Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Milestone for Plaintalker

As Plaintalker hits the 2,000 mark with blog posts, I want to say thanks to readers for your interest. It's about 50 months since the blog began with the main goal of informing citizens about city matters. Along the way, local photos and vignettes have become another thread. I hope to keep informing and entertaining you for many more months.



Blogger Rob said...

Congratulations Bernice !

6:40 AM  
Blogger Joan said...

Bernice -

My congratulations on reaching the 2,000 milestone. You provide a real service to us here in Plainfield.

Joan Van Pelt

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Bo Vastine said...

Congratulations Bernice!

Your unwavering pursuit of the real story and thus the truth...is a huge service to the community. Here's to another 100,000 blogs!

Best regards,

Bo Vastine

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Please plan to archive the series for future generations of Plainfielders. [In you spare time]


9:15 AM  
Anonymous Jim Pivnichny said...

Congratulations, Bernice! Your continuing objective reporting on Plainfield issues, good and and not so good, which escape the headlines is exactly what this city needs. I'm looking forward to the next 2,000. Everyone should remember that it is the tortoise that wins. All the best to you.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bernice,

Wow, 2000 postings! Keep up the great work. I'm happy to have had a part in the formation of what has become the "blog of record" for Plainfield.

Best regards,

Barbara Kerr

11:12 AM  
Anonymous PubliusNJ said...

OMG, you accept flowers from a Republican?!!

The question is, will you be offered any from the Democrats?

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Months?????? You do mean years, don't you darling?

12:11 PM  
Blogger Bernice said...

To PubliusNJ:
When I was editor of a Plainfield weekly in the mid-1980s, I often pondered how to understand the city's many divisions - political, racial, economic and religious - and was left with the thought that the only meaningful divide was between people of good will and those not of good will. Jim Pivnichny is a man of good will, in my opinion, and if he wants to send me a flower online, I appreciate it.
This constant demonization of fellow Plainfielders, sometimes called the crabs-in-a-barrel syndrome, works to defeat any good-will efforts to improve and advance the city. If you speak to this one, you get a bulls-eye on your back. If you speak to that one, you are in the crosshairs of another faction. Until there is more collegiality than contention, Plainfield will stay stuck like a bug in amber.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Raquel Horn said...

I read this blog after, but don't always post. I had to respond this time. You hope to keep doing this "for many more months." Is that all? We need you longer than that Bernice! (smile)

1:25 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Congratulations on the milestone, Bernice! Not only do you keep me up on various town topics, but I enjoy your photos and vignettes as well.

You're the only person besides myself that has been attracted enough to photograph both "The Wizard Awaits You" building and the ornate Ford building. Somewhere in my digital photos I have that one from a few years back, too.

You rock! (Which is a good thing.)

8:06 PM  

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