A photo of me blogging. (Yes, I do blog barefoot.)
Yesterday my husband and I were talking about the randomness of Google, and why it returns certain WDIK blog posts in its search results. Offhand, I estimated I had around 2000 posts on my blog, but my husband seemed skeptical. So I checked my stats: Typepad informed me WDIK has exactly 2000 posts. Wednesday's post about my dog was the 2000th post I've written for What Do I Know?
It was entirely appropriate that it was again my dog who captured my attention at such a momentous milestone, one which passed unnoticed at the time. She's been a favorite topic ever since I started blogging. Mainly that's because she can't rebut anything I say about her. Which is why my photo of her climbing a tree is a top Google hit when you search for an image of "dog climbing tree".
She actually doesn't climb trees that often.
They say writing is like opening a vein, and blogging is no different. Except that there's no editor looking over your shoulder as you slice open your vein blog. You can get by with using capital letters for emphasis and there's no limit on exclamation points, or fortunately for me, parenthetical phrases.
It's amazing I've found something to say 2000 times, especially since I started this blog with the question "what do I know?" uppermost in my mind. Apparently I did have 2000 "blistering pustules of knowledge" to impart to the universe. (I was obviously celebrating the no-editor thing by imbibing a little too freely in the purple prose.)
Whether or not the universe benefited from such a close examination of my pustules is another question—as far as I can see, I haven't changed the world. I haven't influenced any elections, advanced my agendas, or improved BT's customer service. I have, perhaps, given you a few ideas on what to do with tofu. And raised awareness of the deepening problem of shop clerks failing to remove security tags.
I still have a couple of festering pustules, so I won't quit at 2000. But I seriously doubt I'll make it to 3000. Not even Chatty Kathy has that much to say.