A few months after I was born, in March 1998, Daddy and I entered the Computer Age by joining a long since defunct Message Board Community on the old Time Magazine website.
In 2002 Daddy became a Blogger, and it was not long before I was posting on the blog as well.
My participation evolved over the years, gradually increasing.
By the time Daddy made the decision to close that blog, in the Fall of 2007, he and I had decided to make me a Co-Blogger whose name appeared in the credits part of my posts, and allow me to increase my participation as the inspiration struck me.
Since then I've increased the frequency of my postings, and expanded my section of the sidebars.
Along the way I've become a frequent host of Carnival of the Cats, and been linked, and praised by bloggers in various ways, and become a Calendar Pin-Up Kitty.
We noticed that my efforts have not just been well received, and get people, and Cats, to leave comments, but have led to spikes in the traffic for the blog.
The reaction to my posts of the last few weeks got us to talking about whether it was time to take the next step and set me up on a blog all my own, like most of the blogs in the Cat Blogosphere, including many of the very best there are.
While I napped all day Daddy was online, and each time I awoke he stopped what he was doing, and so I had no clue of the surprise that awaited me this evening.
He woke me, and showed me the page the computer was turned to, and I was stunned, and then overcome with such emotion it is hard to describe.
There it was...My own Blog!!!
What a cool Chrissymouse Gift! ;-D
The name was just the one I had told him I wanted to use, if given the chance, and the description, under the title, is a part funny, and part serious, description of the purpose of, and the goals I have for, the place.
I hope to introduce the place on, or about, January 3rd.
My Blogrolls and Links, and Amazon Ads, will move there, and certain of my old posts from the last 2 years, will appear there through out the month, as originally written, or updated, among them posts about me, and my poems, and stories.
I want these pieces to serve not only as a way to introduce me to new readers, but give old fans a chance to discover some things they might never have read.
I have big plans for 2010!
I will host Carnival 12 times (The 1st will be 1/17), and Weekend Cat Blogging 10 times (The 1st will be 1/22-1/24), and hope to even help out with the Bad Kitty Festival as well.
The growing number, and variety, of the links in my blogrolls will give me a lot to choose from as places to get post ideas, and as places to write about, and comment on.
I won't be the first Cat Blogger to find the inspiration to blog about, and comment on news stories, websites, and blogs, but I intend to add my unique voice to that side of our Community, as best I know how, and with the continued help, and encouragement, of Daddy behind the scenes.
The websites and blogs, videos, newspaper columns, TV and Radio Shows, and Podcasts of others have a lot to teach us Felines, and our Humans, and the variety, I'm slowly learning, is truly astounding.
Oh, and there will be more videos on YouTube, as well, to compliment my photos on the blog, hee, hee! ;-D
I am very excited about this, and I hope you, my fans, and regular readers, are as well!
*** NEW YEAR'S DAY UPDATE!!!***
The new Blog debuted New Year's Day with a 3 post introduction full of pictures! ;-D
The 1st thing you will notice will be the name of the blog, and the description underneath, then the extensive and, I think, unique collection of links in the blogroll.
I invite you to come on over, and join the month long celebration!
The blog is called Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat.
The 1st post is here = Hello, World! A Hearty Meow to One, and All!