Has it really been one year already? I just realized that here we sit on the first day of November and I have been at this blog thing now for one year. My one year “blogiversary” so to speak. It just seems like yesterday that a few friends of mine who have blogs of their own suggested that I give blogging a try. Monique at Food Snob 2.0, Kristy at Baking, Photography, and Sarcasm, Angel at NYC Talking, and Bonnie at A Little Unhinged among a few others were very instrumental in helping me pop my blogging cherry. They offered advice and knowledge on how to get started, and helped me out as I my computer challenged brain tried to wrap my mind around how to set up my page, layout, and the technology involved that I could use to run a blog. Even though it seems I am up and running pretty smoothly now I am still learning the ins and outs of what the heck I am doing as far as blogging goes.
I started this idea of The Regular Guy NYC to be a creative outlet, and to express myself a bit to whomever would want to read it. To throw out some ideas and observances of my life in New York City along with my mildly warped outlook. The things I see, the experiences I have, the people all around me, the craziness, the weirdness, the events I attend, the places I eat, to the spots I down a beer at. It has evolved into “lifestyle, food, and humor blog” as seen through the eyes of a regular guy. A man’s point of view as he navigates life in the big city, and beyond. There is definitely not a lack of NYC based subjects to blog about, and I truly hope that people have enjoyed reading the diverse things that I have covered so far from the humorous to the dramatic.
What started out as a hobby has become a labor of love. I have read articles that many people start blogging only to give up on it within a few months. Maybe because not enough time to devote to it, discouraged at the low amount of traffic/comments, or even a lack of ideas and creativity of what to write about. Sure, it does take up plenty of time, but it is also very rewarding too if one chooses to stick with it. Through my blog I have met many terrific and interesting people from all over the country, and around the world who also have some wonderful blogs of their own. I really appreciate all of the comments on my blog posts and friendships I have made through this social networking platform. Even a few blogging awards along the way. I feel as I have just really started and will continue to write about topics that will interest the readers, while also throwing out the occasional laughs, rants, and goofiness that is part of my personality. You’re all stuck with me for better or for worse I guess!
Again, I just wanted to express a heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who reads and comments on The Regular Guy NYC. You all make it so worthwhile.
This blog has also opened many doors for me. I have been contacted by numerous businesses, agencies, and PR companies over the year that have offered me the opportunity to experience many events, products, and services going on and happening in the NYC area. To them I also express much gratitude as I have taken part in many cool things over this past year that otherwise I might not have. It’s one of the perks of having a blog that reaches out to a diverse audience and covers topics that target a specific readership. I am humbled and thankful that these businesses, agencies, and PR companies have reached out to me, and entrust my blog to help promote their clients, products, and messages. I look forward to working with you all again in the upcoming year, and look forward to many new opportunities pitched my way. Feel free to keep contacting me!
As of the moment I have held off on placing advertising on my blog, since it’s not about generating revenue. It’s about having fun and communicating. It’s what has helped my blog become successful in my eyes. I love living in New York City, experiencing all it has to offer, and I have a lot to say about it. As time goes on maybe I’ll change things up a bit as it evolves, but for now I’ll just keep things as they are. However, if someone wants to chuck a boatload of cash my way I might be enticed to throw up a few ads here and there!
As always, I appreciate your support, comments, laughs, and love. Thanks again! I raise my glass to you all. Onward to another successful blogging year of a regular guy’s view of life, food, cocktails, fitness, and fun!
66 thoughts on “Has it been one year blogging already? I’ll drink to that!”
Happy 1st Birth-versary to your blog! I don’t live anywhere near NYC and I’m a big fan.
You do go to a lot of great places, that’s great, I enjoy your reviews and opinions of things. Especially the public transportation! hahaha I’m glad we’re “stuck” with you. Looking forward to more laughs!
Thanks so much! I’ll do my best to keep the laughs coming.
Hot Damn! <—-You can drink that, ya know? 🙂
Way to go, Bro!
Hot Damn! I’ll definitely drink to that!
