Wow. A year went by so fast.
I’ve been blogging for longer than a year (you can see my first attempt at blogging — but be prepared to laugh at me), but as of today, The D-Ring is one year old.
Who knew I’d still be blogging here after a year. Or that I’d have as many readers as I do. For a long time, I thought only my mom would want to read this stuff. She does read The D-Ring, by the way. Hi, mom.
A lot has changed in a year. I left the Pentagon for a new job (and have since gotten a new title). I’ve left apartment living in the Virginia suburbs and moved into a condo in the heart of Washington, DC. I’ve met some really interesting people, both online and in person.
Some of the highlights:
- Defending the misinterpreted “blog crackdown” by the AWRAC
- Getting to see USAA donate $8,000 to Project Valour-IT at the Milblog Conference in May (disclosure: USAA is an Edelman client and I worked with them)
- Criticizing the Pentagon for blocking MySpace, YouTube and other social media sites
- The Beauchamp Affair
- Learning about the exploits of Chris and Chris on their deployment adventures (both of whom I am a big fan, even if they are Zoomies)
- And much more
So thanks to you all. Milbloggers. PR Bloggers. Friends and Family. I have you all to thank for the D-Ring. Here’s to the next 365 days in The D-Ring.