The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 28,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Today is my thirtieth birthday – a day that I’ve spent most of my adult life dreading. The closer today got, the less comfortable I became with the idea of my age starting with a “3” again. It hasn’t done that for 27 years, and frankly, I don’t remember being three. Even though I’ve done quite a few awesome things in my life, I found myself concentrating on all of the things that I haven’t done. I decided to not let thirty get me down any longer – because like most things – thirty is what I make of it.
A few weeks ago I noticed a package on my front steps. I couldn’t remember ordering anything, and didn’t recognize the return address. Not thinking that I had any enemies… At least non who know how to make anthrax…I opened it.
I peeled the tape back and pulled a slightly used Rickie Lee Jones vinyl out of the package. There was a note taped to it, with a signature that I could neither recognize nor read. I racked my brain, started thinking of old friends from the music business that may have found this record and for some reason thought to send it to me. Nothing was adding up. Especially the United States Senate stationary.
If your food comes from your backyard, you’ll always know where it came from. My wife and I have been talking about being a bit more self sustaining at home.; and being more aware of where our food comes from. The first step was building a garden for her to grow us some awesomely delicious food.
Well, it has been just over a year since the blog went live – and I must say, I couldn’t be happier with how the first year has gone. I’ve met some great people through the web (and in person) as a result of sharing my thoughts and ideas with the world. In just a year, the 30 posts from my pocket have had over 13,000 page views! I can’t believe it sometimes when I see those numbers! I have some cool things in the works for you all – some more travel stories from my various adventures, product reviews, and the Jeep is in desperate need of some work. I recently asked my twitter followers what they thought I should write about next… let me know what YOU think I should write about in the comments! Here’s to another great year, and thank you so much for reading :)
About two years ago; I made a pretty big decision regarding the medium of my media. I was tired of re-purchasing music, not having it when I wanted it, not being able to enjoy it as much as I wanted to, or simply not being able to find it. Something had to change, and ultimately; I decided to skip the middle man and go with an Old School/New School music library.