This is my 4,780th scribble on this here site.
That’s a hell of a lot of wasted time I’ll never get back.
I mention it because this little corner of the Interwebs has been around now for 14 years. To put that in context, I was a mere nipper of 56 years when I started and now my 70th birthday is but a dim memory.
It originally started as a joke with a rather awful name, but a few days later it became Head Rambles. That name was first registered on the 20th October 2006 and presumably that’s when my career of rambling, sarcasm and rantings actually began. I have no idea how I came up with the name – it just sort of fell out of the sky into my thoughts.
By sheer chance and coincidence, the number of visitors to the site is one and a half million. I just checked and the exact number is 1,500,005. I am quite humbled at my ability to waste so many people’s time.
Little did I know back then when I started just how cantankerous the scribbles would become. That little description [“Ireland’s Most Cantankerous Auld Fella”] was dreamt up by my publishers [*cough*] and the prophecy seems to have been remarkably prescient.
Anyway, will I be still scribbling in another 14 years? At 84? [fuck!!].
I suppose time will tell………
I am grateful that you do it.
And you have pleasant bunch of commenters.
Just keep on cantanking, cantankerising or whatever the verb is.
Moaning about every fucking thing….
I am also grateful that you do it/you've done it/you will be doing it. Of course this means that I've been commenting on this site for just about as long as it's been around. That's quite an achievement on my part I do think, considering my brain power these days [or lack thereof].
I just did a quick dive into the database. First comment 5th October 2007 [you were a year out!]. Since then, you have only commented 2,105 times.
For the record, your first comment –
"Going Like Sixty dropped by while I was reloading my install and let me know of the bug you found. It didn't seem to affect me so I would have never known about it. Thanks for tracking it down and letting us know."
Good old 60!
I just knew you would. Dig into the database I mean. Okay then, I'll amend my statement. I have been reading (and commenting on) this site for 13 of those 14 years–almost to the month. Still an achievement I must say. I especially enjoyed the posts about your "war" with the neighbor (gone now) and sending tourists up to the bogs (and worse). Very glad you're still around.
Shit! I hate predictability. You must surely be my most regular visitor/commenter though. How life has changed for both of us during those years?!!
The days of shooting at tourists and sending them up the bogs have sadly become a thing of the past. There just aren’t any tourists around these days
Keep it up Sir (as the actress said to the […..]
Every day I fire up my PC and before anything else, visit Leg Iron and then you. That's because L.I. is above you in my Bookmarks list for no reason at all.
Well almost every day; I sometimes get distracted. I do appreciate your efforts and have had some damn good laughs. Over the years so many of my favourite bloggers have disappeared that I am glad you still pop up.
Well done and thank you.
Happy anniversary! Keep at it! (Please!)
14 years? Like the blink of an eye.
This year? Like 14 years…
Keep at it
It’s bewildering how quickly fourteen years have passsed!
That equates to only 340 per year, that means you had around 25 days off annually, really not good enough, call yourself a blogger?
Look forward to you starting to take it seriously for the next 14 years . . . . .