Eight Years Ago, Today

… I left my first comment on Pharyngula. A couple of days later, I repurposed my “Digital Cuttlefish” blog for reposting of comments on the various Science Blogs, so Saturday will be my 8th blog anniversary. Four years on blogspot, four years on FtB, I’ve seen my readership go from single digits to a thousand a day, and back down to maybe half that on the days I have written something.

I honestly have no idea how many original verses I have written over that time–certainly over a thousand (I have over 2,000 posts here, but some are repeats, and I tend not to count limericks). I invented a verse form, and there are over 2 dozen examples of the “sepielle” scattered here and there. I’ve got ballads, hymns, parodies, sonnets, villanelles, and basically more doggerel than you can shake a cuttlebone at. I have enjoyed the company here, both the other bloggers at FtB and (especially) my wonderful commenters.

So, thanks! Time to start another lap!


  1. Pierce R. Butler says

    2007 – a lot of sepia-stained water under the bridge since then.

    The Digital Cuttlefish goes online and Wall Street gets the shakes – what do they know the rest of us don’t?

  2. opposablethumbs says

    Congratulations, and here’s to many more of ’em. Happy cuttleversary, full of cuttleverses.

  3. echidna says

    Quoting myself from roughly three years ago:

    Although he shirks being called “Poet”, I know it,
    The Cuttlefish has what is known as a gift
    For churning out verse where the meter won’t teeter,
    Each rhyme that he writes gives my day quite a lift.

    This was a (failed) attempt to use Cuttlefish’s very own verse form, but I think I did manage to express how I felt quite well.

    Thank you, Cuttlefish.

  4. Die Anyway says

    Only 8 years? I would have guessed that I had been enjoying cuttle-poems for longer than that but apparently my memory is not trustworthy. I know that I started well before FtB came along. Keep ’em coming D.C.

    Eat well, stay fit, Die Anyway

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