Thank you. All of you.

A Striped Cup of Flowers. Nikon Df camera, Nikkor 55mm macro lens. (c0 2016 Chuck Miller. All rights reserved.

I know it’s been a few days, and we’re all going through some changes of late…

But in those moments, setting up this new blog portal and getting everything back to what would, for me, be a semi-normal state …

I must say this to all of you.  To everybody who supported me through this move, who signed on to receive e-mail alerts from this new blog, who offered encouragement and support and counsel and comfort…

Thank you so much.  You rock like Eddie Van Halen doing an Eruption solo.

Trust me, this is a completely new road for me to travel.  I’m still getting my bearings and trying to figure out what to do and how much to do of it.

But to see all the support from everybody … the Facebook messages of encouragement, the blog posts from Roger Green and Heather Fazio and Rob Madeo and Silvia Lilly on their own personal blogs… the messages from friends of mine, letting me know that everything is going to be fine… the offers of, “Hey, I know WordPress, ask me any questions and I’ll help you out in getting your page to look great” – all of this means a lot.  It really does.  You are amazing.

In three days, I’ve acquired over 700 subscribers to this new blog.  SEVEN FREAKIN’ HUNDRED.  That’s more subscribers than I ever had at the old place.  That’s better than finding an old 1989 Upper Deck unopened foil pack, opening it and finding six Ken Griffey Jr. rookie cards inside.

So where do we go from here?

Forward, obviously.  That’s the best direction anyone can travel.  Elevators don’t go sideways.

And that’s what I plan to do.  Move forward.

I’m currently waiting on the arrival of some fantastic new photography projects – including one that may indeed be a new compliment to my long-standing “Dream Window” artwork upscale series.  I’m just waiting for the finished project to arrive from the fabricator.

I just received a new photo lens in the mail yesterday – something called an Irix 15mm f/2.4 rectilinear lens.  Oh man I can NOT wait to haul this little piece of glass out to the Adirondacks on a starry night…

And this week, I’m going back to playing regular competitive team trivia.  I’ve been on the shelf for too damn long.  It’s time to get back there and play once again.  I’ve got a new place in Troy that I’m visiting tonight, and I definitely need my fix of garlic parm chicken wings at Graney’s Stout on Wednesday night.  Yeah.  This feels good.

This feels good.  It’s like when you buy a car and it has that plastic-vinyl-octane smell inside?  You know, “New Car Interior” smell.

Right now, I’m enjoying this “New Blog Interior” smell.  This is better than when Glade met Airwick and had a kid named Renuzit.

So once again… thank you all so very much.  All of you are fantastic.

And now … it’s time for me to get back to work.  I’ve got a new blog post that will go live in an hour or so.  You know the drill.  New blog every day.  I can’t change that any more than I can un-train a border collie.

Talk to you soon.


9 thoughts on “Thank you. All of you.”

  1. You know I’d just as soon leave this topic, but the Roundtable on 4/3 ticked me off. ESPECIALLY since it was merely a year ago that the TU was gaga over your Uber comes to ALB story that made the Washington Post. Meanwhile, that crazy woman on the TU blogs can say there’s been no visitors to the WH from 9/11 to 2017? Now THAT’S fake news.


  2. As the saying goes, don’t pick a fight with a man who buys ink by the barrel.

    But there is something epic about what’s happened here. You raised the ire of no less than George Randolph Hearst III, scion of a legendary media empire. It seems they have not changed their ways so much since the days of his great-grandpa. Chuck, when you go out, you go out in style.

    I think this shows what the Times Union thinks of its community bloggers. That it comes disguised with a smile and a pat on the back is galling.

    But this is a beginning, not an end. Best of luck with the new blog, and remember, it’s not the size of your audience, but the size of your heart.


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  4. Hey Chuck, I forgot to mention, I know WordPress too. I have a speciality blog there. Will follow you through that one too. Enjoy that new car smell! 🙂


  5. Chuck, I was a regular reader of your TU blog. I never made any comments and I was surprised to see all the nonsense that was going on regarding the April 1st post. I subscribed so you would see the increase in the number of your followers. I hope everyone reading this blog follows as well. Good luck and thanks!


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