Yesterday I completed my 300th blog post. I started this blog on April 22, 2003 with a few random sentences. I think my initial intention was to keep a diary of sorts, but instead it became a place for me to editorialize on life.
The first 3 years were kind of thin as far as posting goes. I used to hate to write. Back in college, I would drop classes that had any serious amount of writing required. It just took too long for me to construct a few paragraphs. I would stare at a blank screen or page and endlessly re-write. Now I wish I could write full time.
A few facts about this blog:
I usually get about 35 visits a day, but I had one freaky day two years ago when I got 215 for some reason.
Half of the people who come to my site have never been here before.
About a quarter of my visitors come straight to this site, whereas the other 3 quarters get bounced from other sites or through search engines.
The Truth Project Part 2 is my most frequented page other than my home page. It naturally is also the article with the most comments (51).
I love when people comment on my posts, even if in disagreement. This awareness has made me more intentional about commenting on the many, many blogs I read.
The good folks of Troy, MI come to my site more often than the next 3 cities combined.
After America, most of my hits come from Canada and then Austrailia.
I really want to know what happened to Jim of the Burrs and Mike from Ifs of Og.... I don't think bloggers should be allowed to drop off the map like that. :)
I get hits from IP addresses on a regular basis from people who NEVER comment. Who are you? Don't be shy. :)
I have made one "real life" friend through blogging. Thomas and I meet with a small group monthly to discuss life and God over coffee.
I type most of my blog entries from my computer desk in the family room while looking out at the mountains.
The busier I am the more I write. When I have lots of time on my hands, my writing slows to a crawl. Weird.
My wife proofreads my blogs 9 times out of 10 before I post. She most often corrects my awkwardly worded sentences.
I am grateful to have gotten to "know" so many of my regular readers over the years. I feel I have a band of friends whom I have never met. I wish I were a rich man who could fly you all out here so we could spend an evening around a campfire in the mountains discussing this thing called life.
Thanks for stopping by!