Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Marking a Milestone: 200 Posts

I missed saying anything about my 100th post, so I've been watching to make sure I didn't miss commemorating my 200th. Here it is, and I feel compelled to share something profound with you.

I'm thinking.

I'm still thinking.

While you're waiting to read something profound, know this: I'm glad you're here, reading my blog and sometimes commenting. And I'm glad you're there, at your blog, sharing your observations and making me laugh. Of course, sometimes you make me cry. Because friends can share sad things, too.

Ah! I just got a flash of inspiration. I will write about this two hundredth post in terms of how long it took me to get here.

It's been 87,177,600 seconds since I posted my first little contribution to the interwebs.

I started off crawling, with very simple posts. There were just two in 2007.

Two thousand and eight witnessed a staggering 300% jump in post numbers. Yes, that's right; there were 6.

Since the beginning of this year, I've written 192 bits of crunchy goodness. Quick, do the math: that's a 3,200% increase in output from the previous year.

I don't think I can top that. So I'll have to focus on increasing quality rather than quantity.

I wasn't sure what I was doing when I began blogging. But I did it because it seemed fun. I've honed my mad writing skillz a bit and thought a little more deeply about certain things thanks to the blog. And I've made some terrific friends. Who knew that could happen?

Thoreau once observed Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

I began Traveling Through Time and Space
tentatively believing I had something to contribute to the universe. I've discovered that the universe, through you, has much to contribute to me.

Thanks. Let's stay in touch. There's more to share.


Mrs. Chili said...

For me, blogging is ALL about the community.

Congratulations on your milestone!

Barry said...

Let's breakout the champagne, this really calls for a celebration!

Congratulations, you've kept us entertained and more than that, you've kept us thinking!

Emm said...

Woot! Congrats - what a milestone! And thank you for being so amusing, funny and yet sometimes serious (when it counts).

Kathy Amen said...

Congrats! And I love the Thoreau quote. You're always showing me neat new stuff...keep up the good work!

Bee said...

I'm impressed by your statistics . . . and ALWAYS by your inimitable style. Blogging really is so wonderfully reciprocal. Congratulations, FF.

Shana said...

200 posts, because you are all about quality. I've had, like 700 posts, because I am all about shock and awe.

Stay Classy.

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

Congratulations! Just another reason to celebrate next time we are out. :)

Frisky Librarian said...

Well done on your milestone. I really should visit more often!

Miss Healthypants said...

Congratulations! :) I'm very glad I found your blog--it's always entertaining to read! :)

lisleman said...

wow I almost missed this one. congrats for staying with it.
many start and then drop out.
good quote too.