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Celebrating 10 Years of Blogging

On this day in 2006, I began my journey into the blogsphere. What an anachronism that must seem to the many people who communicate in micro-burst-speak — 21st century equivalents of morse code, such as Twitter, WhatsApp and SnapChat. [If only my readers knew that I also write using a fountain pen with real ink!]

Much has changed in the intervening years — wilder climate, ubiquitous social media, Uber, online shaming, selfies. Much has also — sadly — remained the same: vacuous politicians with no policies, gun violence, terrorism, rich getting richer, bigotry and racism, gender inequality. The good news is that the progress of science marches on, so there is (some) hope for humanity amid all the turmoil.


Over the last decade I’ve connected my blog to a growing readership around the globe. And, while I may only have one or two readers in the 20 lowest ranked territories, according to Google Analytics, I thank each and every one of you — and the Tubes of the Internets — for allowing my thoughts and digital pen into your home.

Image courtesy of Google Analytics.

Dear Reader. Thank You

Three years after the general release of WordPress in 2003, I joined the fledgling blogsphere with theDiagonal. Now, in mid-2015 I am reminded to thank you, dear reader.

theDiagonal now officially reaches every one of the world’s 196 nations (or 189-195 depending on how you align with the United Nations), but five. Hopefully, I’ll soon find readers in Gabon, Central African Republic, Chad and Niger, and of course North Korea. However, I suspect theDiagonal already unofficially hits eyeballs in Pyongyang — considering I’ve been hacked a couple of times over the last decade.

So, a big THANK YOU, dear reader, for taking some moments of your precious time to join this literary (mis-)adventure. And, welcome readers in Turkmenistan — salam; Samoa — talofa; and Equatorial Guinea — kedu.