Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Belated birthday

The Chief’s Corner turned two last week. I think I launched it on April 11, 2007—although a couple posts were dated April 10th. My recollection is that I primed the pump with a couple of topics before I went public. I’m now at 423 posts, and heaven knows how many comments. The posts alone account for 169,435 words—which would be about 677 pages of text. I never dreamed I’d be authoring this much content, or that it would generate this much attention.

Most of what I write is stuff that I’m thinking about or working on anyway, so aside from the occasional bout of early-morning writer’s block, I haven’t burned out—yet. There wasn’t much to look at for a model in early 2007, but that’s changed now.


Anonymous said...

I have yet to be disappointed when reading your blog. You capture the intensity and good will of a police force serving us well. You must like to type too, and count the words. Your writing style is interesting.

Steve said...

I'm not sure when I started reading your posts, but it has been a while, and it has been interesting and informative. I've often wondered how you had the time to devote to this. Then, I think about how much time I spend reading it and posting comments. We both need something else to do!

Thanks, Chief.

Anonymous said...

April 14, 2009 9:39 PM:
Well put. I do not think I can add anything. I would offer encouragement to continue this blog.
It is far more interesting then reading the paper, and it is free. Free news fits well with the "free" administration we have now. With Obama as President, every day is like Christmas.

ARRRRG!!!! said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Grundle King said...

Looks like you got a little plug on the Cops 2.0 website.


Anonymous said...

Happy belated Birthday!
Love your blog!
Thank you to the entire Police Dept. for a job well done!

Anonymous said...

Don't knock yourself over patting yourself on the back.

Anonymous said...

This blog is a treasure. Where else can a citizen chat with the Chief of Police, mercilessly bash our 99%-useless local paper (and the binge-drinking Mr. Gum), play spot-the-drug-dealers, and learn something almost every day. I don't agree with you all of the time, but I don't agree with anyone all of the time, not even the "me" of 10 or 20 years ago.