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Friday, August 21, 2021

pop-in fresh
It completely slipped my mind that this past Wednesday marked the five-year anniversary of the launch of Population Statistic. Frankly, if today wasn’t such a slow news/blogging day for me, I wouldn’t have bothered mentioning it here now, two days later.

So obviously, if this blog were my wife, it would have ample grounds for divorce.

Better late than never, though. For what it’s worth, the posts I did publish on blogiversary day were high-quality, I think. Judging from the feedback and traffic they’re drawing, I’d say I did the fifth birthday proud, formal observance aside.

As for the state of the blog in a larger sense… It’s worth noting that the past five years of permalinking are an extension of my original two-year training-wheels web journal on Blogger/BlogSpot (which remains, and will remain, on Google’s servers indefinitely). My Web writing and editing style has evolved somewhat over that stretch; the main shift has been well away from the personal insights that I intended to include in this space. But overall, the basic framework remains: Generally unfocused beyond a broad range of my personal interests, and a commitment to update with at least one post every day of the week, weekends and holidays included. Nobody’s perfect — I’ve have occasional lapses in that span, but mostly have stuck to the script. When you can still measure the average blog’s lifespan in a matter of weeks, I’d say I’ve proven my staying power.

On to the next 12 months. Hopefully this InterWebz fad doesn’t run out of steam before then…

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 08/21/2009 03:43pm
Category: Bloggin'
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  1. Awesome, Costa, congratulations. Here’s to five more.

    Comment by Chris Thilk — 08/22/2009 @ 2:12 PM

  2. Thanks man. Five more years of this? I’m bound to get a life before then :)

    Comment by CT — 08/22/2009 @ 3:27 PM

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