Today marks the sixth anniversary of this blog. Over the period of the last six years I have written nearly 5,500 posts and had more than 1,000,000 visitors. These days I’m getting about 1,000 hits per day.
Over the period of the last year I’ve come much closer to accomplishing one of the goals I had when I began posting: the discourse here has become much more lively. I hope that trend continues.
I’d also like to thank, once again, Joe Katzman of Winds of Change, my primary inspiration for blogging, Dean Esmay of Dean’s World whose invitation to publish the Carnival of the Liberated exposed me to a wider audience, and James Joyner of Outside the Beltway, whose invitation to become an associate blogger there exposed me to an even wider audience and, importantly, renewed my interest in blogging. Doing virtually all of my foreign policy blogging at OTB, as I promised James I would do, has been quite a challenge, like writing verse in the sonnet form or swimming with one hand behind your back. It’s caused me to focus on other things here at The Glittering Eye.
I’d also like to thank my regular readers here who inspire me, energize me, goad me, and keep me honest.
My previous anniversary posts are here:
I don’t seem to have posted a first anniversary post.