I’m not making a big song and dance over the fact I’ve published 3000 posts here on Beyond the Sphere

They are! And you can’t see their groovy moves because of those long flowing frocks they’re wearing.

But what could they be singing? Well…

Or…

Or…

Or perhaps…

Or maybe something else! Although it has to be something that makes you Feel Good. It wouldn’t fit with the blog otherwise (and the previous 3000 posts or so that I’m not making a big song or dance over!)

Post 3001

Not that I’m making a big song and dance about the fact that I reached the milestone of 3000 posts here on this blog yesterday, no, I’m not doing that at all. Although I was a little disappointed that WordPress didn’t celebrate the fact with me.

It did with my 100th post over on Splodge and Splatter; I received this little notification:

See? 100 posts on Splodge and Splatter
But nothing in the slightest was mentioned about my 3000th post here.

So, I’ve taken matters into my own hands, and very quickly created my own celebratory button instead. I’ve already posted it in the sidebar, which is visible to the right if viewing on a computer screen, or down below if using a mobile device. If you’re viewing using any other kind of device, I have no idea where it is, but if you can see this blog you can’t really miss the button.

Not that the button does anything remarkable in fact. The sidebar / bottombar / whereverbar button merely links to the 3000th post. The image of the button above does even less… it’s just an image.

I’ve done a little detective work, and maybe WordPress is using the figures from the app rather than the website.

The website shows:

image

I have no idea what that draft is… I shall have to check it out sometime. However, I digress.

The app shows:

Which means I have another eight posts to go on the app to get to 3000 posts. It’s a good job I’m using the website figures. And it’s a good job I’m not making a big song and dance over the fact that I’ve published 3000 posts here on Beyond the Sphere.

Post 3000

Not wanting to make a big song and dance about it, but this post is officially the 3,000th post to appear here on Beyond the Sphere. In yesterday’s post, First Flight of the Phoenix, I briefly mentioned coming with me as we enter and explore a mystical realm, a strange sphere of the imagination… and then go beyond!

Indirectly I was referring to this post, and the immediate future as we go further forward into the fantastic and wondrous world of this tiny WordPress blog in the corner of a dusty Mansion where very often the weird and wonderful happens.

On May 13th 2010 this blog was born. It had a different name back then, but it was still this blog. This link – > CLICK HERE < – will take you to a new page and back through the depths of time to that very first blog post, where I ummed and ahhed for possibly three hours before clicking the submit button. The blog itself, post-wise, has changed a little bit over the years, but it is still as random as ever. I still try to post something a little different, and a little different to what I posted the previous days (which is really something when I post after not posting anything – a kind of double whammy there!). Sometimes it works.

I must say I have had an absolute blast over the last 3000 posts. My imagination, as always, ran away with me. The connections I’ve made through those blog posts have been incredible. I’ve met people from all over the world through this medium, on screen if not in person. Each and everyone have been special, and have helped immeasurably to reach this little milestone. If you are reading this, that includes you, so please pat yourself on your back, and raise a glass of virtual champagne with me, as I say here’s to the next 3000!

Refreshments are available in the Reception Room just off the Foyer in the Mansion (I miss writing about the Mansion, so we may be seeing a few more exploratory posts sometime in the near future!). There’s a large spread, of virtually whatever you want. Help yourself!

Thank you all for reading my wafflings, moanings, attempts at poetrying, scribbling, photographying, singing, and bad hair days. Thank you for reading about my mindful of characters who take me with them on their own random journeys.  Thank you for not being offended by my less than perfect posts (on the odd occasion that they appear! ahem). And thank you for proving that there really are some wonderful people who share this gorgeous planet with me.

And if one milestone celebration isn’t enough, take a look at my other blog Splodge and Splatter (there’s a link to it over there somewhere on the right!). You’d have thought I’d meticulously planned two milestones to happen on the same day.

They’re like buses around here, milestones!

I’m ending the waffling on this post here. Please come with me as we journey into the future. Ding Ding! Find your seat and settle down. We’re off into the great Beyond!

Twenty-Four Days of Christmas: 8

On the Eighth of December my Creation brought to me a muster, nay a pride, nay an OSTENTATION of peacocks.

they sung in ostentation…

I think there may be just a tad more than eight there. Or maybe not.

 

Twenty-Four Days of Christmas: 5

On the Fifth of December my Creation brought to me…

FIVE
GOLDEN
WINGS!

FINE
GOLDEN
WINGS!

Strictly speaking it’s ten golden wings, but who’s counting? Numbers don’t really mean anything in this random series anyway! You don’t have to be mad to come here, but by jiminy it helps!