This is my 1000th post on this blog.

I’m not sure whether blogging this much counts as an achievement or is just a testament to all the time I’ve wasted over the last three and bit years. Personally, I’m going to lean towards achievement.

I’ve really loved keeping a blog, this taking over from my previous blog, which in turn had grown out of my MySpace account blog. All in all I’ve been blogging for about 9 years now, with differing levels of regularity. I can’t believe that in 2012 I managed to blog for every single day, despite working full time, especially as I really struggled to keep my posts regular when I returned to university and even since, I think having a girlfriend really eats into your sitting around pointlessly thinking about stuff time, which is most definitely a good thing.

MWG’s presence is one of many things that have changed since the first post- I’ve moved cities, lost a grandparent, become an uncle, gone back to uni, dropped out of uni, seen Lady Gaga twice and in that time I’ve still managed to watch far too many movies and read a bunch of books.

I’m definitely happier than I was back in October 2011, even if a lot of things haven’t changed- I still daydream about traveling around the world and being a proper serious writer. In fact that’s where the blogging came from, really.

I started blogging pointless lists and things while at uni the first time, but since then I think I’ve gotten better at it. I’m not saying I’ve transformed into Norman Mailer or Hunter S Thompson since my first MySpace posting, but I think I’ve gotten better at putting my points across, a little bit funnier and to use a rather pretentious phrase “found my voice”.

I’ve stopped going for lazy gags, and I think I’m definitely less laddy now. Reading over old blogs is a weird thing to do, because while lots of them still echo how I feel, I’ve noticed that at other times my opinions have changed, or softened. That I’m far more easy going now, less inclined to rants and a bit more sensitive in how I express myself. Maybe I’m finally growing up.

I hope that the people who read my blogs are still enjoying them, and will stick around as I continue to plough on, and I hope they think that while I still use daft puns for titles, and occasionally post drivel, that my writing has gotten a bit better since that first post all those months ago.

Any thoughts? You know what to do. BETEO.


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