Genii Weblog

Three years of blogging

Fri 5 May 2006, 09:41 AM

by Ben Langhinrichs
Well, it has been three years since my first post on this blog.  I wasn't sure when I started how long the energy would last, and whether I would have useful things to say.  461 posts later, with 1811 comments (aside from the spams that have been deleted), I still don't know how useful it has all been, but I know it has been fun.

If I had to name a few highlights, they would be the Rich Text 101 series, the Mike Midas and Crystal Coex stories (I should get them to guest blog more often), the Hypothetical Carrots post perhaps, and definitely the Dating Tips #1 and #2.  I have enjoyed coding challenges and odd bits of poetry.  I have gone on rather a lot about our products, and a bit about my various trips to Germany, the Netherlands and elsewhere.  Along the way, I seem to have picked up rather more readers than I would have expected, and I appreciate your all coming along for the ride.

I can't promise another three years, because I still don't know how long the energy will last and whether I will have useful things to say, but for the moment, I guess I will keep on keeping on.  Thanks for being here, and keeping me honest.

Copyright 2006 Genii Software Ltd.

What has been said:

455.1. Colin Pretorius
(05/05/2006 01:38 PM)

I had a good chuckle at your first post - back then, one had to explain what 'blogging' was, to people. Things have come a long way since then... Congratulations on sticking out for 3 years - here's hoping you keep it up for a good few more.

455.2. Ben's Daughter
(05/05/2006 07:24 PM)

I maintain that there were real carrots, that we were not dating, and that he did the tip on his cell phone tip calculator.

That said, congratulations on 3 years, keep it up :)

455.3. Mike
(05/08/2006 02:22 AM)

Congratulations - and here's to future carrots

455.4. Ben Langhinrichs
(05/08/2006 07:34 AM)

Colin - Hard to believe that seemed necessary just three years ago. Thanks for the congrats, and I, too, hope to keep it up for a while more.

Daughter - Ha, double ha, and triple ha!

Mike - Thanks!

455.5. jonvon
(05/08/2006 12:13 PM)

congrats sir. i always forget to do these posts. at this point i'm not even sure how long i've been blogging, although i think i started right around the time you did. or not. i'm pretty well clueless.

perhaps mike midas will tell us when his anniversary comes up... ;-)

455.6. jonvon
(05/08/2006 01:21 PM)


wow! i can't believe you looked that up! crazy old freedomblog!

man, now i'll have to put that on my calendar! :-D