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This month the Cavalcade turns 10 years old

Posted in blogging with tags , , , on March 17, 2016 by Paxton

Happy 10th anniversay to…well, myself.

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That’s right, 10 years ago this month, March 2006, I began The Cavalcade of Awesome. Check out the spiffy new 10 Years badge! You can give a shout to CT for that design. Tell him he did a great job. I love it.

So, 10 years. Here’s a link to that very first inauspicious article.

Actually, my blog wasn’t originally titled The Cavalcade of Awesome, the original title was What I’m Thinking.  Here’s that original blog header.

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And shortly after I changed the title to Cavalcade of Awesome.
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Here’s another early blog banner design. I used this one for a LONG time.  It’s based on Gmail’s “ninja theme”.

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Lots of cool, crazy stuff has happened to me on this blog. I’ve met so many cool friends.  Let’s talk about a few of the highlights.

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My Blogiversary: 6 years that must feel like 60 to my readers…

Posted in blogging with tags , on March 10, 2012 by Paxton

So, it’s been 6 years (today!) since I started this blog (or what would become this blog).  Man, to my readers that keep coming back it must feel like 60 years. I actually missed last year’s blogiversary for some reason, but that’s okay.

It’s been a lot of fun and I thank everyone for continuing to come back and enjoy my content. A lot has happened since I started. I’ve met a lot of good friends and fellow bloggers. I’m writing for other sites and I was lucky enough to be asked by two of my blogging friends, CT and Jeeg, to be a part of their podcasting thing-a-ma-jig. It seems to be doing okay and we’ve received a lot of positive feedback (except for the one guy on Zune who seems to hate us).

My Blogiversary: 4 Years of being AWESOME…

Posted in blogging with tags , , , on March 10, 2010 by Paxton

I started what became this blog back on March 10, 2006, four years ago today.  It all started with a nondescript article about Windows Vista.  Actually, I posted like four articles that day.  I don’t know what the hell got into me there.  And two of them were about Microsoft Vista.

As you can see from the picture above, my blog originally started out on Google’s Blogger platform.  I was still finding my feet over there as my articles were all over the map and even less focused than they are now (if you can believe that).  I made the move over to WordPress on Jan 18, 2007 with an article about the return of Jack Bauer on Season 6 of 24; Jack Is Back.  The very first name of this blog over on Blogger was Pax’s Technotainment Blog as I was going to talk about movies, books and technology.  It eventually evolved into What I’m Thinking for a few years and then, in May 2008, I changed the blog’s title to the now infamous, Cavalcade of Awesome.  Along with the move to WordPress and the name change, I also registered my own URL, http://paxholley.net.  I still need to nail down http://www.cavalcadeofawesome.com.

It’s been a fun four years.  I still enjoy writing and posting articles.  I’m not doing four articles a day like that first day, but I think the quality has increased.  I’ve also met several bloggers along the way that I’ve come to know and enjoy.  People like Shawn Robare over at Branded in the 80s, Jen at The Movieholic & Bibliophile’s Blog, Trish at Trish’s Book Reading Nook and Naida at the bookworm.  These people are not only entertaining bloggers themselves, they have enough badassery (totally made that up) to keep coming back to my blog and subject themselves to my particular brand of awesome.  Got to love them for that.

Anyway, I hope everyone here has enjoyed the last four years as I plan on continuing this little ride for the time being.  Stay tuned for my continuing Cavalcade of Awesome.