Article 200, An Update

Ok, Three years later here we are, still. This marks the spot after publishing the 200th article. Which if I am honest, was kind of a downer of a piece. Had I been thinking ahead I’d have swapped it for the fun deconstruction story one that I put up the previous week.

Inexplicably the most read/clicked on article has been Writing a Risk and I have no idea why. I don’t think it’s particularly good. I sort of dashed it off, but hey, I’ll take what I can get. 84 views so far this year… Comments are open if you read it and liked it maybe tell me why?

Last year was a milestone because I had produced enough words to fill a decent length book. I don’t think I have written enough this year to equal a second volume. So I’ll just say I have achieved the length of a long book. Part of the drop is due to me lowering my word count for articles by about 400 words. I had been aiming for a 2000 word minimum. But I think that just meant a lot of unnecessary filler.

I am still kicking around the idea of moving to substack, but naturally hating change this is not likely to happen any time soon. I have only recently started feeling comfortable figuring out WordPress. And I still don’t know how to make the hope page automatically update and link to the most recent published article. Speaking of being a troglodyte I only recently figured out how to properly link to this site from the Instagram account. So maybe that will drive some traffic?

This year there have been very few changes to herald. I made some updates to the whiskey, cigars, and book recommendations list. I occasionally remember to update the books I am currently reading over on the Un-Asked-Questions page. maybe around article 300 I will revamp the look.

So here I am celebrating 200 posts or articles, or whatever you want to call them. If you would be so kind as to raise your cigars and single malts in a salute to my honor achievement. Hooray!

That is about it. Onwards and upwards!

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