I just realized a bit ago that it was 8 years, 2 days, and 3,000 posts ago that I published my first blog post.
Well, It’s a start. For several years I have wanted to create a website to serve as the primary outlet for my ideas and commentary. So this is it, a weblog.
Will anything really become of it? Don’t know.
I’m not setting any goals or making any promises. I’d like to think I will spend some constructive time at this, but I guess we’ll see. I may also archive some of the other stuff I’ve written over the years.
Purpose. Well, it’s my outlet, and as such, I don’t think I’ll be opening up any of my posts to comments. I will be frank, as always. I’ll probably use some “naughty words” here and there, too. Good thing I have no plans on running for political office.
That’s good in another respect too. One of the things this blog will serve is a way to compile and organize my unconventional philosophic, religious, and political ideas.
Now, it’s time to go forth and look around for something to get all worked up about…
I guess some things never change. We’ll, except that I opened up comments within the first year, I think, and have never regretted doing that. And now, the comments really add substantial value to the whole endeavor. So far, there are 38,000 published comments. Y’all deserve a round of applause for that — clap clap clap. Thank you.
For the first few years the blog was called “UncommonSense,” then I changed the name to “HonestyLog,” and you know the rest of the story.
The other thing that’s changed is that when I began, owing to previous Internet activity on USENET and such, I was able to begin with a small readership, perhaps a few dozen to 100, and I knew a few other bloggers, got some links, and so it really wasn’t long until I was getting 1-2,000 visits per month and I was always pretty happy with that.
But I’m more happy with October’s stats: 125,000 visits and 210,000 page views. Absolute unique visitors in October? 70,000. That’s cool.
I’m not going anywhere.