Friday, July 13, 2018

Number 2002

No, we're not going to start simply numbering our posts. Yes, I have written 2,001 titles previous to this one (you know, for 2,001 essays), but I can still come up with more titles. There's a specific reason for the numbering of today's missive, my 2,002nd. It is not the start of a trend.

Yesterday, in the wake of my 2000th blog post, we were discussing how we celebrate blog milestones around here. I promised to go back into the now voluminous history of clerkmanifesto to check. You promised to wait here. Er, well, I promised on your behalf. Or maybe nobody promised, but then nobody raced to the comments section to cry out:

"NO! Stop. I can't just sit here waiting for dozens of hours! I have to feed my cat at six o'clock!"

Anyway, whatever you ultimately decided to do, I went back into the archives to catalog how I marked significant milestones in this blog's history. I looked at anniversaries (like the 3rd, 4th, and 5th anniversaries), notable post numbers (100, 500, 1,000, that sort of thing), and remarkable achievements (like my, um, tenth subscriber, or my Nobel Prize for Literature (oh how quickly everyone forgets!)).

It turns out that historically I have responded to these occasions in the following ways:

1. Talking about myself.


Oh, okay. I guess that about wraps it up!

Well done! Happy 2,000th post to you. Thanks for reading them all!


  1. Congratulations! You're way ahead of me ... but you had a 2-year head start. And writing one every day ... I do admire that.

    1. Well, thank you Ellen. We should remember, it's not about quality, it's the sheer verbiage that counts! I think, maybe.


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