All distances in the Byzantine Empire were once measured from this original milestone, located in Istanbul (Constantinople back then). I’ve stood beside this very important yet inconsequential looking stone as hundreds of people walked by it, probably not realizing its significance.
I was thinking about this stone today as I’ve arrived at an important milestone of my own that I never expected to reach. This is my hundredth Blog Entry. When I started doing this a few months ago I tasked myself with one entry a day, but I never expected I’d be able to keep it up. I certainly would never have guessed that I had a hundred things inside me to say. And yet here I am, still rambling on.
Some fun facts:
- As of this writing, there have been 3,042 views of my blog from 56 countries, and 721 comments.
- On my best day, 210 people checked out what I wrote.
- My most popular entry by a long shot is Twenty Seconds for Runan Wan, and I fervently hope that continues to be the case, because it’s one of the most important things I’ve ever written.
- People have come to my blog through Facebook, WordPress, Google, StumbleUpon, Yahoo, Live, Netzero and Reddit.
- Some of the many search terms that people have used to find me include “Why are grand gestures important to women?” “range rental of rant stable adapt” (whatever that’s supposed to mean), “drawbridge humor”, “washing machine masturbation” (how that one brought this person to my blog is anybody’s guess), “Can I machine wash a tuxedo” (I’d suggest the answer to that is no), and “Fred Rogers Dirty Secrets” (I want to meet this person.)
- I also have 36 regular followers of my posts and am grateful for every single one of them.
This blog has been a bright spot in my life. Many’s the time I’ve woken up from a dead sleep with a writing idea. I’ve taken to leaving a notepad beside my bed. I feel as if this daily writing endeavor has expanded me creatively to an unimaginable degree, and that makes me unbelievably happy. I’ve made friends, learned a great deal, and gained confidence. I can’t imagine life without The View from a Drawbridge now.
I’m looking forward to hundreds more entries, and I hope you’ll continue to join me for the ride!