What better way to celebrate than with a kick ass tank video featuring my two favorite tanks- the Abrams and the Leopard (with an AC/DC soundtrack!)
It’s hard to believe that I have been writing First In for FIVE years today. No editor or help at all. A half a million hits and one award later it feels like I have been doing it my whole life. Along the way I have met a lot of very cool people and have corresponded with folks from all over the world. Quite frankly there isn’t enough time in the day to talk with everyone and for that I apologize. If I don’t always seem to make sense chalk it up to exhaustion.
Thanks to everyone who reads First In for making it a mildly successful blog. Unlike some other big timers I write First In when I can get a few minutes of free time. The demands of family, school, work, extra curricular activities and occasionally sleep all reduce the amount of time I can spend on what is essentially a hobby. For example last weeks poll results on the background were so close I have decided to try some new backgrounds. I’ll be messing around with them until something cool comes along.
There is one aspect of blogging that I am actually proud of though. That is the ability to raise awareness of issues that people otherwise wouldn’t have knowledge of. Reporting on the Philly fire department brownout situation as well as other issues related to public safety, and topics like PTSD for example make this worthwhile. I’ll keep writing and trying to raise awareness of things I believe are important while trying to be mildly amusing as well. Here’s to another five years.
Thanks All! CaptainAmerica