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Happy Birthday, Blue Skunk

I see a lot of people running from one thing to the next and not really achieving anything. They live in a constant state of distraction and experimentation. There’s nothing wrong with new things and testing them out - but unless you’re fortunate enough to have a lot of spare time or an amazing capacity not to sleep there comes a time where you need to choose a handful of things to do (or even just one) and to do it to the best of your ability. - Darren Rowe, Should I Quit Blogging?



The first Blue Skunk blog post appeared four years ago, Monday, August 8, 2005.

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Reader Comments (10)

Kudos to you,sir! Always an inspiration and food for thought. Thanks for all your work.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterteacherninja

Congratulations- and many thanks for an entertaining and thought-provoking read. Blogs like yours makes RSS worth using!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon


The first four bloggers I followed were Joyce Valenza, Will Richardson, David Warlick... and Doug Johnson. I've add a few others to my Google Reader since then, but I've never regretted my initial choices.

Thanks for being an articulate and interesting advocate for libraries and the literate life.

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdiane

So, now you're 4 years old...congratulations! Funny how much can happen in 4 years but how little that seems when we look back at the last 20. Wonder what we'll be blogging about in the next 4 years?

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobdarrow

Just like Diane above, yours was one of the first few blogs I followed. I selected the first ones based on relevance to what i do or wildly popular edu-bloggers. I have since dropped a few of my original feeds--they seem to say the same thing over and over, and never seem to interact with their readers--but you my friend never disappoint and always react many times privately and publicly. What I enjoy most in the blogging world is the conversation that is 2-way. Thanks for continuously challenging my thinking. Even though there are many times I must "mark all as read" due to time constraints and obligations (and trying to handle way more feeds than I probably should) I always read this one. Consider yourself "read" and much appreciated.

Happy Birthday! Thanks for continuing to do what you do... and doing it so well!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie Wassenmiller

Thanks all for the kind words.


August 10, 2009 | Registered CommenterDoug Johnson

Congradulations! Keep up the good work...

When does this day become a national holiday?

August 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenn Gorman

May your ideas and insights continue to enlighten us for many years to come!

August 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralice yucht

Thank you, Alice. You have only yourself to blame for me blogging since you helped me get started.


August 15, 2009 | Registered CommenterDoug Johnson

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