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sjhoward.co.uk at five


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 9 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 9 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Yesterday, somewhat rashly, I promised more coverage of the fact that I’ve now been blogging continuously for five years.

On reflection, I’m not sure there’s so much more to say: Five years, 1324 posts in the (newly redesigned) archive, a full spin-off site of academic stuff, and a book. Oh, and around 2000 comments – from considered to the hilarious, from the misguided to the insulting, and from the inspiring to the bizarre – from you, dear readers. Thank you for all of them.

Looking back at the last five years, much about the site has changed: I just wouldn’t write this today, but then neither would I write this – I hope that the site has progressed over the last few years, but I know there are some who would prefer the latter kind of content to that which I produce today. I guess that progress is relative and dependent on point of view. All I know for sure is that sjhoward.co.uk now reaches far more eyeballs than it ever has before, and has registered more than 3.2 million hits for 2008 so far.

Thank you to those who have stuck with me over the last five years, and thank you too to the relative newcomers who enjoy the site. There will be much more to come from sjhoward.co.uk over the next five years, so I hope you’ll all stick around.

Birthday Cake

ยป Image Credit: Original photograph by Daniel Catt, modified under licence.

This 1,325th post was filed under: Blogging, Site Updates.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Mort Karman

by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 00:38 on 9th May 2008.

Happy five Simon. I wish you lots and lots more.
How do I say I would rather have you be a starving writer then a rich doctor and still be your friend?
Actually, i feel you are going to be a success at both.

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 08:22 on 9th May 2008.

Thanks, Mort! I’m only a few weeks from finals now, so hopefully I’ll be less of the ‘starving writer’ and more of the ‘rich doctor’ soon! Fingers crossed!

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