16 years ago today, Travel Penguin posted the first post on this blog. Over the years I have posted about 3250 posts, and received over 22,000 comments. I have made some wonderful friends through blogging. Some are still blogging, some are not. The statistics show that there are about 15 readers for every person that comments. There have been about 611,000 page views.
I continue to enjoy blogging. I love sharing photos. Writing for the blog has improved my writing, and made me more comfortable writing. I do this for me, I do hope that you all enjoy it.
I plan to continue to do this. I hope you continue to read. I hope you continue to comment.
At times it is a struggle. At times, you read posts put together in haste, wonderfully enough some of those have proved popular.
As my regular readers have read before, I generally prepare posts ahead of time, and schedule them to post. I spend 3 or 4 hours each weekend creating content. As one of my college professors who was living off of a large trust fund put it, "every man needs a hobby!"(his was a barn full of classic luxury cars.)
Thank you for being here. Please keep coming back. With luck I can do this for another 16 years.
Thanks to Stephen for getting me started on this.
Foodie Friday will be back next week with forbidden and unusual foods.