Holy Crap! 9 Years!

It's hard to believe that I've had this blog for 9 years today. I remember writing my first entry like it was only a year ago. Back then I had no intention of making this such a huge part of my life and I certainly didn't know the effect it would have on me as a writer. And need I mention all of the people I've met because of it? The web truly is an amazing world...

My Blogger stats tell me that I've written 1,955 posts, but it's actually more than that because I lost so many when I stopped building this blog in Frontpage and went to Wordpress in 2003, and then again when I migrated from Wordpress in 2005. Remember all that moving about?

Anyway, you deserve a good round of applause for continuing to come back to read my ideas, beefs, woes, opinions and dreams. Nine years is a long time to pay sometimes daily visits. I commend you!

In honor of the occasion, here are some stats, based on hit counts and browser searches:

Top 5 Most Popular Posts:
  1. 101 Christmas Gifts Under $10 (November 8, 2008)
  2. The New Google Image Search Sucks (July 21, 2010)
  3. How Dumb Can We Get? (February 25, 2008)
  4. Tattoo You (November 16, 2008)
  5. Straight Out of a Romantic Painting (June 30, 2009)
Top 5 Countries Who Come to Call:
  1. USA
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Germany
  4. Canada
  5. The Netherlands
Top 5 Search Keywords:
  1. new google image search sucks
  2. amazon icon
  3. insomniac blog
  4. $10 christmas gifts
Thank you all so much for continuing to come back. Thank you for your comments and your conversation. You've seen me through exciting times and sad times, through dreams built and dreams shattered. If that isn't friendship I don't know what is and if not for you this blog would have folded a long time ago!


  1. Happy Blogiversary!

  2. Happy blogoversary :)

  3. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your life with us:)

  4. Jaquandor (Kelly Sedinger)July 18, 2011 at 7:44 AM

    I remember when I started mine, 9.5 years ago...I remember thinking along the lines of, "I'll bet I run out of stuff to say after a year or so." Turns out I had almost ten years of blathering about Star Wars in me!

    It also amuses me to reflect that when I started I stayed strictly pseudonymous for a couple years, and that the "trademark" overalls didn't debut until three years in!

  5. @Jaq: What kept me coming back to your blog was you Unidentified Earth feature. That was fun. Plus, you're an intelligent, witty writer! Thanks for finally taking me in. ;)


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