Hehehehe! Hahahaha!!! Bwahahahaha!!!!!! YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Do you remember recently, I mentioned I had an announcement to make? Well, yesterday’s Party Like It’s 1999 post should have given a really HUGE clue as to what the announcement was going to be. Especially when I stated in the party post:

In some ways, it actually is!

That’s right. The party post was my 1,999th post.

Which means that this post, this very post, this actual very post that you are reading these words on right now, right at this time is, wherever and whenever you are, and for now and forever, will forever be my 2,000th post on this blog! I DID IT! And well over a month before my deadline of December 31st 2016.

No bells or whistles, though, with this one. Just a little post, that’s all.

Here’s a cobbled-together image which shows just how the countdown began from when I officially had fifty days left:

I was determined I was going to see this challenge out. On February 29th this year, I outlined what I needed to do. I simply had to publish another 399 posts back then by the end of the year to achieve my goal. Well, I SMASHED it!

OK, some of the posts were filler posts, but they were still posts. They still brought the total up to my 2,000 goal. And here’s to my next two thousand, although I’ll be taking a slightly more relaxed approach from now on. One thing is for sure, this is actual proof that if we set a goal, decide to stick to it, and decide to go for it, then we can do it. We really can achieve anything we put our minds to, with perhaps a little, a smidgen of, extra work.

Way back on May 13th 2010, this blog (or a variation of it) sprung into life. I had no idea what I was getting into, how long it would last, where it would take me, the people I would meet along the way, the fun I would have, the places I would go to, the adventures I would experience, the things I would learn, the challenges I would face, the fun I would have (I think I’ve mentioned that one!). Now, 2,000 posts later (hehehe!), I can say one thing. I love writing. I love this place. I love the people who visit and the interactions I have with everyone. I love the other blogs that I visit. I love seeing the world through my computer screen, learning about folk’s day to day lives through their writing or photos or poems or artwork. Yes, blogging is a fun experience. It’s an escape. And it’s a bloody good one. OK. I said more than one thing.

Thank you all who visit for sharing this experience with me. I chose this month’s theme ‘With Gratitude’ with this also in mind; as well as with Remembrance Day and Thanksgiving also falling in this month. I’m just grateful I managed to achieve my goal within this month.

And now… we move forward…


  1. Wow! What an achievement! Not only have you reached your goal but you managed it with so much time to spare – that is very impressive. I’ve been very busy of late, so have not managed to read all of your posts in the last weeks, but one day I am going to have time to get round to them – all that effort should not go unread! 🙂

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  2. Well….well…Ya did TL! Time to take a rest now. One could tell you were close to the end as your speed of postings picked up 🙂 The old brain needs a vaca now…Glad you accepted and completed your challenge. It is always a wonderful feeling! Ta da! Nicely done my friend…VK

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    1. Thank you, VK. When I noticed how close I was to the target the other week, I decided just to go for it. Now that I’ve achieved it, I suppose I can take a little break now… the thing is, I don’t really want to! We’ll see.
      Hope you’re having a good weekend, VK.

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  3. Oooooo…you ARE sneaky!!!! hehe
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! You did awesome and it is so well deserved. I will always treasure your posts..be it full posts or what you called “filler” posts..because I do enjoy your take on words and your stories. I look forward to reading your blog posts..because to me..it takes me away from the “real” stuff and along for adventures with your magical bathroom and those hilarious mishaps. Hehe.
    So thank you 🙂 and yay again!!!

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    1. Hehehe! Thanks, Shree.
      Yes, I had planned this all along! 😀
      And thank you. My intention for this blog is for it to be an escape, as much for those who read it as it is for me writing it. The real stuff is all around us… however around here the reality becomes just a tad surreal! 😀

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