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Moxie's First Milestone

I realized over the weekend that my last post was my 100th post. How the heck did that happen? The first post on Detroit Moxie, Hello Detroit, was in March 2009.

The GM Renaissance Center in Detroit.

Detroit Moxie didn’t actually go live until May. Tigers, Tires, and Twitter was outed by the savvy social media people at Belle Tire.

And that is how this journey began. Otherwise, I might still be talking to myself. 

I’m amazed at the support I have received and how many loyal readers stop by to take a look at what I have to say. In my best Sally Field voice, “you like me, you really like me.”

So, this blog o’ mine has only been live for 6 months and I have great readers, have been mentioned by the The Detroit Blog from Time Magazine, and now people are actually nominating Detroit Moxie for Best Local Blog in the Mashable open web awards.

Don’t worry; I have no delusions that I’ll make the nomination cut. But I’m continually surprised by everything the blogospere has to offer. 

I’m also inspired by Detroit and its people. I look forward to finding more hidden treasures of metro Detroit and sharing them with you.

In the meantime I thought I’d share with you a few of my favorite local blogs:

Sweet Juniper! has been around since 2005 and describes itself as “two more yuppies raising their kids in the most dangerous city in America.” This is a blog you really should check out.

Midwest Guest is a fabulous travel blog focusing on the Midwest. Dominique King is the woman behind the blog and she’s a local metro Detroiter who lives in Royal Oak. 

Tour De Hood is an “urban cycling diary – a chronicle of the most bizarre large city in the United States.” 

Bite Detroit may be the new kid on the block but I’m so jealous that I didn’t think of this first. She’s eating Detroit up, one bite at a time. And she’s doing a Detroit Pizza Tour; sampling and reviewing all the best pizza in the area. Yum!

Mindfuliterations doesn’t promise to be all about Detroit and is also quite new. You might get some coding posts and maybe one about her love of pens and Moleskins. But I loved her most recent post so much, When the Underdog Wins (Or, Why I Love Detroit), that I had to include it.

Be sure to add these blogs to your daily jaunt around the interwebs.

One last bit of news, look what I got!

My fantastic and handsome husband went and got me this today. I find it kind of ironic that I’m taking a picture of it with my point-and-shoot. Hopefully, this means that the pictures I share with you will be improving.

Thank you again for reading. Onward to 200!

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Reader Comments (6)

Congrats on the milestone and new camera! Photo tweetup soon!!!

November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDave

Thanks Dave!
I've been taking pictures of the cats all night. They are growing tired of it. We should chat soon about the photo walk, looking forward to it!

November 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

Congrats on the milestone! Getting to 200 will fly me :lol:

Congrats on the camera. I'm glad Andy was able to score one at Costco for you. I've had Canon cameras for eons, and they've treated me well over the years. Those lenses should give you a bit more versatility.
Don't worry, you'll still find uses for your point-and-shoot (I still carry my Canon Powershot at lot--it's sometimes the only camera either of us will have with, and it still takes a decent photo for blog purposes).

Thanks for the shout-out for Midwest Guest :)

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDominique

congrats on your milestone and the awesome camera!!
you have an awesome blog, of course it's going to receive the appropriate attention, duh!!

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermelissa

Thank you Dominique & Melissa!
I'm excited to actually take the camera outside instead of taking countless pictures of cats! Hopefully, tomorrow.

November 4, 2009 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

Congrats on the milestone AND the camera! Use it in good health for many more years to come.

And don't be so sure about not making the cut...

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoni Golden

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