December 8, 2012: Happy 9000000!

Well, whaddya know.  At some point over the last couple of days, sometime when my back was turned, this blog welcomed its 9 millionth view.  Thanks for coming!  9 million is actually quite conservative since it doesn't count the first year (or so) of this blog which started on blogger - until their spambots erroneously…

May 19, 2012: Amateur Blogging Made Difficult: My Top Ten Tips for the Online Personal Journalerer. Er.

So, despite having done this for over five years now, I apparently break all the fundamental rules of successful blogging.  I don't market my blog, make money off it through advertising, stick to a single niche or dedicated theme, and, perhaps worst of all, do not limit myself to the recommended weekly entry.  Instead, my…

January 12, 2012: This Blog

"What are you talking about?  You can't stop.  You have to continue until you die!" - Akemi on the subject of my blog. Well, in all fairness I'm not aware of any contractual obligation that requires me to continue blogging.  Strange to think that when I started this blog, back in November of 2006, it…

November 21, 2006: The Beginning

Here I sit, watching the battery recharge on my new HD camera (less than an hour to go!), making final preparations for my trip to Hong Kong and Tokyo. For the purposes of keeping a travel diary of sorts - and keeping you all entertained, natch - I'm attempting my second foray into the wonderful…