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Thank you for following my blog for less than one year!

This week, I am giving my computer a break.  I will start using it again at 5:00 on Saturday morning.  Today, I would like to thank the people who have been following my blog for less than one year.

Two followers (at least 5 days)
One follower (at least 6 days)
Three followers (at least 1 week)
Seven followers (2 months)
Five followers (3 months)
Three followers (4 months)
Nine followers (5 months)
Five followers (6 months)
Two followers (7 months)

One follower (8 months)

Eight followers (9 months)

Two followers (10 months)
Five followers (11 months)
One follower (12 months)

I would like to say thank you all for following my blog in one form or another for at least one second or so.  Most of you do it on the blog itself, while other people do it via e-mail.  Whether you have been following my blog for a day or two or for almost six years, I’m glad that you’re able to find my blog both entertaining and informative.  You are all fantastic!

I will give you guys one more great blog post this Friday.  It will appear at 7:00 on Thursday morning … and it will be a surprise.  Enjoy your day!

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Thank you for following my blog for one to three years!

For most of this week, I will give my computer a break.  I started giving my computer a break at around 7:00 last Thursday evening … and I will start using my computer again at around 5:00 on Saturday morning.  In two of my blog posts this week, I will thank some more of my blog’s followers.  Today, I will thank the people who have been following my blog for one to three years.  Now, back in September, whenever I was thanking the people who have been following my blog for three to five years, I said that I would thank more of my blog’s followers later in the year.  You may have assumed that I would do it later in 2019, but low and behold, I would actually be doing that later in my blog’s sixth year … and I am keeping that promise in a way.  So, let me thank some more of my blog’s followers today.

3 followers (1 year)
7 followers (1 year, 1 month)
14 followers (1 year, 2 months)
9 followers (1 year, 3 months)
3 followers (1 year, 4 months)
5 followers (1 year, 5 months)
7 followers (1 year, 6 months)
12 followers (1 year, 7 months)
5 followers (1 year, 8 months)
7 followers (1 year, 9 months)
6 followers (1 year, 10 months)
3 followers (1 year, 11 months)
1 follower (1 year, 12 months)
9 followers (2 years)
2 followers (2 years, 1 month)
1 follower (2 years, 2 months)
2 followers (2 years, 3 months)
8 followers (2 years, 4 months)
3 followers (2 years, 5 months)
1 follower (2 years, 6 months)
3 followers (2 years, 8 months)
1 follower (2 years, 9 months)
2 followers (2 years, 10 months)
2 followers (2 years, 11 months)

I would like to thank these people for following my blog for one to three years.  Later this week, I will thank the people who have followed my blog for less than one year.  Enjoy your day!

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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For June 2020

We are almost halfway through 2020 already … and, before you know it, Summer will officially be here.  I hope you guys have been staying safe during the Coronavirus Outbreak.  I know I have.  I will be giving my features a break in June, but I will bring them back in July.  I will be giving my computer a break from around 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th, until around 5 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th.  While I give my computer a break on those days, I will thank more of my blog’s followers in two of my blog posts … and I may give you a surprise blog post at some point during that week also.

Without further ado, let me tell you about some of the blog posts that I’ll be writing down in June.

One of my blog posts will be entitled “Thank you for following my blog for one to three years!”  In it, I will thank the people who have followed my blog for one to three years.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Thank you for following my blog for less than one year!”  In the post, I will thank the people who have been following my blog for less than one year.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “I still have my Colussy Chevrolet shirt two years later!”  I will talk about the blue and white Colussy Chevrolet shirt in the blog post.  I have owned it for nearly two years now.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Joseph Remembers His Battle With Lyme Disease Four Years Later.”  I will talk about my battle with Lyme Disease, which occurred in June of 2016.  Now, because of the COVID-19 Outbreak, I will try not to into a lot of details about my battle with Lyme Disease.

I hope you guys will check out at least one of my blog posts in June.  I may also give you some surprises along the way.  Enjoy your day, my friends!

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Finding the respect you never knew you had before

I would just like to thank you all for trying your best to say “please” and “thank you” to me as often as you possibly can.  It really makes me feel more respected than ever before … and, in the process, you guys are able to find the respect that you never knew you had before.  You guys are fantastic … and I hope you guys will continue to say “please” and “thank you” to me as often as possible as we enter both a new year and a new decade.

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Thank you for following my blog for three to five years!

This week, I am giving my computer a break.  I will start using it again on Sunday … and I will write my 1,200th blog post on that day.  Now, today, I would like to thank the people who have been following my blog for three to five years.

