Nine Years

This blog is instinctively, resolutely, and deliberately un-self-reflective.

It also marks few anniversaries or commemorations though that’s just a matter of poor planning.

But the spirit has temporarily moved me to make an exception to both.

WordPress informs me it’s been nine years I’ve been at this.

The stats?

So, that’s 36.78 views a day, 22.27 visitors a day, and a mere .52 posts a day.

Lifetime hours spent? Haven’t a clue.

Opportunity costs? Probably millions of dollars lost. Undoubtedly. Really. Honest.

Am I going to keep it up? Reflexively and without a thought like a plant twisting and thrusting toward a beclouded sun.

And thanks to all of you who have stopped by.

5 thoughts on “Nine Years

  1. Bookstooge February 3, 2023 / 4:18 am

    It is good for you to be reflective at least once a year! 😀

    Congrats on sticking it out. How did the changeover to the block editor affect you and blogging?

    • marzaat February 3, 2023 / 9:37 pm

      I like the block editor for being able to move entire paragraphs easily. That’s very hand when I find I’ve misalphabetized entries in my index. It’s seem easier to work with pictures — not that I often have more than one in a post.

      On the other hand . . .

      I don’t like the way that floating block menu hovers over the text, and sometimes it just sorts of freezes up.

      I’ve managed to adapt, but I’m not sure, on the whole, the block editor was an improvement.

      • Bookstooge February 4, 2023 / 4:55 am

        in regards to the floating block tools, if you’re describing what I think you are, you can dock it to the top of the screen.
        Once you have started a new post, click the three dots over on the upper right of the screen, then select “top toolbar” and that should do it.

        Overall, I have found the block editor to be counter productive to casual blogging. It might work great for people who want to monetize their sites, but nothing beats a wysiwyg editor.

  2. George Kelley February 8, 2023 / 8:47 pm

    I’m still adjusting to the new WORDPRESS version. I encountered your blog about five years ago and your work continues to impress me. Hopefully, you’ll continue your trek through the wilderness of books!

    • marzaat February 8, 2023 / 10:54 pm

      Thanks! I don’t (apart from brief moments) have plans to stop.

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