4 years of blogging and my 2000th post!

Well, well, well, what a conflagration of celebrations this is. Four years ago today I first penned something on WordPress and now I am here celebrating 2000 posts also.

2000. Yup, 2000!

Now if you’ve come to my blog more recently that might be a surprise, and I will admit I have not been particularly active the last year and a half, but regardless, what a fun ride it has been! ,

Now I know that lately it’s been a lot about limericks, some diet stuff and me meandering around Halifax with my dog but looking back at the post categories I realise just how eclectic the blog has been over the years.

There are hundreds of short stories and pieces of flash fiction, posts about comics and art, limericks and haiku a plenty, a smattering of moody poetry and there was even that kinda full book thingy I did that one month. Actually, I am quite proud of the 350000 words I have put to paper. There’s a big part of me on this blog. Mostly a rather twisted part, but a big part nonetheless.

Oh and the book, I published the book of limericks too didn’t I. And there was that time that I nearly accidentally ended up on the sex offenders list by showing a class of 9 years olds a detailed list of sexual fetishes. Remember that? Oh, how we laughed.

Those 2000 posts have helped me enjoy 1517 followers (though a lot seem to have become sadly inactive), 13000 comments, 30000 visitors, 76000 views, and rather a lot of new friends from a lot, but sadly not all, of the planet. Greenland continues to evade me, much to my constant frustration.

Anyway, so what have I learned I don’t hear you ask. Well, here you go. Pearls of wisdom for you…

  1. It really doesn’t matter if people like what you write about. Write for yourself and the right people will find you.
  2. Take a break when you need to, then come back when you want to. It can all get a bit overwhelming sometimes trying to keep creating content. So don’t. We will miss you when you’re not here and welcome you back when you return.
  3. Read more than you write. Everyone wants to be seen, but if you don’t follow, comment, like and read then you’re a selfish twat. There are some really fabulous people out there who pour themselves onto their blogs and you should feel honoured to be able to enjoy them. Mostly…I mean there is some utter shite too, but it’s passionate shite. Usually. And please, if people who you like don’t always read you just remember they were probably at the shops, or dealing with blocked drains or just dealing with the shit life brings. It’s not personal. Not usually anyway.
  4. Enjoy it. Seriously, find joy where you can and just enjoy it. Most of the people you find along the way will disappear on you but there are those that will stick it out with you and you will find friends in them, even if you don’t know what they look like or if they are even who they say they are.
  5. Don’t be a dick.

So there you go, happy blog day to me and here’s to many years more of looking for interesting words that rhyme with ‘Fuck’. A huge thank you to all of you who have been here with me along the way and especially those who I feel I know particularly well after these 4 years.

Stay fabulous

Michael

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Author: Michael

Husband, dad,programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

29 thoughts on “4 years of blogging and my 2000th post!”

  1. Happy Anniversary, I like eclectic blogs. I don’t mind bloggers taking a break, after all it is impossible to keep up with bloggers who post more than once a day and I prefer surprises. I haven’t had any views from North Korea yet.

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  2. Congratulations on all of those milestones. Here’s another one for you: you’ve made more people laugh than you can count. Truly, there have been countless times where some crazy woman in Maine laughs uproariously as her husband shakes his head while exclaiming how clever you are. You’ve spread a lot of humor about the place, with a nice side of deviant perversion. Keep at it, my friend. We look forward to the next four years, and beyond. ❀️

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  3. These milestones are all well and good, but the true measure of your writing can’t be found in numbers. You have provided more laughs than could ever be tabulated. I know someone in Maine whose husband goes on and on about how clever you are while she laughs uproariously. You’ve served us a platter of humor with a side of deviant perversion. Keep dishing it out, my friend. The world is hungry for more. ❀️

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  4. Thanks so very much. That maine lady and her husband bill haVe much to answer for with their continuous encouragement of my deviant shenanigans 😁😁😁

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  5. Thanks πŸ™‚

    There are indeed some tough nuts to crack on that map..might have to go myself to finish it one day πŸ™‚

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  6. Aw, this is amazing!!
    Huge congratulations!! 😁

    Numbers to aspire to and, more importantly, a wise manifesto to follow πŸ‘

    It’s made me realise I need to look back on some of your earlier posts and I’m a (relative) newcomer I reckon. Plus I need to find out more about that story re the 9 year olds!🀣

    Perhaps I can travel to Greenland and read it from there…kill two birds with one stone! πŸ€ͺπŸ–€

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  7. Long story short,i was doing volunteer code teaching in a school n had left my laptop on the fetish research page and plugged it into the smartboard for all to see as i turned in the machine…

    😱😱😱😱😱

    and yeah, if you could go to greenland as read about it, winner winner, or north korea, or ethiopia. Equally Appreciated …

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  8. 🀣🀣🀣

    I mean, I won’t ask why you were researching foot fetishes during work hours, obviously, but that’s hilarious! Those poor kids scarred for life!! 😱🀣

    And yeah, I’ll work on the travel for you too! πŸ‘πŸ˜‰πŸ–€

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  9. Well said Michael and I think I’ve been along for the ride for a good part of that four years. I wonder if you ticked someone off here since you’re down to 1,515 followers … two decided they’d done all the things you said not too. πŸ™‚ Many more years of blogging!

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  10. Lol im sure plenty find me unpalatable, especially if they join seeing my photos then get awful limericks …though im up to 1515 not down. πŸ™‚

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  11. You must have had two more followers again since I had glanced at it – that’s a lot of posts and a lot of followers. I have done 1,621 posts since I began in February 2013. You definitely have beaten me by a country mile (American expression, but you spend so much time walking in rural areas, you could/should use it).

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  12. Congratulations on both accounts! It is something to be quite proud of… I mean who else can find so many dirty rhymes than you! LOL! Seriously… you are a great writer in many forms. Keep those computer keys clicking!

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