…that I have entered into my second year of blogging on alastair.adversaria. I first started blogging on 40Bicycles in the middle of September 2003 and moved to my present blog after moving up to study in the University of St. Andrews. Altogether I have posted almost 1,100 times, about 700 times on my old blog and approximately 400 times on this one (admittedly, longwinded as I still am, I am probably not as bad as I used to be). I have had over 2000 comments on each blog, which isn’t particularly high, when you think about it. At the moment I receive between 400-1000 hits a day, and average around 550. Sadly rants still attract the most visitors.
Blogging has been a tremendous blessing for me. I learn by writing and blogging has given me the opportunity to sound out some of my ideas on older and wiser heads than my own. There are more than a few posts that I regret; looking back through the archives can be a humbling experience on occasions. More than almost anything else, it is those who comment who make this blog what it is. They challenge me to probe more deeply, to recognize that which is flawed or lacking in my thinking and to sharpen the way in which I express my position.