Happy birthday to me

Tomorrow, this blog turns one year old. In that time I’ve made some fine new friends, founds lots more who love to argue which suits me fine, learned a lot about myself and also about how much I still need to learn. I’ve rediscovered some of the music of my youth . . . . it’s been a wonderful year and I’m grateful to those of you who have made a habit of stopping by. Like any blogger, I crave comments – keep leaving them and I’ll keep the chat going.


  • Total views: 28,264 (30K would have been nice for a birthday present)
  • Busiest day: 208 views — Wednesday, June 23, 2010
  • Posts: 1,017 (who knew I had that much time)
  • Comments: 4,514 (the best part)

So happy birthday to Whatever Works. (And lordy, lordy, lordy, I wish I’d known about the Woody Allen movie of the same title before I launched the blog. But so it is, as the late Linda Ellerbe used to say.)

The first post here was brief.

23 responses to “Happy birthday to me

  1. Happy bday tomorrow to you!


  2. Happy birthday, Moe’s blog!!


  3. Happy Birthday Moe. I can’t believe it’s a year since you started the blog. You and John Stewart have become my sources especially since we came west. Neither of us watch the news anymore. Friday night on PBS but that’s about it. Life is much softer.
    PS…..hate to tell you this,but I think Linda Elerbee used to sign off with …”and so it goes.”
    Happy, Happy Birthday to you.
    love me


  4. You’re to be congratulated on not only starting the blog but sticking with it. I may not always comment but I always read it. Keep up the insightful postings.


  5. Ms. Holland,

    Happy Anniversary. You must be doing something right, it’s always crowded in here.


  6. Here’s wishing you many happy returns of your first blogospheric birthday.


  7. I enjoy your blog very much. Happy B-day.


  8. Did you work in cable news???


    • Interesting question Bruce. Although I didn’t, I kinda wish I had. What brought you to ask?

      In my long ago youth, I worked in newspapers – local weeklies and dailies and even a big city daily for a short time. Then magazines, but not new oriented.

      Just another news junkie. You too?


  9. Happy birthday to one of my favorite bloggers, and a very high quality little lady. You’re the best Moe. Yeah, we don’t see eye to eye on alot of things, but you’re the most respectful “left-winger” 🙂 I know. I think your stuff is thoughtful and honest and those are a couple of the things I respect about you. I look forward to another year and wish you all the best with your blog. You can count on me to be around to give you a hard time! Love ya!


    • Ya know I love you too Steve – thanks for the kind words. And you know you’re always welcome on this side of the fence. I’ll throw that ‘honest’ right back at you by the way and you can be sure I appreciate how you keep it civil.


  10. Happy, happy year in cyberspace. You are brilliant and true to your views. There is no one else in my universe who could have started and persevered with this activity…you have my undying respect, admiration and love. Yeah, yeah, corny but true…you keep going girl.


  11. So happy you’re around Moe! Keep blogging 😀


  12. My question arose from your tag line “Life after Cable News”.

    I thought maybe you retired from MSNBC. Foxnews would have seemed a real reach!


    • That reference (about which I’d forgotten!) is to my own personal failure of watching too much cable news and getting all worked up over it. As useless a time waster as there ever was. But that is where a news junkie finds herself.

      Actually, I’m doing much better than I used to. FOX and talk radio are off the menu. MSNBC is pretty much off the menu except for Matthews. Network news seems to be all soft stories and press releases. So these days it’s print, online, BBC, PBS and occassionally CNN (as long as neither Wolf Blitzer or Donna Brasile are on – they both make my teeth hurt!).


  13. Mmmm… blog b-day cake!

    A great first year, and many more!


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