Monday, 22 August 2016

My three thousandth blog entry!

This is the three thousandth blog entry that I have written since I first started this blog back on 18th September 2008!


In that first entry I wrote the following:
I intend to share my thoughts on wargaming (and other related matters that crop up) with a wider audience ... probably much to the relief of my wife and wargaming colleagues. So watch this space ... and come prepared to be bored!
Well eight years on I still have thoughts to share, and judging by the number of 'hits' my blog gets each day, I've not been too boring ... yet!

44 comments:

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    1. Barks,

      Cheers! I hope that you will continue to read and enjoy my blog.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Brilliant...well done Bob. I have a long way to go!!!

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    1. Alastair,

      Thanks for your congratulations ... and one day - no doubt - you'll overtake me!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Bob,
    Rather than congratulate you merely on your number of entries, I would compliment you on the quality of the entries on your blog and your generosity in making your various rules freely available.
    Regards,
    Arthur

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    1. Arthur1815 (Arthur),

      Coming from you, that is much appreciated praise indeed! I just try my best ... and it seems to appeal to quite a few people.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. Hi Bob

    Well done, what an achievement.

    Also 308 followers and 1,578,974 page views is pretty impressive too.

    Something for the rest of us to aim for

    regards

    Paul

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    1. Paul Leniston,

      Thanks very much for you kind words. As I have written above, I just do my best and try to make what I write interesting and a bit different each time I blog.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  5. Congratulations on reaching the milestone Bob. It is very surprising what we can contribute in eight years of the Hobby- I enjoy your Posts. Regards. KEV.

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    1. Kev,

      Thank you for your congratulations. Looking back, I seem to have done a lot more than I thought that I had.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  6. Hi Bob,

    Many congratulations on reading this milestone - I will look forward to the next 3,000 with interest....;-)

    All the best,

    DC

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    1. David Crook,

      Cheers! I hope that I will be around for the next 3,000!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  7. Congratulations! Keep up the good work.

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    1. David Bradley,

      Many thanks! I hope that I keep going until I can manage to write the next 3,000 blog entries.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  8. Hi Bob, I check in on your posts frequently, and they remain a source of inspiration, and at times amusement! Keep up,the good work, as Chairman Mao never said, "every 3,000 posts begins with a single word, "

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    1. Ken H,

      Thanks for your kind comment ... and for the 'quote'from Chairman Mao!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  9. Well done sir! You make me feel like I've barely begun!

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    1. Ross Mac,

      Cheers old chap! As long as I have something that I think is worth writing about, I will continue to blog.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  10. Well done Bob, the numbers speak for themselves.

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    1. Jim Duncan,

      Many thanks for your best wishes! I just hope that I can continue to write blog entries that people find interesting enough to read.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  11. Congratulations on hitting another milestone.

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    1. Lee Hadley,

      Thank you for your kind words. Hopefully we will be able to meet up at Skirmish in September.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  12. Well done Bob, keep writing Sir, I enjoy your blog.

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    1. Solo wargaming-on a budget!

      Thank you for your kind comments, and I hope that you continue to enjoy reading my blog.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  13. Quality and quantity! Here's to 3000 more.

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    1. William Stewart,

      You are too kind! I only hope that I can maintain my enthusiasm and get to 4,000 blog entries ... and then 5,000!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  14. Congratulations. Your blog has become a daily read for me. I look forward to the next 3000.

    Bob

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    1. Bob Kett,

      Thanks for your kind words. It is always great to see comments from my regular blog readers.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  15. And here I thought I was long winded.....) All kidding aside, I too have to compliment you on the quality of the entries, always interesting and
    thought provoking. All my best wishes for this
    blogs continued success!

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    1. Don M,

      Cheers old chap! I hope that I can continue to write interesting and thought-provoking blog entries well into the foreseeable future.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  16. That's quite an impressive output! Well done!

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    1. Andy McMaster,

      I am minded that Stalin once commented that 'quantity has a quality all of its own'. I just try to achieve both at the same time.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  17. Congratulations Bob, outstanding output, which is always engaging and thought provoking. Keep it up. All the best.

    Airhead

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    1. Airhead,

      Thank you very much your your kind comment. I just do my best, and hope that people enjoy my ramblings

      All the best,

      Bob!

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  18. Congrats Bob- your productivity is something to aspire to.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Pete.,

      Thanks for your congratulations. It helps to be retired, as I have the time to sit and think before I write ... and writing also helps to stop my old brain from seizing up!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  19. Congratulations and thanks! You have inspired and entertained and informed us!

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    1. Fitz-Badger,

      Thank you for your very, very kind words. If I have managed to do one of the things that you have listed in your comment, I feel that it has all been worthwhile.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  20. Congratulations on the BIG milestone! The consistent frequency in which you post is a high bar, indeed!

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    1. Jonathan Freitag,

      I never expected to write 100 blog entries, let alone 3,000!

      I find that trying to write something each day is a great way to marshal my thoughts about wargaming, military history, and life in general.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Phil,

      Cheers! Here's to the next 3,000 ... just as long as I can make it that far!

      All the best,

      Bob

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