Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Webner House blog. The blog was a Christmas gift from Richard during the Christmas of 2008, but it took a while before I steeled myself to write something. The first posts appeared on February 1, 2009.
A lot has happened in the intervening years, both generally and in our little corner of the world, and we’ve written about some of it — whether it involves politics, movies, musics, art, food, TV shows, or places to take a vacation. According to the WordPress statistics, 7,948 posts have been published during those 10 years, which comes out to a bit more than an average of two a day. The postings are definitely a mixed bag. We’ve shared family memories, tackled some of the issues of the day, vented about air travel woes and the perils of being a pedestrian, written some bad poetry, and presented a view of the world from the perspective of our dog Penny.
During the past 10 years, writing a blog post about something while I drink my coffee has become a cornerstone part of my morning routine and, as any regular reader of the blog probably knows, I’m definitely a creature of habit. Writing the morning posts helps to get my brain moving and prepares me for the day to come. The blog clearly been one of the best Christmas gifts I’ve ever received. How many presents do you get to use on a daily basis over a 10-year span?
The WordPress stats also tell us that the blog has more than 4,000 followers, and during the last decade it’s had more than half a million different visitors, some of whom have left “likes” and comments. We appreciate everybody who stops by and has a read — particularly the “regulars.” Thank you for making the last 10 years more interesting!