1000th post!May 13, 2010
This is my 1000th post on this blog. Who’d have thought? Not me!;-)
When I started this blog at the beginning of 2008, my intention was to write one post a day for as long as I could. I didn’t know how long that would last. I figured that 365 articles a year was a big task — especially for someone working full-time — so I thought the ‘one post a day’ promise to myself might last a couple of months.
But here we are — 1000 posts later, and I haven’t missed a day! In fact, in my first year I often posted twice in one day, but that’s rare now since I discovered how to post-date a post in WordPress.
Not only has this blog hit the 1000 posts milestone, but I get between 800 and 1000 visits each work day, mostly from people looking to solve Microsoft Word issues. Since September 2009 (and not counting January 2010), my monthly visits have averaged around 23,150. January 2010 topped at some 34,800 visits!
So I must be doing something right.
However, keeping up with writing a blog post per day is tiring, so I won’t hold myself to that from now on. There will be some days when I don’t post — and that’s OK.
One of the reasons I started this blog was as an ‘aide memoire’ for myself — a place to jot down all those things I learn that I know I’ll forget some 6 days, 6 weeks, 6 months or 6 years down the track! It’s become a brain dump for me, and there are very few work days when I don’t consult my own blog for how to do something that I know I solved in the past. This blog is my ‘little black book’ of hints and tips and tricks, and even if no-one else finds it useful, it’s helped me numerous times.
Thanks for reading and sharing your 900+ comments.
- End of the first year of this blog: https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/looking-back-on-the-first-year-of-this-blog/
- End of the second year of this blog: https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2009/12/31/revisiting-another-year-of-blogging/