…actually it was only four years ago today that I sat down and wrote my first blog entry – it just feels like twenty*. Since then I have had three blogs on two blog platforms, written more than a thousand posts (there’s some duplication between my WordPress and 20Six blogs) totalling perhaps 200,000 words, got 6,363 non-spam comments and had reached 133,300 hits at the time of writing.
Since then I’ve tried, and failed to give up at least once, I’ve had at least one reader not related to me from the word go, I’ve met lovely people I wouldn’t have otherwise, been on more buses, trains and trams than was strictly sensible, took up cycling again partly because it would be a good source of material, and have been able to sit through the worst that British public transport could throw at me with equanimity because it would – at least – give me something to blog about. In that, if in nothing else, it has been worth it.
*’Think what it’s like if you actually had to read it all,’ said the other half.