Okay then. This is Blogography entry #1000.
And I don't know what to make of that.
When I began this blog (after two previous failures) I made a commitment to myself that I wouldn't start again unless I could commit to 1000 entries. At that point I figured I'd either quit blogging or move on to something different. Now that the promise to myself has been fulfilled, what does it really mean?
When I look around at other personal blogs, I notice a trend to post less and less (with some people quitting altogether). I don't think that this means blogging is in a downward spiral, I just think it means that people are getting burned out writing in them. But I'm not burnt out at all. Writing an entry every day is a habit that I'm not sure I want to break. Most entries only take a few minutes of my time (though if I draw a cartoon or have a rant going, it can take a lot longer) so it's not like maintaining Blogography is an overwhelming burden or anything.
And it's not like people have stopped reading it either...
At first I thought it was just Google search results that was driving up my counts, but a closer look at my stats show this is not the case. The hits on my "home page" and RSS feed increase every week, so people are actually coming here intentionally (as opposed to looking for porn or something). I don't think I will ever know what makes Blogography worthy of this kind of attention (especially since only the tiniest fraction of my visitors leave comments), but I am certainly touched that so many people enjoy reading what I have to say here.
In the end, "1000" is just a number, and I don't anticipate anything changing in the immediate future. But now that the milestone has passed, there are a few things I am CONTEMPLATING...
And here's a few things I will actually be DOING...
Anyway, to all of you who visit this happy place... thanks! As always, your comments are welcome and, who knows, there may just be another 1000 entries to come.
I love comments! However, all comments are moderated, and won't appear until approved. Are you an abusive troll with nothing to contribute? Don't bother. Selling something? Don't bother. Spam linking? Don't bother.
i’m glad i found you dave! thanks for making a comment on down with pants! or i would’ve never found your blog.
Congrats, Dave! It is a big milestone, but not one that should have you contemplating some blog-changing event. Keep this site up. I love it and check it every day.
Sadly, last week I was considering picking up on FridayQ. Guess not, eh?
Looking forward to BloggerPeeps.
Just remember Dave, quitters never win and winners never quit. If you quit now how do you expect to rule the planet. How would you spread the word of Dave. Daveism is going strong and many bitch slaps are being give to the idots of the world. If you stopped now, who would lead us!?
Wow! Congratulations on 1000 posts! Hopefully you continue writting in Blogography; I’ve enjoyed it for the past 6 months. Your rants are great to read, especially if they come with a DaveToon. Every time I come on I hope to see the little Dave in his attempts to shoot crazy ass bitches or light a clown on fire.
Here’s to the next 1000!
Congrats on 1,000 posts. Best of luck with the next 1,000, but if it doesn’t happen, I’m happy to have read this far. Thanks.
The movie is: 2001, Space Odyessy
Please don’t stop blogging altogether.. you’re my favourite blogger ..
And is the movie 2001?
‘In the end, “1000” is just a number, and I don’t anticipate anything changing in the immediate future.’
You could just switch your reading to hexadecimal or something like that…
Wow, 1000 entries. Pretty fecking cool man. 🙂
Break out the Dom Perignon! Congratulations!
Here’s to your #1000. And many, many more. (You give good rant! Where else is there to go…)
First of all, congrats for the 1000th post.
Second, Blogography is THE ONLY blog that I anticipate future posting to. I subscribe to a little over 200 feeds and Blogography is actually the only one I look forward to every morning I get up. I’d really miss the moment to get an insight into your life if you’d decide to drop the blog in favour of the tooncast – but I’d most probably follow that one too in any case.
With people like you, Dave, there’s still hope for the American people.
The RSS doesn’t really matter to me since I often read the feed as well as the web page. However, I sure as hell hope that you don’t quit writing to Blogography entirely, since it’s the best thing on the web at this moment – a haven of reason so to speak.
Keep up the good work, and if you’re tired of both blogging and the US, you could always move toSweden and we could have a lot of things to talk about (not forgetting the outstandingly beautiful women here)…
(Excuse any misspellings – its been a tough night of drinking with a LOT of Gin and Rum)
This calls for a celebration! Free bad monkey shirts for everyone! …right?
Congrats on 1000 posts!
Congrats, Here’s to another 1000…
I’m pretty sure April is when I really started pimping you. Yet, somehow, my logs just don’t show quite what you have going here. Curious.
Dave, I love you so. I want you to know
That I’m going to miss your blog
The minute you walk out that door
please don’t go
Don’t go away
Please don’t go
I’m begging you to stay
(to the tune of Please Don’t Go by KC and the Sunshine Band)
Yay for 1k 🙂
Please don’t get rid of the full text feeds – although your site design is nice it’s quicker to read the feed than clicking through. You could, perhaps, make more use of the extended entry field for some entries.
Congrats on the 1000 but please please please don’t go down the excerpt route in the rss feed – it really is annoying to have to click through to read the full story
I read it every day – it’s the only way I can keep up with my very good friend DII.
Here’s to another 1K entries 😉
WooT! 1000 posts. Well done! 😀
Sweet. 1000 posts. I’m still striving for that goal. I’m also one of those “only post every so often type” people.