Saturday, March 31, 2012

Japanese Jiu Jitsu : A Journey turns 2!

It was two years since my first post on March 22nd.  A lot has gone on in my life since then.  I truly find it amazing that I have no shortage of topics to discuss.  I hope this indicates my journey is constantly evolving and moving forward.  

A couple observations and thoughts as I being year three of this blog.

1.  Maintaining a blog is more work than I anticipated.

2.  Maintaining a blog is more rewarding than I anticipated.

3.  A blog takes on a bit of a life of its own.  JJJ: A Journey is not what I had initially thought it would be.  I'm happy about that though, it's far more interactive and takes me in directions I might not have gone in without input from readers and from reading and commenting on other blogs.

I'd like to thank everyone out there who maintain quality blogs.  I get a lot of inspiration from reading the material of others.

I'd also like to thank everyone who has taken the time to follow, comment, recommend, link, or just visit this blog.  I was surprised to discover how much this means to me. Thank you to all.

I will do my best to keep things interesting for year three of the journey...


  1. I'm glad to have found this blog and will continue to visit regularly.

  2. I totally agree with your analysis of blogging. For me, I now find it as rewarding and important as dojo time. There have been some gnarly unanticipated side effects too, but take the bad with the good. Happy B-day Journey!

    I hope I get to meet and lay hands on you someday!

  3. Happy Birthday! A blog almost becomes a living entity - it needs constant feeding, nurturing, cleaning and tidying; you make a good blog parent! Your blog is always well fed, clean, tidy and interesting - keep it up for year three. I'll certainly still be visiting....

  4. Rick,

    Thanks very much. I'm happy you're enjoying it.

    Sensei Strange,

    You're right. I've had more than a couple discoveries along the way that I've been able to take back to the physical side of training, with (mostly) good results.

    I too, hope our paths will cross one day.


    You are so right. It needs constant attention or it 'wilts'. Thanks for the support, you've been there right from the beginning.

  5. Congratulations on your 2nd year!

    Thank you for sharing your insights! Your blog topics and information have been a source of inspiration for discussions and drills in our dojo.

    Thanks again!

  6. Michele,

    It's been my pleasure. To know that some of my insights have been food for thought or experimentation is a high compliment. Thanks for all your support, you've also been there from the start.

  7. Congraulations Journeyman. Thank you for taking the time to make this blog and provide your thoughts. Always a good and thoughtful read.

  8. Yamabushi,

    Thanks very much. I appreciate it. You keep up the good work too.

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