Go, Phil, it’s your blog day! *dances*
Thanks hon! It’s because of you and a few others that I am now a “blogoholic”!
Happy blogiversary! OMG I am CRACKING UP over the Spock picture! Priceless!
Thanks! Glad you got a laugh from this one.
Happy blog-birthday to you… You are doing an amazing job… You gives us the chance to take a peek in your daily life as a new yorker guy and it is so much fun 🙂 … Please keep it on and I am wishing you many years ahead as a cool blogger …
Happy weekend Aquileana 😉
I appreciate the support! Thanks so much!
Phil, don’t forget that you also hold an important title in addition to NYC blogger on the internets-you are the #1 commenter on my blog. 😉 Happy blogiversary, here’s to many more!
I appreciate your comments too! Thanks!
Happy Anniversary, Phil! Your blog is awesome! It’s full of fun & funny — as well as great NY tips! And I love the layout and all the cool pics you put in your posts.
AND I also laugh myself silly over the photos you post on your Facebook page! Too funny!
Thanks for the love! I appreciate all your support!
Happy Bloggerversary Phil.
Meeting people like you along the way is what makes blogging worth while for me – so don’t stop. I have loved your articles and the regular interaction with you. YOU ROCK!
So glad we me through our blogs too. You also rock! Thanks for all your support!
Phil – congrats I have been up to my ears in paper and family this year and haven’t been reading or writing much at all. Blog guilt. Keep up the GREAT work. When are you gonna write a post about Rex Ryan and the Jets? Hahahah
Thanks so much. Much appreciated!
Hey, the Jets are doing better than anyone thought this year!
Happy Blogiversary Phil. Wow, only 1 year? You come across like you’ve been doing this for ages, and that’s a good thing, so professional.
I really enjoy coming round here mate, and it’s a pleasure to have you as a blogging friend. You’re funny, witty, ironic and I love a dose of New York sarcasm. You’ve done a good job of promoting some of those lovely food places too, and if I ever get to New York, your blog will be my atlas for sure. You’ve succeeded in bringing tears to my eyes when you show me photos of what you guys eat out there, but I won’t hold that against you.
I hope you celebrated by doing something really nice, and I’ll hold up a glass of wine to you right now since it’s 2pm on Saturday. Continue to make us laugh, and tell us about NYC, we love it.
Hey Rum Punch!
Yeah, only one year. Thanks for the compliment on my blog. I appreciate you reading and commenting on my posts. Glad you enjoy all my NYC musings.
Happy Blogiversary. I love reading your blog, you’re fun and funny and interesting. So glad to hear that you’re here to stay!
Aw, shucks. Now you have me blushing. Thanks!
Congrats, Phil! I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to many more posts!
I appreciate your sopport and reading my blog!
Congratulations! It’s been a pleasure reading your blog as I always find it amusing and witty. Keep it up!
I really appreicate the nice comment. Thanks!
Congrats on your blogiversary! It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun, right?
Love your blog and look forward to continuing to read all your fun and crazy stuff. It’s a blast.
It did go by fast! I’m still learning how to blog too!
Thanks so much!
Happy Blog Anniversary! Seriously, have you only been blogging for a year?? Your blog looks great and your posts are really entertaining and informative and you have a great and loyal audience. So impressive! Most people only accomplish that after years of blogging.
Yup – only one year. I am still developing my style as a blogger and might change the layout a bit.
I love all my readers and those who support my blog. I am so glad it’s well received. Thanks!
Happy 1st blogiversary! I concur with everything you said in this post! I recently discovered the power of the blogging community and I love doing link ups because it shows me there are more people out there who are also going through some of the stuff I go through so it’s been eye opening and also fun to interact with them.
Just wanted to stop by and say hi! I haven’t seen you comment on my blog lately and I guess I miss your presence! haha. I’m glad that we met through the blogging world and I will do better at commenting on yours 🙂
Thanks so much!
Glad we met too. Keep blogging and writing about your life and feelings as it pertains to dating and stuff. It’s probably very theraputic. Dating in this day and age is not easy.
