A Long, Strange Trip Indeed

Not referencing the song by The Grateful Dead,  but acknowledging the start of my 9th year as an active blogger.

It was February 6th, 2010 that I published the first post on my original blog, A Simple Village Undertaker. I will note that there were no “likes”.


Not dead yet


Over four thousand posts later, the “Undertaker Blog” is still live, but with no, new content.  The new stuff can be found on these page of Mitigating Chaos.

From my “about” page:

Like its predecessor,  A Simple Village Undertaker, Mitigating Chaos is sometimes very serious, sometimes frivolous and more often than not… somewhere in between. Occasionally political, but never politically correct. I have been blogging topics that are of interest to me since February 2010 and I simply hope that others find them of interest also. I refer to this as a “Look out my window”

Blogging has introduced me to many people around the world. As we share the look out of our respective windows, bonds form and it is like we are neighbors and friends.

Thank you to the many people who visit these pages each day and take the time to comment and share your thoughts.

Here is to the next eight years.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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16 Responses to A Long, Strange Trip Indeed

  1. Wow eight years… congratulations Ray. I wonder if I’ll still be blogging after eight years, assuming I’m still around of course!

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  2. josiesvoice says:

    Congrats,Ray! I have been blogging since 2012 and am still going on as much as I can.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. It’s interesting to look back and, also, to see what effect we’ve had, if any!
    But (and starting a sentence with but always goes against my better judgement) that is not why we blog is it? Primarily we blog for ourselves (most of us anyway), and along the way we meet all sorts of folk, mostly nice folk! You are one such Ray, and I’m glad to have happened across you. Keep up the good work, and may there be many more years of blogging for us all.

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  4. Val Boyko says:

    Good for you Ray!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. lulu says:

    We started our blogs about the same time it seems, but I’ve come no where near 4000 posts! Like you, I’m grateful for the folks who take time to check in but I write mostly for me.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ray V. says:

      Thank you. I may have more posts, but many are superfluous, while yours have more meat to them (lobster meat typically). Like you, I blog to amuse myself and if others are also amused/entertained/informed, all the better.


  6. CJ Hartwell says:

    You’re starting your 9th year? Wow! Well done! 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  7. steve says:

    Don’t you think that the “long, strange trips” are often the most worthwhile? Keep on truckin’, my friend. S

    Liked by 1 person

  8. janowrite says:

    Congrats on your blogging longevity! Blog on!

    Liked by 1 person

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