even begin to describe how much of a thrill I get out of having people comment on what I have to say.
Anyways this is a bit of a crazy random post but I like to give credit where credit’s due.
Tags: Cameron+Reilly, Richard+Giles, Confidence, Inspiration, Blogging
Thanks Miriam. Nice to know that I’ve inspired people to start something, and great to know I had a grounding effect on Cam. Surely the later must have taken more effort ;)Keep up the great blogging.Rich
Hi Miriam, Isn’t it funny, I would have said basically the same thing ab out how I got started in listening to podcasts and then blogging (which I haven’t done for a while now – must do more). I was reading Richard’s Gadget Lounge site when he posted about podcasting and so started listening to the Gadget Show and then G’day world. I highly recommend going on G’day world – even if it is just so Cameron can poke fun at you… It’s a good laugh anyway. I too miss Richard’s contribution to G’day world and miss the Gadget Show… but I can’t wait to see what Scouta is all about.
You know, Richard Whatsimmy… The straight man to Cams funny man.
Richard Giles, for those playing at home.