February 01, 2005
Anniversary/Year in Pictures
Posted by Bill
January 22 marked INDC Journal's first birthday. To celebrate, I've narrowed down over two thousand pictures (and a handful of my drawings and reader submissions) to a slideshow of 122 images that I found particularly interesting or moving. Unless otherwise indicated, all images are original copyrighted property of INDC Journal (feel free to excerpt with attribution). What a year. Enjoy.
Slideshow Notes: The pictures cycle via the arrows and load in groups of ten. To proceed to the next group of ten, click the sequential numbers (21-30, 31-40, etc.). Some of the pictures feature a link that allows you to see an enlarged version of the image in its own pop-up window. Sincere gratitude to Gordon from Cranky Neocon for his design work and programming.
Favorite Pics: Numbers 39, 53, 59, 76, 94, 95, 120
Fast Facts About INDC Journal's First Year:
Number of Visits: 1,844,821
Lowest Number of Visits/Day: 16
Highest Number of Visits/Day: 44,425 (server stats), 60,000+ (sitemeter, by recollection)*
Largest Referrer: Instapundit - 95,011 page views.
Number of Posts: 1,440
Number of Comments: 16,839
Number of Interviews: 48 (7 pending release)
Pictures Taken: 2,000+
INDC Journal was the 40th most-referenced blog of 2004, according to Blogpulse's year-end review.
Seen In/On: The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Newsday, Special Report with Brit Hume, Chicago Sun-Times, The Weekly Standard, Washington Times, LA Times, NY Sun, Salon and ... Adult Video News, among other distinguished media outlets.
Gross Blog Income: About $2,600 (Blogads since October and donations)
Blog Expenses: About $1,100 (Hosting, web Design/Tech assistance, journalism supplies, etc.)
Hours Worked: Lord knows.
Amount of Money Directly Raised for a Good Cause: $4,589.30
Indirectly: ? (Spirit of America)
Value of Watching Dan Rather, et al. Apologize and Step Down: Immeasurable. Whatever one's political inclination, I think that all blogs have had a collective, positive impact on information dissemination and debate prior to the election.
Best Published Quote: Three-Way Tie -
"What kind of statistical nut and shell game is that question?" -- Michael Berg.
"Whether or not there's any reality to there being a draft, is almost besides the point," Richard Schlesinger, CBS News Correspondent.
"Some of the memories stay where they are. I cry ... by myself, I don't like to bring everything out. But I did lose some of my own friends, people that I went through boot camp with. They didn't come home with me, but it's part of the deal, we all knew. There's too many things that you try not to talk about anymore. Just that I was there, and I seen the treaty being signed.
Best Unpublished Quote: "Don't you people have better things to do?" -- Linda Karas, CBS News Producer, responding with hostility when questioned about the draft story.
Dean Esmay, the Commissar, Captain Ed, Protein Wisdom, Professor Reynolds, the Llama Butchers, Boyd, Cranky Neocon, Blackfive, Jim Geraghty, Ace, Michelle Malkin, Cam Edwards, Val Prieto, Ghost of a Flea, LGF, James Joyner, John Hawkins, Powerline, Jeff Quinton, Armies of Liberation, Q and O, Sharp as a Marble, Beautiful Atrocities, Wizbang, Hugh Hewitt, Bluemerle, Daily Recycler, Florida Cracker, IMAO, La Shawn Barber, Leather Penguin Blog, mypetjawa, Pennywit, ISOU, Mike Krempasky, Ratherbiased, Real Clear Politics, Say Anything and the myriad other blogs that have supported this site with links, attaboys, traffic and commentary. I know that I've left out many important people, so I apologize.
Posted by Bill at February 1, 2005 08:00 AM | TrackBack (30)
Tomfoolery? I think I've got a Tomfoolery position open. The pay is total crap, though, no benefits or anything.
But hey, you didn't specify that you should be able to make a living off of it.
Posted by: Boyd at February 1, 2005 09:17 AM
Congratulations on being 1 year old.
Posted by: Jeremy at February 1, 2005 09:45 AM
Congratulations and happy anniversary. I just discovered you around election time, but you’ve leaped into my daily top 5 must reads.
Nice pics, Bill.
BTW, when are you going to put your posts into groups? I have to search every time I want to send your moonbat posts to friends in need of a good chuckle (g). A handy link would be grand.
