And hearty congratulations to Jonny Baker, who on the same day, marked his 10-years. Jonny has been a constant blogging companion on my journey for the whole 10-years. We've yet to share a few Belgian beers and a conversation, but I really want to affirm point 4 of his 10 points reflecting on blogging experiences. The friendships I've made - both those that moved from virtual to incarnational, and those that remained 'virtual' have been life changing for me, and are one of the realities I'm most grateful for after 10-years of practicing what I've elsewhere called, the "spiritual discipline" of blogging. Steve Taylor and Rachel Cunliffe were my two fellow kiwi's that were around or about to be around at about that time, but from memory it was Rachel that lead the way, and she was the first NZ blogger I connected with. In the US it was Alan Creech and Kevin Rains with whom I made early connections.