Hard to believe, but this is my 5000th post. Back on November 21st, 2006, in an entry titled, appropriately enough “The Beginning”, I started this blog, initially as a food journal to document at two-week trip to Asia. When I returned home, however, I decided to keep it going. I figured that it would be a good thing in that it would force me to write on a daily basis. For as long as it lasted. And, well, it’s lasted somewhat longer than I’d originally imagined. Closing in on 14 years. In that 14 year span, I have written an entry for every day (sometimes two) on topics ranging from film production to pugs to rambling rants. And you have all been kind enough to come along for the ride. So thanks for that.
Some interesting stats:
The #2 and #3 most popular search terms that led people to this blog were “Joe Mallozzi” and “Joseph Mallozzi” (for a combined 141,644 total searches)
However, the #1 most popular search that led people to this blog was “Julia Benson” (150,270 searches).
This blog’s most popular entries were this one:
And this one:
My second most popular month of blogging was May of 2011, which I believe coincided with the Stargate: Universe cancellation.
My most popular month of blogging was September of 2017, which I believe coincided with the Dark Matter online campaign.
So how to celebrate this milestone? Besides virtual birthday cake? I gave it some thought and came up with…a zoom call. I mean, it’s all the rage so why not?
Simply leave a comment on this blog entry for a chance to be one of three lucky blog readers to be selected for the 5000th Anniversary Zoom call with yours truly (with a possible guest appearance by my pug, Suji, although her schedule is pretty tight so no promises). Later this week, I’ll announce the three winner after which I will coordinate a time for all four of us to jump on a 30 minute zoom call during which we will discuss…well, whatever you like. Stargate, Dark Matter, any of my projections in progress, food, current events, or why The Princess Bride remake is such an awful idea.
Happy Blog Anniversary!
And grab a slice of cake before you go!