Yes you read that right! Amazingly today is exactly six months since we published the essay that officially opened DD as a blogging entity, broadcasting 50,000 Pixels of Power across the known Blogoverse!
Six months of just outstanding essays and Pony Parties, six months of building a community, six months of that community coming together and growing stronger…..six months of Yelling Loudly!
At this point I think we can safely say that Docudharma has established itself as a thriving community blog, and of course that means that all credit goes directly to the community…which means…YOU! Yes YOU! Sure, the admins and Contributing Editors have worked their butts off to bring us all excellent post for the Front Page, but none of that means anything without readers, without commenters, without community. Thank You!
If I start to thank everybody personally…well we have 1255 members now, so that would take awhile. But I do want to thank some people specifically among all the others. On The Bus, who was instrumental in starting the blog and getting it up and running. I consider her very much a partner, none of this would have happened without her. ek hornbeck, whose hard work and dedication behind the scenes is surpassed only by his writing and efforts in The Stars Hollow Gazette and our News Desk. Our other two intrepid reporters Magnifico and mishima, who toil in the fields of the google to bring us back the fruits of their labor…and notlightnessofbeing, for all of his efforts to promote the blog across the Blogoverse. And of course…all of the Contributing Editors and Pony Party Posters! But again… without out each and every participant, each and every one of YOU…Docudharma would be a much poorer place.
So…we are here, we are thriving and growing….what’s next???
First of all, more of the same, more great writing, more community building and bonding, more serious, in depth, intelligent conversations. Next, growing. And attracting new folks to the community. And action! We as a community are still working on ways to put all of this wonderful energy into motion, to make even more of a difference in the Real World, as well as the virtual one.
And, ideally, the ultimate goal is to find ways to start merging with other like minded communities and to lend what help we can to other efforts similar to ours. To over time, join with all of those who are working to create a new world based on the idea of cooperation between humans, not competition. On creation, not destruction. To do what we can to help stop the forces and entities that are destroying the planet through their greed, and build a new world where that behavior is not welcome. Where War and Torture and Injustice are shunned and the dignity and voice of each and every individual human being is valued and respected.
That should keep us busy for the next week at least!
Thank you all again…and keep up the good work, and the Yelling!