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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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One or Two

Recently, someone suggested that I consider splitting my blog, with one blog focusing on the gaming stuff that has been in the forefront of my interest lately, and one for the rest of my interests.  Once, I would have dismissed this idea.  I have had in the past tried to maintain three blogs at once without much success.  But, I have to admit that I am considering this.  This is mostly because I have been all over the place with this blog in the past, and not been all that successful at maintaining it lately (as seen by the number of “no blog post tonight” posts.

Now, most likely, if I were to do this, it would mean that I would not be posting on this blog on a regular basis anymore.  There is not guarantee that I would be posting on the other site a lot either, but at least it would be more consistent with a theme.  And maybe this blog would not be all over the place either.

So, what do you think?  Should I just keep everything here on one blog?  Or should I split off the game stuff to a new blog, maintaining a consistent theme at the cost of regular posts on either blog?  Please let me know what you think by replying to this blog.

Thank you.

5 Potential Monday Segments

English: Wal calendar

English: Wal calendar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Once I hit the 1,000 entry, I started to think about my blog a bit more.  I already have a regular segment on Thursdays with my Picks of the Week where I discuss my favorite comic reads from that Wednesday.  I also have my Saturday Songs posts, giving readers a glimpse into the types of music I listen to.  And, occasionally, I even had my Friday Find, though I do have to admit that I really haven’t found much lately.

Which left Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Right now, there is no one idea that have for most of those days.  But, I do have some ideas for Monday

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Friday Find

Friday Finds

It is a bit ironic that one of my latest pieces of spam lauds me for knowing what I’m talking about.  I say ironic because at this point, I really have nothing to write about.  Absolutely nothing.  Zip, Zilch, Nada!

So, take a moment to browse through some of my old posts while I try to find something worth writing about.

If this keeps up, I might have to go to my fall back plan.

Blog Update

I’m still contemplating new stuff to add to this blog.  At some point, I hope to bring back my old Friday Finds segments.  And I am working on a few ideas for the beginning of the week as well.  Thursdays will remain Picks of The Week for now, and I’ll still do Saturday Songs we well.

Speaking of Saturday Songs, those of you who may have browsed through my site recently may have noticed a new page under the POSTS menu item.  I have created an index page of all my Saturday Song choices to date (including the new that were on alternate days).  This should allow you to browse through my back posts for songs I featured as well as allow me to keep track of what I have already posted.  It should allow me to avoid repeats… like with Sunglasses at Night.

I might also do this for the Buffet series that I had been working on for a while, which would allow readers to view all of them in order.  That is in the works.

I am also toying with a poll type segment using the app Thumb.  This would mostly be about posting a question there and looking at the responses I get.  It is still in the works.

As always, input is a great thing.  If you have any suggestions, comments, or ideas (alliterative titles tend to stand out for me), I am more than happy to read and consider them.

Thank you

Still Looking For Ideas

The Next 1,000 Posts

"Writing", 22 November 2008

“Writing”, 22 November 2008 (Photo credit: ed_needs_a_bicycle)

 

Now that I have reached 1,000 posts, what is in store for the next 1,000 posts?  Will we see more of the same?  Or will there he some tweaks to the blog?

 

Naturally, I have some ideas.

 

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1,000 Posts

A while ago, I mentioned I was not big on landmarks.  That was not exactly true.  There was one landmark that I was looking forward to, and this post represents that landmark.

With this, I now post my 1,000 blog entry.  This I feel is quite an achievement.

first blogThis post began in 2004.  While it was still called My Two Cents, it was a Blogspot blog.  I was new to the concept of blogging, and I thought I would give it a chance.  My first post was nothing short of… mundane.  Granted, it was not as mundane as some tweets that go out, but it was fairly ordinary.  That was posted in October.  The next post I would make would be in March of the next year, and that was mostly just an update on how things were in my life at that time.  Posts on the Blogspot version were sporadic, but still much in line with what the blog is now: a lot of pop culture.  The Blogspot version also marks the start of my involvement in the National Novel Writing Month with a simple posts announcing I would be posting less while I began NaNoWriMo.  That was October 31, 2007.  The only month in which I actually posted on every day of the month was October of 2009.  Every one of those posts was a random quote from various media sources that I thought was cool.  It really was the only time that the Quote of the Day was actually a Quote of the Day for the month.

first wordpressI switched over to WordPress between May and June of 2011, mostly because of an error which prevented me from posting on my original blog.  It was a temporary glitch, but it was enough to make me took to switch.  That switch became permanent because WordPress just felt so much easier to use.  The first post that can be traced to this site was also a simple one, just a test of the ability to post from my cell phone.  Posts on this blog became more frequent, eventually to the point where I was posting at least one post a day.  With the WordPress blog, I began to toy with running segments.  Friday Finds came and went (and maybe should come again… hmmm).  Picks of the Week started early in this version.

Eventually, I imported the Blogspot version into the WordPress version, making the two blogs into one.  Some of the non-duplicated Tumblr entries soon followed.  Thus, my 1,000 posts truly represents my blogging history across three platforms.  I toyed with other blogs along the way, but this one remained constant.

So, what’s in store for the next 1,000 posts?  I’ll still make my Picks of the Week, still posts Saturday Songs, and maybe look into revitalizing some of my older blog concepts.

 

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