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200th Post!

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

In light of this being my 200th post, I would like to take a few moments to reflect on what has been a great ride so far. I started this blog in late 2006 with bathroom humor and random daily thoughts as I tried to survive what was year one of law school. Fast forward almost four years and my blog is still going strong. Yes it is true I haven’t made a post regarding a trip or something about a bowl movement, people continue to read about my trips from 2007-2009 which is very exciting to see.

For those devoted readers out there, I do plan on writing some entries regarding my February/March getaway to Bogota, Colombia. Normally I pass on short trips, but as this was my first trip to South America, I feel like I owe it to my readers. On another note, I am also considering writing more blog entries. Content is still to be decided, but if I decide on to do this a change in the title of my blog may be in order. I think my desire to write more entries has been spawned by all the people I follow on twitter. The more entries I read, the more I realize that I can certainly compete with this writers. Sure, I am no english major, have no idea what proper grammar is, my spelling often sucks (even with spell check), and I like to write really long run on sentences; all of this adds to the charm that is my blog. A calling card perhaps. People who want to read will read, people who don’t wont. I am just concerned that if I start to write about other travel related topics that the main purpose of my blog initially will be lost: blogging about trips. I don’t want posts to bury the true essence of my blog. Sure there is an archives section, but if a random person on or facebook accesses my blog and sees random entries about travel and isn’t able to find the posts on past trips, I will be disappointed.

This will be a challenge for me. I will have to play around with the wordpress interface bootsnall uses in running their blogs. I am sure there will be a way for me to feature certain posts while keeping my past entries easily accessible. Only time will tell. Another issue I have is that every time I publish an entry, facebook seems to flood the news feed with every entry I have posted. This annoyed many of my friends of facebook and led to several comments on my wall. I am working to figure out how the heck I turned such a feature on and then turn it off. I vaguely remember that one day I was able to link my blog to facebook, but have no idea how I did it. Maybe a reader will help me and post a comment as to how I can keep my blog from sending a syndication feed to facebook.

So that is my “State of the Blog” address. Tune in for more entries in the near future. They come once a day, once a week, once a month, but they will come oh yes they will come.