Twenty Years Later

Twenty years ago today I posted my first post here at The Glittering Eye. Since then I have written 20,246 posts and 18,661 comments.

My posting style and frequency have changed considerably over the years. I rarely write truly long form posts any more. My posts tend to be less poetic than they were once upon a time. I actually write more posts than I used to on a daily basis—typically five per day. Once upon a time I rarely wrote more than three a day.

Twenty years ago solo bloggers were the norm. Now they’re pretty rare although Substack seems to have breathed new life into the solo blog.

On a typical day I get around 200 readers. Nothing in comparison to the big blogs but, honestly, it’s probably not out of line with the number of readers the opinion pages of small newspapers have. At least that’s what I’ve been told by newspapermen.

I haven’t run out of ideas and I intend to keep posting for the foreseeable future.

7 comments… add one
  • Drew Link

    I suspect that I speak for quite a number of people who find your blog interesting, informative and thought provoking, and therefore hope you continue the effort. It is appreciated.

  • Piercello Link

    I’m with Drew. Thank you, Dave.

  • Larry Link

    Yeah, I believe I have been visiting your site since nearly the beginning, I’ve tried to get away but can’t. I usually check the site every time I log on. Time does fly by!! Thanks!!

  • Mike12 Link

    Longtime lurker.

    This is one of the best, more fair and intellectually honest blogs to be found regardless of one’s ideological position or background.

    You are a must read and I check for updates at least 2-3 times a day.

    Thank you !

  • Janis Link

    I followed you here from Outside the Beltway pretty early on. My day is incomplete without checking in.

  • William Link

    Since the beginning, yours has been my first read in the morning. Thank you.

  • steve Link

    Congratulations! You are appreciated.


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