Keeping up with Kroo – Skippy the Bush Kangaroo celebrates 10 years of blogging
July 11, 2012 by William K. Wolfrum
When I first met the blogger known as Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, I was a 15-year-old Romanian immigrant looking for guidance. Skippy took we under his wing, feeding me and reading me bedtime tales of Saul Alinsky slaying dragons.
As the years went on, Skippy made a name for himself in the cut-throat world of blogging. Not content with naming himself after a popular Australian TV kangaroo, Skippy faced issues on a daily basis with the integrity of Murrow and charisma of Madonna.
More than just shooting his own mouth off, Skippy encouraged others to shoot their mouths off, as well. Bloggers with low readerships have no greater friend than Skippy, who is quick with a link and a light of your smoke. Working with the late, great Jon Swift (Al Weisel), Skippy created Blogroll Amnesty Day, which saw all of us get the opportunity both to share our work and to read the work of others.
Skippy is celebrating 10 years of blogging (the “Golden Cheeto” anniversary) and this is something to be admired. While others, like myself, have gone on to fame, fortune and adulation, Skippy has continued to pound out post after post after post.
It’s all kind of tragic if you really think about it, so, let us not really think about it. Let us instead congratulate for a job well done and thank him for all he’s done these 3,650 days. He’s been a great ally to all of us and will continue to be. This Romanian immigrant, for one, holds him in the highest of esteem.
It was Robert Frost who once said “Jesus, 10 years of blogging?? WTF??” Here’s looking forward to the next 10 years.
Update: Also, Skippy coined the term “Blogtopia,” which by law I have to mention.