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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