Would you believe that on Sunday I was notified that my blog is 8 years old. When I started I had no idea that I would still be writing almost a decade later. I pretty much thought I’d be lucky to make it out of July 2012.
The timing is rather convenient because of Sunday night I didn’t have a single post for the week for only the second time in 8 years. My motivation to do very much at all being way down due a total absence of real life, work and money nor any indication of any heading my way; the government and the world at large generally not caring either and the stupid virus apart from everything else resulting in my still living in a home that is still in many ways a shell almost 6 months later. I think I was pretty accurate with my predictions on how the virus would impact on me all those months ago.
My best every blogging day was late in 2019 despite my figures being down a little over the last year or so. I think partly as I have almost written about all the obvious and less obvious topics but also because Google changed its algorithms which means some old posts that once had many 10,000’s of views each year, now get hardly any.
I have so very diverse followers aside from those very faithful and fun people who like and comment on my posts regularly. Would you believe I have national and local governments 5 continents following me? A whole pile of university and schools… I pity the poor souls who find my musings worthy of study or reference but on the other hand I suppose I am a lot more fun than most of my teachers were. Everyone from militaries, police departments, the United Nations, freedom fighters, cultural and media institutions, various stars and a handful of oddballs which of course are amongst my favourite people!!
Can you imagine how many 10,000’s of people have some of the posts above even away from my blog if they have been shared over 100 times? It’s enough to give me stage-fright! Maybe I should repost some of the older and most popular ones which are now lost in the mists of time.
I guess there are 3 big goals coming up, my 1000th post, my 10th year and my millionth reader. We will have to arrange some sort of epic 24 hour long online video call party so everyone can say hi to each other.