Large boots to fill…

April 22, 2006

Well, as some of you may know A Soldier’s Perspective is going the way of the dinosaurs. CJ feels that it is his time call it quits, and spend more time with his family. He has predicted that A Soldier’s Mind will be one of the next “big” blogs. I am very appreciative of his support/endorsement, and at the same time I am a bit worried that I will not be able to satisfy some of his reader’s appetites.

I am going to be doing my best to cover some of the topics that A Soldier’s Perspective did in the past. It seems that CJ is going to give me a hand and forward me articles he receives that the readers me be interested in. Hopefully I can satisfy everyone.


16 Responses to “Large boots to fill…”

  1. Karen on April 22nd, 2006 6:22 pm

    If you impressed CJ enough for him to endorse your site,I am sure you will do just fine. Just keep doing what you have been doing!:wink:

  2. on April 22nd, 2006 6:44 pm

    Whatever you do, don’t feel like you have fill my shoes. Do YOUR thing. The reason I think people will enjoy your site is because of that. I’ll forward you things, but you decide if you want it or not. Don’t let me dictate your blog. I look forward to reading what you have to say, as I think my readers will as well.

  3. Faith on April 23rd, 2006 10:49 am

    As a reader of CJ that was sad but very understanding of his need to leave the blogging routing for his family and everyday life, I have linked your blog to my msn space in hopes that some of the people that visit my site will in turn visit yours. I am sure that you are going to do a wonderful job, but one of the things I am looking for as a reader is you (the real person behind the blog) I look forward to reading your thoughts and emotions, and what you find interesting, since it was that exact thing that made me a “faithful” reader of CJ…. Someday when I find the time I plan on adding all of my linked blogs from MSN to my private web space as I do alot of graphics involving soliders, and support the soliders 110%, and I want people to be able to know what drives my creative soul.

  4. ~K on April 23rd, 2006 4:48 pm

    I am from CJ’s as well. Though I have visited your site a few times before I just haven’t commented. CJ is right do YOUR thing. It is not hard to amuse CJ’s fans. He kept us in stitches after all…heheh
    Just relax we wont bite I promise.

  5. Karin on April 23rd, 2006 5:47 pm

    I too am from CJ’s and look forward to viewing your posts. Just be who you are!

  6. Donna on April 23rd, 2006 8:41 pm

    I am also a CJ fan and read his posts daily! I agree with the others here, just be yourself and blog like you always have. Don’t let us put pressure on you. You will do just fine! :wink:

  7. Sharon from NY on April 24th, 2006 10:26 am

    I’m a CJ regular as well. I’m glad he told us about your blog. I agree with everyone else- don’t try to be CJ ( OMG - could the world handle TWO CJ’s!!!??? LOLOL :shock:), just be yourself. Thanks for being interested enough to do this and give us an inside perspective. :grin:

  8. Papa Ray on April 24th, 2006 6:07 pm

    Hey, Young’un,

    Don’t even try and please everyone, that’s the quickest way to disappointment and insanity that I know of.

    Don’t even try and please yourself all the time, that leads to an unmanagable and ugly ego.

    Remember to take the above advice, be yourself and post what and when you want. Don’t set a schedule, unless that is like you work. Because if you make it a scheduled activity, sometimes that makes it become like “work”.

    I read dozens of milblogs each day along with other blogs, all usually in spurts between the activities of my Sweet Sarah, my one and only fantastic GrandDaughter, and I can tell you what makes them all great, interesting and informative is:

    They are all different, with the individual shining through the crap that is in the air and the muck that is on TV and newsprint.

    Continue the Mission.

    Papa Ray
    West Texas

  9. wordsmith on April 25th, 2006 9:46 pm

    I’m a refugee reader from CJ’s as well and like what I see here. Consider yourself linked and read.

  10. White Rose on April 26th, 2006 3:16 am

    I am sure that you wil do fine. I too read CJ’s blog but I have also been reading some of your blog for a few months. Everyone has their own style and that is what makes bloggin so cool and interesting. I look forward to reading more here. :smile:

  11. Kat in GA on April 27th, 2006 8:00 am

    Yep, I’m a CJ refugee reader, too, LOL - don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll do AWESOMELY! I’ve already linked your blog on my blog, like, days & days ago, LOL! :mrgreen: And listen to the advice of everyone - Just be yourself, write about wwhat YOU want to write about - we’ll happily read and comment along the way!

  12. Terri on April 27th, 2006 9:43 am

    Another CJ refugee here. I think you’ll do fine in your own right. Besides as someone said earlier, the world couldn’t handle 2 CJ’s. :lol: You’ll do fine. I’ll be checking in often to read what you’ve written.

  13. Lauren on April 27th, 2006 10:10 am

    I have to ditto many here and say I am also a CJ replant…

    I also think you’ll do just fine by being yourself.

  14. David Sneakers on April 28th, 2006 4:55 pm

    I am also from CJ’s Site. I will support you in any way I can! Didn’t I meet you at the bachelor’s party in Vegas?

  15. Anthony on April 28th, 2006 5:10 pm

    AHHH! Mr. Sneakers, it’s great to see you’ve also made it to my blog. I’ve have long awaited the time I get to speak with you.

  16. Terri on April 28th, 2006 11:39 pm

    Hmmmmmmmmmm….. I see Mr. Sneakers is still lurking around. And CJ tried to tell us all that he was just a figment of his imagination. :lol: Somehow I had a feeling Mr. Sneakers wasn’t ready to retire from blogging, even though CJ says he is.

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