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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  • Factual information might be outdated.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...

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 1,394th post was filed under: Site Updates, , .

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Photo-a-day 267: Thames Barrier (published 24th September 2012)

Photo-a-day 42: Light dusting (published 11th February 2014)

Photo-a-day 21: Fog on the Thames (published 21st January 2014)

Photo-a-day 24: Aggressive (published 24th January 2014)


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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