It really is therapeutic! Thanks Phil!
No problem! I am sure you will find a good guy soon!
A year? That’s it? I guess I just assumed you were some well seasoned blogging genius, but it’s even better to find out you are this great with just one year under your belt. Cheers to you as you head into year 2!
Yes, this is only my first year!
LOL – genious? I can barely figure out how to work the DVD player. Thanks for the love!
Congrats on your blogiversary! One of the things I’ve noticed is that blogs just evolve over time, mine did as did others I regularly read, I think it’s just natural!
Thanks so much! Mine is still evolving and hopefully will get better.
Congratulations on your blogiversary!
I appreciate the love! Thanks!
Happy one year blog anniversary! I’ve been blogging for three years now and I forget my blogiversary most of the time. Ha! I can definitely see why some people get discouraged blogging, but ultimately it’s a place for the author to write–anything more is a bonus! I’m looking forward to continuing to read your blog. It’s very funny!
Thanks so much!
Hope I can stick around to make it to three years. I appreciate your support!
Congratulations! Blogging really is a commitment; a big thing added to an already busy life. Keep up the great work!
It does take up time but I have really enjoyed it! Thanks so much for reading!
You’ve only been doing this a year? Wow! You have developed an excellent blog for so short of a time! Happy Birthday Regular Guy!
Only a year – can you believe it? I appreciate the kind words and support!
Many congratulations Phil! A big thanks to you and your friends for encouraging you to start the blog. It has always been a pleasure to read. I always learn something new about New York and you provide some highly entertaining posts. I love your rants.
Here is to the future and many more great years of blogging. I raise a glass to your continued success.
All the best.
Thanks so much! I always appreciate your comments, support, and kind words.
It’s much appreciated!
Congratulations! Look at you! You took a fun activity and made it an interesting venture.
Seriously, you’re doing a great job. Your blog is entertaining and often informative. It’s one I read on a consistent basis. And, you kept at it–I know many people who quit after a few months and you really have to keep going for personal and professional benefits.
Cheers and here’s to many more years 🙂
Thanks! I appreciate the nice comment. Yes, I find it a fun hobby and like to blog about many things.
Many people quit after a few months. I have a lot more to say so I guess I’ll be at if for awhile! Thanks again for your support.
Happy Blogging Anniversary, Phil!!!! Keep up the great posts:)
Thanks so much! Glad you like my blog!
Happy Blogiversary, Phil! I didn’t realize you started a year ago–you blog like a seasoned veteran! It’s always fun here at your blog, who doesn’t like NYC, food, and a super cool guy? 🙂
Awww, I always appreciate your comments and support!
Yes, just a year so far. Went by fast. Lots more to write about!
Ah sweet – you are doing excellent for your first year. I love how diverse your blog is – you’d totally sell me on everything/place if I lived in New York – even that shooting place you went to.
Thanks for the nice comment! I try to keep it diverse so it does not become boring. I can’t just write about food and beer!
Happy Blogiversary! Here’s to many, many more – and I’ll help you drink to it, too! 🙂
Let’s all drink to that! Thanks! Tell Teddy I said hello.
Congrats on your one-year anniversary! Blogging goes fast, doesn’t it? Keep up the good work. Let’s meet soon–I am tired of imagining what you are like in person!
Thanks so much! It did go by quick. Your NYC blog is terrific. I have a long ways to go.
One day we will meet at an event I am sure!
Happy one year! I too assumed you’d been at it for longer – well done! Here’s to many more!
Thanks! It’s only been a year. I appreciate your support and reading my blog.
Great job Phil! It looks like we created a monster! Glad to have you out here contributing, soon, you’ll be teaching me how to do this better. 🙂 Congrats my friend…
Thanks my friend!
Yeah, I need to blame you and a few others for this! Now I have no extra free time! I appreciate your advice and help in getting me started, for sure.
I think your blog is amazing and very funny. You’ve got talent.
Thanks so much for the nice compliments! I appreciate it very much that you follow my blog!