Today marks an anniversary of sorts for this web site, for it was exactly one year ago that I decided to commit to writing on a daily basis. The last day I did not write anything was October 31, 2003. That means I have posted at least something for 365 consecutive days. I do believe that is one of the very few goals I have ever attained – I tend to aim high and get bored easily. But writing has become a passion of mine and something I look forward to almost every day.
In the past year I have posted some 568 times. I would estimate the posts would comprise somewhere between 250,000 and 350,000 words. I could find out if I really cared to, but I guess it isn’t all that important. There have been several thousand comments made but at least 500 different people. I never would have guessed. The software running the site changed from Geeklog to Movabletype and in the summer I changed from Movabletype’s commenting system to a forum system to escape the spam bots.
The most memorable time of the past year was the release of The Passion of the Christ. I wrote some very early reviews of the film and for several weeks had a completely irrational amount of traffic through the site. I believe the most-read post of all, though, is my review of The Purpose Driven Life which continues to drive in quite a bit of traffic.
In case you are wondering, I am renewing my committment and intend to post (Lord willing) every day between now and October 31, 2005. Yes, even on Christmas. So I thank you for continuing to drop by and for taking the time to encourage me when I’m down and calling me to account when I’m too high up. I look forward to seeing what the next year brings for this site!