Saturday, December 06, 2008

Post 800: Time to chat

Hi Guys,

It's hard to believe that this is post number 800 for this blog. I started this blog out of my desire to communicate. Since radio and television is becoming more and more automated and less and less personal, I'm glad I made the decision to go in this direction as it has given me many blessings.

When I first decided to write my musings, a friend from the radio and television boards who goes by the name of newsnomore, told me not to be discouraged if I didn't get any readers. The fact that I did in the early going made me surprised and grateful that anyone was enjoying what I wrote.

I've had people tell me that maybe it wasn't meant for me to ever be in radio, that maybe my calling was blogging. Nowadays I think blogging makes for better two way conversation than terrestrial radio, especially the way I do it, non confrontational. The closest I come from any confrontation is the innocent digs that Pat and I shoot at each other.

On an average day I get between 60 and 100 hits on this blog. Sometimes I look at the referring page. I get amused at some of the search engine searches that lead people here, but there have been some that have flattered me, such as the time someone was wanting to start a blog(he emailed me) and the search was "Cliff, highly recommended blog." If someone is reading this that recommended my blog to this young man, thank you. A large number of hits come from a post I did in October of last year when the Cleveland Indians knocked the Yankees out of the American League playoffs(sorry Diamond). It was from an email I received. I have given thought to removing it, but then again someone might stay and like what they see. It's all in the marketing.

But also when my brother passed away in March, there were many hits here from people looking in Google for "Richard Feightner." But I also had gotten much support from those reading this blog, both my regular readers and others just stopping by for the moment. This being the first Christmas season since Ricky passed, it may be tough on me and my family, but knowing I had the support of my internet family made a great difference for me.

Most of the time, I like to put a degree of thought in my blog posts, even if it's a repost. Those I will edit and add a "Cliff Note" or two to it. I feel that these 800 posts are very legitimate posts. I don't try to use my blog to specifically attack people, unless it's tongue in cheek. The time I did use it to attack, I turned around and apologized.

I am very grateful for those who have stopped here and read my posts. I also have gratitude for those who link me on their blogs and those who follow me. I hope you can come back many times and get something you like.

Have a great day,


Busy Bee Suz said...

Congrats Cliff. 800 posts? wow. You have been busy....I love reading whatever is on your mind...some of my favorites though (and I am a newbie) are the Mascots running for Pres. just so cute and clever, they really made me laugh. Take care,

wzzp said...

Can't wait until 1000! Then we can celebrate with a good hot dog at Dan's Dogs in Medina. Hey for a change I'm not talking chicken!!! SHOCK!

You know I love this blog!

74WIXYgrad said...

Either that or we go to Toledo and stop at that mecca of MASH fans, Tony Packo's.

wzzp said...


When I was in college I was there just about every Saturday night!

I would never pass up an opportunity to eat at Packo's!!!

I can drive there in my sleep.

Michelle Dawn said...

800 posts WOW! I hope to get there someday. Congrat's .

Jessica said...

Cobgratulations Cliff!! 800 Wow! I'm just over 400 and I thought I was up there.

We are so glad that you started blogging. Your blogs are a breath of fresh air and I always enjoying see what you are up to, what your thoughts are, and who you are lifting up that day. Your blog is a gift to many.


HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Congratulations Cliff! 800 is a great milestone! (I've actually never thought to look at how many posts I've done.... I've been at it for a little over a 14 months... so I'll have to check.)

Blogging is a great communication medium, isn't it? I've always enjoyed writing, and "talking" with others... and blogging is a great way to combine the two. It's also very cathartic. And, truthfully, a good witnessing tool, too!

Hope you are having a marvelous weekend.

Again, congrats on the milestone!

Your Pal (and fellow Dave Ramsey and Peter Frampton fan),
HWHL :-)

Daisy said...

800 posts! Well congratulations! :)

Shellmo said...

800 is impressive and means you are communicating effectively! I enjoy your blog and enjoy how we are all interconnected w/ each other. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

800 posts? That is unbelievable! You should be proud. If I would stop deleting my blogs, I might be able to possibly accomplish something like that!


p.s.- Nice default pic!

=) Bella

Pat Jenkins said...

happy 800 wixy!! keep up the good work!!

The Curmudgeon said...

Congratulations on your milestone. And thanks for the shout-out, too.