September 03, 2008

A Blogging Milestone- Six Thousand Posts

A short while ago I penned the 6,000th post to grace this blog. Six thousand posts about anything and everything you can think of. When I clean out the closet I call my mind this is where the dust settles.

At one time or another my friends have heard me say that in the early '90s my brain was replaced with a melon, and a soft one at that. This is the place where I prove/disprove the truth of that statement.

The Shack reflects some of the growth and changes in my life. It is a chronicle of things that happened in my world and around it. It offers a view as to some of my beliefs about the world. It is a glimpse of some of the things that interest me. A place I can visit and smile as I read about things that my children did.

Not unlike my life it is chock full of nuts. Some of the posts here are things that I am proud of and some of them make me cringe with embarrassment.

I learned a long time ago that I can't predict how long I am going to keep blogging for. A while back I decided that I'd like to hit ten thousand posts. It was an abritrary decision. I like the number, sounds impressive, at least to me it does.

It took 4.5 years to hit six thousand posts. I can't predict how long it will take to hit ten thousand, if I really will decide to hang up my keyboard or keep going.

All I can tell you is that as long as I continue to enjoy blogging and feel that I get something positive out of it I will keep doing it.

So to all of you who help haunt this joint, Thank you! I appreciate your reading this. And in spite of the Shmata Queen's protestation, I would keep it up without you But it wouldn't be the same.

So thank you again for your time. Just remember,I am Jack, you're not. Be thankful for that.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Congratulations, and I shall have a drink to that no later than this evening.

P.S. You don't have to enjoy it, you know. Look at it as your duty. See yourself as a martyr. That simple.

feefifoto said...

Congratulations Jack! Keep it up as long as you want, but after that would you just email me your random thoughts every few days?

Shira Salamone said...

Mazal tov! Keep blogging for as long as you enjoy it.

Elie said...

You're exactly twelve times ahead of me! So a dozen congratulations!

Mr Lady said...

You're a MADMAN. COngrats!

One Wink at a Time said...

Congratulations, Jack. That's quite a lot of words! :-) Hope you make 12 thousand at least!

Baila said...


Don't listen to those commenters who told you to keep blogging as long as long as you enjoy it; keep blogging as long as WE enjoy it, and that'll be for a long time...

Jacob from JobMob said...

Mazel tov! It's an amazing accomplishment. When's the book? Or the encyclopedia? :)

Jack said...


I make a good martyr. ;)


I'll think about it. ;)


That is the plan.


Twelves times ahead, you and your numbers. ;) I'll have to see about putting up some more math problems for you and the math crowd. ;)

Mr. Lady,

Oh yes I am.


The goal is ten and then 15 and then 1115. ;)


Thank you.


If I write the book will that get me a job in Israel. ;)

JT said...

Congrats Jack.
Keep on keepin on