Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Kenneth in the (212) Turns 15: My 10 Most-Viewed Posts


Completely slipped my mind that my blog's 15th anniversary was Sept. 4. (Hat tip to Boy Culture for remembering his birthday and jarring my memory!) 

If you had told me in 2005 that I'd be celebrating this moment -- 34,218 posts later -- I'd have totally believed you. Before the internet my life revolved around making lists -- my favorite bands and albums, favorite movies and TV shows, every tennis racket I've ever used, all my friends dating back to birth -- so blogging was the perfect marriage of obsessive-compulsive disorder and technology. 

As longtime readers know, it's been a wild ride since launching my site on whim with a short post after attending a late-night match between Tommy Haas and Robby Ginepri at the 2005 U.S. Open. (Most blogs end up dying within a month!) There have been new friends, new lovers, new opportunities. And there have been lost friends, lost family members and major life changes. But through all the ups and downs, the one thing that's kept me going on my blog is hearing from readers, readers who maybe recall to an obscure old song or television show I might mention, or relate to experiences I've shared, who thought they were the only one. Thanks for making this fun. xo

To (belatedly) mark the occasion, here are my 10 most-viewed posts, which I'm happy to see includes two my favorites and labors of love, Numbers 4 and 9. Although blogs as we know them are dying, I was surprised to see the posts that made the list are mostly from recent times. Perhaps another 15 years isn't out of the question?










5. Str8 Talk Express (July 24, 2013)










9 comments:

BosGuy said...

I love your blog and am happy you've stuck with it all these years.

JP Aragon said...

Happy Blog-anniversary Kenneth!

Mack said...

Happy Anniversary, Kenny! I love your blog. I'm surprised the illness and death of Larry didn't make the cut of your Top 10 reads. His story broke my heart and was my first Go Fund Me.

Stephen said...

Congrats! I have really enjoyed your daily blog over the years. Have a great holiday and stay safe.

Chad T said...

Happy 15th Anniversary! Congrats on this milestone!

Claude Remains said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on 15 years of your blog which over the years has become essential daily reading for me! My day isn´t complete if I haven´t read your blog from beginning to end, no matter where I am in the world. Here´s to another 15 years!! Cheers!!!

Anonymously Yours said...

Happy Anniversary!! I read this blog daily and love it!!!

Unknown said...

Always love reading, seeing, thinking OMG, thank you! Loved your memoir and we will get together for cocktails, because, we tried already to no avail.

VRC-Do You! said...

Happy Anniversary Dear!!

Thanks for all your efforts in keeping us in the loop!!

XO

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