Today marks two years to the day from the posting of my first entry in this blog (via its predecessor, The Infinite Monkey (At The Keyboard). This is also the 800th blog entry in that two year period, meaning I've managed (somehow) to better one entry a day for 730 days straight.
Some of them have been pointless (like the entries below featuring bad Muppets routines).
Some have been written in my own blood (such as the Srebrenica and Bosnia series).
And some I've regretted posting. (No, I'm not gonna say which ones they were.)
Blogging is risky. I've gotten a certain amount of hate mail. I've lost some friends, even very old ones, for saying the truth as I see it on this forum. And I've certainly lost jobs and perhaps even clients over what I've posted here.
Nobody said it would be easy. But these last two years have been a delight, in spite of the cost. And the growth in the number of daily visitors has been gratifying as well. When I started monitoring the number of visitors, they reached the astronomical level of three a day. Sometimes. I certainly thought I was shouting into a rain barrel at times.
But my near-autistic persistence has not been unrewarded. The number of visitors since I started out has increased manyfold (no, I won't say how many, either). Just let it stand that I seem to be gaining an audience....some of whom have actually said nice things. (Of course, other times the reaction has been mixed--with tomatoes and eggs predominating.)
Here's hoping that next year we will see things improve even more.
And in the meantime: thank YOU, dear reader. I'm doing this for you. I'm hoping you have enjoyed it so far.
Richard L. Kent, Esq.
Attorney and Counselor at Blog
PS: In celebration of our second anniversary, we present the following concise philosophical statement of our core beliefs.