Monday, May 23, 2011

Opus 4000

Next month I'll hit my third blogiversary, so while that new blog small is long gone, it's not like I've been around forever.

But this is my 4,000th post.  I'm a bit of a Chatty Cathy (as if that's a surprise to anyone).  By rough calculation I do around 25,000 words a month, so the total so far should be coming up on 900,000 words (!).


But thanks to everyone who stops by to listen to me go on and on (and on and on and on)!


ASM826 said...

We started about the same time. You have almost 4 times as many posts.

Dave H said...

...the problem isn't getting me to talk. It's getting me to shut up.

If it's any consolation, most writers are that way. They write way too much in the first draft, then spend a lot of time figuring out what should be removed.

Your blogging volume seems about right to me though. Frequent enough (and interesting enough) to keep the site fresh, but not overwhelming to keep up with.

North said...

Your blog is an excellent blog. It isn't a rambling collection of words. Your posts are quality pieces - you convey excellent thoughts.

I plan/hope to be here for Opus 5000 or 10,000.

Happy anniversary!

Guffaw in AZ said...

Happy Anniversary!
and thanks for your ongoing support and friendship!

RobertSlaughter said...

What North said, mostly. Not rambling noise, but interesting and thought-provoking. And prolific!

Paladin said...

Its quality AND quantity at Borepatch's place :)

Keep them coming.

Six said...

Congratulations. Here's to many, many more.

BS Footprint said...

This seems so... (in)appropriate:

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Joker!

Private Joker: Sir, yes, sir!

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: 4212. Basic Military Journalism. You gotta be sh**tin' me, Joker. You think you're Mickey Spillane? You think you're some kind of a f***in' writer?

Private Joker: Sir, I wrote for my high school newspaper, sir!

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Jesus H. Christ! You're not a writer. You're a killer!

Private Joker: A killer, yes, sir!

For the record, I like Borepatch even more than I like Mickey Spillane.

BS Footprint said...

Oh, and congrats. May you see ten thousand more posts (at least).

SiGraybeard said...

Congratulations, Borepatch.

There's a famous writer's quote, that I naturally can't think of the attribution for right now. Something like, "I am sorry this has been so long, but I did not have the time to write it shorter".

Personally, I don't understand how you do so many good ones in a day. I'm happy if I can get one (too long) post a day!

Congrats again.

strandediniowa said...

Borepatch, you are a true Renaissance Man (climate, guns, politics, IT security, country music...).

You make me laugh.
You make me cry.
But most of all, you make me think.

True of all three.

I hope my blog grows up to be like yours someday. Keep up the excellent work, sir.

Borepatch said...

Wow, thanks everybody.