Today marks the 12th anniversary of The Glittering Eye. Over that period I have written more than 11,000 posts, an average of three per day, and readers have contributed more than 70,000 comments.
I have achieved nearly all of the objectives I had when I started the blog, most importantly a vibrant, mostly productive comments section and for that I want to thank the regular readers of this blog. You know who you are.
I suspect the one goal I have not realized will elude me.
The Glittering Eye continues to provide therapy for me. It keeps me engaged and interested. Believe me, without it my faculties would have become greatly dulled. Like the Red Queen, I must run twice as fast to stay in the same place.
So I plan to keep writing on an indefinite basis. My health is good and I still have my wits about me. I don’t work as hard on the blog as I used to. I used to read hundreds of blogs from all across the political spectrum and devoted to a huge number of suspects, searching for things to write about. That number is now down to about 20.
11,000 is a lot of posts but despite that number I still have lots of ideas. As I think I’ve mentioned before, I discard at least two ideas for every post I actually write. The only reason I don’t write more is that having returned to a full-time job places demands on my time and energy.
As usual I’ll take this opportunity to highlight a few of the posts of which I’m particularly proud: