There are some benefits to being a long distance blogger, namely tracking your thinking over time and racking up posts. A couple of weeks ago I published by 3000th blog post. I didn’t realize that until today, but it’s a milestone in my almost 12 years of blogging. I’ve averaged 21.297 posts a month and 4.55 comments per post over the last 141 months. I have 3341 broken links of a total 37,589 links. This space tracks not only my erratic thinking and random numbers, but endless hours of laughing, stewing, and sharing. It’s been fun work overall. My commitment to the bava has been pretty consistent for the last 12 years, and this past summer is the first time I slowed things down considerably. I have enjoyed a bit of a break from the everydayness of the web more generally the last couple of months, but the semester is here and I need to get energized.
So, as I publish my 3003rd post on the bava, it’s a good time to remember this blog is the closest thing I will ever have to a comprehensive record of the work I’ve done. No social media outlet closing or changing its terms of service or restructuring their business model will change that. Bavatuesdays is my little corner of the web, and I like that fact very much. Until death do us part.