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.