This morning I received visit #90,000 since I installed Site Meter on February 11, 2005. I had been blogging regularly*for almost a year at that point, after a three-day introduction to blogging beginning February 5, 2003. It’s hard for me to believe I even knew what a blog was at that particular moment, but I guess I did.
In several switches to and from Haloscan and in my eventual move from Blogger to Typepad, I lost all comments made before September, 2005, and I’m sorry for that (although I do like Typepad).
If you are from in or around Louisburg, Kansas, you were visitor #90,000, and I would love to send you a little something. Send me an e-mail if you would rather not reveal yourself in a comment. And whether or not I hear from Louisburg, Visitor #90,001 was from Mottville, NY, and I have a little prize for that person, too. Both are souvenirs from my travels last summer.
In the past several years, blogging has brought many new friends into my life, some of whom I have had a chance to meet in person, others who I still hope to meet someday. I’m grateful for all of you.
*This was a post that told a story I really love, so if you don’t click on the other links, at least go see this one. There are lots of dog pictures in the early posts.