1389 Blog has passed its fifth blogiversary!

by 1389 on April 25, 2012

in 1389 (blog admin), 1389 Blog, blogging, Google Blogger, Internet, Wordpress

Teddy bear at desk with computer

Blog admin 1389 (that’s me) started this blog just over five years ago, on April 22, 2007, as a casual experiment to find out what blogging was all about. For some time, I had been commenting on behalf of the Counterjihad in various public forums, including Twitter, LGF (once a more-or-less conservative/counterjihad forum. whose proprietor began his downward spiral into corruption and insanity shortly after I joined), Digg (from which I was banned three times), and StumbleUpon. My first thought was to blog links to news items of interest to the techie/IT community, along with my own comments and advice, but I quickly branched out into conservative/counterjihad topics, particularly free speech for the counterjihad. Fellow blog admin CzechRebel and others soon joined me in this effort.

Fifth Birthday Cake - image courtesy of computerclipart.com

In June, 2007, this blog moved from Google Blogger to independent hosting, using the open-source WordPress content management system. We did this because we found that other counterjihad bloggers, including our longtime friends and colleagues at Gates of Vienna, were forced to contend with censorship from Google. Because CzechRebel and I, as well as our other team members, claim the right to push the envelope with regard to acceptable topics for political debate, we decided very early on to take this step to ensure our freedom from corporate political correctness. Yes, it does cost some money, as well as ongoing extra effort, to set up and maintain the blog under our own domain name and independent hosting. But because of the likelihood of losing some followers and subscribers when migrating from a free hosting service to one’s own domain name, we thought it best to make that migration sooner, rather than later.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gramfan April 25, 2012 at 2:09 am

Congratulations, 1389!! Well done.

I hope this won’t affect us:

2 plemmen April 25, 2012 at 8:57 am

Congratulations my friends! Our shared faith is what brought me here and your courtesy and graciousness have kept me coming back time and time again.
Ad Multos Annos

3 Alyse Radenovic April 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Svaka cast!

4 Zilla April 25, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Happy blogiversary! May you celebrate many, many more! Thank you for all of the awesome things you do here and for blessing me with your friendship.

5 Hesperado April 25, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Congratulations, 1389! You’re one of the most prolific and level-headed anti-Islam blogs I’ve seen on the Net.

“LGF (once a more-or-less conservative/counterjihad forum. whose proprietor began his downward spiral into corruption and insanity shortly after I joined…”

Man, ain’t that the truth! I still remember that strange episode. I now wonder about Charles Johnson and what he’s doing about as much as I wonder what Curtis Slewa or Pauley Shore are still doing (i.e., not at all…)

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