Posted by: Chelsea Novak | June 17, 2007

Five years, 1K

The day I started this blog it was oppressively hot. I was in my office in Prague, looking for a good way to procrastinate with a writing assignment and I’d started to read Mike’s blog and I was instantly in love with the idea. Writing like this wasn’t hard because it was just what I had going on in my head.

It’s opressively hot today too and I’m working. Or more accurately, I’m procrastinating with a writing assignment. Somethings will always be constant.

I’ve been reading through a lot of old posts, going on a bit of an emotional roller coaster. There’s a lot captured there and a lot going on between the lines. A whole helluva lotta laughs.

I’ve watched bloggers come and go. Learned through mistakes of theirs and mistakes of my own. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing how funny and articulate my friends are as they’ve started blogs of their own and have subsequently felt so much closer to people who are oceans away.

A lot of what I’ve written here has just been my world. It’s been mostly fun to share it and it’s been very positive for me in all kinds of stomach churning personal growth kinds of ways. I’ve done a lot of confessing here. I think I’ve outed most of my deepest insecurities, partly in an attempt to call myself out on what I suck at before anyone else gets a chance to.

There’s nothing especially profound to say about it. I’m not about making predictions about the popularity of the format or the strength of the blogging movement. 1000 posts, five years, and that’s not counting the other blog side projects . I’m pretty proud of what I’ve put down here.

So thanks to everyone who’s read this over the years. It’s been an amazing experience sharing so much with you. I’ve thought about retiring from the blogsphere, as milestones are always convenient for that kind of thing, but I think I still have more to say, more to see and more to do. So I’ll just raise a Kir Royale, savour the moment a tad and continue with regularly scheduled programming.

Today’s sing-a-long song: “Millennium” by Robbie Williams

HRH (Chelsea)


  1. Congratulations! I’m making a deliberate effort to hit 1,000 posts on my 5th birthday too. Thanks for the idea. You seemed to get there with ease.

    For years 6-10, posts 1001-2000, I vote for more pictures of Zeus!

  2. I’ve barely posted half as much as you ladies in the same time. I don’t think I’ll be catching up by Thursday (my fifth anniversary). Congratulations!

  3. I’m in Royal Word withdrawal already…

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