1,000th Post

Not to be dramatic or anything.

Not to be dramatic or anything.

That’s right, people. A thousand blog posts. A kilopost, if you will. 1111101000 for you binary types.

It’s party time.

My first post was on March 30, 2011, which means I’ve been doing this for 1,793 days, a little under five years. That’s about a post every 1.8 days, even with the months-long hiatus I took because of that whole depression thing.

Granted, some posts were more impressive than others.

Assuming each post took, on average, half an hour to write (a conservative estimate), I have spent 500 hours on this blog, or 20.8 days. In other words, imagine somebody writing blog posts nonstop 24/7 for three whole weeks, and that’s how much time I’ve spent on this.

If I had a nickel for every post, I could buy a TI-36X Pro Scientific Calculator.

If every post were a digit of  pi, this one would be 8.

If every post were a word, I’d have a picture.

If every post were a paper crane, I’d have a wish.

If every post were an island, I’d have a bottle of salad dressing.

If every post were a mile, the Proclaimers could fall down at your door.

Judging by my tags, I did 11 posts on philosophy, 12 on Avatar, 13 Ask Brian Anything posts, 14 Transcendence posts, 25 about Buffy, 27 on artificial intelligence, and 38 Postmortems. I did 52 posts’ worth of my own fiction and 53 of poetry. And a total of 184 Friday Links posts.

My all-time most popular post, by far, no contest, more than all others combined, is 28 Words to Use Instead of Awesome. The people want what they want.

WordPress liked Staring at Rectangles enough to give it the Freshly Pressed award, which basically means “Hey, you didn’t suck!”

My own favorites include You Do Not Even Have to Believe in Yourself and Sixteen Simple Rules for Writers.

Of the short stories I’ve posted, my favorite funny ones are probably Scissors With Running, the Mars Rover Diary, and The Afflicted. (Admittedly the term “story” is a bit of a stretch in some of these cases.)

My favorite serious stories include Marva, Wine, and Everything But Rachel. I had completely forgotten that last one and only rediscovered it this morning, but I was pretty pleased when I reread it.

I did a fourpart series on fractals.

Oh, yeah, and this.

A thousand posts. As the Romans say: “M-pressive.”

See, because –


Anyway. I want to thank each and every one of you (except you – you know who you are) for coming along on this eclectic, eccentric, enlightening journey. It’s been fun. At least, it’s been fun for me – I strongly suspect some of y’all are just masochists. But I’m okay with that.

And another thousand? I wouldn’t say no to that, either.

6 responses to “1,000th Post

  1. Well now that next to last paragraph was just mean.

  2. Cake and stuff! yay! Huzzah for random blog posts that I read for some unknown reason every week or so! And fun stories and poetry and thoughts and things. And things and stuffs and things, of course.

    • I love the word “huzzah,” and I’ve heard it plenty of times, but on a whim I looked up the official definition. Apparently it is “used interjectionally to express joy or approbation.”

      Well, I like joy, and I like approbation, and who doesn’t love speaking interjectionally? So huzzah to you, too, my good reader!

  3. Congratulations!

    (“a bottle of salad dressing”? Ouch)

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