Double Blogging Anniversary

Exactly two years ago I made the very "first post to my blog":http://www.zefhemel.com/archives/2003/02/10/welcome-to-my-weblog. And today I post my 1000th post. Such a coincidence. Happy blogging anniversary to me. I started out with only myself as reader, but throughout the months, and in particular in the past few, many joined my reader's club. I tried to find out how many people are actually reading my blog, but it's hard to figure out. According to StatCounter I get about 500-600 pageviews per day. But that's only website traffic and doesn't count the different RSS feeds. My RSS2 feed is the most requested file according to my webalizer statistics. I wrote a little Python script to analyze my apache logs to see from how many different IPs these feed requests came. I looked at the number of subscribers at bloglines and I would estimate that there are in total roughly 150-200 people subscribed to my feeds now.

Without knowing that people would read what I had to say, I wouldn't have kept doing this, so thank you. In particular people who gave feedback on my posts; it's always encouraging.

As a special treat for my readers I'll end this post with some breaking news: there's a way to prevent cancer. All you have to do is eat carrots, and lots of them:

Eat a lot of carrots

Eat those carrots and you'll never get cancer, isn't that amazing? I think so. I wonder if it would work with donuts as well. I prefer donuts over carrots.