100 post milestone!
I just noticed that my last post marked 100 posts in this blog since I began this experiment in blogging on February 4, 2005. It took me just over a year to write my first 100 posts, we’ll see how long the next 100 take.
100 posts ago I didn’t know if I’d like this medium and if I’d keep up on blogging. Turns out that I do like it, and intend to continue even if I am the only person reading it. Blogging seems to be a good way for me to clear my head and "learn" from my mistakes and my Adventures in the Workshop, just as I had hoped when I named the blog over a year ago.
Surprisingly to me, other folks do seem to be finding and reading this blog (although that was never the purpose of doing this). In a typical month I am using about 20-30% of my 2 GB bandwidth allotment from Typepad, and that seems to translate to about 20 or so unique visitors a day. Who these people are, is a mystery to me, but most seem to be getting here from Google searches…frequently the searches are about home-built CNC or garden trains…far more of these types of folks seem to be finding my blog than are woodworkers. Maybe CNCers and garden train folks just spend more time on-line than woodworkers, or maybe my woodworking projects are less interesting than my gadget and train projects . I think that this the real reason, I don’t have enough unique (or advanced) search terms for woodworkers to find me. My visitors seem to be a real United Nations of different people…most of the searches are not from the US Google site, but are from every other iteration of Google from around the world (mainly western Europe). The Internet really has made the world a smaller place.
I am very happy with the Typepad blog service, ever since I moved the blog to here from the Blogger service during last summer. Typepad has had its share or glitches and outages, but is still far for stable and user-friendly than Blogger ever was for me.
See you in another 100 posts!