Friday, June 19, 2009

The Penny in the Well

This is the 1,500th post on Mr. Dilettante.

I started this blog during my lunch hour on December 13, 2005, mostly as a lark. It's turned into something else over time -- sometimes it's been a bit of an albatross. But now, 3 1/2 years on, Mr. Dilettante is still here.

I wrote something in that very first post that still rings true to me:

Blogging is like dropping a penny in a well; you listen for a splash and sometimes you don't hear one. But we'll do what we can to give you a worthwhile splash or two.

We'll keep dropping pennies in the well here and once in a while, we'll make a splash. Thank you for your support of this feature.


Night Writer said...

Amazing how quickly the time goes by, isn't it? I gave myself a 50-50 chance of making it six months and now I've been at it 1,586 days and I don't know how many posts. I've dropped a few pennies in the well but figure that I've received my investment back many times over.

Congratulations on your milestone, Mr. D, and keep up the good work!

W.B. Picklesworth said...

Yup, I remember running across this feature on a list of blogs that had signed something or other. I was looking for MN blogs that weren't part of the MOB. Boy am I glad for that bit of research!

Gino said...

i'm not sure when i first landed here. i know it was several months before i landed here again, and i've been here as regular as a goose on metamucil ever since.

congratulations, mr d.

i dont really know how long i been doing this. i think i joined my first group blog 4 1/2 yrs ago when i got booted from a community board.
i started out on my own right around the time KD did, whenever that was.

kingdavid said...

As long as there are politicians, in your case, and animals attacking humans and cruise ship incidents to report, in my case; we'll be just fine plugging along.

Viva la nonsense!!!