Friday, December 14, 2012

The 1,000th post

Blogger tells me that this blog contains 999 posts, which must make this one the one-thousandth. When I started blogging almost four years ago back in February 2009 I had no idea that it would go on for so long.

Of course, the events of 18 months ago gave me every reason to believe I would never achieve such a total. Fortunately fate, having given me a metaphorical kick in the crotch, decided to smile on me after all and so I have defied the doctors' predictions. Slowly but surely I have been going from strength to strength, so that I think I have a fighting chance of going on for at least another 1,000.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my readers, especially those who comment or email, without whom the whole business of blogging would be a waste of time. I am particularly grateful to the many who sent messages of encouragement which were a great morale booster to both Olga and myself during a difficult time.

I hope you will all keep reading this as well as my "brain tumour blog" One Foot in the Grave, which is rapidly approaching a milestone of its own. I hope I will keep on "beating the bastard" and carry on blogging (and hamming) for years to come.


recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Congrats Julian! I have been enjoying your blogs for two or three years now. It is interesting and inspiring to hear what you have going on in the radio hobby and life in general.

Keep up the good work sir!

73 Mike W8MDE

Paul Stam PAØK said...

Hi Julian, congratulations with your 1000th posting. You do have a great site. Keep on beating the bastard. 73 Paul

Anonymous said...

My day is not complete with a quick stop at Julian's web site to see what's new.

Keep at it.

cheers, Graham ve3gtc

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Congratulations Julian, always nice to read your blog. Just checked my blog post number....well it's about 1/3 of yours ;-) Keep on going. 73, Bas

mrbillmac said...


I have your blog as on of my 'daily checks'.
Keep up the good work!

Bill N5AB

mrbillmac said...

Make that "ONE" of my daily checks.

Bill N5AB

Jim Rayburn said...

Great work! Always like reading your Blog!

GW0KIG said...

Congratulations Julian, look forward to the next 1000 !


He who shall not be named said...

Keep on beating the bastard. You have a very enjoyable blog, so keep at it and I hope to catch you on the air one of these days!


Richard, KK4JDO

takis perreas said...

The more zeroes you add to this 1000, the better!
Keep our spirits up Julian!!!