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

This post was published more than 10 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 10 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

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

  • My views may well have changed in the last 10 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

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

I’ve been blogging for six years as of today – albeit only the last few of those on this site. Regardless, in an homage to the original post, here’s some stats about this site’s five-ish year history…

Since its inception, this site’s seen:
19,428,276 hits
1,226,728 spam comments nuked by Akismet

6,081 genuine comments
1,394 posts
195 Twitter Updates
53 reviews
30 post categories
3 different straplines
2 books
1 author
1 competitive award
0 posts in the last month

Thanks for sticking with me for six years – I know some of you have read my trash since the very beginning – even before the LBSC and the start of blogging proper.

Once I have the time, energy, and will, I’ll start writing for the site again more regularly. At the moment, the most I can muster most of the time is the occasional tweet…

I hope you don’t hold it against me, and will stick with me for another six! 😉

This 1,393rd post was filed under: Site Updates, .

Some recently published posts

What I’ve been reading this month / January 2020, 11 minutes long

The Tyne Pedestrian and Cycle Tunnels: eight years on / January 2020, 8 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / January 2020, 7 minutes long

Faber Stories / December 2019, 4 minutes long

My favourite books of 2016 / December 2019, 26 minutes long

Some random old posts

Oxford attacked over plan to cut UK students / January 2005, Less than a minute long

It seems to be working… / October 2005, 1 minute long

Charles and Camilla to marry / February 2005, Less than a minute long

Learning to tie my laces / April 2005, Less than a minute long

Review: Fakebook by Dave Cicirelli / April 2014, 3 minutes long

BBC News parody / September 2005, Less than a minute long

Comments and responses

Comment from Sketchplanet

by Sketchplanet

Comment posted at 06:38 on 19th May 2009.

I thought someone should leave a comment here! Best of luck with it, do you make money from the site though?

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 10:47 on 23rd May 2009.

I used to make a very modest amount of money from it. Nowadays, it just about manages to cover its costs over the course of the year.

Sketchplanet looks pretty cool… I’d imagine there was much more money to be made from that than this site!

Comment from lmt forex formula review

by lmt forex formula review

Comment posted at 12:04 on 3rd July 2009.

you write great blogs that why people followed you for six years… more blogs to come.. keep writing or i might entertaining..

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