I started blogging in January of 2010. The name of that blog was “A Simple Village Undertaker” and I ran it until September of 2017 when I put it in neutral and started this blog. (SVU still gets 20-30 views/day)
This is the 1,000th post on Mitigating Chaos. Adding to that the SVU total of 4,358, gives me a grand total of 5,358 posts over ten and a half years, albeit some better than others.
I have little faith in WordPress stats, as over time there have been too many inconsistencies. Since the only real reason I blog is to amuse myself, accurate stats really don’t matter to me, like they do for my buddy the Accounting Professor, Dr. Jim Borden over at Borden’s Blather.
Like most blogs, I have my core group of readers, many who have been with me for years. Some leave “likes” and some are regular “commenters,” and there are many who simply read it.
Just the other day I was at an event and someone I have known for over 20 years came up to me to tell me that he continues to read the blog and even mentioned a few, recent posts, so I know he was wasn’t just saying that, (he’s not the kind of guy who would do that anyway).
Two weeks ago I ran into someone who I knew by name only, but she mentioned that she had been following the blog for years and really enjoyed reading it. Those are always nice surprises and while the gentleman first mentioned would occasionally leave a comment, it has been years since he has and I can’t recall the woman ever doing so… but they are there and I appreciate them doing so.
I am grateful for the many people I have met since I started this endeavor and I can’t imagine ever stopping. One of my daughters has my user name and password so one day, when I don’t wake up or fall victim to some other misfortune, (not that I am rushing towards that), but we never know, she can write the final chapter of what has been a fun hobby.
In the meantime, there is tomorrow and I’ll be sure to find something to write about. As a matter of fact, I already have it started.