April 29, 2008

Happy First Anniversary American Interests

"With any luck, American Interests … is helping to address what I deem as a prevailing rationality void in relation to America’s role in our world."

One year ago today, I burst onto the blogging world. As regular readers know, I am a very serious blogger about American Interests. With any luck, American Interests, a site that primarily focuses on matters relating to international affairs and security from a pro-United States perspective, is serving to address what I deem as a prevailing rationality void in relation to America’s role in our world. This being in part, due to unintended ignorance amongst the masses, a lack of knowledge as fueled by most, but not all elements of print and electronic media.

To date, 145 posts articles or around 154,000 words have been posted with 15 of these having been featured at Reuters and The Chicago Sun Times sites courtesy of the Blogburst syndication service.

I greatly value everyone who has been following my writing. It is you, my readers that have assisted in the establishment of this blog, you are part of an extensive list that is too lengthy to enumerate in this post.

Welcome to the party, invite your friends, and hope you enjoy the virtual cake - at least it’s not fattening!

Oh, and finally, trade deficits, trade liberalization, trade protection, trade alliances ... the subject of my latest post, it's just below...

27 comments:

Lord Nazh said...

Congrats Otto! I'm running up to a year and a half, but nothing like what you have done.

Salute!

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Otto/Ottavio,

Congratulations!

Happy Anniversary!

And, many happy returns.

I'll enjoy some of that virtual cake, and have posted an open invitation, over at "Another War-on-Terror Blog."

And, congrats again on your inclusion in Conlist.

heidianne jackson said...

congratulations, otto - a well reached milestone. my one year mark is fast approaching, but i fear i've done no where near as well as you...

btw, virtual cake is my favorite kind of cake!!!

heidianne jackson
http://biggirlpants.typepad.com

Karen said...

Yea for you, Otto! Happy Blogging Birthday. All the kudos are well deserved.

I'll raise my glass this evening to many more interesting, informative posts from you!

Z said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Otto! What a wonderful milestone!

let me join with all these good people (Heidianne and Karen are friends!) in saying THANK YOU for doing more for and thinking better of America than more than half of our own Americans are doing. God bless and keep fighting the good fight. We need you!

As you know, I like Melbourne very much and wish we could sit on a shady street and share a coffee and CAKE! Z

Z said...

I hope you don't mind, I invited quite a few people to your site at my blog!! Get another cake! Z

Tapline said...

Otto, I for one am honored that you allow me to share some thoughts on your much blessed posts. Except, for people like you and others of your ilk, American Interests would not be served. Your words are an inspiration to us all..Congratuations of your 1st ....stay well....

lonelyconservative.com said...

Happy Blogging Birthday! As an American, I was thrilled to find your rational blog. How refreshing! The virtual cake is the best kind-no calories.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Congrads my friend!..well deserved indeed!!!..Hugzzzzzzzzz!

Debbie said...

Happy birthday, you don't look a day over 6 months, ha. Look at what you have accomplished in such a short time. I'm proud to call you my friend.

Keep up the good work.

Yum, birthday cake. I love the icing best!

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

MK said...

Wooohooooo, congrats Otto, happy birthday. for he's a jolly good fellow, for he's...

Hopefully you'll be around in 2009 banging away as usual. Great stuff.

Jeff said...

Happy Birthday American Interests! Keep up the superb work.

The Merry Widow said...

Congratulations, and MANY Happy Returns!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

"With any luck, American Interests … is helping to address what I deem as a prevailing rationality void in relation to America’s role in our world."

You have and continue to fulfill the above statement with excellent writing and content. Happy Anniversary and many more!

Jungle Mom said...

Feliz CumpleaƱos!
I do appreciate your work here.

Jungle Mom said...

BTW, I added you to my blog roll.

Layla said...

Otto you have a wonderful blog here and I too appreciate what you do.

Happy blog birthday and many more I hope!

frank c said...

Hi otto
congrats on the 1yr mark,hope it gets bigger and better for you cheers frank c

Flag Gazer said...

Otto - Happy Birthday, my friend!

"145 posts or 154,000 words"
- don'r forget to add that they have been inspiring and though provoking!

Thanks for the cake!

Incognito said...

Congrats Otto... where's my piece o cake??!!

Blogburst has been fun for me, for both my blogs. Same 2 have posted my writings, but only one has had any significant amount of traffic... a piece I wrote about Obama a month or so ago.. it's still getting clicks on the Chicago Sun Times site.. in excess of 2,300, though only about 183 actually clicked through to my blog.
Anyway... congrats!

David Schantz said...

Congratulations and Happy belated First Anniversary! This is a great site so I'm sure there will be many more to come. Keep on bloggin.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

umulisa said...

Hey Otto, keep up the great work, much appreciated. I put a piece about barack at the top of www.darrellepp.com, hope you enjoy it. again,
cheers!

Karen said...

I was invited to join Blogburst and did so, finishing the process today. Looking forward to seeing if anything interesting happens!

Elaine said...

Just a small piece of cake for me please :-) Congrats on your anniversary. Trying to think when we first met in the land of blogs and it must have been a few months after we both started our blogs. I don't always agree with everything you say but I always read and remain a loyal friend.

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

hApPy AnNi OtToBaBe!

American Interests is essential reading in the New Millennium.

A cool, crunk and disorderly cuz from down under yonder.

May there be many, many more. We need you, we love you and you rOcK! You...Just...Do...

Americaneocon said...

You're doing a great job, Ottavio!

American Interests.blog said...

To everyone who left a comment - THANK YOU!

Look out for my forthcoming post as tentatively titled, "Nuclear Syria aided by North Korea".