Sunday, November 19, 2006

1000

That's how many posts that have been published here at PYY, with this one right here. This is the 1000th post in the 636 days in the existence of PYY. And I have to tell all of you, I have enjoyed every minute of it. I also have to say that it has been both a pleasure and an honor, to write for some of the smartest readers that have ever graced the blogosphere.

When I started this blog, my goal was not to be the biggest or have an elaborate layout packed with ads. My goal was not to seek fame (as evidenced by my anonymous pen name), nor did I wish to seek monetary gain (which is evidenced by my not making a dime off of it). I only wanted to write some thought-provoking articles that would stimulate the neurons of a handful of deep-thinking people, capable of rational thought and possessing a reasonable amount of cognitive functioning. (That and providing myself some form of cathartic release, besides yelling at the TV during the news.)

Today, I believe I have met that goal. It isn't a big pretentious production, I average around 1.5 posts per day and the hits have been low compared to many others. But, the quality of the readership has been second to none, that much I am convinced of. Almost every single comment that has ever been posted in response to a post has been thought-provoking in return, regardless of the position held by the commenter.

So, I say thank you, to everyone that comes to this sleepy little blog to read rantings by a (sometimes) raving skeptical and cynical part-time pundit. Thank you for reading and a special thanks to all that have participated over the last 1000 posts, with comments and well-thought out arguments. And, I hope the next 1000 posts will be better than the first. I hope to keep stirring the gray matter in those that have been blessed with the ability to stir their own.

But most of all, I hope all of you keep reading and wish you all nothing but health, wealth, and happiness.

10 comments:

Mark said...

Keep up the good work. This a great blog and one I read regularly.

A.C. McCloud said...

Your powers of observation are your best feature ;-> Congrats and keep on truckin. BTW, you could still get famous, er, well your pseudonym could!

Anonymous said...

Kudos LASunset for your tenacity and your daily work at keeping this blog worth the visit. All topics aren't of similar interest for Europeans as you may guess but I like to have a look every other day just in case... And congrats for your patience with certain cantankerous French blogger...

Flocon

ms. miami said...

congratulations la! it has been a pleasure that i intend to continue...

All_I_Can_Stands said...

LA, great job. Your quality posts keep me coming back.

LASunsett said...

Thank you all for your kind words and your readership. But I feel that it is my duty to inform you all that I cannot loan any of you any money. ;)

Seriously, thanks again for everything.

superfrenchie said...

What I have liked is your openness to very contradictory viewpoints. I have been able to say things on this blog that would get me banned elsewhere. Things like "religions are stupid!" or "The French were right about Iraq."

Of course I rarely just say it like that: I try to back it up with some facts and some thinking, but you have been very willing to discuss my arguments as opposed to just dismissing them out of hand, or calling me names. Which is often what I get on many blogs out there, even some that call themselves liberals.

I do appreciate that. Keep it up.

LASunsett said...

SF,

//What I have liked is your openness to very contradictory viewpoints.//

This is what liberty and freedom are all about. Once we see where the differences lie, we often find that we aren't all that different, after all. Many times we all want the same thing, we just disagree on the best way to achieve it.

Lenny Wilkins the NBA coach (of a million different teams) once said, "respect is a two way street, to get it, you have to give it". You, sir, have given it here. Therefore, you have earned it.

Thanks for adding your views in a respectful manner. Though we disagree on many things, it is most appreciated. You are welcome here anytime. As are all that have posted comments here in the past.

superfrenchie said...

LA:

About respect: very true!

Things between our 2 countries would be much easier if we'd start by rspecting each others.

LASunsett said...

SF,

//Things between our 2 countries would be much easier if we'd start by rspecting each others.//

It starts with people like you and me. After that, it can spread to more people on both sides. We both have a good medium in which to facilitate this.

Sure, there are some that will never be won over. We cannot worry about them, we need to persuade the ones that sit on the fence and are unsure.