DamyantaBiswas (3 years)
Sableyes (3 years, 1 month)
drikinelsonsblog, tomrains, jenifabian and Deidra Alexander (3 years, 2 months)
Confession of a Housekeeper, gainpersepectiveblog and Reeanna Scott (3 years, 3 months)
Olive Ole and Optimistic Parent (3 years, 4 months)
Kris Scarci and Daniel Quintanilla (3 years, 5 months)
TJ Temple and thesassytee (3 years, 6 months)
Susan Pratt (3 years, 7 months)
Dennis Cardiff and Formula For Fabulous (3 years, 8 months)
Inspiring Max (3 years, 9 months)
David Snape, ljpcbmcorp, Emmanuel Mueuma and Ramona Crisstea (3 years, 10 months)
Stuart M. Perkins (4 years)
jumpforjoyphotoproject (4 years, 2 months)
Kendall F. Person (4 years, 5 months)
pghjoseph (4 years, 7 months)

I would like to thank these people for following my blog for three to five years.  I will thank more of my blog’s followers in another blog post later this year.  Enjoy your day!

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“Joseph Pratt’s Interests And Some Other Things” Is Five Years Old Today!

Today is a very big day for this blog, which is called “Joseph Pratt’s Interests And Some Other Things.”  This blog is now officially five years old.  It seems like this blog started yesterday … and you have made it grow up into the blog it is today.

“Joseph Pratt’s Interests And Some Other Things” is five years old today! The blog started on August 24, 2014.
Thank you for allowing my blog to become a classy blog over the past five years.

Since I started my blog five years ago, I have written nearly 1,200 posts on here … and I will write more blog posts for you guys for as long as I am able to do so.  I probably won’t do this forever, but who knows?

I have 180 followers on my blog … and I would like to thank them for following my blog regularly.  Some of them do it here on WordPress.com … and some of them do it via e-mail.  I don’t have time to thank all of my blog’s followers today, so I will do my best to thank them in several of my blog posts throughout my blog’s sixth year.

All in all, I would like to say thank you for allowing me to give you some fantastic blog posts over the past five years.  You have been able to help me let it grow gracefully from a simple blog to a very classy blog.  I have talked about some very interesting things in my posts … and my mission is to keep the people who check out my blog regularly both informed and entertained.  I will continue to do just that in the future.

Now, tomorrow, I will begin my blog’s sixth year … and I already have some topics to begin a new year of this blog with.  I can’t tell you what I’ll be talking about in the posts yet.  I will give you some great blog posts in the coming days.

Now, for the last time, I will give you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around a certain date in previous years.  I was able to do it in all of my blog posts throughout my blog’s fifth year.  Now that my blog’s fifth year is coming to an end, I won’t be doing this for you guys anymore.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, which ends today, I would like to give you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around August 24th in previous years …
My Blog Is Four Years Old Today! (August 24, 2018)
My Blog Is Three Years Old Today! (August 24, 2017)
My Blog Is Turning Two Today! (August 24, 2016)
My Blog Is One Year Old Today! (August 24, 2015)
Celebrating My Blog’s First Year: My Blog’s Best Month Ever (August 21, 2015)

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“Remember your pleases and thank yous”

During the second half of my blog’s fifth year, I will give you chances to revisit some of my past blog posts … and, throughout June, I will give you chances to revisit posts from my blog’s fourth year. Today, I will give you a chance to revisit the last blog post from my blog’s fourth year. It’s from August of 2018.

Today, I’d like to talk about a blog post, which is entitled “‘Remember your pleases and thank yous.'” One of my teachers said that quote whenever we were downstairs at the Heinz History Center back in the 2000s. The quote hasn’t really stuck with me too much, until recently. When I went to school, I didn’t like it whenever people said “please” and/or “thank you” to me too much, but now, as an adult, I’m urging people to say them to me regularly … and I say them at least 50 percent of the time. In fact, I liked the quote so much that I accidentally said it to a TV personality on Facebook Live just last Summer. It sort of slipped out. I apologized to the TV personality on Twitter not long after my “slip-up” … and, luckily, it went well. This quote is a fantastic quote, to say the least.

Now, this July, I will give you a chance to revisit some of my blog posts from my blog’s fifth year … and some of them may be interesting.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around June 28th in previous years …
Joseph’s New Colussy Chevrolet Shirt (June 29, 2018)
This dude still has class! (June 28, 2017)
Joseph’s Recovery From Lyme Disease (Part 2) (June 28, 2016)
I have two white tank tops at home! (June 28, 2015)
This Is Our Shed (My 175th Blog Post) (June 29, 2015)

Joseph Pratt's Interests And Some Other Things

As we prepare to wrap up my blog’s fourth year together, I would like to talk about a quote that will remain with me for a long time.  I first heard it during a field trip to the Heinz History Center more than 10 years ago.  The quote is … “Remember your pleases and thank yous.”  It was actually one of my teachers who said the quote back then … and it hasn’t really stuck with me too much … until now.

Up until a few years ago, I wasn’t too crazy about people saying “please” and “thank you” to me a lot, but nowadays, I’m urging my friends and even my relatives to say those words to me as often as they possibly can.  This way, they can have more respect than they once had.  Now, I’m starting to say those words at least 50 percent of the time. …

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I’m Getting Ready To Celebrate My Blog’s Fifth Anniversary

This week, I am giving my computer a break, but I will be giving you some interesting blog posts this week.  I will start using my computer again at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 16th.

