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Friday, September 15, 2006

Blog Post Number 500

How does one celebrate a 500th blog post? Or, does one?

This is the 500th time I have written a blog post. It really isn’t a big deal; it’s just another post. However, a week or so ago, when I noticed that I was approaching the 500th post to Nick’s Bytes, I began thinking that this could be something special. Thus, I considered creating links to the posts I think are my best or perhaps asking you to tell me what post you enjoyed most.

I ended up rejecting those ideas because (1) it would take me too long to re-read five hundred posts and create the links and (2) I don’t think you want to go back through my posts either. I also considered creating an e-book comprised entitled The Best of Nick’s Bytes. Again, time and the belief that few would be interested in reading it have caused me to reject that idea. However, that may be a future project that could be fun.

What I have decided to do is simply state that this is my 500th blog post. I have enjoyed writing this blog; I cherish the friends I have made while blogging over the past sixteen or so months; I take pleasure in the blogs of others I have read; and I thank each of you who have visited my blog.


21 comments:

  1. Congratulations on this milestone Nick. As your posts generally seem to have great deal of thought to them, all the more reason to be proud.

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  2. Congrats on the 500! And thank you for being here. You've written some really great posts. Most are quite thought-provoking.

    Here's to the next 500! :)

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  3. Congratulations Nick! I am glad to have met you in cyberspace. Knowing you has made my life better.

    (BTW, if you decide to go through with a Greatest Hits post, it might be quicker to use the search box in the upper left hand corner of your page.)

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  4. Congratulations, Saint Nick! I have been reading your blog almost since you began it. What you write gives me a lot of food for thought. Please keep writing. I look forward to your 1000th blog.

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  5. Happy 500th post, sweet Nick! I am so glad I found your blog. Do you remember my first dorky comment? I'll look it up - back in a bit!

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  6. OK, here it is. This is a qoute from the first comment I left for you on your post from Tues. Aug 8, 2006: "I really like your blog. I'm putting you on fave. places. I like what you've done with the place, it's comfy here."

    See, Nick. This is what I do when I really like someone. I lurk for a while and then I say something dorky! Gauging by the dorkiness, I must have known that I would really like you an awful lot!

    Happy 500!

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  7. Happy you are up to 500. I'm still reading backwards to get to all of them.

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  8. Congratulations Nick on the 500th post! The last one with the pictures of you and your ministry was great. Hopefully you will find a good paying job doing what you love soon!

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  9. ex-Louisville Guy Retired in TucsonFriday, September 15, 2006 7:52:00 PM

    500 already? Thnaks to your blog I feel closer to my old homestead. Please keep it up!

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  10. Great blog. I enjoy it. Keep up the goodjob!

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  11. Happy 500th!!! Here's to the next 500, which I plan to enjoy :)

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  12. Nick...hearty congrats. Make that post count 5000 and then 50,000!!!
    And yeah, it's a good idea to pick up the best of your posts and make an e-book.
    Once again a hearty congrats and good luck(with good health and humour).

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  13. I'll add to the congratulations. I told you years ago you need to write--the world needs your words.

    If--when--you do a "Best of" please include the blogs about the that injury you had in Germany (a line you wrote, soemthing like "never let a supply clerk drive your tank" is a favorite of mine) and about old TNT (I wish I had met your grandfather). They were great.

    Now, Saint Nick, if you could just firgure out a way to make a living by writing, all would be serene in your world.

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  14. Happy 500th Nick!

    Have enjoyed your thoughtful posts & comments- & look forward to many more:)

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  15. wow 500 blogs thats a lot of writing thnx

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  16. I shall celebrate by snoopydancing in your honour :)

    -N

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  17. 500 great blogs! i look forward to #501

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  18. Congratulations on this auspicious accomplishment, Nick! And thanks for the insight, kindness and humor you bring to the blogworld :)

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  19. I echo what Susie wrote. Sounds right to me :)

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  20. Hello Nick ~ I thought I had left a comment here the other day, but maybe
    not. Anyway I want to congratulate you
    on 500 posts. That is a great really
    great achievment and you always have interesting posts and jokes to share with us. Keep up the good work.
    Take care, Merle.

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