Posted by: Lornkanaga at February 1, 2005 10:12 AM
Congratulations, Bill. Here's to another, and another, and another...
Posted by: Evilwhiteguy at February 1, 2005 10:34 AM
Congrats, Bill. Enjoy your second year as well.
Posted by: pennywit at February 1, 2005 11:05 AM
Great job and thanks for all your work.
Posted by: Jane at February 1, 2005 11:09 AM
thanks, Bill*. simply awesome. I hope you can keep the slideshow up on your main page so we can remind ourselves what a year it's been.
*and putting my money where my mouth is, so to speak.
Just fuckin' with you...HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY! It's been a year well spent reading here!
Posted by: Beth the VRW Conspirator at February 1, 2005 12:47 PM
Amazing, Amazing reportage of the DC Environs and beyond- You've been a must-read since I don't know when. Hard to believe it's ONLY a year, hope you stay on the scene for many more.
That's some Brady Bunch heading your anniversary post!
Posted by: SarahW at February 1, 2005 01:33 PM
re: Brady Bunch montage - shoot, John Kerry is in Cindy's spot, and you know he's a total Jan.
Posted by: Bill from INDC at February 1, 2005 01:37 PM
And SarahW -
Thanks for the colorization on #103.
A hearty congratulations on the first anniversary of your well-regarded and highly-popular blog. Those numbers and all that information you published in your post are impressive. They both inspire and intimidate this newbie blogger. Yours is a terrific example of what excellent writing, content and a strong work ethic can bring to the blogosphere. -B.A. Higgins-
Posted by: B.A. Higgins at February 1, 2005 02:31 PM
Congrats on your great success =D
Posted by: Willis C. at February 1, 2005 03:32 PM
Happy anniversary! As for your gift, the Democrats may make Howard Dean the DNC chair.
Congratulations and keep up the good work!
A glass raised ...
Posted by: MartiniPundit at February 1, 2005 03:38 PM
59 is my favorite as well. Am I crazy or does that woman look like Madeline Murray O'Hare? Maybe you need to research moonbat reincarnation, Bill!!! Congrats on your first year. May you have many more. Like many others I found your site during the election and it has become a part of my daily reading.
Bill, Congratulations! I discovered you during the CBS scandal, and boy was I impressed with your calm, no nonsense reporting of what you were finding. Totally transparent. I've been a regular reader ever since, and I voted for you in the Wizbang awards. Keep up the good work, and thanks.
INDC classic inside joke for the other 15 people who visited you the day you got 15 hits.
"Bill at INDC is not gay."
Posted by: Dr. Rusty Shackleford at February 1, 2005 05:24 PM
Congrats Bill. Nice work.
Carl in Atlanta
Happy Birthday and thanks for all the laughs and tears!
Posted by: kathianne at February 1, 2005 05:45 PM
Congratulations. You are a true blogging role model.
Posted by: Will Franklin at February 1, 2005 06:12 PM
Congrats on your one year anniversary. I first came across your blog in the summer while following the American election and have been a devoted follower ever since. Your keen mind and totally wicked sense of humour quickly moved you to the number one position on my list of 'must reads'.
The one weakness, if weakness it may be called, is a lack of volume. It's not too big a deal, though, I prefer quality to quantity anyway.
As recommended by the Captain,I am about to view the slideshow and 'drive your bandwidth costs thru the roof',but I wanted to thank you for all the work you put in so that we can visit here,congratulate you on year #1,and extend best wishes for many more successful years of being just Bill from INDC
Very impressive first year accomplishment. I joined you about the time of the Republican Convention. Your crowning achievements were your assist in exposing the "journalistic" practices of Dan Rather and, of course, the wonderful study of moonbats. Your photo essay was pure poetry. Look forward to being with you throughout 2005.
As Keanu Reeves would say, "Whoa! Totally awesome slideshow thing, dude."
Posted by: John from WuzzaDem at February 1, 2005 08:09 PM
Congrats Bill. Looking forward to working with you this year.
Bill is positively INDC and sometimes he's INDCent, but he's always Bill!
Posted by: Emcee at February 2, 2005 04:11 AM
Posted by: Tim Worstall at February 2, 2005 06:40 AM