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Grouchy Golf Blog

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 8:42 PM

This Month Marks Two Years of Grouchy Golf!

About two years ago, I was dying to get one of those newfangled Gmail beta accounts. At the time, they were hard to come by, and I was too cheap to buy one on eBay.

I had heard that Google was giving away gmail accounts to users of Blogger, a subsidiary of Google. I figured, what the heck? I'll sign up for a stupid Blogger account to receive a Gmail account. That's easy. I waited and waited, and no gmail invite. I reasoned that I needed to actually use Blogger to receive that coveted Gmail invite. I had never even heard of "blogging". But I was so determined to get that friggin' Gmail account, I started a shill blog called "Grouchy Golf". My first post was short and sweet, because I figured that one post would qualify me for a Gmail account. But when I still didn't receive a Gmail invite, I created another post to better my chances. That began a vicious cycle: no invite, new post, spin cycle, repeat. Eventually, I directed some friends to Grouchy Golf for fun. They got a kick out of it so I continued to create new posts for our amusement. Two years later, and I'm still going strong! The ironic thing is that I never did receive that dog-gone Gmail invite from Blogger! Newman!

Anonymous Eat Golf said...

Congratulations Grouchy! If I remember right, your first post was about a week before my first post and we quickly linked up. Remember the blogroll back then - There were only like 6 other golf blogs: bunker, blogger vance, MJ, nothree, golfblogger, Eat, and Grouchy... Congrats for hanging in there and giving us something to read (you too GB)

:)

Rich  

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Blogger Blogosion said...

Do you want an invitation for gmail buddy ? ;-))
Keep on posting, that's so funny !
Cheers from France
Julien  

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Blogger JFB said...

Happy anniversary!

That's a great story how you got started!
I love Golfsmith as well, their Snake eyes components are the best.

I scored a good deal with your F&F discount: I got some Footjoys http://www.golfsmith.com/ps/products/243192
$100 shoes priced at $79.
I'm picking them up locally(to save $12 UPS charge) for $55 (your discount saved me $23)

I've been having some heel pain w/my Bite shoes, so your timing is impeccable!

Thanks again, and I'm glad Google never sent you that email address,!

JFB  

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Golfie. I've been reading this blog for about a year, and you have an original perspective on our beloved game. That story of how you started blogging makes me laugh. It's funny the way things work out. I hope you're blogging in two MORE years.

AJ
Q-Ray Golf Bracelets  

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Grouchy,

Your now advertising Golfsmith.

From mean to sleaze in one week.

Can't wait for next week.  

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the read and congrats for the two years. Kepp typing...

Also thanks code, managed to get two Mizuno MP wedges @ $50.00 off the pair. Even when you add in the int'l shipping still cheaper than I can source locally....  

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Blogger Jat said...

guess I should probably pick up a bag...or two.  

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Blogger Jess at Golf Bug said...

Congratulations on your Blog. I am a researcher for a new Internet television channel, www.golfbug.tv , and have been looking at other golf blogs. Due to the success of your blog, any advice for a new-comer would be very appreciated.
Thanks,
Jess at Golfbug.tv  

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Anonymous durante vita said...

Two years. Don't know if I can commit to anything for that long. Even if you did have different reasons for starting the blog. Congrats!  

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Blogger mediaguru @ HookedOnGolfBlog.com said...

Grouchy: one of the originals and always one of the best. I remember when I started there were just four or five golf blogs out there. I wanted to be a big boy like the grouch....

Here's to two you buddy. (tips back frosty beverage)...  

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Anonymous Pretty Pretty said...

Happy Anniversary! Keep bloggin' my friend...  

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Anonymous BogeyMan said...

Way to go GG! You are one of the original golf blog pioneers and for that we all thank you.

Happy two year birthday.. Rock on for a hundred more!

Bogey (from BogeyLounge)  

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