5 Years, 9 Moons

Rusty - July 14, 2009

It was 5 years ago this month that I discovered the Bloggernacle and started Nine Moons. I began writing a long post meandering through this blog’s history but fell asleep thinking about it so instead I am going to only say two things:

1) Yay us! We made it 5 years without going inactive, being exposed as a fake blog, fading away, storming off in a huff, selling out to The Man (BCC/T&S), being shut down by Salt Lake, losing our URL, or becoming a member of the DAMU. If that’s not a smashing success then I don’t know what is.

2) The rest of this month will be filled with more posts by me and my fellow permabloggers and other Bloggernaclites posting on the number 5. And no, they’re not going to just be a bunch of Top 5 lists. Unless they are. I don’t know.

22 Comments »

  1. Congrats, all! Over the past couple of years since I’ve discovered the Bloggernacle, Nine Moons has become one of my favorite sites. You really do a fantastic job of discussing interesting stuff. Congrats. (Even if you all seem a little (understandably) burned out.) Keep it up!

    Comment by Hunter — July 14, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

  2. Pfft. Quit trying to crash my Blogiversary, Rusty.

    I’m kidding. Grats on making it to 5 years. I genuinely like the 9M crew when the lot of you are actually blogging.

    I’ve also always loved the rotating header design at 9M, BTW. You were my inspiration for doing a rotating header at my site.

    Comment by Bridget Jack Meyers — July 14, 2009 @ 11:12 pm

  3. “5 years without going inactive”

    Rusty’s got jokes.

    Comment by Andrew S. — July 15, 2009 @ 12:01 am

  4. Congrats on the time, but especially on the great content!

    Comment by TT — July 15, 2009 @ 4:05 am

  5. Thanks for a wonderful 5 years. If I had to pick my favorite thread, Mormon Trading Cards would win (“Benson Scholar!”) followed closely by Rusty’s Gay Pron mustache.

    Comment by Chad Too — July 15, 2009 @ 6:53 am

  6. Congrats. From someone who has faded away, gone inactive and stormed away in a huff. ;-)

    Our anniversary is this month as well, but ours is 6.

    Comment by Kim Siever — July 15, 2009 @ 7:59 am

  7. Cheers!

    Comment by J. Stapley — July 15, 2009 @ 8:21 am

  8. Wow, 5 years is many moons. Get it? Moons?! I crack me up sometimes.

    Well done all.

    Comment by Eric Nielson — July 15, 2009 @ 8:38 am

  9. A hearty congratulations to the only blog that has kept it real for 5 years straight.*

    *mostly because you guys are a bunch of slackers.

    Comment by Steve Evans — July 15, 2009 @ 9:20 am

  10. Yay for us!

    Comment by Silus Grok — July 15, 2009 @ 9:57 am

  11. I came across the “nine moons” verse in Omni the other day and couldn’t help but think of this site… Is the meaning behind your title well-known, or would this be a fitting time for you to explain it again for everyone? I’ve always thought it was cool.

    I’m also putting in my request for a poll on favorite threads, just so we can reminisce and get all sentimental and stuff.

    Comment by Amy — July 15, 2009 @ 2:44 pm

  12. woot!

    Comment by amri — July 15, 2009 @ 6:16 pm

  13. Congrats you all! Pretty amazing. Keep up the great work.

    Comment by Randy B. — July 16, 2009 @ 6:17 am

  14. Yay!

    Comment by Ben Pratt — July 16, 2009 @ 10:36 am

  15. Does this mean I’m five years older than when you started? Oh, man!

    Congrats, all.

    Comment by Mark B. — July 17, 2009 @ 7:23 am

  16. Yay us! We made it 5 years without going inactive, being exposed as a fake blog, fading away, storming off in a huff, selling out to The Man (BCC/T&S), being shut down by Salt Lake, losing our URL, or becoming a member of the DAMU. If that’s not a smashing success then I don’t know what is.

    You could also include not being kicked off the Main Street Plaza as well. Anyway, congrats Rusty–it’s an accomplishment.

    Comment by Guy Murray — July 17, 2009 @ 4:45 pm

  17. Except that Rusty was kicked off Main Street Plaza for kissing his Macbook Pro. We’re staging a protest tomorrow morning.

    Comment by MCQ — July 18, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

  18. :) I knew it had to be one of us.

    Comment by annegb — July 19, 2009 @ 8:43 am

  19. hey, rusty. congratulations. i like your blog. it’s always interesting, although frequently i feel like looking at “mormon blogs” will force me one day to take blood pressure medicine. i commend you for not storming away in a huff. huffiness is super uncool. ;-)

    Comment by Ariane Ben Eli — July 19, 2009 @ 6:25 pm

  20. I miss Don.

    Comment by Ronan — July 20, 2009 @ 3:41 am

  21. Congratulations!

    I agree with Jack in #2 that I love your rotating header images. They are really cool.

    Also, Amy #11, I believe that is where the name of the blog comes from. See this post.

    Comment by Ziff — July 21, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

  22. You’re right, Ziff. Actually I did know that. Since Rusty is my brother, I had the privilege of being one of the first ones invited to view his blog. I well remember reading that very first post and being impressed at how cool my brother was for coming up with it. Thanks for the link so others can read it as well.

    Comment by Amy — July 22, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

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