The Terrible Twos

It’s not such a grand milestone to celebrate two years of Weekly Drivel®, because in the grand scheme of things two years is nothing compared to other blogs that have been at it for a lot longer. And whether or not the Weekly Drivel® is something worth celebrating is up for debate as well.

But let’s revisit the past two years very briefly, shall we?

It’s started on September 13th 2009 with this post. I really didn’t know what I was doing back then. Still don’t. But that’s OK, because change is bad.

A year ago I paused to reflect on the first year of the blog. In looking back at that entry, I’d have to say that overall very little has changed, other than a new look. I still have about the same number of loyal followers as I did a year ago, although thanks to the extended recession I may have actually fewer. But who’s counting, right? I recommend that you read my one year anniversary entry and just insert “2” instead of “1” where referenced.

For the most part I’ve held to a promise I made to myself, which was to put something out each week. Good, bad or otherwise, I pretty much stayed true to my word with the exception of a brief retirement that lasted just over two weeks before I unretired. A few people speculated that my retirement was merely a cheap publicity stunt. To those who would alledge such a thing I say to you, “Do you really think I deserve credit for being that clever?”

Over the course of the last two years there was never any promise to myself or anyone else that it would all be good, or expectations that it would all be bad. It is what it has been: Weekly Drivel® and admission is free so you get what you pay for.

As the Unaccomplished Angler faces this next year, the road is wide open. The sky is the limit. Who knows what lies ahead? I don’t, that’s for sure.  But if this blog is anything like a child who has just turned 2, you’re all in for a lot of misery.

Thanks for sticking with me. I hope I don’t disappoint, although I believe it’s too late for that.



  1. Goosemaster

    Two years of weekly drivel. I look foward to another two. Its been fun.
    Loyal follower number eight.

    • Kirk Werner

      Don’t think I don’t appreciate your loyal followership, Stan. Plus, you’ve given me ample fodder for some of my Drivel. Thanks for both.

  2. cofisher

    Well, happy anniversary big guy…Let’s have a few more years.

    • Kirk Werner

      Thanks, Howard. I make no guarantees but my goal is to continue until my readership drops to one. Considering I’ve got 8 loyal followers, it’s business as usual for the time being.

  3. David G

    It was fun when everyone was looking for you after you retired. You were even posting in your retirement Kirk. I’ve been reading this damn thing for a long time sir, I have yet to not chuckle or enjoy a post completely. Pfft wading kilts… Who needs ’em?

    • Kirk Werner

      Apparently, not Simms or Orvis since neither of them responded, asking to develop the River Kilt. Crap, I was counting on that one for some serious money…I appreciate you hanging in there and sticking with us, David.

      • David G

        Kirk, the pleasure has been all mine. While I may not have serious money to donate to you, I have a life savings of funny money. You can borrow it at your leisure.

        • Kirk Werner

          David, I believe all of our life savings are now funny money, which grows on trees, or is at the very least printed at the whim of the government. Thanks for sticking around for as long as you have!

  4. Patrick

    Congratulations Kirk on sticking with it. It should be said, however, that the adoration that some folks experience writing a blog is a bit like crack cocaine…I’ve seen more than one person try to slink away from blogging, only to crawl back to the keyboard. But I don’t have to worry about adoration that problem; I could walk away at any time.

    And though I don’t need a kilt for wading, that last time I wore a suit and sweat bullets has me considering a kilt for the next formal occasion.

    Good luck whittling your readership down to one. I know you’re up to the task.

    • Kirk Werner

      I’m with you, Pat- I could talk away from this (again) at any time, and may just do that (again). I wonder what it’s going to take to drive the last remaining person from my readership? How vile, inappropriate and poorly written must an entry be before the slamming of the last door is heard? I may have to explore the possibilities.

  5. Ed

    Congratulations Kirk! I found your blog this summer and have been enjoying it ever since. Just curious….how many email subscribers do you have now? You must have doubled your number of 48 from last year.

    Also, How did the remainder of the casting 4 a cure trip go?


    • Kirk Werner

      Ed, thanks for having found the UA for sticking around. I’ve got 108 email subscribers now, which is a jump from a year ago but there’s a hitch: I paid them to subscribe 😉 I’ll be posting the final entry from the Casting 4 A Cure trip next week…stay tuned.

  6. chuck

    Humpies are worse than Kings once they start to move up the river. I have seen pools full of them that would not even look at a fly swung right in front of their noses! The Coho on the other hand – will take a fly with abandon! I don’t even bother with the fall run of kings any more. I couldn’t care lees about flossing a big , green , half dead fish! I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen a king turn on a fly. I have never seen a humpy do it! Ha!

    • Kirk Werner

      Good of you to stop by Chuck, but what does fishing for salmon have to do with this blog entry? 😉

  7. Harry

    I guess my check for the email feed got lost in the mail? Oh well, I still enjoy your writing. Guess it’s cause I pretty much fit into the “unaccomplished” catagory also. Looking forward to the next post.

    • Kirk Werner

      Harry, the check was received, but it bounced. Thanks for sticking around…

  8. Sanders

    Congratulations on the first two years of drivel! It’s not easy putting something out every week that people enjoy.

    Glad you returned to unaccomplished glory, Brett Farve would be proud 🙂

    I look forward to the next post and the next year. Cheers!

    • Kirk Werner

      No, Sanders, it’s not easy. But it’s easier when one’s standards are low, and by that I do not mean the reader, but rather the writer. Thanks for the good word, and I’ll look forward to reading your excellent musings as a form of counter-therapy for writing this Drivel®.

  9. Fontinalis Rising

    Unaccomplished Angler, maybe, Unaccomplished Blogger- never. I feel partially responsible for you not being able to enjoy your golden years. It’s such a pleasure to stop by and read your posts that the guilt feelings just aren’t coming. “Four more years, four more years, four more years….”

    • Kirk Werner

      So I can blame you for this? That works for me 😉 Thanks for ruining my retirement!

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