Five Long Years


That’s what Colin James says my blog has been.

(click above, to hear him say so)

Five years ago, to the day, on November 21, 2011, I first dived into the blog-pool. I had no idea what I was going to say, or how often I would say it.  I finally calmed down enough to casually mention when I reached post number 600.  This one is number 687, reaching toward number 700.  I’ve accumulated 878 followers, (Now I’ve got 879.  Do I hear 880?)(Okay!  I’ve got 880!  Anybody want to go for 900?)  and had 9400 visits, for 32,000 views.

For me, everything is still the same, and yet, everything is different. Society is different.  Politics is different.  The Internet is different.  My writing and posting are different.  Some of that is good.  Some of that, at best, is questionable.

While some of my favored blog-sites from five years ago have shut down, or atrophied, many newer ones continue to entertain, amuse and educate me. I continue to do my best to do the same in return.

The traditional gift for a five-year anniversary is wood. I already have a solid block-head, and I possess several wooden nickels, and even a wooden quarter, so I guess all that’s left for you lovely readers to do, is to commend me for not dying, and not shutting up.  Many thanx to all who visit, like and comment.   😀

27 thoughts on “Five Long Years

  1. Congratulations on reaching this milestone.


  2. 1jaded1 says:

    Happy 5 Year Blog Anniversary. Many more. I have enjoyed reading your posts. 🙂


  3. Dan Antion says:

    Congratulations! Here’s wishing you many more.


  4. Dale says:

    Congrats on your fifth anniversary!
    Keep on keeping on, I say… I enjoy it! 😉


  5. Tony says:

    Enjoy oat of the blogs keep it up


  6. Tony says:

    Enjoy most of your blogs keep it going


  7. BrainRants says:

    Awesome. However, tradition or not, I will not give you wood for this.


  8. Congratulations, Archon! I look forward to many more jokes, musings and rants. Not necessarily in that order. It has been a pleasure, sir!


  9. The Hook says:

    Well done, my friend.


  10. Frank Prem says:

    Congratulations on years, followers, likes and posts and all.

    Well done sir.




    • Archon's Den says:

      I thank you. I’d like to take some kind of credit, but it’s like the old guy they interviewed on his hundredth birthday. They asked him to recommend how to become a centenarian. He answered, “Keep breathing.”
      It may be that I’m just too stupid or stubborn to give up – but it continues to be interesting, entertaining, and a lot of fun. Stop by again, and I’ll try to have some cold Fosters. 😆

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  11. […] blogosphere, leaving grumpy footprints comments hither and yon, but there was a period following my Five Long Years post, where I gained 90 followers in 90 days.  (Not including Rita […]


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