4 years old

AVFL’s fourth anniversary came and went a week or so ago. To mark the occasion, we reach into the Ask Avery bag and turn it over to RA, who writes:

What has surprised you most since you started blogging?

Probably the single biggest surprise: that I haven’t run out of things to say. Close seconds: how nasty and hateful the comments threads become so quickly over so little. And how delightful it is when I meet people through blogging who immediately get what I meant by the site’s original tag line: southern gospel for the rest of us.

Thanks for four (mostly) great years so far.

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  1. CG wrote:

    Am I the first to say congratulations, happy anniversary, and thank you?

    Whether I am or not, I do mean it!

  2. SGFAN65 wrote:

    A Very Fine Line ! - The best blog on SG in my opinion. Happy Anniversary !

  3. Jim2 wrote:

    Wow, four years! Congratulations on a job well done! I thoroughly enjoy checking in to find out what is going on in the “real” SG world.

  4. Leebob wrote:

    Congratulations on four years! I agree that this is the best and most fun blog in the industry. You allow ALOT of leeway (yes the pun was intended) for bloggers and alot of discourse even when it does get less than contructive.


  5. Mike McIlwain wrote:

    I enjoy reading your blog. I wish some of those who leave angry and inflammatory comments would think before posting. However, I am glad that you have an open forum where we can freely discuss this wonderful music that we all love.

    I enjoy reading your observations. This is one site that I check often.

  6. Aaron Swain wrote:

    Great blog, and the one that actually inspired me to start one of my own. Looking forward to many more years to come from Averyfineline.

  7. Wade wrote:


    Thanks for the 4 great years. I wondered for 3 of those years where there was something that involved SGM that was REAL and not protected fluff propaganda.

    I enjoy the reading and even the thread writers that disagree. God Love Their Hearts!!!

  8. KEW wrote:

    I liked the good ol’ days when we used to try to figure out who you were. LOL
    Congrats DH!

  9. CVH wrote:

    Thanks for doing this. I’m sure there must be days when wading through the crap comes close to offsetting the benefits but there are many of us who appreciate this blog and the work you put into it. Kudos!

  10. art wrote:

    I enjoy the site immensely. I should add that, although you haven’t yet run out of new stuff to talk about, many of your commentators have — so we rehash the same stuff way too often.

    Keep up the good work.

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