I got a message on our Facebook page this week from a new reader who wanted me to send her a link to the first post on our blog so she could read all the way through from the beginning. I obliged, gladly, and then realized just how many blog posts we have on this thing. Using the time honored technique called “counting” I became overwhelmed after reaching the 100 mark. So there are well over 100 posts. I am either verbose or dedicated. You be the judge. Some days I can’t tell which. This week we went over 100,300 page views, which I consider amazing. On a good day, we get over 200 views and on a sterling day, we get over 400. The record for the best day is 720 views. Mike holds that record due completely to luck and the fact that I had to work. (See below)
I have never gone back and read the entire blog myself, so what the heck? Why not? I discovered that the first year was filled with fun and our excitement about the plan was palpable. The second year I found pretty boring, and the blog posts reflected how frustrated we were with the the process of selling Moonrise, falling in love with Flying Gull (which, according to the Coast Guard website, has a new owner), and looking for the right boat for us. The third year starts about the time we found our current boat, the Olympic Adventure 47, “Nameless One”. Thank God year two is history. I’m surprised anyone kept reading through that dry spell that on reflection seems filled with almost adolescent angst. Sheesh.
As I read through the posts, one thing that really stood out is that people who don’t know us would think our lives are filled with drama. Kind of like TV news, blogs make the world seem like a much less mundane place that it is in actuality. I assure you that we are pretty boring stuff when it comes to day to day existence. But boring stuff doesn’t sell newspapers, you know? Still, reading through some parts of the history deposited here make us sound very much like people who live on the raw organic edge. Rolling On Floor Laughing Out Loud.
In honor of my having nothing better to do with my time, I thought I would occasionally throw in a ‘Best of Little Cunning Plan’ post with links to some of what I think are the best posts from previous years; posts I actually enjoy reading and that don’t make me cringe in awkward embarrassment. These are the ones that either made me laugh out loud, or made me want to cry all over again.
Photo Tribute to Moonrise -The boat that started it all. And for those who are newer readers, our fears about being boatless turned out to be groundless. That never happened.
Hope Springs Eternal – An appropriate post for anyone who is anxious for the future to be the now.
Michael’s Pretty Good Day – The single highest page count ever; the 720 view day. I’d like to say I’ve forgiven Mike for being alone on the boat that day, but that would be a lie. He owes me big time. Still.
And finally, these two posts about being two gringos who travel to La Paz without a boat. Seriously, why would we ever do that?
Mexico A Go-Go and
Enjoy our checkered past.