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two years and still the same thing: a state of the blog address

Filed under: — adrian @ 10:53 pm

I started this thing two years ago today.

The blog stats: 691 posts (0.945 posts/ day on average) and 1,056 comments (1.53 comments/ post; 1.44 comments/ day on average) in 32 categories (21.59 posts/ category on average). At last count, the comment leaders (besides me) were Jesse (130 comments) and Milkshake (125 coments). If you don’t count general (613 posts) or the overall music category (278 posts), the most posts are in music (recorded) (114 posts), sports (97 posts) and music (radio) (84 posts). The fewest posts are in music (photography) (2 posts, a new category) and arts (3 posts).

There are 691 posts and I don’t remember them all, but I think some of my favorite posts are in the list category. Lists like

(that’s right, a list of lists! METALIST!)

I also like posts like how to wash and dry your socks and underwear if your crap airline strands you in Las Vegas when you’re trying to get home for Christmas and a couple of the posts where I wrote about my adolescent or past expieriences, like this one about Roald Dahl’s Omnibus and my fifth trip to Germany. The covers contest has come and gone, but now I have online mixtapes to impose on you.

It’s been an interesting experience. Sometimes I’ll start talking to someone (this happens particularly with dug) about something that happened and he’ll just say “I know, I read it on your blog”. I don’t think I’m a particularly good writer, but I enjoy writing here to some extent and I think my writing’s probably gotten better. I try not to take this place too seriously. After all, it’s just me writing about some crap on the web. There are probably a couple people who read this that I don’t know, but I don’t get an delusions of grandeur here.

So, any thoughts? Any of your favorite posts that I missed? Any particularly good or embarrassingly bad adrianisrad moments?

6 Responses to “two years and still the same thing: a state of the blog address”

  1. Colin Says:

    I noticed that the URL for your 1st blog post ended in “p=4”. This indicates that you must have written 3 posts that you didn’t publish or you deleted. Is this true? And, if so, what were they about and why did you scrap them?

  2. Colin Says:

    I just checked my blog and I noticed that my first post is “p=3”, so I must have done the same thing, though I don’t recall much about my aborted posts. This is all to say that if you don’t remember anything about posts 1-3, I won’t be surprised or hold it against you.

  3. Milkshake Says:

    Wow I comment way too often

  4. adrian Says:

    Don’t worry about it, Milkshake.

  5. Jesse Says:

    2 stats I would like to know: How many trackbacks are there? How many folds are there?

  6. adrian Says:

    There are about 110-115 trackback comments, with a large chunk of those being self-referential (me referencing old posts).

    There are eight posts with the ‘more’ tag (to start the ‘fold’ or ‘jump’).

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