Wednesday, January 06, 2010

500th Post

My 'Dashboard' tells me that this is my 500th post. In some ways, that doesn't seem like a very significant number, as I am sure that some bloggers are onto their 50,000th post (time to log off and go for a walk). In other ways, I started this as a lark - not really knowing what to do or say. Over time, I discovered that sitting down and writing about various issues is a pretty good mental exercise for me. In terms of comics, I have actually been able to look at them with a much more critical eye - since I am forced to put my feelings into actual words. The process of trying to come up with new topics and themes has also given me an even greater appreciate of the scope and depth of the comic book world. In addition, I think I love Steve Ditko even more than I did 500 posts ago.

Sadly, finances have forced me to become a net seller rather than a net purchaser in the past few years, but that's all part of the process. I am still holding onto the things I love the most, and I am lucky to live in a time when so many old stories are being collected on a regular basis. To those of you who stop by here on a regular or semi-regular basis - I thank you. My stat counter tells me that daily readership has increased more than tenfold over the last two years, so that's pretty cool. I had more visits last month than I had in my first year and a half. If you have any tips or suggestions - I'm all ears, as the dialogue/comments are what I enjoy the most about this blog.

12 comments:

The Groovy Agent said...

Congratulations, man! I don't comment often enough, but I visit often. I think you do a far-out job!

Mark said...

Far-out is a most excellent description of your job indeed!

Mostly I like the way you write about comics (you know what you're talking about but actually have a life) but I especially like the "You've been warned" and "Hall of fame" posts.

Andrew Wahl said...

Congrats on 500, Scott. Here's to 500 more!

Cheers,
Andrew
ComicsBronzeAge.com

Ray R. said...

Congrats, Scott.

I'm a net seller now too. I remember the halcyon days of eBay when I used to bid on forty or fifty auctions a week. Now I pick up a trade or book only if it's dirt-cheap and I run into it by accident.

And great job with the blog. I'll admit that you're an inspiration for my own efforts at blogging about comics and otherwise. Keep up the good work.

Erik said...

Congratulations!

benday-dot said...

Yes! Great work Scott! And amen to the Ditko love...also Hall of Fame and Hidden Gems and Theme Covers... Wow... there cheers for all of it. Sometimes I think about starting my own blog. But man I think I'd just spend all my time in envy of your great and tirless work. Congrats! Craig.

Scott M said...

Thanks folks!

I promise no more self-congratulatory posts and minimal navel gazing for at least 6 months.

Jacque Nodell said...

Hooray! :)

Edo Bosnar said...

A belated congratulations from me, too. Keep up the good work!

Man of Bronze said...

GRATZ!
I do read and appreciate all your posts and I should comment more often if only to say this.

Any chance of a comment on that issue of ACTION COMICS? I saw it on Ebay a few times and wonder if it'S any good.

Looking forward to your next 500!

Bobby said...

I quite like the blog, too! Although your focus isn't the Bronze Age, the site has helped me to really get into collecting facets of that era. Several things that I've never heard of (like that Hercules series from a month or so ago) have been added to my collecting list. Thanks!

Scott M said...

Thanks again everyone.

M.O.B. - I will give that one a re-read a do a review. As some of you may know, I'm a big collector of infinity covers and that was one of the first I ever owned.