18 March 2008

Blog Milestone - 1000th Entry

It was the 15th day of February 2006 when I blogged about my 500th post.
Well, today is the day I have finally reached my 1000th post. While I am not surprised to have made it so far, there had been days, that I didn't feel like returning to the drafting pad. On a normal day, it is easy to blog as it is in a way a routine, a past time for me while stuck in Spitland. It is only when I travel that interrupts the momentum that I felt very sluggish to get back my tempo.

Anyway, as usual, this is a blog of saying thank you.

Two years ago, I averaged about 9,000 visitors a month. January was a record breaking month with 22,000 visitors. To me, it's not really about the numbers as I am sure they pale in comparison to some of the really popular blogs. To me, it's the joy of watching the numbers grow. I even set my rss feed to publish in full so as not to give false numbers in the sense that readers have to click on my blog a second time to view the article in full, should I publish only the summary in the rss feed.

I can understand why some folks need to do it due to requirements by advertisers who need direct hits to be counted as a valid visitor in order to calculate the payout but I am glad that I have so far managed to keep this commercial-free (except for the beer, chilli crab and sambah kangkong from Xtralicious Shop).

Yes, in case you have noticed, I have two advertisement banners links below right but they are there because I support them as a friend (though beer, chilli crab and sambah kangkong are always welcomed.).

In short, a blog is like a chia pet or sea monkey project. It grows because of what you put in. It is a very rewarding experience.

Just as rewarding are the number of new friends that I gotten to know from all over the world. From Finland to USA to the Caribbeans and of course the main bulk of it is still in Singapore and especially the bumper crop of fabulous friends from the CowBoyBar.

I think I must have a Martell Death Match whenever I come back!
Also thanks to those who had taken the time to travel and meet up. It's fun to meet friends in a faraway land.

Thanks for supporting RunForFunds as well as Chrissy's "A Gift Of Life" during this couple of years.

Like my previous 500th Blog Post...
... Thanks for the company.

- Voxeros

1. nadnut left...
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 4:38 pm ::
happy 1000th entry!!! :)

2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 6:24 pm :: 
nadnut: Thanks. I will do another thanksgiving blog when I hit 2000.

3. Posh left...
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 9:59 am ::
iLike the doodle! so cute.... :)
pssst.... my maths no fail!

4. Ruok left...
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 10:38 am
U and ur deathmatches... u no like whisky liow ah?

5. Old Beng left...
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 11:22 am
Congrats!!!! More, more, more......

6. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 2:16 pm :: 
Posh: Thanks. Stay tuned. More doodles to come.

ruok: Whisky still like but that time is ang mo pai sip sip type. Martell is tng lang pai cheong cheong type.

Old Beng: Ok! Ok! Ok!

7. merryfeet left...
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 2:16 pm
happy 1000th entry! Glad to have known you through your blog! (:

8. sunflower left...
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 3:39 pm
Gratz.... so u buying us beer, chilli crab and sambah kangkong to celebrate :P

9. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 5:27 pm :: 
Merryfeet: The pleasure's all mine. Very happy to know you too.

sunflower: For you we go eat Ter Kar Chor better lah....

10. AKK left...
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 10:44 pm
Yo! shou be nan shan, wan shi ru yi.....

11. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 20 March 2008 7:01 pm :: 
Akk: Thanks! Thanks! Gong Xi Fa Cai to you too!

12. Rachel left...
Tuesday, 1 April 2008 1:01 am ::
Gong xi gong xi!!! waiting for you to come back to makan and lim jiu!

13. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 1 April 2008 2:41 pm :: 
Rachel: Thanks. Thanks. The makan and lim jiu is so ONZE!!

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