This Summer, my blog will be celebrating its fifth anniversary…and I will be celebrating it for one month.  I will start celebrating this milestone on July 24th … and it will all lead up to my blog’s fifth anniversary, which will occur on August 24th.  Let me tell you how I’ll be celebrating my blog’s fifth anniversary this Summer.

On July 24th, I will give you the top posts from each of my blog’s features.

On July 25th, I will tell you about the multi-part blog posts that I wrote down over the past five years.

On July 26th, I will give you the poll questions that I asked you guys in some of my blog posts.

On July 28th, I will talk about my blog’s features and I will tell you how many posts have used my features.

On July 29th, I will tell you which people have been following my blog the longest.

On July 30th, I will tell you how many words are in the posts that I have been writing down over the past five years.

On July 31st, I will tell you about my “lesser-known” blog posts.  Since there are so many “lesser-known” posts on my blog, I will save you time by telling you how many of my posts have been seen just one time since I wrote them down.

From August 4th until August 8th, I will talk about each of my blog’s years.  I will talk about my blog’s first year on August 4th, I will talk about my blog’s second year on August 5th, I will talk about my blog’s third year on August 6th, I will talk about my blog’s fourth year on August 7th and I will talk about my blog’s fifth year on August 8th.  I’ll tell you how many times my blog was seen in each of those years … and I’ll tell you how many posts I wrote down in each of those years.

From August 12th until August 15th and from August 19th until August 22nd, I will give you my blog’s statistics in eight of my blog posts.

Finally, on August 24th, I will celebrate my blog’s fifth anniversary by writing a rather big blog post for you guys.  I will basically just thank you guys for supporting my blog over the past five years.  I may throw in a surprise or two for you guys in the post as well.

I hope you will be able to join me this Summer as we prepare to celebrate my blog’s fifth year.  Of course, it will be full of surprises!

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around June 12th in previous years …
An “ode” to a classy friend named Michael (June 13, 2018)
Some birds are in our windows! (June 12, 2017)
The three clouds are coming together behind the trees! (June 12, 2016)
Another unexpected gift (Part 2) (June 12, 2015)
Another unexpected gift (Part 1) (June 11, 2015)

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Joseph’s 1,000th Blog Post

Well, ladies and gentlemen, this is it.  Today is a big day for me and for my blog.  I am writing my 1,000th blog post on my blog … and, as I’ve been saying for weeks now, it could be about a person, a place or a thing.  Well, after giving this a lot of thought. I’ve decided that my 1,000th blog post will be about a person.

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This is Joseph’s 1,000th blog post. He has this sign to prove it.

My 1,000th blog post will be about a classy friend of mine … and this friend is cool, casual and classy in many ways.  The person’s name is Justin McKean.  I first became friends with him while I was at South Fayette High School back on January 23, 2007.  He was one of the three substitute teachers that I had while I was at the school back then.  For nearly 12 years now, Justin has been a terrific friend of mine … and I bumped into him several times since then.  I bumped into him at McSummerfest in July of 2016.  He’s able to be cool, casual and classy on so many levels … and I often get my fashion and wardrobe ideas from him.  Thank you, Justin, for being a terrific friend of mine … and thank you for allowing me to talk about you in my 1,000th blog post.

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Joseph’s 1,000th blog post is about Justin McKean, who has been one of his friends nearly 12 years.  He is cool, casual and classy … and Joseph often gets wardrobe and fashion ideas from him.

Thank you all for helping me reach my 1,000th blog post.  You guys are all fantastic!  I’d like to make a toast … here’s to another 1,000 blog posts!

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around November 15th in previous years …
Looking at my blog’s statistics regularly (November 15, 2017)
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts About Shirts (November 16, 2016)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s Seventh Year On Earth (November 15, 2015)
All 3 candles in my three-piece candle set are working! (November 15, 2014)
The Dockers loafers are back! (November 14, 2016)

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“Remember your pleases and thank yous”

As we prepare to wrap up my blog’s fourth year together, I would like to talk about a quote that will remain with me for a long time.  I first heard it during a field trip to the Heinz History Center more than 10 years ago.  The quote is … “Remember your pleases and thank yous.”  It was actually one of my teachers who said the quote back then … and it hasn’t really stuck with me too much … until now.

Up until a few years ago, I wasn’t too crazy about people saying “please” and “thank you” to me a lot, but nowadays, I’m urging my friends and even my relatives to say those words to me as often as they possibly can.  This way, they can have more respect than they once had.  Now, I’m starting to say those words at least 50 percent of the time.  You guys are all fantastic … and I hope you all will be able to say “please” and “thank you” to me as often as possible on a daily basis.

Beginning this Monday, August 13th, I will start celebrating my blog’s fourth anniversary by giving you statistics about my blog.  The blog will turn four years old in exactly two weeks.  That event will occur on August 24th.  I plan on starting my blog’s fifth year on August 26th.

Enjoy your day and enjoy your weekend!