Living in the O’s Second Birthday

8 Jun

A couple years ago, I read Beth Bagwell’s Oakland: The Story of a City and realized how enchanted I had become with Oakland. So I created a WordPress account, thought up a blog name, and put up this header picture:


Then I wrote, and wrote, and somehow managed to keep this blog alive and running for two years. I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on blogging and my growth as an Oakland activist, but I pretty much covered all of that on A Better Oakland’s anniversary.

I have to admit that when I started this blog, it was mostly just to force myself to write regularly and I never thought I’d have more than a few regular readers. This blog was just an outlet for me. But since more of you have been reading and commenting, I feel even more compelled to write regularly.

So I want to thank all the Living in the O readers, whether you’ve been with me for the full two years or whether you just found my blog. You’re the reason I’ve started to do investigative reporting. You’re the reason I bother with action alerts that sometimes have had huge impacts. You’re the reason I keep tabs on all the events going on in Oakland every week.

Living in the O will hopefully be around for another year, and I hope you’ll stick with me. If you’d like to give back, I’d greatly appreciate it if you would donate to TransForm via my Car-Free Challenge page.

8 Responses to “Living in the O’s Second Birthday”

  1. Priyanka June 8, 2009 at 9:44 am #

    Congratulations, Becks! Here’s to another good year!

  2. Eric June 8, 2009 at 9:50 am #

    I’ve missed that old header image, as there’s something very peaceful about it… thanks for bringing it back. And congrats on two great years!

    • Becks June 8, 2009 at 10:37 am #

      I’ve missed it too! Hopefully I’ll figure out how to reincorporate it into the blog whenever I get around to a redesign.

  3. das88 June 8, 2009 at 10:21 am #

    Fantastic! Thanks for taking the time and effort to create such a wonderful community resource.

  4. Gene June 8, 2009 at 10:39 am #

    Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for what you do for Oakland. I just made a donation for your car-free challenge.

  5. dto510 June 8, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    Happy blogging birthday!

  6. newoaktown June 16, 2009 at 5:31 pm #

    happy belated! 🙂

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