Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Centennial Something

Today is a monumental day that I’m certain will be celebrated throughout the blogging world. This happens to be my 100th post. It’s somewhat shocking to see that I’ve lasted this long considering I have the attention span of a hummingbird and an absolutely sloth like work ethic. Although it is probably my work ethic, or lack there of, at my actual job that allows me to keep up with a blog. What is even more shocking is that little number down at the bottom of the screen creeping towards 9,000. I know that’s relatively small compared to many blogs but still, who reads this crap, its nuts.

Many people write something to commemorate such a benchmark. Generally it’s a forum to laud their personal growth as a result of being able to express emotions openly through blogging, or to extol the virtues of blogging as a development tool for their writing. Well, I write about bike messengers, Atlantic City, and astronaut sex so I doubt this venture has brought any personal growth my way. My writing skills are a completely different story. I’m not really a writer, so its not like I treat this as a workshop until I write my novel, but still, I seem to have gone from mediocre to sub par in the last few weeks. It’s seems as though my ideas are drying up along with my effort. Some people (one in particular) might say that shows a lack of concern for the reader. You’re probably right about that. There is strong evidence to prove this case. My readership has been steadily declining lately and my comments are way down, although that’s mostly because a lot of my real life friends got bored with this whole deal long before I did.

Anywho, thanks to everyone who bothers to come by here everyday. I’ll try not to suck as much in my next 100.

8 comments:

JW said...

that's what she said

Lucy said...

Dude, 9000 is a lot, at least compared to boring me. Anyways, congrats on 100! I read everyday, but through a blogreader thing so you probably can't tell. And who cares if your writing is correct, it is entertaining and easy to read, which to me makes for a much better blog than some one where people use big words and proper grammer. Then again I am an engineer, with terrible grammer and an even worse vocabulary.

David said...

A Hundred's nothing to scoff at. I've crapped out at 13, and I think all of 6 different people have read it.

Rachel said...

Eric ~ Congrats on 100 posts. I hit that # last month on mine. I had something else important to say that day so I never even mentioned it. Oops.
I enjoy your blog and read it all the time even if I don't comment. Bloglines lets me know when you have written something new.
If you are blogging for you then the amount of traffic and comments don't really mean that much.

Mike said...

Congrats guy. Considering how low my readership/traffic is and the fact that I'm still writing, you have to keep blogging as long as I do.

Los said...

Congrats, Eric! I never pay attention to how many posts I have ... I ultimately know that when I get to a "Milestone," I won't have anything important to say.

Matthew said...

I appreciate that you used the word "centennial" correctly.

I hate people who say, "I celebrated the centennial." The "-al" isn't a noun. It's an adjective.

So give yourself props that you got the grammar right on that one.

Amy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! It's quite possible that your readership is not dwindling at all. More and more people are reading blogs through feed subscription sites. I'm one of these people. Every time you publish a new post, it shows up on my page. Depending on what kind of a counter you have, you may not be able to track visitors from these sites. So don't be discouraged, keep blogging!