So it turns out that today is the 10th anniversary of this blog. The very first post was just the collected comments from Pharyngula that I had contributed for Cephalopod Awareness Week (or whatever it was called). [Read more…]
I’ve been looking through the archives
(And there’s quite an awful lot)
Of the posts that I remember
And the many I forgot.
There are thousands that I’ve written—
It’s been mostly lots of fun—
But I wonder: are there any
Who’ve read every single one? [Read more…]
The atheist internet’s growing—no knowing
How big it will be by the time we are through
Two dozen new blogs and a network, I’ll bet, work
A whole lot of progress toward what we must do
My friends—all the people who mattered—have scattered,
But really, they’re only a few clicks away
I’ll visit them often—their writing’s exciting—
And always think back on what started today [Read more…]
There are godless folks among us!
They are everywhere you look!
As they godlessly build houses,
Write, or knit, or paint, or cook! [Read more…]
I’d like to thank the farmers, and the doctors, and the teachers,
And the truckers, and the builders and the grocers, even preachers
And the people who contribute to the lives of all us creatures
And without whose help, I’d probably be dead. [Read more…]
… 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. [Read more…]
I wasn’t watching– I just happened to notice. The very next person to comment (whether on this post or on another) will be the 10,000th comment on this blog. [Read more…]
A million people disagreed (far more than I deserve!)
Which tells me very plainly, that I must have touched a nerve! [Read more…]
Damn, I must be busy. I missed this year’s Cephalopod Awareness days completely!
More than that, I missed my own blogoversary! As of October 10, this version of The Digital Cuttlefish (yes, there was a private version before it) is 7 years old! Seven years! I have no idea how many separate original verses, but I would be surprised if it wasn’t close to 200 per year–and maybe one or two per month were actually pretty good.
I’m still busy, so the comments are for you to dive into the archives and locate exactly the moment I started going downhill. I’ll start by claiming “August, 2032”.
And, on a more serious note, thank you for your readership, your support, your wonderful comments, and pretty much everything an obsessive versifier could possibly want or need.