Minor Milestone: This Is Post #1,500

JUST like the title says, this is your Curmudgeon’s 1,500th post. That’s the big news. Exciting, huh? If you decide to skip reading the rest of this, we’ll certainly understand.

Okay, we know what you’re all wondering: If this is 1,500, what was number 1,000? It was this, posted 8 months ago on 28 August. In the first comment to that post we said:

We announce to an indifferent world that this is post number 1,000 for the Curmudgeon’s humble blog. We’ve been at this for 17 months, putting up an average of 2 posts per day. What do we have to show for it? Growing traffic, and a remarkably bright collection of readers who post good comments.

And we have totally confounded the Discoveroids, who insist that all “Darwinists” are leftists who delight in promoting atheism.

As with the first 1,000 posts, the most recent 500 were added at the rate of about two per day. If that frenzied pace continues, we should reach number 2,000 by the end of this year — assuming, of course, that the creationists continue to be amusing. We suspect they will.

It occurs to us that we never took any notice of post number 500. The WordPress control panel tells how many posts we now have, so it’s easy to know when we reach a particular number. But finding earlier posts by number is a bit of a task.

The control panel lists all our posts sequentially in a series of screens, but although those screens are numbered, the posts themselves are only dated — something we never thought about until now. However, because each screen lists 15 posts (yes, there are now 100 such screens) it’s possible, but tedious, to click back to the beginning and then move forward, screen by screen, to locate what we’re looking for.

We think this was post 500, made on 18 November 2008. It doesn’t matter if that’s not exactly number 500; it’s close enough.

So there you are. What does it all mean? Nothing — nothing at all. However, if we don’t take note of these little events, then who will?

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13 responses to “Minor Milestone: This Is Post #1,500

  1. You do remember your promise to send one American dollar to me for every post you make, don’t you?

    Congrats Curmy, I knew you would be passingly successful when you struck out on your own. Mom and dad are wondering when you’ll be back to clean up your room.

  2. Tundra Boy says:

    I knew you would be passingly successful when you struck out on your own.

    I did it to get away from your pet walrus, your tales of sled-dog treks across the tundra, your walrus jokes, walrus porn, walrus recipes, and all your walrus love songs. And now here you are. Aaarrrggghhhhh!!!

  3. Mabruk!

    (Arabic for “Congratulations”) 🙂

  4. I’d like to add my own warble of congratulations to the swelling cry of “Well done, sir!” from your legion of admirers and well-wishers.

    I was wondering, though… have you gotten any response to your labors from those whose erros you point out? Have AiG and ICR deigned to notice you? Has Ken Ham slapped his forehead upon reading one of your postings and cried out, “How could I have been so wrong?”

    It would be even more pleasant to think that you have received a note of encouragement from She Who Is So Evolved… Olivia, I think her name is?

  5. Deklane says:

    Have AiG and ICR deigned to notice you?

    Never, nor do we welcome their attention. There’s no hope of changing their minds, so why waste time? In a debate, you work the audience, not your opponent.

    It would be even more pleasant to think that you have received a note of encouragement from She Who Is So Evolved… Olivia, I think her name is?

    A gentleman wouldn’t respond to such a question. So I won’t either.

  6. I would be interested in seeing your very first post, if that’s possible.

  7. waldteufel, I linked to it. If you mean the earlier thing for Google, it’s just digits for their Webmaster Tools. Ain’t nuthin’.

    Correction: I didn’t link to it. Here’s the first post: Clarke’s First Law and Intelligent Design.

  8. Grand felicitations indeed, Curmy! Well done, and keep at ’em!

    For the record, what was your start-up date for this blog? I think that deserves a public holiday only slightly less thrilling than our annual Kitzmas bash!

  9. Great Claw asks:

    For the record, what was your start-up date for this blog?

    It was 02 April 2008. I was careful not to launch the day before.

  10. Congrats, Curmie! If I knew where you lived, I’d send you a giant cake with 1500 in icing letters and sparklers for candles. I’d also send you a CD of Sousa to play, just for added effect while you eat your cake.

    😀

  11. FYI your blog has been first read for me for several months now. Congratulations!

  12. LRA says:

    If I knew where you lived, I’d send you a giant cake with 1500 in icing letters and sparklers for candles.

    No one can know the location of the CITADEL. But thanks for the thought.

  13. rubble says: “your blog has been first read for me for several months now.”

    Thanks, but that just shows how dreary the rest of the internet really is.