I looked at my stats yesterday and learned that some time last week, I passed 1000 posts. In fact, I'm up to 1007. When I started this blog way back in 2003 after a trip to the first business blogging conference in Boston, I have to admit I was extremely intrigued at the thought of a medium that provided me with my my very own personal publishing platform and I set out immediately to start one, but I wasn't thinking numbers, and certainly not 1000 posts.
My first attempt at this blog was with Blogger, but after several months I moved to this TypePad blog because I liked the templates better. Earlier this year I hired the fabulous Doug Eymer to design a custom template for me, the one you see here.
The blog has been through a lot of changes over the years. I've blogged about a lot of subjects. More recently I've used this blog, more often than not to point to other paid blogs and online content I've written, which seems somehow appropriate given the blog's name was inspired by my byline, but whatever happens, I won't be giving this up.
When Walter Cronkite died last week, for instance, I wrote a tribute here. When I come across something that doesn't fit in my other blogs or publications, I still use this as my own personal publishing platform and I still love it just as much as the day I discovered it 6 years and 1007 posts ago. What could be better for a writer than a platform to publish whatever I want whenever I want.
Here's to the next 1000.