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May 6, 2010

Happy (belated) birthday to Midnight Sun

sams identical twin enjoys some bday cake

I was busy worrying about what I was going to blog about this afternoon when I realized I'd totally forgotten about Midnight Sun's third birthday, which was technically April 30. Oops.

Happy belated blog birthday, Midnight Sun.

Man, I can't believe it's been three years since my very first post. A quick look at the numbers:

Over the years, I have written more than 2,600 posts, and Midnight Sunners have left more than 24,000 comments.

In its first week, Midnight Sun had 800 page views. Last week, Midnight Sun had 41,000 page views. 

Midnight Sun has been more fun (and more frustrating) than just about anything else I've done as a writer ...

It thrills me to no end that people actually read -- and sometimes enjoy -- what I write.

Don't hate, celebrate.

I've always loved telling people stories, which is why I got into journalism in the first place, but Midnight Sun took that love to another level.

Thanks, everybody, for helping make Midnight Sun fun.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Kim Hairston)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:30 PM | | Comments (14)
Categories: Random stuff


God, it seems like an eternity.

It's comments like these that have kept me going all along!

On the internet, three years is definitely an eternity. Unlimited props to Sam and Midnight Sun and all of its contributors and commentators for the good times! And many more to come!

But when will you get a real job? j/k

OMG. Keep posting adorable pictures like that elephant eating a CAKE and I will keep coming back. Stifling my AWWWWWS.

Oh, and congrats, Sam. :)

Happy BDay MidSunners!!

Well, you outlasted me. Congratulations! I miss you, but this retirement thing is really cool.

Happy Birthday MidnightSunBlog!!!!!!
: )

Congrats Sam

Congrats, Sam!!

Ummm, yeah, but did you deduct your OWN comments from that comment tally?

So let's hear more about this year's happy hour(s)...

Let's hope the terrible two's are over

Congrats Sam!

Hey EL, we miss you. Can't you come and visit us sometime?

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About Erik Maza
Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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