5 years, 737 posts, 4500 comments, 395000 words

On 3 July 2005, I published Airminded's first post, making it five years old today. I don't usually mark blogiversaries, but half a decade is not bad in 'web blog' terms.

This is a good opportunity to thank all of the commenters here, especially the regulars. I've been very fortunate in that regard: the comment threads are usually more interesting than the posts themselves. I also appreciate those regular readers who don't leave comments but show up in the web stats. I hope Airminded continues to attract such discerning visitors in the future!

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11 thoughts on “5 years, 737 posts, 4500 comments, 395000 words

  1. Congrats! I'm torn between asking for many more productive years, and envy at your productivity - I suspect performance-enhancing, er, something-or-other. (Why yes, I haven't updated my blog in far too long - my ruddy transfer report is due next week...)

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    Thanks, all!

    Neil and Gavin:

    Yes, it does sound like a lot -- but it works out to only 216 words a day!

    JDK:

    Not enough, I think is the answer -- including five of the commenters on this post :)

    Jakob:

    I think the secret is mutual procrastination. If you can make blogging the thing you do to avoid writing the thesis, and writing the thesis the thing you do to avoid blogging, then you can't fail. Unless you end up writing neither, of course...

    Anyway, the one I'm in awe of is Kevin Levin at Civil War Memory. He's written a substantive post nearly every day for longer than I've been blogging. I don't know how he does it.

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