Friday, February 20, 2009

My 500th post!

A frosty morning in Shoreline, Washington, our February moon waning away.

Five hundred posts!  How can that be?  I guess it is sort of like hiking up McGee Pass,  one step at a time and eventually, there you are!  I think it interesting how I started this blog as a byproduct of walking for my health in Fort Bragg, California.  Now, several years later, I am in Shoreline, Washington as a caregiver for my mother-in-law and walking is still the anchor of my daily routine providing me a "mental health time out" each morning before the various demands full time care giving requires.  I will admit I'm currently having a bit of a problem coming up with things to photograph but my walking just gets better and better.  The hills in this area provide a much more strenuous workout than Maple Street in Fort Bragg ever did!!

So.  500 posts!

I check Google analytics now and then to see how many readers I have, a pointless exercise actually because if the number is low I think, why am I doing this and if the numbers are high I get nervous with so many watching!!

Another weird thing I've noticed.  Blogs are like rivers, they just go by.  Who ever takes the time to go back to the source, read one from the beginning, not to mention how hard it is to do.

As for people just discovering this blog, they step aboard like onto a raft and float along with no idea what went before; what "this river" has encountered.  But hey!  I do the same with the blogs I discover.   Funny business, blogs.

According to my friend Charlie Acker the best advice is to, "Just post and let it go".


  1. Ron, this is the second of the blogs I follow that hit 500 recently.

    I guess it just happens but 500 seems a long way off at VDP.

    Charlie Acker has my vote, I've found I have to ration my time or the blogs eat up too much of it.


  2. I like what you said about a blog being like a raft. I'm glad I'm aboard to see your 500th post. The moon makes a wonderful substitute for fireworks. It's just as glorius.

  3. The wonder of your blog is how many great photos you pack in to each post! I also enjoy your good-humored point of view on the details around you. Thanks for the inspiration, and congratulations!

  4. Hey, congratulations, bro. How about a "blog book" with a collection of your best pics and posts? I'd buy one, that's for sure.

  5. Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment. Here's to the next 500!

  6. Congrats on your milestone! I know Fort Bragg pretty well, but you've shown it to me in a way (and a time of day) I was missing. Thanks for your unique visual and philosophical point of view - you're one of a kind and we miss you down here.

  7. 500 posts and presumably almost 500 walks? Keep 'em coming please!

  8. Wow congrats! Keep on walking and gawking you do an excellent job.

  9. 500. Well done!
    What you say about blogs is probably well observed - I suspect very few of us look at 'old' postings. But, those do still provide a resource for others (with the aid of Google searches), and your own blog is a historical document that arguably should be copied into a word document and lovingly printed and bound for the benefit of your family archives!