Thinking Out Loud

February 27, 2012

Thinking Out Loud — Anniversary Edition

Filed under: blogging — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 5:06 am

And then we were four. 

Just under 1900 posts.

Just think of how many people get saved every day just looking at the home page.

Or don’t.

I decided to check the blog’s dashboard to see what other meaningful statistic I could parade out before you on this solemn occasion, and I found this:

Akismet has protected your site from 294,600 spam comments already.

I don’t know how that compares with the big boys, but I’m honored just to think that on 294,600 occasions Russian models and manufacturers of imitation European handbags found this particular blog so worth spamming.  And while the rest of the blog stats may pale in comparison, just think how quickly they are about to rise now that we’ve used the phrase ‘Russian models.’

So, as so many said last night, “I’d like to thank the Academy…”

If you want to know more, you’re welcome to read the 3rd Birthday Post, the 2nd Birthday Post, or even the dreaded 1st Birthday Post; all of which will somewhat explain how we got to this point.

And be sure to keep reading; as the Lord wills, there’s more to come. 

Here once again, is a banner tribute to some of the other blogs with the not-so-original same name:



  1. Congratulations. I know it is quite a discipline to write out your thoughts faithfully and freely…I appreciate you.

    Comment by Cynthia Almudevar — February 27, 2012 @ 8:29 am

  2. Ah, I see I need to explain the change of icon and name…I had been using my original name of Clarke (not my married name) because I had a “soap box issue” with women needing to give up their identity when they wed. (leftover feminist leanings from my 20’s I’m afraid). A few months ago God convicted me of this and so I took my husbands name, “Almudevar”, and so here I am, same woman, differnent name!

    Comment by Cynthia Almudevar — February 27, 2012 @ 8:32 am

  3. I have a long way to go as I am only at 190 post. Congrats bro on the anniversary, keep blogging for the Lord Darrell

    Comment by darrellcreswell — February 27, 2012 @ 8:57 am

  4. I believe the correct term for a blog anniversary is blogoversary. Well, that’s the phrase I tried to coin a few years ago, though I have yet to see anyone else use it. Congrats on 4 years, my 4th is coming up in March.

    Comment by Clark Bunch — February 27, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    • Actually, if you wave your mouse over the lowest of the three images in the post, that’s exactly what you’ll see as the picture’s file name. I knew I’d seen somewhere before, though.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — February 27, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

  5. Happy blogversary. Keep it coming!

    Comment by meetingintheclouds — February 27, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

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