It's been a year since the first entry at Pun Salad. So a few notes are in order to mark the occasion.
It's been fun. It's still fun. I plan on sticking around.
If I had to come up with some other reason besides
"fun" for blogging, I'd guess that it's somewhat worthwhile
to get one's thoughts ordered enough to HTMLize, and discipline
oneself to blog on a semi-regular basis. Otherwise, one could
find oneself doing … what? Well, probably something
I got into it with no expectations other than having an outlet
for random thoughts. Readership remains small; I'm pretty
far out on the long tail.
That's fine. What my readers lack in numbers, they make up for in
their intellectual qualities, outstanding senses of humor,
and good looks. (Yes, you there. I'm talking
about you. You're smart, funny, and cute.)
People link to the darndest things. I've put a lot
of work into postings that, as near as I can tell, went unread
except by some IP address in South Africa, and various web spiders.
But a near-throwaway comment about meeting Richard Feynman long ago
got a link from
the Blogfather, and an accompanying spike in hits. (I had visions
of coming in the next day to find the web server melted down into
a gray plastic puddle. But it muddled through.)
Despite all the high-minded seriousness exhibited here,
Pun Salad is currently at the top of a Google query
Bob's discount furniture ads". I'm glad to provide this service for the
Incoming mail has been 100% positive, kind words, illuminating comments.
Polite corrections. It's much appreciated.
to the good folks who've found it worthwhile to blogroll me:
Jacqueline Mackie Paisley
Now, there's a talented group.