Today marks the 5000th post on this blog. It's taken just over 14 years to get here - although moving a post-a-day speeded things up a little.
Since 2005 I've been busy documenting the projects that have passed over my workbench. In the process, I've improved my writing and developed the ability to pull ideas out of the thin air, for projects and more importantly, for things to write. As a method of exercising your creative mental muscles, blogging can't be beaten.
OK, I know this stuff isn't perfect. There are typos but hopefully no-one minds too much. If they do, they've stormed off to one of those blogs where endless discussions of the role semi-colons play can be found.
Anyway, this calls for cake.
Post 5000 also sees the completion of the J72 project.
It's a pretty typical blog project - pointless (the new Bachmann model is better) but I enjoyed it, and since this is my blog, that's all that matters.
While I've been writing this blog, the world has gradually changed. Flickr hosting now chucks stuff up on images when you roll over them, so many of the pictures her now live in Blogger. Flickr shots are clickable for a larger version.
Blogger is changing too, but not very much and I don't think there will be anything visible to the reader. Behind the scenes, Google is putting a bit of effort in. I'm not worried - leave it alone and I'm more than happy. OK, it's not as slick as Wordpress, but it is free and being able to fiddle under the bonnet appeals to me.
Anyway, all being well, tomorrow will see post 5001 appear and I'll start working towards the next milestone. Thanks for reading.