My blog counter informs me that I’ve crossed the 20,000 mark of visits to this site. Sounds like a lot to me, but lots of those are no doubt repeat visits from my core readers—Hi, mom, wife, siblings, coworkers—and lots are probably two-second touchdowns from surfers. But still, 20,000 is a fun number.
I started the blog back in March 2005. I haven’t ever really settled into a firm strategy or schedule—it’s mostly been an uneasy hybrid of navel-gazing self-deprecation and self-promotion. But it’s been a good outlet for me, and I’ve gotten some interesting feedback.
Much of what I’ve written here would have probably been more appropriate for a personal journal, but my writerly tendencies—you know, such as narcissism and exhibitionism—make it more fun to do it publicly. One reason blogging appealed to me was that I haven't been successful at keeping a personal journal for more than a decade now.
For a long time I’ve wanted to start doing shorter blog pieces more frequently, but I seem to be stuck in the mode of longer pieces at irregular intervals, often with 2–3 posts clumped together and then nothing for a few weeks.
Anyway, it’s been fun, and here’s to the next 20,000 visits!