It’s a special day here at The Western Word, so pop the cork!
This is the 2000th post/column/article/commentary on this blog. It all started way back on January 10, 2005, which is eight years, seven months, and 28 days ago.
Great googly moogly!
My first “post” was about football. My stats (I was on Google’s Blogger back then) showed that somebody actually read it. Then a few posts later somebody left a comment, and the rest is history.
My most read column of all time was the November 2010 “Politics 2012: 10 Most Vulnerable Senators” which was picked up by a few newspapers. A follow-up to that column came in second. The article about Barry Beach titled “The Killing at Poplar River” is the third most viewed column of all time.
Now several of my columns have been published in newspapers, and several people who work in the journalism world have blogs.
The Western Word has been read in over 100 countries. It is wild to think that a blog can even be read in 100 countries – just imagine the possibilities. Technology is powerful.
After all these years, my goal is to write something that makes people think a little, smile a little, and maybe wonder just a little.
Every weekend I look ahead to the upcoming week with great anticipation waiting to see what the world gives me to write about. It’s almost as much fun as Christmas morning…
Jackie M. (Mike) Brown