Well, my dear readers, the Spring 2011 semester has started at the college where I teach, so blogging may go a bit light again. But before the semester gets too crazy, here’s a bit of rambling retrospective since (cue herald’s horn) this blog has reached and passed 100,000 hits.
I know — that’s no Dooce nor Rants from Mommyland, especially since I’ve been writing in this blog for seven-and-a-half years. But considering my erratic writing schedule, my erratic range of topics, and my erratic life in general, a little over 100,000 hits is FAN-EFFING-TASTIC as far as I’m concerned.
With a few super-serious-theological/social/political commentaries here and there, I don’t plan out my blog posts. Yes, that means I pretty much freewrite (read: blather) as I compose most of these posts.
Over the years, I’ve nearly forgotten some of the stuff I’ve written. So I’m hoping that some of the posts I’ve written have been good, while I’m certain some were pretty bad, and I could even say some were just down-right ugly (as in mean-spirited ugly like Ricky Gervais at this year’s Golden Globes or ugly-cry ugly like a heavily mascara-d and post-wailing woman having weepy, runny raccoon eyes).
(Let’s hope that there was more good than bad and/or ugly.)
What continues to make me smile is that the top post with the most hits is STILL the Lyrics to Elmo’s Ducks. I mean, who would’ve thought?
After posting how much my son loved Elmo a couple of years ago, a commenter asked for the lyrics since she, like I did, searched online for the lyrics and couldn’t find them — even on the various Sesame Street sites. So I watched the YouTube video over and over again, deciphering that “Elmo accent”, and transcribed the lyrics.
(I had experience with transcription in my graduate student days. After transcribing poorly mixed videos of old Hungarian monks speaking English, transcribing Elmo is a piece o’ cake.)
So — I raise a glass (okay a mug) of decaf mocha in your honor, my dear readers. Thank you for the 100,000 plus hits, thank you for your comments, and thank you for visiting my blog!