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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My First Blogiversary!

Today is the Zilla Blog's first birthday!

It was one year ago today that I opened this blog, which was originally named PolitiZilla but then I discovered that there was already a website with that name so I changed it to Zilla of the Resistance soon after. This is actually my second political blog, the first one was at Opera, but I became unable to log in after my old computer died so I started this one.

When I began blogging, it was really just as an extension of my ANTI-C.R.A.P.T.A.S.T.I.C. page on facebook because I wanted to have more room to elaborate on the stuff I was posting there. After the A-C page was publicly attacked by my own sitting Congressman, the blog became the best tool I had to fight back against John Hall's vicious smears. My vindication and his de-election is still the blog achievement that I am most proud of.

Here are the posts from that adventure:

Congressman John Hall (NY-19) Hates Free Speech!

My Rebuttal to Congressman John Hall's Slanderous Attack

Tell Congressman John Hall to Stop Attacking Free Speech!

Socialist Congressman John Hall (NY-19) is a radical extremist with dangerous affiliations

Congressman John Hall (NY-19) is among 70 Members of Congress who are Listed as Members of an Openly Socialist Organization


Why Congressman John Hall (NY-19) MUST be Stopped!


I think the first Zilla blog post that actually became kind of popular was my pushback against Obama's proclamation that nice normal American people who disagreed with him and who are not fans of coddling CRIMINAL ALIEN INVADERS were "enemies" who should be "punished". It was very exciting when I learned that my post had been linked at two of my favorite blogs, Pundit & Pundette and Doug Ross!

Mr. Obama, the American People are not "Enemies" who Need to be "Punished"

My early posts about the TSA's outrageous outrages really helped me make to a name for myself too:

Super Extensive TSA Outrage Roundup

Gate Rapes and Radioactive Nudie Pics for Airports, Buses, Trains, Boats and American Streets - Even Without Your Knowledge Or Consent

Outrage, Incompetence, Overreach & Dhimmitude Roundup

TSA Insanity: Trained by Islamic Supremacists

I have learned that blog titles which include the phrase "Shove It!" get noticed:

Saturday Night Open Thread: Take Your "Civil Discourse" and SHOVE IT!

Take Your Earth Day and Shove It!

Take Your Racerism and Shove It!

Take Your Feminism and Shove It!

Take Your "Death of Right-Blogs" Proclamation and Shove It!

There were some things I covered here that were so profoundly evil and sad that it ripped my heart out to write about and I typed them through many, many, tears, such as these:

The Other Victims

A Sisterhood of Suffering

Don't Let Them Sweep this Horror under the Rug

The most frustrating thing I have encountered as a Conservative Anti-Jihad blogger is the great apathy surrounding the genocide holocaust facing Christians at the hands of islam. Nobody seems to really care about the Anti-Christian Jihad, that I have written about in places like here, here, here, here, here, here and here - they are among my least read, least linked to and least commented on posts. However, I feel that this subject is of utmost importance, so I will continue to persist in addressing it, because somebody has to!

From my Blogger Stats page, I can tell you that this post is my 286th, there have been over 97,200 page views (I don't know why my Site Meter # is different, perhaps I calibrated it wrong when I added it here recently), and all time my most popular post is this:

The Racism Everyone Pretends Doesn't Exist

My top 3 all time biggest referrers are:

Blazing Cat Fur
Doug Ross @ Journal
Pundit & Pundette

The blogger who went the furthest out of his way to defend me when I came under attack from brutal trolls is Robert Stacy McCain. I am eternally grateful.

There are also a lot of bloggers who have rallied to my side when I have found myself in dire straits, these people are heroes to me, here are some of them (if I have left anyone out, let me know if I missed your link):

Adrienne's Corner
Invincible Armor
Blazing Cat Fur
The Other McCain
The Sundries Shack
Datechguy's Blog
The Lonely Conservative
Five Feet of Fury
Kaffir Kanuck
Conservative Hideout
Sassy Wire
Miriam's Ideas
Blue Jeans and Lace

Special thanks to Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs, for her friendship and for linking often to my little blog, and also to BigFurHat and Mr. Pinko at iOwnTheWorld for their recent links to me which have not only made me feel very honored, but have also driven quite a bit of traffic my way!

Here are the stats for where my blog has been read from this past year:

United States
United Kingdom

I wonder how Mudmouth Amanwholovesjihad would feel if her knew that people in his country were reading me?

Of course the best thing about having this blog is all of YOU, who read it, comment at it, link to it, and share posts from it (and of course, especially those of you who Hit My Tip Jar, and shop at my stores here and here, and also those who have purchased custom made ads). THANK YOU!

I also want to give a special shout out to my good friend Keiko who writes the blogs That's So Haram! and Cracka Baby Central, because she's the one who encouraged me to start a blog in the first place. Thank you, Keiko!

Big thanks also to my A-C Co-Pilot SAM and the other admins at the A-C page, Popper and von Mises too! Your assistance and support has been crucial from the very beginning!

A year ago, I never would have been able to imagine how many wonderful friends I would find inside my computer or the warm community that has welcomed me into the Right-Blogosphere, it has truly been a life changing experience and am incredibly grateful for it. Thank you all for being with me for my first year, may we enjoy many more together in the future. I love you all.

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This post is linked at Blazing Cat Fur. Thank you, BCF, I love the monkey! 

This post is linked at 1389 Blog Counterjihad! Thanks, 1389!

This post has it's own memeorandum thread! WooHoo! (Thank you to The Lonely Conservative for letting me know!)

This post is linked at Maggie's Notebook. Thank you, Maggie!

