One year ago today I made my first post to this, my first blog. True to the title, the days have been dwindling down – 365 of them to be exact. Yet, if anything, I actually feel younger and fitter today. I’d like to believe that for me there are still quite a few more days ahead to dwindle. But, of course, there is not one of us that has a guarantee of even tomorrow.
It has been quite fun doing this, much more than I thought it would be. To some extent I believe that the blog has helped me to recover some long neglected writing skills. That was my main objective.
And through this blog I have been fortunate to make acquaintance with several pretty nice people in far away places. That has been the most rewarding thing from this exercise. So even though I have been able to attract an average of only 9.07 readers per day I enjoy writing so much that I will soldier on.
I thought it would be interesting to review my posts of the first year and gather a few statistics. Being a former accountant I suffer from the illusion that numbers are interesting. So here are some of the numbers from year one.
- 216 posts
- 163 of the posts containing reminiscences, rants and descriptions of my daily life
- 67, 478 words – according to Wikipedia this is the equivalent of a novel. The maximum word count of a novella is 40,000.
- 251 of my photographs
- 18 of my videos
- 25 YouTube videos I thought interesting