The first post on the Eaton Rapids Joe blog was written June 7, 2013, my first full day of retirement.
4778 posts later, the blog is still chugging along, powered by my low threshold for amazement.
I don't publish traffic stats because they are suspect. 75% of them could easily be bots and spiders.
Six weeks after I started blogging, I received an email of congratulations from a fellow blogger. It was his belief that the typical blog lasted three weeks and consisted of three posts. His words were something to the effect that people over-estimate the IMPORTANT things they have to say.
The take-away from his message is that a blog cannot be about "me", not if it is to have any longevity. I try to follow that rule. I write about what I see, hear and expect might happen in the future.
There are no guarantees in life. I will keep blogging as long as it meets me needs. If things get goofy then it may go dark. Stuff happens.
For the 25% of you out there who are neither a bot or a
spider, thanks for making the ERJ blog part of your daily routine. I hold you in admiration. By-and-large, you are people who not only think for yourselves, you are men and women of action.
especially, thanks for the comments.