Friday, at around 5AM my time when I was putting the finishing touches on the Fenix 5 In-Depth Review, I logged into the WordPress control panel and noticed something interesting: I was at 2,499 published posts. That review would make for post 2,500.
Which…is sorta mind boggling to me.
It doesn’t feel like 2,500 posts, somehow, it feels much smaller. But sure enough, it doesn’t lie. And actually, there are slightly more posts than that, as drafts don’t count (15 of those) – nor do ‘Pages’ that I use for some content (43 of those). There are a handful of guests posts mixed in there, but with the other 43 pages not counting, it’s definitely over. So one way or another, 2,500 times I’ve pressed publish on something and hoped for the best. Oh, plus 609 YouTube videos.
This fall will actually mark the 10th anniversary of the site. And quite a bit has changed since then. Posts used to be shorter (much…much shorter), and actually slightly more frequent. Over time things leveled out to the average of 3-5 posts per week. Some weeks far more (at trade shows), and some far less (when travel or life got busy). And all that ignores some moderately big changes in life. When I first started the blog, I didn’t even know The Girl. These days we’ve got not only a dog, but a little 8-month old peanut as well. Back then I lived in Washington DC, and now I’m in Paris.
For fun, I decided to pick every 100th post since then. So post #1, #100, #200, #300, and so on – all the way up to Friday’s post #2,500. Some of these posts are more meaningful than others, and many entirely random snippets into a piece of my life. If you’re looking for more random snippets, at the bottom of every post you can choose to go forward/back to the next day’s post (or day before). I promise – so much more randomness (especially earlier on).
The Girl has been asking for a calendar view for years on the blog – a way to just pick a date in the past and get lost in posts. Some day it’s definitely something I’d love to see. Until then, here’s your weekend distraction.
But first…a huge thanks for reading! Especially to those that have been here since the beginning!
(Note I shortened some titles to make them fit)
Phew – so there ya have it, 2,500 posts in 25 posts or less! What’s interesting to me isn’t necessarily the random selection posts above, but all the posts in between. For every post seen above, there are 99 other posts not shown. In general, the older the posts of mine, the more random and non-tech they were.
Maybe by the time September comes along – the 10th anniversary of the blog – I’ll have that calendar thingy working that The Girl asked for, allowing you to simply see a photo like the above for every post ever written. Massive distraction for sure!
With that – thanks for reading and coming along for the journey!