14 April 2008 by Published in: Blogging 1 comment

According to the statistics that I get from WordPress, this is the 700th post on this blog. When I started this exercise on September 24, 2005, I figured I would try it out, see if I liked it, and fully expected that it would probably go the way of the dodo bird much sooner than later. I had good reason to believe that–prior efforts to keep a journal petered out in a matter of a few weeks, and I figured that this would work out the same way.

Instead, I found that I really enjoyed having a place to vent, and that even more than having a place to vent, I discovered that I really enjoyed the interactions with the folks who give their valuable time to read what I have to say each day. Nearly 4,500 comments have been left on this blog (not counting the tens of thousands of spam comments that have been gobbled by the software that I use), which is really pretty staggering. I’ve met some terrific folks through the interactions here, and I’ve developed new friendships as a consequence, and all because of this blog.

Along the way, and to my very great shock, this blog was voted one of the top twenty sites on the Civil War on the Internet, and it’s regularly rated in the top 200,000 blogs on Technorati. When you consider that there are millions of blogs and that this is a niche blog, that’s really remarkable. It’s also incredibly humbling.

And so I will continue on. And I hope that you will continue to indulge my rantings.

Thanks to all of you who do.

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Comments

  1. Randy
    Tue 15th Apr 2008 at 10:40 am

    Eric:

    Congrats on your 700th post milestone. You may just be one of those folks that need to write, and this forum gives you that chance. Of course, the great subject matter helps! Keep up the good work.

    Randy

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