Approaching 4,000 posts

I noticed this morning that I’m fast approaching my 4,000th post. I started regular blogging back in January 2006 and virtually never missed a day for the next three and a half years or so. Things tapered off for a while, I posted much less frequently, but since October or so, I’ve been back to regular posting and it seems that this will continue into the foreseeable future.

Like diaries, many people start blogs and I imagine they often last a week, a month, perhaps even a year. Even so, I imagine that the posts grow more infrequent unless there is some reason to continue. I enjoy blogging, and I have made some good friends through the process. I like the social interaction, the discussions and comments. Most of all, I like the feedback that I get. Despite the fact that I originally started this for myself, as a kind of fun activity to keep me writing, I’ve had a number of people tell me that they enjoy my posts and that pleases me and keeps me going.

4,000 posts seems pretty remarkable to me. I’m no John Scalzi, but I think it does show a fair amount of dedication.

And so, as I approach this milestone, it occurred to me that the 4,000th post should be something special. And I’m looking for suggestions. I’m not sure that I’ve ever asked readers of this blog for suggestions on blog topics before and that is long overdue. So, if you are a reader of this blog and you have an idea for s special topic for my 4,000th post, leave a comment with the suggestion. I’ll pick the one I like the best and use it for the 4,000th post. And if there are more than a few suggestions, I’ll use the others as an occasional lead-up to that 4,000th post.