According to the Gods of WordPress, this is my 900th post since I started this blog, back in the fifth month of the year that I like to refer to as 2015. 299 of those posts (including this one) have occurred since I started, what is now comfortably, my longest ever blogging streak on the 24th March 2020, which is pretty much around the time when the world went mad. Or madder than it had been. Which was already pretty mad in many respects.
If I’d done a bit of advance planning and been more mindful of my posting activity prior to my current streak I could simultaneously be celebrating my 300th post in 300 consecutive days and my 900th post ever. But I didn’t, so I missed out on synching those two peerless achievements by a day.
Obviously this high volume of output has been mainly accomplished by writing syllable based poetry. Seventeen syllable ditties, which I refer to as ‘Haikus’ (but which I should actually be calling ‘Senryus’) in the main. Lately, however, I’ve also been making liberal use of the 31 syllable ‘Tanka’ and the 22 syllable ‘American Cinquain’ (which I just refer to as a ‘Cinquain’, which is possibly cultural appropriation, but I’m certain my US friends won’t hold that against me). So it might be fair to suggest that I’ve been ‘phoning in’ a lot of my output.
Still, 900 posts in just under six years is pretty good, and 300 posts in 300 consecutive days will also be pretty good if I achieve that tomorrow. And I’ve already written and scheduled tomorrow’s
haiku post, so I definitely will. If I keep up my current streak then I’ll be celebrating my 1000th ever post in just 100 days time. After that I don’t what will be left to achieve in the world of blogging. Except possibly getting more people to read what I write. But I’m not really sure how to do that. I do know it’s not the same thing as getting more ‘followers’ though.
Anyway this is my 900th ever post. So feel free to congratulate me in the comments. I deserve your praise.