Docudharma Six Month Anniversary!

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!

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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!

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    And…apologies to Iglesia fas for last night, the power was out and I couldn’t publish, or even write it!  

  2. And now, can I just have a pony?

    • Edger on March 12, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Ummmm…

    Excuse  me, but I thought that was 50,000 Ripples of Power, no?

    But whatever, Conratu-fuckin-dharma-lations, your Buhdyness!

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    happy blog-i-versary, bd…you done good!!  (that otb is no slouch either 😉

    • pfiore8 on March 12, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    of you, OTB, and the revolutionary community of Docudharma…

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    smoooooches… pf8

    • nocatz on March 12, 2008 at 8:03 pm

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  4. And the place has taken on a life of its own.

    Cool.

    Congratulations to all of us!

    Huzzah!

    • Robyn on March 12, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    I just checked and have done exactly 200 essays since we started…not counting the Sunday Music Retrospectives from Turing Test.

    • Alma on March 12, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    looking at the old comments.

    In some ways it seems like yesterday, and in real time, almost was, and in others much longer because of the bonds I think we’ve formed.

    Great job Buhdy and All!  🙂

  5. getting to know all of you. Thanks Buhdy, OTB and the whole crew.

    For a little trip down memory lane, I went back and peeked at one of the first essays I posted here Lets Introduce Ourselves. I think it might be close to the record-holder for the # of comments – one of Armando’s on civility might have beat it out (wouldn’t you know!!)

    Its fun to see all the names that were here six months ago. Sadly, some have either moved on or been quiet for awhile. And thank the goddess for all the new folks that have come. An absolutely fascinating and ever-evolving group of resisters!!!  

  6. keep on keepin on

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  8. This has been a thrill-ride for me.  Wheeee haw!

    Thanks Dharmaniacs!!!

    And thank you buhdy, er partner! Can I still call you boss though?  

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  10. hoppin’ one.  You have the work and we have the fun!

    I wasn’t here for the inauguration party, but certainly happy to be here for the 6 months anniversary.

    Here’s a toast to the continued success and great ambience of Docudharma!

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    • brobin on March 12, 2008 at 9:35 pm

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    Here is to hanging around with the great group of bloggers here for a long time to come.

  11. To all who have/are making this the warm, welcoming, thought

    provoking, issue facing and everything else place it is –

    Thank you each and ever one

    hugs, smooches and ponies all around  😉

    • Pluto on March 12, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    You can use on days when your annoyed at everybody.

    Good people.

    Good work.

  12. If my reasonable request is rejected, I’m going to write some more candidate diaries.

    • RiaD on March 13, 2008 at 12:22 am

    sorry i’m late…had to go to three different towns to get enough candles to represent ALL our wonderful members!!

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    O &….

    I Loooove this place!

    thanks for building it buhdy

  13. everybody for making this a fantastic place. Boss… you did good.

    Sincerely,

    The giant attack calico.

    I cannot believe how many super cool, super smart people I have met here. Kinda humbling.

  14. And the ponies celebrate!

  15. Congratulations and happy anniversary docuDharma!  This is most definitely the coolest place I go to on the intertubes 🙂

    So thank you everyone!

  16. this is what all my ponies should look like:

    ferrari  

    • KrisC on March 13, 2008 at 4:20 am

    It seems like a lifetime ago already!!!

    Well, in blog years anyway….

    I was just looking over some of the first diaries to catch a glimpse of the depths we have endured since the beginning….

    This was one of my favs’ and only because it had this video in it…posted by YetiMonk.

    There have been so many excellent diaries and fun-filled evenings with you all, it’s great to look back to see where we started and realize where we are now.  We have come a long way, we have experienced positive growth where other blogs have not.

    I love this community, I am humbled to be in the presence of each and every one of you…six more months…six more months…come on, chant with me…six more months!

    Cheers to us all!

  17. I hope that this place is living up to your high expectations.

    • lezlie on March 13, 2008 at 11:14 am

    I brought the rainbow!

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    Happy Anniversary, Everyone!

    • kj on March 13, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    what Docudharma means to me:  

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