On February 1, 2011, we celebrated the second anniversary of the Webner House blog. It has been an interesting two years.
We’ve pretty much remained true to our initial post, which set forth the concept of the blog. Of course, I’d like to see more posts from Richard, and Russell, and Kish, because I think the expression of different views makes things more interesting — and I know that we all have different views on many issues. For that same reason, I’ve been happy with my big brother’s embrace of blogging. UJ and I have different views on many things, but I respect and appreciate his thoughtful posts even when I disagree with them. And, of course, Penny brings an entirely different, four-footed perspective to the table. I’m hopeful that, as time passes, we see more postings from other members of the Webner clan, near and far.
Blogging is a fascinating demonstration of the power and reach of the internet. We are closing in on 60,000 hits on our humble family blog and have received comments on our writings from people across the world. It is fascinating to read what they have to say, and it makes the world seem like a more intimate place where diverse people who may nevertheless share common interests can freely chat about almost anything. The process is inherently empowering and is probably why repressive regimes seem to view the internet as a deadly enemy.
As we move into our third year, we Webners give our heartfelt thanks to all of our readers, comment-makers, and friends.