Friday, December 18, 2009


This is that number. Of posts here.

Some, like the last quick link to Wikipedia shouldn't count. There are some that I like, that I'd like to count double. I guess it all evens out.

Three years, and a bit over two months. I can't say there was a compelling, or even good, reason for starting this place. As I remember, I'd heard and read about blogs; and, I was bored at work. I did a Google search (of course) and looked at Blogger/Blogspot (I've never figured out the two names). I signed up to find out how it worked. It told me I had to have a name for the blog. Since it was mid-afternoon and I was feeling guilty, the name was born.

Over the years, I'm feeling less guilty: working isn't everything.

For the occasion, I went to,, and Google something or other, and found out what's up with the statistics.

I've dropped off and stabilized with visitors. Last year I hit highs with over a thousand a month. This year, I'm pretty stable at about 800. The blog has had over 50,000 visits. I'm not sure just what that is; I think it is a page view. Big Rick thinks there are about ten of you with a lot of time on your hands. I'm thinking it's more like 30 or so.

Alexis ranks me mid pack in U.S. blogs. Technorati says I'm at about number 11,000 of a total of mid-hundreds of thousands of blogs. I like that statistic. My Google Page Rank is always about a 4, whatever that means.

All that aside, of all the things in life, I like reading and writing. The blog gives me a place to write about what I read. Physical friends get a bit bored with my thoughts. Ya'll may also, but you don't give me the glassy stare, you just click away to somewhere more interesting. More importantly, you do read and occasionally tell me what you think. And sometimes, I read what you've written, or talk to you, and realize that what I've had to say has influenced your thinking and writing. I like that.

I can't say that if no one stopped by that I'd keep this up; but, I might. I can say that since you stop by, you've given me a bit fuller life. Thanks.


Posol'stvo the Medved said...

Congrats. I'm somewhere in the 600's myself. Happy to have been a part of the ride.

fermicat said...

I like that last paragraph. Ditto, my friend.

Sonja's Mom said...

My days would be less without you. Thanks for interesting reading.

Jeni said...

I'm gonna try to surprise you and keep this as short as is humanly possible for me to do -fat chance, huh?
Anyway, our blogs are about the same age but I'll have to check my sitemeter to see how many visitors as well as posts I have done. Probably we run about the same in number of post -or close, anyway.
I gotta tell you this though Dave -although there are times when you do totally confuse me, like when you get into talking a lot about legal stuff or economics (or golf) but overall, your blog is by far and away one of the best blogs around for intelligent presentation, conversation, communication -whatever one cares to call it. I can almost always be assured of finding some really good, very interesting posts when I visit your place -which I do, everytime you post since I have you on my reader. And aren't you just ecstatic to know that thankfully, I don't comment on every post!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year -Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays -whatever one applies, take that and run with it, my friend, along with a good measure of Peace -oh, and my own wishes for a God Jul. (Yeah, this season brings out that little bit of my Swedish ancestry ya know!)