So, this is post #500 here at PeterDeWolf.com. It’s been a long strange journey.
I’ve been watching a lot of Barack Obama speeches lately. Which reminds me, if Americans don’t elect him president, I give up on all y’all. For real. You should just pack it in. Let England take you back under it’s wing. Your little running away from home experiment hasn’t worked. Slap the Queen on your money, learn to like tea, and try to figure out what the big deal is with Robbie Williams.
Listening to his speeches reminds you of what good writing sounds like. The message. The choice of words. The cadence. It is art. It really is.
But, when I am exposed to great writing, it makes me like my own a little less.
Which, when combined with the big 5-0-0, is causing me to consider making some changes here.
1) I’m thinking about posting less often. This would undoubtedly lead to me suffering from some withdrawal issues. (Which may or may not be offset by me doing some posting on a super secret anonymous blog.) I would try to only post stuff that I am actually happy with. Which, oddly enough, are the posts that get the least comments. Speaking of…
2) I am thinking about getting rid of comments all together. While I LOVE hearing from people, I don’t want comments to turn into some kind of… obligation. If I comment on you, you have to comment on me. Or vice versa. Also some people refuse to comment on posts with “too many” comments, while others don’t bother commenting if there aren’t enough. Madness. The only drawback is that some people who have commented on my blog have become friends. Of course, with no comments, people who really like (or dislike) a post could e-mail me. I’m giving this some serious thought.
3) Getting rid of statcounter completely. Who cares how many people are reading or where they are coming from? That was never the point of my blog.
This list may grow or shrink as my blog continues to go through it’s quarter(mid?)-life crisis.
Or I may turn my blog into nothing but a place to post pictures of attractive women flipping the bird.
A random sampling of some of my favourite posts from the first 500…
Thanks for reading, suckas.