October 8, 2011 3 Comments
I seem to have hit a milestone of sorts with this little blog. Last night I had my 1000th view. I have no idea whether that is good or bad as new blogs go, and care very little. No doubt if I tried all the tricks and put half-naked ladies in for no apparent purpose I could increase my readership but, it’s just not how I work. (Not that I object to half-naked ladies, or anything!)
I started this on 15 July because I was bored (business this summer was very slow) and needed something to blow off steam with the administrations policies and I like to talk about history. Well it has certainly worked for that.
I have a good time writing this, and the research it entails, and I hope it shows. Like I said at the beginning what you are getting is mostly my opinion, I’m not going to spend hours and hours on research but, I do try to be reasonably accurate.
One thing that has pleased me is that those of you who read me are intelligent and sane, and have good vocabularies. You should hear what I tell WordPress’s grammar checker (actually it’s not fit for tender ears). I (and you) got out of fifth grade a while ago. I try to write as an adult for adults. I’ve also found that I’m maybe a bit better writer than I thought. My TA in English 101 probably wouldn’t agree though. (I still think James Joyce wrote Ulysses to make money to buy more booze, too.)
So this is a thank you. I’ve enjoyed writing these posts and I hope you have enjoyed reading (and hopefully thinking about) them. I also really enjoy how your comments make me think. What am I going to write about later today (or tomorrow)? I have no idea, that’s part of the fun.
And because I can’t resist. From History.com
Today is the 231st Anniversary of the Battle of King’s Mountain as well as the 10th Anniversary of the attack on Afghanistan.
In business history Ford’s assembly line began moving today. Within a year it cut assembly time from 12.5 man/hours to 93 man/minutes. This allowed Ford to reduce the price to where almost everyone could afford a car.
And finally, as an old Bears fan:
On October 7, 1984, Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton becomes the NFL’s all-time rushing leader, breaking the record Cleveland’s Jim Brown set in 1965. In front of 53,752 people at Soldier Field, Payton carried the ball 154 yards and finished the game with a new career rushing record–12,400 yards, 88 more than Brown.
- “I Ain’t No Damned Monkey On A String”: The Sadness Of Sweetness After Super Bowl XX [Walter Payton] (deadspin.com)
- Walter Payton: Why Sweetness’s Name Should Be Defended by Mike Ditka (bleacherreport.com)
- Goals vs Milestones (nilaewhite.wordpress.com)