This post is linked at iOwnTheWorld. Thank you, IOTW Reports!  

This post is linked at The Camp Of The Saints. Thank you, Bob! 

This post is linked at The Jawa Report. Thank you, and thanks for posting the cool video of one of my favorite songs for me!

This post is linked at The Lonely Conservative. Thanks, TLC! 

This post is linked at the Laughing Conservative. Thank you, Hugh! 

This post is linked at From the Desk of Lady Liberty. Thanks, LadyLiberty1885!

This post is linked at The Daley Gator. Thank you, Gatordoug!  

This post is linked at Adrienne's Corner and she also has a great round up there. Thanks, Adrienne! 

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edge of the sandbox said...

Happy blogiversary, and many more to come!  Many great posts.

Blazingcatfur said...

Happy Birthday Zilla;)

Natasha said...

Happy Blogiversary, Zilla -- and many, many more!

munimula said...

Happy blogirthday Zilla, and many many more to come

Proof said...

Happy blogiversary! Now the important question...will there be cake???

Zilla of the Resistance said...

That all depends on whether my Tip Jar gets hit or not! ;)
I know I am baking a cake tomorrow though, because it will be my little boy's 4th birthday! 

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thank you, Munimula!

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thanks, Natasha!

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thank you, BCF, and thank you for the singing monkey and link at your place!

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thank you, Edge of the Sandbox! 

SignPainterGuy said...

HAPPY BLOGI-BIRFDAY, MareZillaMJ !!! Job well done !

It`s been a real learning experience being a reader and commenter for most of that time ! My coffee mug is raised and I`m cheering for a better second year !

1389 said...


Proof said...

Wish the lad a happy one and then, hand him a copy of the want ads. If he's four, he should be pulling his own weight!  : 0

Diogenes Sarcastica said...

Happy Blogiversary Zilla!
Keep up the good fight!

rosalie said...

Happ Blogiversary, Zilla.  You deserve all good things!

MOTUS said...

Congratulations Zilla! You are living proof that resistance is NOT futile!

Thanks for answering the call to blogging arms.

Zilla of the Resistance said...

He's a strapping lil fella, I make him do all the heavy lifting around here. ;)

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thanks, SPG!  Poaching you from Doug Powers' comment section is one of the best things I ever did since I became a blogger. :)

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thanks, 1389, and thank you for linking to me today! 

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thank you, Diogenes, you keep up the good work too! 

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thank you, Rosalie, you are very kind. 

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thanks, MOTUS! And thank you for your friendship and all the great stuff you do at your place too! Nobody does a better job at making us feel better about Moo's excess than you do! 

Ute Hopp said...

Happy Anniversary Mare! Keep going strong and keep 'em shaking in their turbans :)

SignPainterGuy said...

(Smiling proudly) It has been a pleasure to be your friend ! Give little Mr. Rambunctious a hug and Happy Birfday wish from me !

Revnant Dream said...

Heres to at least 90 more birthdays for this blog.

Geo said...

Congrats Zilla.  
I wasn't aware that there was two of us from the same CD who hold former Rep Hall in the same disdain.  Thankfully he's a distant memory and I found your site through Maggie's Notebook link.  


lonely conservative said...

Happy blogiversary, and congratulations on getting your very own memeorandum thread. Well done!

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thank you! I have a memeorandum thread? Woohoo!

Will Profit said...

Congratulations MJ

Mike said...

Happy Blogoversary  Hope you have many more.

Kenny Solomon said...

Happy Anniversary !

Kenny Solomon
Israel Survival Updates
The American Survival Guide

Amusing Bunni said...

Happy Anniversary, Zilla!  The years go fast, I'm on 4 1/2 by now. Hope you have many more fun years blogging!

Bob Belvedere said...

A big CONGRATS! Zilla.

Linked to at: It's A Thrilla To Celebrate Zilla!

richard_mcenroe said...

Happy Blogiversary you big mean lefty-bully you! Many happy returns!

sablegsd said...

Hip, Hip Hooray!  Happy blogiversary!

PoliticalClownParade said...


It is wonderful to see such deserved recognition on your first blogiversary.  My best wishes for your continued success.

Take care out there and keep the great stuff coming.

Patricia Forsythe said...

Congratulations! I'm a dedicated reader, so here's to many, many more years!

Thomasmannis said...

Happy Blogiversary, Zilla. Here's to many more. I cherish your friendship and wish you all the best. 

akw said...




Bob A. said...

Happy  First Blogiversary! Hoping many more to come.

creeper00 said...

MOTUS sent me to wish you a happy birthday, Zilla.  You do great work.  Carry on.

Buffoon said...

Happy Anniversary!

flyoverpilgrim said...

Happy (belated) Anniversary, Zilla! Many, many more to you.

Your blog is a MUST. Be encouraged. You are making a difference.

Adrienne said...

Happy Blogoversary!  I linked you up today.  Sorry I'm late with the congrats but you know the problem. 

My office has become the guest room and I'm using hubby's computer now.  My aunt arrives at around 2 AM by train.  Lovely...

ThePaganTemple said...

Happy First Blogiversary Zilla. I got a present for you. Just in case you hadn't seen it yet, I thought this would be right up your alley. It's your main man Santorum in a near shouting match with a student discussing his views on gay marriage. Be sure and watch the video. You might even want to post it here.

Rick Santorum Gets Into Heated Argument With Student Over Gay Parents

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thank you! Sorry I have been remiss in replying here, it's been a rough week. 

Norm said...

Happy Blogiversary.... see message at the bottom of the post

Randy G said...

A week late in saying happy damn b-day!!

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