This is my 1,000th post.
When I started this blog, I had a couple of goals or if not a goal at least an idea bouncing around in the back of my head as to what I wanted to do.
One of those ideas was that based on the other blogs and political writing I had been reading, I decided that it couldn't be that hard to match what others were doing. I still feel that way, however, I find it hard to care enough about those issues to try.
I suppose another idea I had was that a blog might be a source of cash flow. I gave up on that idea fairly early on. Marketing my brain droppings would have taken too much of my time.
Which leads me into another one of my reasons for starting a blog, professional development. I thought that blogging would be a great way to develop a useful skill that would help round me out as a modern professional. I suppose I have developed a small skill that might be useful. There is one tiny problem. I blog from my political perspective. I'm not politically correct. The internet is one place that you can get away with that, at least to a degree. This means that I chose not to tell anyone from Real Life, about my net persona. Those of you that know me as Res Ipsa and have met me in real life have an advantage over my real life acquaintances, with the exception of my wife, no one from RL knows about my blogging. This makes my "net skills" useless since I chose not to point anyone to my blog.
One of my other goals was to polish my writing. Looking back over this last month I see that I have clearly failed. It seems I still have several bad habits. Frustrating Water Boy was never a specific goal for my blogging, however it has become a by product. The fault is mine. I still like to assume ideas that I haven't presented are linked to things I'm writing about without the inconvenience of developing everything that is pertinent to the topic. They're is som spel chexer an usege isues that I never mastered in my 5th grade skool dayz. (Yes all of that was intentional. I know, sometimes you have your doubts).
I wanted to see what would happen to my traffic if I wrote an average of 1 post per day for the year. This went pretty well for the first few months I tried it. I doubled and ever tripled my blog traffic. The biggest problem is that I have kids, home school and work the night shift. Keeping up with the blogging and producing something marginally worth reading was a lower priority than those other things. I suspect that I could grow the blog considerably on a two post a day schedule. As far as that goes, it seems that a post view count of 1,200 to 1,500 is about what is needed to get a decent conversation going in the comments. Right now, I don't have the desire to put in that kind of effort. So unless some other curmudgeonly minded writer wants to start guest posting here, I'm going to have to be satisfied with my 100 to 300 visitors a day.
Thank you for dropping by over the years and reading what I have to say. I intend to keep plugging away at it.