This blog launched exactly one year ago. And it’s still here. Hooray. Unlike zefrank, it’s not ending. 12 months is still below average compared to the 33.8 month average lifespan of the Top 100 blogs. Of course, stats like this are still unreliable indicators – remember that we’re only just starting to enter the long tail of blogging, as its growth is only now just starting to slow down, both in terms of number of new blogs, and the post rate, which are both stabilizing. If that stat indicates anything, perhaps it shows that I’m 21.8 months behind the trends. I guess I’m not as cool as my Facebook profile says I am.
Anyway, a year’s a year. The Earth spun around the sun again, and we’re back in the same relative position to that big ball of gas as when I started (although apparently that spot is not so much the same sort of place it used to be, anyway).
Bad timing of me to take a 2 week hiatus, on a one year anniversary. But it’s just as well, as most the most valued web traffic is about yesterday’s Virginia Tech massacre right now, and I have nothing to say about that that hasn’t been said already.
Once the semester’s over (in a coupla days), the backlog of stories and news items will be uncorked (of course, that will only happen after the coming weekend’s libations have been uncorked, drank, passed out during, moaned about over breakfast, and then green-tea’d out of existence again). Lots to catch up on – we’re even getting our own version of the DMCA up here in Canada, and here I am writing term papers. Well, one more to go, anyway.
Coincidentally, April 17 also marks the anniversary of my cessation of smoking. 3 years without a twitch.
Anyway, chat with you soon.