This imperfect photo from my Ski Train adventure on Sunday seems timely. Today's post marks #300 and I'm still chugging along. Mind you, today's entry has no significance other than to recognize mankind's inherent love for a round number ... and the number '300' seems as fat and round as they come. Hey, if you're a bowler, it's the best you can hope for.
When I launched this blog on August 9, 2005, I could not have imagined the persistence of this little experiment, not to mention the widespread growth and ultimate legitimacy of the Blogosphere itself. What began as an innocent forum for one's personal life has become a serious disruption to print journalism and traditional media. (Note: This summer will mark America's first political convention - Democratic - where bloggers will be credentialed media. Don't think I am not trying to weasel my way in there because I most certainly am.)
Meanwhile, on my little cyber porch here, it's been quite a parade view. I've used this space to show photos, tell stories, express glee and, often, to vent about Bush & Co. (Though I think Fang does a better job.)
I will confess that I have no idea how many folks stop here along their way to somewhere else. I did have a SiteMeter in place but I found myself checking it obsessively and worrying about the audience numbers. Evidently, if my own ego were a state, it could kick Texas' ass so the meter had to go.
While there is the urge to be constantly 'entertaining' and upbeat, I would rather keep it honest. I have an interesting life full of characters and random adventures but I'd hate to give the impression that things are always peachy fucking keen because they are not. ClizBiz is not owned by Disney and we maintain a strict warts-and-all editorial policy here.
Anyway, whoever reads this, thanks for stopping by! If you are a Lurker, than I'd love to hear from you - even if it is only on this occasion. Meanwhile, I'll keep the self-congratulatory posts to a minimum - expect the next one at #400.