everybody loves…everybody loves you…Year II Review
Do you know what today is?
It’s our anniversary
Made for you and me
- from Anniversary by Tony! Toni! Toné!
First, you should read this. It’s my one year anniversary post from last July. Since Wikipedia doesn’t have an entry for this site (yet), this is the best place to start if you want to discover how this site rose from humble origins to become one of the most wonderfully successful and entertaining blogs in all of Pittsburgh*.
Year 2 was all about getting bigger and better and I think we achieved that. My writing has improved tremendously over those first few restaurant and music reviews – mainly because my wife now reads all my posts before they’re published**. She does a yeoman’s job of catching and correcting my poorly diagrammed sentences and spelling errors. The only negative is that she has made me cut back severely on the amount of times I use the phrase “wrist deep”.
Alas, I still have a penchant for effusively using too many ten-dollar words and misplacing my modifiers. But considering the fact that I’m a product of the Pittsburgh Public School System and the sentences I’m concerned with aren’t prefaced by the word “jail” is an amazing achievement in itself (cue “Started from the bottom, now we here”).
Last year I lamented that this site’s reach hadn’t yet made it into Vermont. Thankfully, this time around I can proudly proclaim that we’ve been visited by every U.S. state. Most of the traffic does come from Pennsylvania, but people are also reading from such scary exotic places as Brunei, Sechelles and Weirton, WV. Though a large portion of the content on here will continue to be Burgh-centric by default, I’ll strive to include as much non-provincial pop culture stuff and fisting references to keep you entertained regardless of your geography.
Though I never completed the site re-design I was hoping for last fall, I am excited to tell you that it is finally gonna happen next month. I promise that the new header gif will be the most visually arresting image to hit the internets since Miley Cyrus was caught twerkin’ at a 2Chainz show. You’ll definitely want to get it tattooed on your boob so start saving room now!
As always, thanks for reading and please remember to keep it real!
* According to me, my cats and my newborn baby boy.
** Don’t think that she does this editorial work pro bono. Our deal is that I rub her feet while she reads so everybody wins…