Monday, August 20, 2007

Terribly Two


Playing Croquet,
J.M.Culverhouse,
oil on canvas, c.1860.

For any and all of the usual reasons, this blog debouched two years ago about this time in August and now contains almost 700 posts.

A time and total that astounds me.

That I should have been able to run off at the mouth this long.

Indirectly, this statistic serves to emphasize excellent advice: if you write as little as 250 new words each day, in a year you have produced a novel.

Or ten short stories. Or five novellas. Or whatever.

The blog has also accrued an astonishing number of hits.

Sadly, the most popular subject still remains a post titled - perhaps unwisely - Medieval Porn, though one on bathtub sex runs a close second.

Obviously, such references will pump up one's hits - in a meaningless way - for those searching for such subjects are unlikely to be either writers or readers, since both exercises often employ both hands.

You all have encouraged me, helped me, taught me, delighted me.

You are a splendid lot. O brave new world that has such people in it.

Thank you.

39 comments:

Rick said...

Keep it up! You brighten my morning even when I don't comment.

Church Lady said...

Although I haven't been around long enough to have read the medieval porn posting (curiousity is piqued though), I enjoy reading your blog every morning. It goes very nicely with my morning cup of jo'. I love the art, your writing, all of your blog posters.

Congratulations on a nice milestone!!

Chris

James Goodman said...

Here's to many more years of delightful posts. Congrats ont he milestone. :D

Jaye Wells said...

You're getting so grown up! It's always a pleasure coming here in the mornings. I look forward to many more years of reading your take on life.

jason evans said...

Happy 2nd Bernita! We found each other early on. Here's to another wonderful year.

Robyn said...

Happy blogiversary!

writtenwyrdd said...

Has it been seven months since I found your blog? And you've been at it two years? Time flies!

I enjoy reading your post first thing in the morning. I hope you don't get sick of it soon. :)

Bernita said...

So nice of you to say, Rick!

It's really quite a bland post, Chris, though the picture isn't.
The posters are the best part.

You're a Dear Guy, James.

And you're a Dear Girl, Jaye.

For which I consider myself lucky, Jason.

The long and short of it, Robyn.

And I'm so glad I found yours, Written.

Amy Lavender Harris said...

Happy second and congratulations! I wonder what happened to your troll(s).

Bernita said...

Amy, the Billy Goat Gruff technique seems effective with trolls - so far.

Ric said...

Good Grief - has it been this long? Always enjoyable, always the bright spot of my morning.

Sex on Fridays, dancing in Time Square - the journey has just begun.

Cheers.

raine said...

...those searching for such subjects are unlikely to be either writers or readers, since both exercises often employ both hands.

An example, dear Bernita, of why YOU are the best thing about your blog, lol.

Happy anniversary, looking forward to many more.

Gabriele C. said...

Congrats to your two year anniversary.

Hehe, maybe I should post a few pics of scarcely dressed men instead of those boring ol' ruins. :)

No, I prefer fewer readers who really enjoy my blog to the easily entertained masses. As you do, judging from your thought-provoking posts.

Bernita said...

I know, dear Ric. Seems like yesterday we shocked Miss Snark, but long in fun!

Bernita said...

Not at all, Raine.
It's people, like YOU, who always get it

Don't you dare deteriorate, Gabriele!

spyscribbler said...

Whew! I have to say, I started reading your post and got this panicky feeling that you were going to say, "But now ..."

Happy Blogiversary, with many more to come, I hope! I don't know what I'd do without my daily dose of An Innocent A-Blog!

Bernita said...

Generous, Natasha.
But it's all your blogs that inpire and spark this one.I just reflect the light.

December/Stacia said...

No, thank you!

And congrats on your anniversary!

kmfrontain said...

Two years and lots of good topics besides medieval porn. Thank you for all the fun, Bernita. :D

Marie said...

Happy 2nd anniversary, Bernita.

Bernita said...

No, December. I owe you all.

That medieval "hit" was a miss, Karen. But fun! I think...

Kind of you, Marie.

Demon Hunter said...

No, Bernita, thank you for keeping us thoroughly entertained and informed...

Scott from Oregon said...

That's true about piling the words up, day by day.

Happy second!

Seeley deBorn said...

You're welcome! and Thanks!

A truly symbiotic relationship.

SzélsőFa said...

Happy bloggiversary, Bernita!
Keep on blogging!

Bernita said...

My Demon, you will make me swell up like a toad...

80,000, 90,000 words may seem impossible in a lump, Scott - but not nibble by nibble.

The advantages of parasitism, Seeley, seem all on my side.

I'll blog 'til I bog, Szelsofa.

Rob said...

Congratulations, keep it up. I'm quite new to your weblog, but I've enjoyed it so far.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Rob.
Sometimes I fear the best has "been."

Jon M said...

Keep going B, I love the fact that you site is so welcoming. I read some of the comments and feel humbled by my lack of knowledge and experience but its such fun just to pitch in and your writing is fun to read!

Bernita said...

All people of good heart are welcome here, Jon - and especially those with a wicked tongue.

The Anti-Wife said...

I love reading your blog. You inspire me to try harder.

Jeff said...

You have a wonderful blog, Bernita, and it's been one of my favorites for a long time.

lester A. frack said...

this hear blog puts the gravy on my biscits
i luv it.

cyn said...

thank you, bernita!
happy two years and may
your two not be as feisty
as my munchkin's. =D

LadyBronco said...

Ah, Bernita ~
Your blog is one of the biggest reasons I continue to enjoy the blogsphere every day.

Thank you for your daily thoughts, and here's to many more than two more years!

Cynthia Eden said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogging anniversary!

Bernita said...

I'm trying too, AW, and you all inspire me!

And you have been one of mine, Jeff.

You're such a sweet man, Lester.

I can be very naughty, Cyn, as much as I try to behave!

Such a kind and charming compliment, Lady B.

Thank you, Cynthia.

Charles Gramlich said...

Glad I could be here for your many excellent posts.

Bernita said...

I am so glad I found you and your blog, Charles.