November 10, 2015 – It’s official. It took a little finagling to make this happen, but my 1000th blog post falls on the same day as my fifth anniversary with WordPress.
I started this journey on November 10, 2010 to give me something to focus while I was one of the 10 percent unemployed. Back then, on that chilly November morning, I clicked the publish button to go live, and entered the blogsphere with a personal goal to keep going as long as it was fun.
Over the past five years, I’ve also gathered about 950 followers – which still blows me away – and nearly 150,000 views with 5,000 comments. The most popular post, The Death of Boxerjam, from February 14, 2014, and the follow up, The Reincarnation of Boxerjam, from July 11, 2014, attracted about 150 of those comments, and even lead to a conversation with the owners and programmers of Boxerjam.com. The good news is that they have heard the cries of people who responded and are working hard to create a new series of games that will appeal to the same audience through venues on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Facebook, and the website jamandcandy.com.
With millions of blogs out there, I am amazed that you find me, but when you do and you join in the conversation, it makes it all worthwhile.
May 28, 2012 – Aside from honoring the service men and women who protect our way of life here in the United States, Memorial Day weekend has always been synonymous two other big events: the unofficial start of summer and the Indy 500.
It’s not my thing to watch fast cars drive around in a circle for 500 miles, but it certainly holds wide appeal to many people across the country. And I’ve never seen the movie “500 Days of Summer” but perhaps I’ll put it on my list just because it may be relevant.
You see, this year Memorial Day will be remembered for another special 500, at least in my small world. Today marks my 500th post, a milestone I’d never thought I’d reach when I started this blog 19 months ago, yet it seemed to arrive much quicker than I expected.
Life is like that sometimes.
I’ve adored the amusing and sometimes-chaotic journey to number 500, and I hope I’ve improved, informed and entertained a little on the way.
To those of you who read my trivial piece of the World Wide Web, thank you for your support. You’ve made me legitimate and given me what every writer desires … an audience. I hope you continue along with me to number 1,000 and beyond.
Happy Memorial Day!