Why the asterisk? In this era of steroid-inflated everything, the 500 blog post milestone just doesn't resonate like it did back in the good ol' days.
|Say it ain't so Joe!|
No, in today's blogging world 500 blog posts is pretty commonplace. Some bloggers hit that total in their first week of writing. That magic number certainly doesn't guarantee you a spot in the Fishing Blog Hall of Fame (conveniently located somewhere in Northern California, I think). It will probably get you on the Sports Medicine School's list though...
|Where's Wally the Wonderdog's plaque?|
Although they'll never openly admit it, the Fishing Blog Writers Association of America appears to hold a grudge against any bloggers of the "iPhone Era." Even if you don't juice your numbers by blogging remotely via email, cellphones, Twitter, Facebook, (yeah, they've got an app for all that)...the feeling is that today's technology simply makes it too easy to accumulate cheap numbers quickly. Fairly or not, you're automatically guilty by association.
|Blogging been berry berry goo to me|
In the voters eyes, today's achievements will never match those great blogging feats of your grandfather's generation - those epic posts that were written over dial-up modems that made a skrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrhhhh sound when they turned them on.
So while this milestone would have once insured immortality, today I'm barely batting an impotent 8th in a lineup of other musclebound bloggers. Oh well, I'll just need to accumulate my numbers over time...just like the real King did.
Now to the real message of the day. Enjoy Spring Training everyone. Come April 1st, The Four Aces (& Joe) await.
|Thanks to Ivan's comment for today's inspiration.|